I’m not sure if 90 runners is an all-time record for the Tortoise and Hare – the series has been around for a lot longer than I’ve been in town – but certainly in the five years I’ve been doing it, this was the biggest field on record.
All told, we had 31 returning runners and 59 new runners, with abilities and ages stretching across the board; a fact that defines the mission of the Fort Collins Running Club.
Thanks to all who came out, and especially to my hardy team of volunteers who helped smooth the complicated task of organizing a handicapped race. And, of course, to Felix Wong for creating a data entry system that significantly eases the process of inputing and outputing results and staggers.
Congratulations to the Scandrett family – all nine of you – for sweeping the podium and to everyone else who came out and had fun on what was a beautiful Colorado morning.
See you all in a month’s time for the Warren Park 5k! And remember, the Tortoise and Hare system favors those who improve their fitness and speed the most over the course of the series. Hint: go out and run a whole bunch in the next four weeks!