Vancouver Sun Run 2011
Somehow the Sun must like this race being named in it’s honour (in fact the title sponsor is local paper; The Vancouver Sun) as the wacky weather of the previous week gave way to beautiful sunshine.
An estimated 49,365 participants lined up along Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver to start the 27th annual 10k fun run.
Again this year I was happy to be there to support my friend Brian and amazingly proud that he was able to run a personal best 10k.
Although I couldn’t see them in the massive crowd I also was cheering on numerous other friends running. Our other friend, Billy couldn’t find his co-workers running either.
A word of advice to supporters and friends, make sure you have a clearly defined meeting place to send off from the starting line and meet up again at the finish line.
Do not rely on “I’ll see you there” and expect to easily find your friends, mobile reception can be spotty as 10’s of thousands of participants all get on their phones at the same time.
Most of all, even though you may not see your friends, cheer on everyone, they all deserve it!
See you next year!