Sunday, July 18, 2010

Annual Plainville GE 5K Road Race

Almost 2000 people turned out for this run to benefit the Petit Family Foundation. It was our first attempt at running a 5K. In fact we hadn't planned on taking part because we've only started running a couple of weeks ago and figured that we might be pushing it to run 5K so soon, especially in this hot weather we've been having. As expected it was sunny and hot.We took it at a reasonable pace and we were both pleased with our times:

Rodney - 31:41 (10:11 Pace)

Jenny - 37:22 (12:01 pace)

The race was a very well organized event with plenty of free water and food to keep all the competitors hydrated and fueled up. I encourage you to add this race to your calendar for next year.

This terrible tragedy happened in our neighborhood and this very worthy charity has grown to carry on the charitable efforts of the family members that were lost.

Find out about the foundation here:

A news story on the tragedy can be found here:


joan said...

Well done, both of you!
I can see that this is a charity dear to the hearts of the people of Cheshire.

Carrie said...

Good for you two running a road race! Nice job!

The Beneficial Bee said...

Yikes, what a horrible story. Amazing how many people turn out for the event!

EFS said...

Dang guys! Putting us all to shame! I'm impressed, and a tad disheartened to see the two of you all athletic-ized and everything... Couch potatoes love company:)