> [race report enjoyed]
> Reading about your accomplishment makes me wonder if calling myself a
> runner is justified :o)
other fast enough to gain momentary air between footfalls,
you're a runner!
> slow) I would run a 5k right now at 210 lbs and after 4 weeks of running
> (46 k last week) - perhaps I'll give it a very private try... My guess is
> 30 minutes, and just out of curiosity, you woudn't happen to know the time
> of the person finishing last?
up to 46km a week?!? Thaqt's pretty good, I would say. As far as
time goes, at most 5k races there are some walkers who do it for
the charity, so we won't coun't them - however, I've noticed that
it seems to take about 60 - 70 minutes for the average walker to
walk 5km. The um, slowest runners (I feel kind of rude saying
that!) usually cross the line in between 40 - 50 minutes. A 30
minute finish would place you at perhaps 60th -70th place in a
100 person 5k race, on average (around here, anyway).
concentrating for Around The Bay 30k on Mar 24, 2002.
David (in Hamilton, Ont)
"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer"
Gen. George Patton