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Chilly Chase Vancouver 10km Race

On January 22 I ran my first race of the year.  I am have been successful in keeping to my one race per month in 2012 resolution.  11 more races and months to go.  

I arrived on site at Creekside Community Centre one hour before the race and scored a cherry parking spot.  Finding parking is always something that causes me some stress.  I had contemplated taking Skytrain but the closest station to the race start was over 1km away and there was no bag check.  

When I arrived, I sat in the car for a while and took these photos.


The weather was quite windy and rainy although it was not particularly cold.  I wore a toque, capri tights, long sleeve shirt and a vest to start and ended the race holding my toque because it was warm.

Maybe cause of the weather, I took off quickly (faster than my race plan) and figured I would just go until I needed to slow down.  Below are my KM splits

Split
Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary51:36.29.765:17
15:04.91.005:05
24:59.61.005:00
35:08.71.005:09
45:17.71.005:18
55:24.31.005:24
65:14.41.005:14
75:30.91.005:31
85:30.41.005:30
95:26.31.005:26
103:59.00.76


I finished the race spent but feeling like I had run a solid race.  Certainly still opportunity to get my pacing under control.  I get wrapped up in the race atmosphere and take off too quick.  

It was great to run a small, flat, fast and local race.

My official time was 51:38 (a PR for me).  I came 6/20 in my AG (40-49) and 17/65 in the 10km race.  





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