Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vermeer 5k

At the end of September, Heather's Grandma signed myself, Chad and Shay up for the 1st annual Gary Vermeer Memorial 5k Walk/Run. This run is in memory of Gary Vermeer and is for employees and family of the Vermeer Corporation. Heather's Grandma is a long time employee of Vermeer and therefore our connection to the race. It started at 5:30, Wednesday evening in Pella at the corner of Vermeer's plant/headquarters.
The plant is on the outside of town, basically in the country, so we headed out on the road until we hit the first left turn (a country mile), went straight till the next left turn (mile 2) and finished at the other end of the plant. Basically a big "U".
The finish line was in the parking lot...and even though it was a small race, they used a chip timing system...Awesome!
I did end up crossing the finish line in first place! Click here for the official results.
Big thumbs up after the race...proudly wearing my SCRC jersey!
Heather, Nathan and Aaron were my cheering section for the evening...another big thumbs up!
Big thanks to Grandma for signing me up for the race, it was a lot of fun and I hope I can run it again next year! Big thanks to Heather, Nathan and Aaron for cheering me on...you are the BEST!

1 comment:

Matt said...

Nice finish. I think you should wear basketball shorts next time judging from that take off at the start line. :)

Enjoy your day tomorrow (and Saturday)!