2017 Treetops Spring Challenge

Date: April 29th, 2017

The first annual Treetops Spring Challenge, also my first official “race”.  Prior to this I had only ever ran by myself around town so it was kind of weird seeing a bunch of runners all in one place!

Since this was my first race I showed up way too early and was extremely nervous. While I felt prepared for it, I had no idea what was in store.  Turns out, Treetops is built on a lot of hills. I had never ran on hills before, only flat areas around where we were living at the time. This severely slowed my overall pace from what I had been practicing for!

After some confusion on where the course went (it wasn’t very well marked!) me, Lynn and Anna (we met in mutual confusion of the course) all crossed the finish line at the same time. Despite the hills, it was definitely a positive experience for a first race and everyone was very friendly!

I ended up finishing first for men overall in the 5K. I was so happy to be able to do this, considering it was my first race.

Below are some pictures from the race as well as the medal!

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