*Sorry this 5k recap is a
bit way belated! Life has been so super busy lately with work, kid, baseball, and trying to squeeze in a few runs here and there. I was finally motivated to finish this short post after reading Fit Nice Runner‘s Race Recap Link-Up hosted by Jessica, Wendy, and Meredith. Thank you for saving my race recap!!! Anyway, onward…
If you’ve followed me for a few years now then you know I’ve ran the Tata Trot now a handful of times. It’s one of my favorite courses and causes to support. The Tata Trot 5k started out as a senior high school project by Chrissy Hale’s, race director and breast cancer survivor, daughter to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.It really is a beautiful story. If you get a chance, like them on Facebook, keep tabs on the dates for next year, and make plans to visit us next year and race with me! Where: Rosman, NC
When: May, usually on Mother’s Day weekend
Cost: $20.00 early registration then $25.00 day of. Very affordable! I pre-registered with a mail-in form and we registered Mr. P day of.
Weather day of: perfect. partly cloudy and cool!
Course: Same as the previous year, starting at their high school gym, three loops around the town of Rosman with ample downhill to get you started, and just a short uphill on the finish.
I personally prefer point-to-point courses because something about running the same loop messes with my brain. Makes me feel like I’m getting nowhere fast. However, the benefit of running the same track a few times means tracking your pace is easy and you know exactly which hill comes next. I tried to run each loop a little faster than the previous.
The husband and I both ran our personal bests here!
Food: bananas, granola bars, water, chips
Entertainment: They had Mr cool DJ, Marcus, from Class & Sound Entertainment keeping everyone energized with all my favorite beats. He had us dance the Cupid Shuffle as a warm-up. Fun stuff. Of course me, Mrs. Serious Racer, opted to watch everyone else dance. I know. I should totally not take a small town race so serious. That’s one thing I really need to work on, lighten up sista!
But all my seriousness won me first female overall with my choice of prize. I totally chose the food gift card. Will race for food! #WorkingClassAthlete
Personally: Overall I felt good. No GI issues. Plenty of energy. Felt strong.
Overall there is no doubt in my mind that I will be running this year after year. It’s a personal favorite and a perfect course for a personal best. Now would someone next year come out and challenge me?! 😉 Wouldn’t you want to come visit western NC’s beautiful, mountainous views?!