The next day in my email was a sell
sheet from Marathon Photos, who wanted me to buy these pictures.
Sorry, not that kind of consumer.
Also there was a link to the
official results. A bit chagrined to find out I was the bottom
finisher in my age group. "Gun Time" means the time from the
starting gun for the first wave. To add to the athletic challenge
for the winners, their times are measured from when the gun goes
off. I hadn't even gotten to the start at that time, so I'm glad
they counted my time from when the chip in my bib crossed the
starting line. Turns out, the "three and a half hour time limit"
meant that we had three and a half hours after the last person to
cross the starting line got on the course. They were still
congratulating finishers at the finish line when the beer garden
closed, maybe an hour after we got there.
The times from Virginia's fitbit are
a bit different from the official results. Probably because she
zooms ahead and then runs back to urge me onward. That adds to her
distance, so her miles are a bit closer together than mine.
Probably without her
help I would not have finished as well as I did, assuming I'd have
run this race at all, which is unlikely.