Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NoDa 5k - race review

On Saturday June 7th I ran the 2nd annual NoDa 5k.
Race Website

The race started at 6pm and had over 800 finishers.  Ryan and Mason headed to the race with me, which was a nice change since the past couple of early morning races I've missed my cheerleaders. 

Each participant (that was 21 and older) received 2 free pints of beer after the race.  

I wasn't used to running in the evening, especially with how hot it has been in Charlotte.  I think race day temperatures were in the 90's with the sun still out during the race.  

I ran hard and encountered some hills that I assumed would be the end of me.  Somehow I managed to cross the finish line in 22:11 minutes, shaving 10 seconds off my previous PR.  

I placed in the top 5 females, and missed placing 1st in Females 30-34 by less than 4 seconds.  

The course wasn't too bad compared to other 5ks in Charlotte.  There were some hilly parts but you can't escape those in the Queen City.  Plus it was a nice change to run through the very artsy and eclectic neighborhood of NoDa.

Overall the race was a lot of fun and I'm stoked Mason and Ryan were there to see me win 2nd place in my age group.  Now to figure out a way to shave off 12 seconds so I can FINALLY run a sub 22 minute 5k!


Bib First Name Last Name Race Rank Gender Gen Rank Age Age Group AG Rank


CHIP Time Pace
280 MEGAN LORDI 43 F 1 26 25-29 1

20:36.44 6:38/mile
293 CHRISTIE MARTIN 45 F 2 36 35-39 1

20:43.69 6:41/mile
406 LAURA SCIEPKO 62 F 3 46 45-49 1

21:36.50 6:58/mile
469 ALYSON VAUGHAN 72 F 4 31 30-34 1

22:07.63 7:08/mile
63 JESSICA CHALMERS 73 F 5 32 30-34 2

22:11.03 7:09/mile

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