Saturday was the Rum Runners Relay – which is my favourite sporting event of the year.
Robyn put together a great team of 10 strong and speedy girls and in the end… after 10 legs… from Halifax to Lunenburg… the Fundy Dippers won top ALL FEMALE TEAM!
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But lets rewinds…
> The Fundy Dippers (not Diapers) came about almost a year ago after the 2015 Rum Runners Relay – we had a great mixed team but it was decided to try for an all-female team and see where we’d place.> Team-wear: After a strong showing on the roadways of the Cabot Trail, we decided to go with a long sleeve tee.> If you can’t run with music, make a team playlist. We blast each runner’s song from the support cars during their leg.> And what’s a race without signage! Any excuse for cutting, pasting and glitter glue.* * *
We had great day with great performances, tenfold. Here are a few random pics from the day!
> Robyn tackled leg 1, which started at 6:30 am. > Cheering / dancing for Erica on leg 2 – who’s a super mama – nursing a 3 month old 5 minutes before her start! > I missed most of Steph’s leg 3 because I was prepping for leg 4 (i.e. standing in line at a porta potty) but she did awesome! (sorry)
> Not going to lie, I was a little intimidated by the runners at my start> My leg ended at Queensland Beach… yes, I went in knee deep> Andrea (“I’m not a runner” but finished with a 4:45 average pace) killed leg 5> Oh holy hill at the start of leg 6. Elissa had no problem > Kristin finished the very hilly leg 7> Amy breezed though leg 8> Amélie crushed leg 9 (injured) > And Sabrina brought us home, smiling!
After leg 10, we drove back to Halifax for a celebratory dinner – proud of our accompaniments regardless of our standing because we didn’t know who the other all-female teams were and how they did.
Then the next day, there was this:And now we’re all like this:
So that’s that. My goal was five race this summer and they are all done (Bluenose Half Marathon, Cabot Trail Relay, Natal Day 6 Miler, Not Since Moses 10km and the Rum Runners Relay) – now it’s fall – and the only good thing about fall is fall running when the temperatures are perfect. Lets hope for 6 more weeks of wonderful marathon training weather!
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