The last time I ran at the Fall Classic it was a small race - 5 or 6 six foot tables set up in the Student Union Building for registration - pretty minimal.
Nowadays it is entirely different.
- Three distances - 21.1 km, 10km, 5km
- Hundreds (maybe more than a thousand) runners
- A massive stage with an Elvis impersonator, TV personalities as hosts, and more...
- Chili after!! (Best ever after a cold, wet race...)
As far as running events go the Fall Classic is pretty mega now.
But all of that was secondary compared to the importance of this event for Kris, myself and two important people that I'll tell you about in a moment.
This was the first official destination for IF Port Moody customers!
Kris ran the half marathon with Julie. It was her first in quite a while and despite the terrible conditions - cold, windy, rainy - she toughed it out to finish in an admirable time. She'll be building from that in future events for sure!
I ran the 5km with Eric. It was his first run of this type for several years. We set a goal prior to the race and proceeded to DESTROY it by an entire minute! Eric really dug deep and cranked it up in the final 2 km for a negative split. It was a blast running with him.
Julie and Eric were pretty much our first customers out in Port Moody and it was awesome to see them getting results already...
Yesterday was also a great moment for Kris and I.... It's exciting to be helping people make progress and reach goals already... that's why we chose this career. There's a lot more to come and our doors don't open for another week!