David O.

David O.

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  • 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)

https://www.reddit.com/r/running/comments/dnrvzx/i_ran_a_5k_in_a_banana_suit_and_won/

I ran a 5k in a banana suit (and won)!
Race Report
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.

 
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6 comments

Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
about 2 years ago

You should do your K-Run final run in a mankini...


    Claire S.Claire S.Kenzai Member
    about 2 years ago

    3mins 45secs pace for a 5k in a banana costume, I only wish!


      Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
      Trainerabout 2 years ago

      You better be able to run fast if you're in a banana suit.

      https://youtu.be/04SLXwjJvqg

      @Fish, Don't corrupt my team...get back to T-shirt with your banana hammock.


        David O.David O.Kenzai Member
        about 2 years ago

        @fish clearly something needs to happen. Not convinced on the mankini


          David O.David O.Kenzai Member
          about 2 years ago

          @fish clearly something needs to happen. Not convinced on the mankini


            Jim MattJim MattKenzai Member
            Assistant Trainerabout 2 years ago

            Uh oh, Fish pissing in the KRun pool! But funny nevertheless...


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