On June 15th in the evening, I participated in the Longest Day 5km Run with my son and my Dad. Three generations of runners. The big draw of this race is the post race BBQ. Because it is an evening race, it is a bit harder to figure out your pre race nutrition. But he post race nutrition is fantastic and included in your entry fee.
We had planned to run together but that quickly changed when I started off too fast downhill. After the first km, we settled into a more reasonable pace. Once we stopped at the 1/2 way water station, my son dropped me like a bad habit. I could see him in the distance for about 1km but then lost him as he pulled even further ahead. My Dad, who is a faster runner than me, is injured and made the smart choice to take it easy.
Son's time: 25:24
My time: 26:23
Dad's time: 27:01
All very respectable times but we were certainly out run by the 13 year old.