Monday, April 5, 2010

April Fool's 4 Miler

What an April Fool's Surprise. We went to Salisbury this past weekend to race in the third Will Run for Beer Series' race April Fool's 4 miler, thinking low-key race, fun atmosphere. We step out of the car and Amber says, "wow that looks a lot like Sarah Bei". Moments later I spot this guy that looks very much like Ryan Hall and I said as much. That would be ridiculous though, here in Salisbury MA, racing in a low-key 4 mile race? No way! Well, apparently, as some of my pediatric patients say "yes way". It was in fact Sarah and Ryan Hall coming out so that Sarah could run a "tempo" run.

Some Tempo run she had. I tried to keep up with her for the first mile and nearly passed out. I had to slow down to 6 min mile for the third mile just to stop seeing stars. Needless to say, I figured out why she's an Olympian-caliber runner and I am not.

The race was super competitive for the females; not only due to the fact that Sarah Hall ran but also the triathlete, Crystal Anthony, who showed up finishing third behind Brett Ely. Amber finished a solid sixth with a 25:03 good enough for 2nd in her age-group, despite the deep field and unseasonably hot temperature.

It was a fun day going from meeting the Halls to surprising my dad for his 60th birthday. Can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday.


  1. how come the results say that Amber came in 4th in her division

  2. The first three overall are taken out of the age-group awards...