Monday, May 30, 2011

California Classic Half Marathon Relay

Jackson's in place of Greg, Jason's relay partner since he left before this picture was taken

Not too long ago, Jason was asked by our friend, Allen, if he'd be interested in doing a half-marathon relay. Kristen's brother was looking for a partner. The plan was that Kristen and her brother would run the first leg of the relay together, and then Allen and Jason would run the second leg. Jason agreed, mostly for the experience, and also because it'd "only" be half of a half-marathon. Well, last weekend was the California Classic. The draw for this particular event is that it begins and ends at Chukchansi Park (home of Fresno's baseball team), and the route winds through city neighborhoods like the Tower District. The relay exchange actually took place at the zoo! It was a crazy rush for me as I got the kids up and drove downtown to try and see Jason end the race inside of Chukchansi Park. We got there in the nick of time! Jason and Greg ran a time of about 2:10.
Jason sure has been busy- in addition to coaching track for his school, he has been training for the Worlds Masters Track & Field Championships to be held in July, and also running long distances, too. I'm so proud of him- he's setting goals and working hard to reach them! Way to go, Jason!

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