This blog has nothing to do with me
- Nov 1st, 2019 at 9:28AM
but it made me laugh. This guy is my new Halloween hero. From Reddit. He includes his splits, was running 6 minute miles (so around 3min45sec/km)
I ran a 5k in a banana suit (and won)!
The small town that I live in had their first inaugural Halloween themed 5k this weekend. While I knew it would be a small race (about 100 signed up), I got comped entry since I was involved in its sponsorship, and a free race is a free race.
It was Halloween themed, but with professional timing and awards, and a nice open course, so I figured I'd go for the W in a costume. I remember reading about a guy who won 5ks in ridiculous costumes here a few years ago (including a banana), so I figured I'd try it in a banana suit too.
The race went well except it was hard to see around corners through the face hole, and as I feared there weren't too many other serious runners, so it was a bit of a solo effort. I ran the course earlier as a warm up and knew where to go, so I motioned ahead to the pace car to let me pass and guide the rest of the group in, that way I felt a little better about it.