Underground Race, how’d it go?

Me after the race, the finish line area, one of the friendly volunteers.

Well! The day after the Underground Race, my leg muscles are in pain! OUCH!

It was quite nice! I arrived at the Carrefour at around 7h10 and there were already many runners there! Everyone getting ready, stretching, preparing for the 5 kilometers! At 8h30 the race started.

The 1st kilometer went fine! Then I got tired a bit! I combined running with fast walking. At the 3rd kilometer I got some weird thing in my throat. In French we say “avoir un chat dans la gorge”. Something there, even if you cough it doesn’t go away! Grr! The 4th kilometer I was happy! Only 1 more to go! I can do this! I didn’t mind my time, my goal was to participate and do it for myself.

Along the way I enjoyed seeing my city! I ran in some places I’d never seen before. Like the upper levels at the CDP, wow! So pretty! And I didn’t know we had a piece of the Berlin Wall in Montreal!

Finally I arrived at the Complexe Desjardins! The finish line! YAY!

654 on 674 runners, total time 41:21.7, pace 8:17, 78 on 82 in my category of age (women 20-29) and 243 on 257 women. All of the results here.

I waited a bit for the medals presentation but apparently they were having technical problems compiling all of the results, so it was delayed. I decided to come home!

Matthew made a neat little video of runners at the Eaton Centre…

3 Comments so far

  1. Laiya (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

    That looks like fun! Congratulations on finishing!
    I thought about running the underground race but I haven’t raced in a long time since my running buddy stopped due to injury. Where do you leave your coat during the race?

  2. Christelle (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm

    Thanks Laiya!

    It’s very well organized! When you check in at the Carrefour they give you a tag. You put your stuff in a bag, tag on the bag. They transport it to the finish at the Complexe Desjardins. You’re stuff is there when you arrive! No worries at all.

  3. matthew (unregistered) on February 26th, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

    I never thought I’d like racing, but now I’m addicted. My first race was a sprint triathlon 2 years ago, and by the end of last summer I was ready to run in the Montreal Marathon.

    I find that an incredible variety of people choose to race, each with their own reasons and objectives, and the sense of comradarie and support between racers is amazing.

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