School Sports Day 100 metres

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26/06/2012 at 16:26

Having finished second to last in my son's school sports day 100 metre Dads' race - I have just realised something I wasn't second last, I was first vet 50!!!

Cheerful Dave    pirate
26/06/2012 at 16:34

Yebbut how far did your garmin say you ran?  Chip or gun time?  And was there a goody bag at the end?

26/06/2012 at 16:38

Powerof10 or it didn't happen.

26/06/2012 at 16:40

What shoes did you wear? Road or trail?

26/06/2012 at 16:41

That's it, look on the bright side.

I'm sure you'd have had them all had it been over a longer distance?

Edited: 26/06/2012 at 16:43
26/06/2012 at 16:44
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)

Yebbut how far did your garmin say you ran?  Chip or gun time?  And was there a goody bag at the end?

Did you use an ipod?

26/06/2012 at 16:58

Forgot to take my three imodium tablets or go through my race routine, garmin didn't pick up a signal, and didn't even get a sticker!!!!

Wore my ordinary shoes which shows Gordon Pirie and Jim Peters were both right - you don't need expensive technical shoes!!! just old plimsolls!!! 

26/06/2012 at 16:59

Did you keep your egg in the spoon?

26/06/2012 at 19:35

Was it the classic dodgily measured school "100metres" track where 5 or 6 kids got sub 11.

And then got to to a proper track and couldn't break 13

I remember doing 4:20 in the long jump as a 10 year old, and then moved to secondary school and never broke it.

27/06/2012 at 12:15

maybe ask them to put the results in WAVA order? you might found out you won


27/06/2012 at 12:40

I got third place in the sack race, and got a certificate  (I'm sure I was actually second though; the finish line officials were not on the ball  )

27/06/2012 at 13:14

Not sure I would have managed with an egg or spoon ast that looked quite technical - haven't had an offical time yet - I am sure that it was an accurately measured 100 metres, as Winston in year 6 ran 8.9 seconds and he is quick.

Blisters    pirate
29/06/2012 at 23:39

Do you think they would frown if I turned up in my lycra shorts and pulled my spikes on?

Last time I did the Dad's race I was already in 6th place by the B of Bang. I managed to get one or two places back by the end of the 60m. I just needed a few more miles.


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