I knew based on how the house was shaking overnight that it was going to be windy, but holy crap it was blowing hard! The air temp was low 50s, but the wind chill made it feel much colder, so everyone layered-up and grabbed hats and gloves and delivered a large quantity of good natured whining about how they could have stayed in bed! We met up with a bunch of friends at 7:30 am and headed over to the start area for an 8:00 am start.
The Gobbler is in it's third year (we've managed to be at every one so far) and is very much a family friendly event that encourages walkers etc. Timed race, but no timing chips - just a fun family morning with lots of coffee, hot chocolate, sausage biscuits and pumpkin bread!. Never-the-less there are always some super fast people running in the 15 min range, and this year was no exception. The field has grown to 600 and this year the race sold out about a month in advance.
|Some of our assembled crew.... The Dominatrix and family also ran, but she was too fond of her bed and didn't make it to the start in time for the photo!|
|They even had finishers medals this year!|