It looked like about 30 or so competitive runners at the race this morning (there was also a “non-competitive” category for those that wanted to run the course without being chip-timed and included in results). What’s nice about a one-mile race is you can run the course as a warm-up and and get completely familiar ahead of time.
The race starts at Hilliard and Coxe and runs toward Biltmore Avenue/Broadway. Hilliard is rolling but once you turn left on Broadway it’s uphill (not a killer, but certainly uphill). The course turns left on Patton Avenue at about the halfway mark and from that point it’s downhill. At the final left on French Broad Avenue it’s the home stretch for just about a hundred yards or so. I could see the clock as I approached the finish and was surprised to see 6:50 so I gave it everything I had to finish under 7 minutes (6:58).
Congratulations to Teddy Park as the first overall with a time of 5:29. Congratulations to Elizabeth Gergel as the first female. Here are the complete results: