RACE REPORT: 2012 Good Shepherd 5k
Held pace with the “old” guys in the front until mile 2. Put in a little surge and when nobody came with me, I just held it there with a comfortable 30 second buffer to the line.
Over the last half mile I started to gain on the 13 year old boy who finished 4th, but the only thing worse than kicking to pass a woman at the line is kicking to pass child. It would have been close so I let him go with the knowledge I had achieved a successful age group defense.
Thanks to the Good Shepherd folks for putting on a great race. Free burgers and beer afterwards!