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Turkey Trot 10k 2012 - Race Report

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I'm still catching up on race reports...

Lloyd Clarke Sports put on a great 2012 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 10k race here in Gainesville, Florida. The weather was perfect with temps in the 40s at start time.

I slipped on my New Balance Minimus Zero MT00 trail shoes and took a few strides and remembered just how much I love those shoes. The MT00 is an extremely lightweight, zero-drop shoe but possibly has some durability issues, so I have been saving mine for races only.

I improved over the previous year's Turkey Trot by 43 seconds and since I ran smarter this year, the race was so much more enjoyable. The plan was to go out under control, just try to stay nice and smooth. I think I executed well, felt strong through the 2nd half of the race, crushed mile 5, and had a great finish kick. Just like the previous year, the final mile required weaving and dodging to avoid the Fun Run walkers and little kids who were finishing along the same course... but this year I was ready for the obstacles and it didn't really slow me down very much.

I finished in 39:44, was 7th overall, and earned first in my age group. Mile Splits: 6:20, 6:37, 6:36, 6:34, 6:10, 6:17, 1:10 (average 6:24 per mile).

Official results posted here: http://www.halfmiletiming.com/Datafil...Trot12.htm

I caught a photo of the light up board showing my finish time and overall place:

Bobby Burk with some of the Lloyd Clarke Racing Team members (Stephanie McGrail, Dan Clark, and Meredith DeFranco) helping to hand out the awards:

Here is a picture of the really nice race t-shirt with my New Balance Minimus Trail MT00 and finisher medal:

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