Photo of the Week: Beach Run

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Today’s photo comes to us from Bill Carlson (coacoash3), a member of CRN’s Flicker Group.

Bill was kind enough to supply us with some details about the race.

The race was the 43rd Carrabba’s Summer Beach Run, the oldest foot race in Florida. It took place in Jacksonville Beach, FL on 9/15 and was a 5 mile out-and-back (or south-and-north) run on the sand. There were about 1800 people running, including the group you see in the picture—roughly 130 Navy chiefs, active and retired, ran in formation for the full 5 miles, shouting cadence all along the way.

As far as the picture itself goes, I started well behind the formation, and had to run a bit too hard to get in front of them and take the picture. I was actually running backwards when I took this shot, and it was taken with my cell phone (Sanyo MM-8300).

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

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