Monday, August 13, 2012

Run thru Hell race results

Saturday was the annual Run thru Hell race.  There are two events; 10 mile and 4.8 mile races.   My uncle is the creator of this race and has been putting it on for 35 years.    I ran the 10 mile along with Chris and a bunch of my running friends.  I went into this race as a training run and came out with a 2nd place finish in my age group!  I ran the 10 miler in 1:21:53.  Slower than last years event but faster than I thought I would run being how tough this course is.  Major, major hills!!!!

After the race, one of my running friends Dave and I headed back out to run another 5 miles.  We ran out 2.5 miles and turned back.  at about 3.5 miles, out of nowhere comes 2 big, black dogs that looked like a Pitt bull mix of some sort.  The one charged at Dave, bearing teeth, barking and foaming at the mouth.  Dave kicked and punched the dog while I jumped on the back windshield of a parked car.  The dogs stood there barking at Dave when a homeowner (and owner of the car I am on) come out.  He said they were the guy down the hills dog and told us to yell "go home".  We did and the dogs took off towards their house.  We grabbed a couple large rocks and slowly proceeded down the hill.  The dog owner came out of his house and asked if we were attacked.  He apologized stating he had no idea they got out.  He called them in and we finished our run.  Dave and I jinxed ourselves since we had just talked about how neither one of us grabbed our pepper spray and that we both carry it when running rural roads.  When we returned to the race site, we then notice 2 large scratches on Dave's arm and leg.  He thinks it was caused by the dogs studded collar.  He cleaned it off and applied anti-bacterial ointment to the area.  I've always had a fear of being chased and attacked by a stray dog ever since my dad was bitten by one.  Now I am not so sure when I will run on rural roads again. 

Official Race Results:

Time: 1:21:53
Pace: 8:12
Age Group Place: 2nd/18
Overall: 162/451

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, how scary! I'm so glad you are both OK!

    And congrats on your 2nd place finish!

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  2. First off, hells yeah snagging 2nd place! I knew you'd be kicking ass and taking names with a quickness.

    Second, eff some rural dogs! I'm so glad you are both ok!!!

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    1. Thanks!! And yes, eff those damn dogs. stupid owners need to make sure their pets are controlled.

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  3. Congrats on the 2nd place finish.

    I'm so glad you are both okay. That sounds absolutely terrifying.

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  4. My husband has been bitten not once but twice while running through our Ferndale neighborhood! It is absolutely terrifying and I am so glad you both are ok!

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    1. Wow, how awful. My dad was bitten once too. Does he carry pepper spray with him now?

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  5. Harrison is your uncle? I used to love that race and haven't done it in years.

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    1. Yes, well my great uncle since he is my dad's uncle. Its a great event. Come out next year!! :-)

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