A few pics from the Bolder Boulder 10k
Our time calculated by our Garmin: 58:38 @ 9:15 pace.
Our official time:1:00:07:47 @ 9:41 pace.
The reason for the discrepancy is tummy problems around mile 4 so my wife and I had a 2 min break. However still made the qualifying time for next year. We will just make sure we eat better the night before 😀!!
So my thoughts on the race…
It was worth the $25 to use event parking. We were close to the start but it made it very quick to get to your car and out of Boulder after the race.
The race however was a bit disappointing!! It was not my favorite run - actually it is my least favorite run so far. It was a lot of residential with very few interesting thing to see. We only saw the mountains that surround Boulder for no more than 10 minutes.
The interesting aspect of this race is the bands and tailgating. The bands were ok but a few were a bit amateur and from 2.5 mile to 4 mile there were very few to no bands. The tailgaters are truly what makes this race. There was beer and jello shots throughout the course if you wanted to participate. My wife did one of the two slip and slides. There were dancers and road side parties! Having that large of a cheering section helped… Especially when stomach problems persisted the entire race. The most fun of the race was the finish line at CU Boulder Stadium with a cheering crowd in the stadium seats. We ran a bit early so there wasn’t a huge crowed yet but before we left we helped cheer people in and the seats were a lot fuller.
I will post the official results and pictures once they are released. Next year my wife and I will more than likely walk the course while enjoying all the sideline fun!! This is the way I think to really enjoy this race!!