Kicking off the New Year with a 5k is better than waking up to a hangover. This morning, I woke up to bitterly cold temperatures. This part of Virginia is considered the sweet spot – never too hot and never too cold. That was not the case this morning. Dressing in layers was going to be essential as the breeze made it just a bit colder.
Small races like this are made possible by the countless volunteers, and each person was super nice as we collected our bibs and shirts at Merchants Square.
After pinning my bib, I headed down the Duke of Gloucester Street for a quick warmup. On a nice day, this road is packed with tourists, but today only runners could be seen stretching their legs and crisscrossing the road.
Unlike most of the lower peninsula, Williamsburg has some hills, and the RD made sure we had the opportunity to run a few. After we left the start/finish line, we ran through a neighborhood then over to the campus of William & Mary. Once on the campus we made a loop around and headed back.
After receiving my medal, I made my way over to the sponsor’s tables for some water and a cold beer. The beer was provided the brand new Billsburg Brewery, located in the heart of Jamestown/Williamsburg. Definitely looking forward to adding Billsburg to our brewery tour.
Unfortunately, I didn’t stick around to see the awards ceremony. After returning home, Mettle Events sent out an email with my race stats, and that’s where I learned I had picked up another first place in my age group (Overall 19/318 & AG 1/12). That makes 4 for 4 in 5k races.
Garmin Connect: Hair of the DoG 5k
Website: Hair of the Dog