|Nick at Turkey Trot|
I am very excited and pleased to bring you another guest race report. This one is for the Lansing Turkeyman Trot and was written by Nick, who is a 9 year old running friend of mine.
He may only be 9, but he already has an impressive running resume. He runs with the club at his elementary school, and as a 1st grader he ran 75 miles in 6 weeks to join the 75 Mile Club. This year, as a 2nd grader, he did 100 miles in 6 weeks and joined the 100 Mile Club. He has run four 5k races, including two Lansingman Turkey Trots. His 5k PR is 22:36. He has competed in the Michigan Mile three times and has a mile PR of 6:20 (at 8 yrs old!). He comes from a running family, as you can see from the pictures below.
I ran a race called the Turkeyman Trot. I ran by myself. I lined up with my dad and big sister, Anna. But I knew I was faster than them so once we started I found people that looked about my pace to run behind.
My grandma and grandpa and my sister Lauren were all cheering for me.
|Grandma and Grandpa cheering for Nick|
|Lauren cheered this year. She'll get 'em next year!!|
At 2 miles I saw the clock and it said 16:28. I was happy because I knew I only had one mile left. I saw the finish line, but it seemed far away. I picked it up a little bit, but I was tired. As I got closer I got excited and ran even faster. I got the time that I wanted. My time was 23:57. I found my grandma and grandpa and then my mom. Then we cheered for my dad and sister.
|Dad and Anna heading for the finish|
I like running and I hope you do too.
|Nick, with his family of runners|
Thanks, Nick, for sharing your race report with us!