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4th Place Overall at the Crescent Classic 5K

On Sunday morning, it was a breezy and chilly morning in Bridgewater, Massachusetts as I made my way across town to Bridgewater State University for the Crescent Classic 5K. This race was sponsored by the Gamma Phi Beta sorority on campus and raised over $1000 for Girls on the Run.

The race was fully contained within the grounds of the campus and featured a fully paved course throughout campus. The race started near the Moakley Science Center and ran away from the center of campus before looping back in toward the campus center. After running up a nice hill just past the mile marker, it was down the notorious Great Hill that Bridgewater runners know all too well. Not knowing what the course entailed, running down the hill didn’t seem all that bad until there was a turn back around instructed sending runners back up the hill that seems to never end. Once cresting the hill, it was down the other side of Great Hill into the MBTA commuter parking lot and back through campus toward the finish line.

There was one snag in the race where the two lead runners were not instructed to turn back up Great Hill and ended up going completely off course. While knowing I was in fifth place for most of the race, I quickly ended up in third place heading into the last mile. The race organizers awarded first place to one of the lost runners since they crossed the finish first; a technical snag but not the end of the world.

The race results show me as finishing in fourth place overall but more importantly my pace on Sunday morning was quite strong finishing with a time of 21:56, or 7:03/miles. Perhaps it was the cool, fall breezes pushing me along but I felt really strong running on Sunday and was thrilled with one of my better race times this season!

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