Lindsay Milk Run 10K Race & 5K Run/Walk
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Start Date/Time July 16, 2017 @ 8:20 am
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Excellent. This was my very first race. Well organized and lots of fun.
First time at this race, and found it really well done and enjoyed it quite a bit. Had a fun day. Thanks!
I had a great time running this race. It was very well organized, there were fun activities at the start/finish area, the post-race food was good (ice cream!), and they'll be adding a half marathon distance in 2017. I'll definitely be back!
More water stations would be fantastic. Other than that the race experience was great!
Well organized. Very enthusiastic volunteers.
I was keen to try this race. Others in the Club spoke highly of it last year. Overall, my experience is mixed. The course was well marked and easy to follow, with marshals and police officers at intersections. Each km had a sign but did not always coincide with my Garmin. I'd recommend double checking with a trundle wheel. The course was mostly on streets with a km or so on a rail trail. Afterwards, the mood was festive with families, live music, and ample ice cream and usual post race food. Individual race results were posted promptly.
I have two concerns. First, there was no bag check. I had been given a ride and the driver was not in sight. The race was starting in a few minutes and I was faced with either hiding my backpack or unbelievably carrying it in the race! Happily, I spotted her at the starting line with only a minute to go. This caused undue stress and I had no time to warm up properly.
Second, the team results were messed up. My team (Longboat Lightning) was confident that we had placed in the top three but we had no opportunity to check before the awards ceremony because the team results were not posted ahead of time. Imagine our disappointment to lose out only to discover afterwards they had made a mistake. (Apparently this is not the first time the team results were messed up.)
I look forward to attending the event next year, if only to improve my time.
Ran this race again in 2012. It started an hour earlier (8am) which meant it was slightly cooler but still warm! Brought some friends along and we really came for the team challenge. Chiptime messed up the results in 2011; Sportstats messed them up in 2012. Only the team results though. They fixed them in the end but the wrong teams were presented with awards. The race needs to take ONLY the top 4 times per team regardless of the team size. Also, overall winners shouldn't 'double dip' and win age category awards. The buffet at the end was again amazing with all the ice cream, chocolate milk, fruit and bagels one could eat. Awesome! Course is a fair 10k. Not hilly but not flat either. Will likely be back in 2013 if only to defend our team victory... and maybe for the ice cream!
Nice well organized race with plenty milk and ice cream available afterwards!
Course while not hilly is not flat so is a good challenging course.
Good tech t-shirt.
As with many races, awards ceremony was way too long because of all the age category prizes - why can't people just collect these separately.
The team event was also screwed up a bit - seems odd to insist on minimum teams of 4 but then include the 5th member of a team in the team's average. I actually was part of the winning team but there was a team who had 4 fast people but a slow 5th person meaning they didn't win it!
Perhaps expected for a race in mid July...2011 was HOT! Some friends and I drove from Toronto to Lindsay (not sure why?) for the race and it was already 20 degrees when we arrived. The start/finish area was in a hockey arena and we got an entire change room to ourselves to use to get ready for the race after an easy race kit pick-up (the tech shirt was not very good; way too big and ugly). We did a warm-out out in the shade as it was nearly 25deg just before race start (with humidity it was well over 30). The race got underway just after 9am and the goal was to finish as quickly as possible (isn't that always the goal?) to beat the rising temperatures. The course is mostly nice through some urban neighbourhoods and countryside but has a weird section in an exposed developing suburban wasteland (around 5k), then it follows an old rail path back into town and finished with a nice long gradual downhill. A fair and honest course; scenic even. The best part for sure was the post-race. The food (buffet) was amazing! Ice cream, chocolate milk, fruit, bagels, donuts and it was all you can eat! A major problem in 2011 was that the results were all messed up and no one got their time. The finish times were recorded and correct but the names associated with said times will all off. This really sucked because the guys I went with would have ended up winning the team category (4 people minimum) and hoisting a large trophy. The prizes for age category etc, were later sent in the mail. In sum, it's likely to be hot, a bit out of the way, but just might be worth it for a Sunday summer road trip. Ice Cream!!!