The 1st And The 1st At The St. Pat’s Day Road Race

by altardy on March 22, 2011

–The Saint Patrick’s Day 10k in Holyoke , Ma. is one of my favorite races.  You can tell it is because I ran it with tweaked hamstrings and planters fasciitis on one of my feet.  Not smart but what can I say.

–The people are what makes this race special to me.  And it all starts with the folks at the registration tables.  Beverly, Christie and I are pictured at one of the tables.   Christie remembered me from last year which was a nice start to the day.  Beverly (2x’s), Xiaolei, myself, and Missy are pictured at the next table over.  I have written many times that without the volunteers races would not exist.  These people are not only volunteers, they greeted you with a smile and made you feel good right from the beginning.

—-Then there is one of my best friends, Bill.  Pictured with his wife Leslie (L) and her sister Janis.  They were the first people I met after the race and at the beginning of the “after race festivities”.  Great friends and great people to start the carbo load session. 

—There are 2 more entries after this that you should check out so you can read about the people in between these meetings.  This is a great place to be on St. Pat’s weekend and you should plan on being with us next year.         

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