Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MEC Race Series in Langley

I know I've said this before but I really love the MEC Race Series.  Why? It's local (Langley parks), affordable ($15), and a relaxed atmosphere.  Everyone is there for a good time and the number of runners is limited. 

This weekend's race was in Fort Langley.  Five friends also joined in the run doing everything from the 5 km race to the half marathon.  I stick with the 5 km race as that's what feels best for my body right now and what I have the energy to train for. 

Thankfully we started at 8:30 am because it was HOT out.  This was definitely the smallest group of 5 km runners in the series yet! 

I usually have just under a 6 min/km pace but really hoped to finish closer to 28 minutes.  Alas, that was not to be.  I ran as hard as I could and had the kids cheering me on in the end.

I actually finished 2nd with another girl ahead of me by 30 seconds.

We cheered our friends on and I won a Outdoor Research running hat as they draw for prizes using your bib number!  

{Kai was getting hungry and therefore looks very unimpressed!}

The next one is August 30th at Campbell Valley Park.  The boys have begged me to sign them up so I'm going to as long as they promise to train.   Anyone else going to join us?  You can find the information here.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!



  1. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Way to go super mom, setting a great example for your kids:) maybe I'll join you for the next one!

    1. Aw, thanks Nut! Maybe go for the October one? I think it's at Tynehead (you know the loop!) with 4 km and 8 km options!

  2. Oh, my boys would probably love to do it too! I should sign us all up (I think I said I was tempted before...)

    1. Terri-let me know if you sign up! There is also one Nov. 21 (so far away) that has a 4km and 8km option. http://events.mec.ca/event/42836/mec-langley-race-five-tynehead-4k-and-8k