Race Report: Taylor Wildcat 5K 2017

The Taylor Wildcat 5K in Pierson, Florida, benefits the Taylor High School softball and cross country programs. This is a local race in a quiet part of western Volusia County and this was the first year I ran. The race had a Thanksgiving theme though no one was really dressed up like a typical Turkey Trot. Overall awards included turkeys and pumpkin pies.

Training & Goals
All the time on my feet for Dopey training hasn't helped my speed much, so I just went into this little race looking for a nice speed workout.

Race Day: November 18, 2017
It was a quiet drive on country roads to the race for the early start. It was 55°F with clear skies at the start. Really nice running weather.

There was a good turnout from West Volusia Runners and it was nice to run with club mates.

Mile 1: 9:26
Zoom! The course was a nice run through residential streets of Pierson.

Mile 2: 9:45

Mile 3+: 9:54, 1:12
The race finished on the school's track. I came in at 30:14, good for my 3rd fastest 5K, and good for 2nd in my Age Group. Woot! There were a lot of AG award winners in the club; a photo of the winning WVR ladies is below.

Recommendation
This was a very well-organized local race with great volunteers and good swag.A+

Chip time: 30:14
Placement details:
2nd of 6 in Age Group, 68th overall out of 140 finishers
Race Amenities:
Nice tech shirt, no finisher medal
Cost:
$23.50

Report written December 12, 2017

Pro photos (c) Almost There Photography

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