RYAN LOONEY | C-VILLE-athon Streakers
The Sugar Hollow Bridges 10K is my favorite C-VILLE-athon race. Lovely course with a slightly downhill second half, and delicious breakfast afterward. The Bruce Barnes Mile is a close second - I love that it's so low-key. While the discomfort needed to run a mile fast is pretty unpleasant, it only lasts a few minutes.
Last year I wasn't able to run the 10 Miler, and I wasn't sure how I was going to make up my Cville-athon miles. I ended up running several races that were new to me. I never would have registered for them if I weren't trying to complete the Cville-athon. I had a great time out of my regular racing routine, and hope to run many of them again this year. I met some great people, and ran courses I'd never run before. It made my running world just a little bit bigger.
I work full time from home for a company based in London - usually I'm working in my home office by myself, so group runs and races are how I get to enjoy the company of fellow humans. I'm proud of the fact that I had hip surgery several years ago, was diligent in my rehab, and went on to PR in the marathon at age 40.