2nd Annual Dave Smart Tribute Beer Mile – unofficial 9:41December 20th, 2005
It was a double day today. I ran a workout at lunch, covering just over 10k in 42:41. The workout consisted of 9 times 2 minutes with a 1 minute recovery jog in-between. Did about an 8 minute warm-up and the same for a cool-down. Had a great lunch run, did get a bit wet though as it decided to rain for the last 10 minutes of the run. Tonight I headed out to the Oak Bay track to participate in the Beer Mile. The Beer Mile has only a few rules, the first is that there is a designated drinking area near the start/finish line, you must start off with a unopened beer in your hand, once the gun sounds you can open it and start drinking. The race is four beers, four laps of the track, and if you puke during the race you must run a penalty lap. Tonight there was an amazing simultaneous beer opening at the start and off we went. I didn’t get a great count but there looked to be about 20-30 runners taking part. The "Flying Finn" took top honors finishing in approximately 5:12, he was drinking Guiness from a bottle! There were only a few IRR members running, Irongirl was out as well as Tony Y. Tony took second in this race last year and once again finished near the top – he can sure down that BEER. I had a blast, took a couple of minutes off my time from last year, it might have been the type of beer or maybe just a better training program
Here are a few pictures of the event, not sure if they are in the correct order but you’ll get the idea…
And one shot of Tony and I at the finish. I am not sure about Tony but I was a wee bit tipsy at this point.
I owe a great big thank-you to Shaun M. who was my support person, T watcher, photographer, and official DD after the run. Couldn't of done this without him!!!