Turkey Trot

Date – Monday, October 13

Distance – 10k

Time – 48:54 

Place – 125th out of 940 runners

Start/Finish Location – Performance Works on Granville Island

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Sunrise over Granville Island en route to the Turkey Trot.


Notes  – This run is considered one of the most organized, scenic, flat and friendly runs in Vancouver. The only hill was up the Burrard Street Bridge. It included a post-race celebration with a band and catered food.

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Purple faced post-run selfie.

The run is limited to 2000 runners however strollers are welcome. I don’t care for strollers in races. Nor, those do-everything-power-parents, monster-mommies and their over-indulged children. Perhaps someone could organize a Breeder Race? Prizes include fertility treatments and viagra.

The complimentary bike valet service was convenient. There were several young volunteers cheering people on and not a fattie in the group; way to beat childhood obesity.

I slept poorly the night before due to a nerve-wracking, horrifically gory and unrelenting season five premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Go Carol. Love that Melissa McBride.

I kicked it up a notch in the last 2k and achieved one of my best times for a 10k in over 15 years. Could it have been better without the heavy turkey loading the night before? Or did it help?

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Cooled down. Returned to normally scheduled face colour programming.

Charity – Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society  Who do commendable work but…I have some slightly jaded opinions. Fat people shouldn’t be allowed to take donations. There, I said it.

Website – Turkey Trot

Next in the OMG Running Series – The Rock’n Roll 10k