Ever go for a run or a race and meet up with a great running group that you just knew you had to join up with? On New Year’s Eve I ran an 8km Resolution race that was by far my best race of the year. It was the most enjoyable and likely my best time. I owe the results mostly to an awesome running group called Blacktoes.
What I really liked was their slogan “No one gets left behind. EVER!!” That hit home in the race I ran on December 31. I met up with the group at the start of the race. As we headed out a couple of the members stuck with me. They ran slightly faster, but still at a pace I was able to manage. They offered to slow down or walk when I needed to as well. Heh, this is great. Meanwhile up ahead were a few more of the group. I was surprised to see they stopped, hugged and waited for us. Again we ran together as a group and then the faster ones moved ahead. We found them waiting for us at several points along the 8km race. True to their slogan I was never alone and never left behind.
Wander over to their site for a look. The Clinic page gives the details about the Vancouver trip and some of the group’s philosophy. Check out the gallery. I’m still exploring the articles and race reports.
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