Monday, September 26, 2016

Geezer triumph!

A few minutes before yesterday's 10km race. Pee Wee (left) had already run an impressive 3:15 for a seriously hilly half marathon the day before. Now it was up to the 10km wimps -- Yardo, Olive Oyl, Handjob, Beaver, and Stick Insect -- to uphold the honor of Songkhla Hash.
It was billed as the "toughest 10km race" in Vietnam, if not all Indochina. In fact it felt no harder than a longish SH3 or HH3 run, to the point where we all began wishing we had done the 21km run with Tim. But no matter -- the Songkhla geezers swept the 60+ age group, winning gold (SI: 1:22.48), silver (BS: 1:23.18) and bronze (YS: 1:27.35). In fact SI and BS came in 2nd and 3rd among all over-50s. Our finishing positions were 35th, 37th, and 50th respectively out of the 408 who completed the race.

Click to see the shocking 1-2-3 victory!
 A little further back, Olive Oyl came in 121st at 1:48.48, while flower-picking selfie-taking Handjob finished 214th at 2:09.10. Full race results here if you're really interested.

Lovely cool weather, incredible mountain scenery, and a total vindication of hashing and beer drinking as the perfect preparation for mountain races. If you weren't there you should have been!

3 comments:

  1. Good effort, chaps and chapesses.

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  2. brilliant! get back here and drink more beer!

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  3. SS, you should have come. First two finishers in your age group were at 1:08 and 1:14. You certainly would have gotten silver and probably gold. This run is made for us.

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