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Race Recap: Wessagusset 5k

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Yesterday morning I hit the road for Weymouth, Massachusetts and made my way to the Wessagusset 5k. This section of Weymouth I have not previously run in so some uncharted roads and a race not previously run made for a nice event to tackle on a Sunday morning.

The race kicked off at 9AM and all proceeds from the race benefit the Wessagusset School Parent Council. A great team of volunteers greeted runners at the starting line and took care of registration duties and ensured the race kicked off right on time.

The course was a nice, challenging 5k course with some really good rolling hills mixed into the first two miles as runners ran through mainly residential roads. A quick turnaround about half-way through and runners made their way back to the school area.

However, the course was not an out-and-back so right after the second mile marker runners then turned right and made their way up a really steep uphill section which then gave way to a sharp downhill before the remainder of the race leveled off before a very slight uphill stretch leading into the final quarter mile of the race. All in all, some good hills for a 5k race that certainly could be felt upon racing into the finish line.

Despite the hilly terrain, I felt good out on the course and tackled most of the hills quite well. The major uphill in the final mile was a beast but I put my head down and worked up it at a little slower pace than some of the other hills but still crested the hill and made my way toward the downhill stretch.

I finished the hilly Wessagusset 5k with an overall time of 24:37, good for 7:55/miles.

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