Pennsylvania 2018Albrightsville, PA - 06/23/18
This is Savage Race is located at a really nice paintball course. If it wasn't so far away I would love to come play here. For no real reason I decided that for lap 1 I was going to really go for it and see how fast I could run the course. The plan was to get there early and run in the first open wave after the pro waves in an attempt to limit course traffic. When I woke up, it was pouring so I wasn't in any rush to get the course. Went back to sleep for an hour. By the time I got there they were 2-3 waves in so that still wasn't bad. Out of the gate in my wave 4 of us took off. The 2 leaders quickly disappeared into the distance. The 3rd younger looking guy gassed out about 3/4 of mile in. He stopped running to take a break and I never saw him again. Not sure how or where I passed the leaders, but all of a sudden one of them goes flying past me. That began our serval mile battle for first. The guy was much faster than I was in the flatter areas, but I seemed to do better in the more off road areas and in traffic. So he would speed off and slowly I would catch up and pass him. This went on till about mile 4 or 5 when I would pass him for the last time. Maybe he just ran out of gas or got caught up in traffic. Either way it was really exciting battling back and forth. I was hoping to make the top 10 in the open and top 3 in my age group, but I feel a little short and places 18th overall and 4 in my age group. Not bad, but not a lot better than I do when I just jog the whole thing. In my pursuit of speed during lap one, I did manage to fail two obstacles, the rock wall and holy sheet. Second lap I was 100% complete. I still liked pushing the pace and think I will continue to do so on the shorter races. If I can sum up this race in a few words it would be "exciting".
As always, Friday night I camped at Walmart. This Walmart was way up ontop of a huge hill, which made for some nice views. Redbox movie selection was The Hurricane Heist. Not a great movie, but not bad either. It had Ryan Kwanten, Jason Stackhouse from the True Blood series, and I like him as an actor so that helped. Watched about 1/2 through Friday night and the rest in the morning before the race.
After the race I drove home.
|Category||First Name||Last Name||Age||Gender||Overall||Division||In Age Group||Time|
|Fastest Male Pro 100%||Yuri||Force||M||1||1||42:50|
|Fastest Female Pro 100%||Gabrielle||Desy||F||24||1||1:03:20|
|Fastest Male Pro||Daniel||Essex||M||1||1||58:12|
|Fastest Female Pro||Karrie||Sinks||F||10||1||1:22:28|
|Fastest Male Open||Mike||Santivasci||M||2||1||42:05|
|Fastest Female Open||Kristie||Tertel||F||1||1||40:57|
|My time Open Lap 1||Mark||Koch||40||M||18||4||1:08:02|
|My time Open Lap 2||Mark||Koch||40||M||141||20||1:33:29|
|Fastest Male Pro 100%||42:50|
|Fastest Female Pro 100%||1:03:20|
|Fastest Male Pro||58:12|
|Fastest Female Pro||1:22:28|
|Fastest Male Open||42:05|
|Fastest Female Open||40:57|
|My time Open Lap1||1:08:02|
|My Open Lap2||1:33:29|