Well, the Run 4 Kerri is in the books for 2012, and what an experience that was! Results are already out there (find them here) and Joe Navas has an excellent write up coming in the next magazine, so I won’t go into it too much here. The last thing we want to be is redundant! So I’ll just fire off some bullet points before we get to the video:
- Scott Bessette & Co. did a great job of putting together a deep, competitive field. The course was right and the competition was there for fast times, the weather just didn’t cooperate. Don’t get me wrong, people still ran impressively fast, but conditions weren’t ideal.
- This was my first time riding in a lead vehicle, and to make it even more fun we were filming/photographing the race. It was quite the rush, but maybe that was because I spent most of the race popped up outta the sunroof as Kev drove. Somehow both Navas and I were able to do that at the same time…maximum coverage!!
- The ‘time prime’ cash bonuses for the first to each mile mark made things quite interesting, especially in the early going. Gotta tip my cap to Jacob Edwards for going at it real hard right from the start, especially in that heat.
- Speaking of hats, I lost mine. It’s a tragedy, I know. It happened when I popped out of the sunroof after Mile 2. Thanks for your support in this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please send hats. Actually, I’m not that broken up; it was only a Red Sox hat, and I’m not even sure I recognize them as a professional team anymore.
Without any more yammering from this guy, here’s the video:
**UPDATE** I wasn’t going to add this tonight, but I find myself still up waiting for the 1500m replay so here it is… the raw footage from the race. This captures a lot more of the early part of the race and finish line footage of approximately the first 50 finishers. Enjoy!