2013 Shore Road 5K - 18:47 / 6:03
Net Time: 18:47
Place: 1st Overall
After almost 200 races, I have finally nabbed my first overall win in a road race. I wasn't even sure if I would do the race until the last minute. I had a lackadaisical and cranky attitude during race day registration just thinking if it was wise to do it when I was a bit hungover and loads of drinking the day before. I made random decision and gave my registration fee, hence no turning back. I told myself that it's just 20 minutes of suffering and I can nap afterwards. Overall, I kept a decent pace throughout and adjusting to the heat and humidity. About 2 miles in, I just followed the biking volunteer, hold onto my pace and head straight to the finish line. It was unchartered territory for me, a weird feeling but I'm glad it happened. It definitely was not my best 5K time, but I guess a win is a win. Also, the diluted field helped as well - most certainly!