good point . . . some suffering ahead . . . for some reason I want to do that little Strassenfest again over in Illinois, remember the "kids race". I really like that course and the whole atmosphere. maybe just create our own wave a minute after the kids start. ?
noooooo! Dodging through that mass of walkers and strollers was not fun. When is that anyway?
it was gawdawful hot and humid even for a morning start . . . late August? I think we just have to make our start a little later to let the little tykes spread out some . . . I started about 20 sec back and had an OK time getting through. you started much later, 60 sec? and had a tough time . . . so not sure on exact delay . . . anyway, I like that course.
yeah, it was aug 22. I started after everybody to the last man woman and child were about 100 yards down the road. The back of the pack was still pretty dense. I would start right at the front next time. I know I'm on the level of 2nd tier fast junior high runners so I don't see any problem with racing as an equal...yes, it really was a nice course.
on the other hand, what if it was some kid, and this was the only race they were going to podium in their entire life, and you took that away from them...of course, some junior high school kids line up in predominantly grownup races, probably not expecting to win but often doing quite well. So is there a critical ratio of kids to adults that makes it ok for adults, subset senior adults to race all out? And why enter a race like that if all out is not the goal and you are not keeping a kid company?
the announcer made it clear at the start this was the "Family Race" and all the school kids flooded the front line curb to curb so I think the expectation is the 1M is for kids. contrary to the flyer which says "all comers". so I think starting well back and making sure a kid wins is in order. a minute back should do it I think.
once was more than enough as far as I'm concerned.
well, Aug is a long way off . . .