Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games 2019

2019 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games
200m Dash and yes...I was hurting.
This past Saturday, I competed in the 2019 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games for Track and Field. Let me just say that it was a blast!  I had so much fun.  Family and friends kind of gave me a hard time about competing.  They said that 50 wasn't "senior" status.  While I agree that I don't feel old, I wasn't about to pass up a chance to compete in Track events.  I can find 5Ks and 10Ks every month to run in, but when do you see Track events?  NEVER!!!

I was not familiar with the Senior Games but let just say again that they are extremely fun.  Age groups begin at 50 and go up in 5 year increments.  Everyone was so nice and so helpful.  It reminded me of being on a track team again.  I was the only one in my age group so I easily won the Gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m sprints.  I even tried my hand at the Shot Put.  I'm not positive if any 50 year olds competed in that, so I can't be sure until results are posted if I won a medal in that event or not.

I don't know their last names, but Todd, James, Randall and David...You guys rock!  It was an honor to race with you guys.  Todd was in the next age group up and that man ran like he had on roller skates.  We were pretty even in the 50m but he easily beat me in the 100m and the 200m.  I felt much better about it after finding out that he actually travels around and competes in these games all the time.  It keeps him motivated and in shape.  Randall was a beast.  He participated in every event he could and had a 10K he was running later that day.  James was a long time runner and he and David are inspiration for any runner to stick with it.

As soon as they post results, I'll be sure to update this post and add the link.

Happy Trails!

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