Sunday, June 1, 2008

Success—Hanson Hills Race Report

I had a pretty good race at Hanson Hills. Yes, that plaque is actually mine. I came in first place in my age group. In the interest of full disclosure, I have to say that there were only three people in my age group. I also have to say that it was a somewhat hollow victory, since the person who should have beat me by several minutes, Sheila, was on the ground with a dislocated shoulder being tended to by an EMT when I passed her at the bottom of the last downhill. I did, however, beat the person who came in third by a substantial margin and she beat me by eight minutes at Fort Custer! That made me feel really good.

I didn't meet the goal I set for myself, which was 1:10. I did finish in 1:20 and some seconds, which really was not bad. I was pretty happy with how I recovered after my ridiculously cautious race at Fort Custer. I was taking the downhills so fast I was scaring myself.

The best thing about coming in first is that I get 32 points for the Championship Point Series! That puts me in first place (at least until the two people who were ahead of me before Hanson Hills race again), but at least I'll get to bask in my glory for almost a month and a half.


Anonymous said...

Great job. However I can't help but think with your husband being the President of the the team and you being first lady there has to be some politics involved. But then I find he is so far behind he thinks he is first. Keep up the good work.....

jillcobb said...

WAHOO!!! Good job Andrea! :)