Results of the Clyde Cardinal 5k – April 20, 2013 – Clyde Elementary School – Clyde, NC



As I drove towards Clyde this morning, I wondered how many of the runners were expecting near-freezing temperatures for a footrace in late April. Indeed, I was not. I spotted Right on Time Productions with their inflatable blue arch at the finish line in the Clyde Elementary Parking lot, where I saw a few cars at 8:15. As runners milled about and registered, the lot filled up nicely, and we had about eighty runners for the 2013 Flight of the Cardinal 5K. After some shivering and some pre-race instructions, we were off. The course is almost flat, since the main part of Clyde is right down beside the Pigeon River. With so few runners, we got separated fairly well, and after a loop near Clyde’s central business district, I found myself running back towards the school, all alone for most of the last mile. Up at the front of the pack, the fastest four runners finished quite close to each other. Congratulations to Michael McCracken and Cynthia Smith as first overall male and female.

Overall, this is a well-organized race and a good opportunity for a PR. The t-shirt is a nice one, and the organizers gave each runner a goodie bag. (Remember those? Goodie bags?) Kudos to the organizers.

Race results courtesy of Right on Time Productions.

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