The Half Marathon on Sunday between Jerome & me will be one to talk about in the old folks
home in the not too distant future.
Bob Brake , Jerome an I left the start line together, only to have Bob push off ahead of us
on Sackville St.
We lost sight of Bob on Agricola, we continued on together until we hit the first downhill on
Russell. And I soon noticed that he
can run the downhills quicker than me. But I caught back up to him on the flats of Barrington,
and we stayed neck & neck along
Barrington, through the Dockyard, along Hollis, and up Inglis on to Young Ave.
When we turned left off Inglis on to Young Ave, we spotted Bob only about 100 ft. ahead of
us in the mass of runners.
I stopped for water at the far end of Young Ave, and Jerome didn't , thus he got a good
little jump on me before we turned left
down Pt. Pleasant Dr.
Jerome caught & passed Bob just entering the Park. He soon was out of my sight amongst
all the other runners.
I never caught & passed Bob until when we started up the first hill at the back of the Park.
I knew Jerome was putting distance between me & him on the Park hills.
Finally after completing the Park, I had a good recovery run down Young Ave. and when I
crossed South St. I spotted Jerome's RNS singlet
away up ahead around University Ave.
I timed him when he crossed Spring Garden Rd. and he was 27 seconds ahead of me. I started
to gain on him going back up North Park
and Agricola, and when he turned left on to Isleville St. he was down to 21 seconds ahead.
When he turned off Cabot on to Gottington, he was now down to 12 seconds ahead.
I had a great run down Gottington St. closing the gap, and when Jerome turned left off
Gottington St. onto North , heading to Brunswick St., he was only 8 seconds ahead of me.
However, Jerome got his feet moving on Brunswick St. and I just couldn't close the gap,
and when we hit the slight upgrade to the Metro center
he pulled a little more ahead of me for a 13 sec. win.
The contest was won & loss on the Park hills.