|Near the front of the group, just a few minutes before the start.|
|At the finish. I was able to make it in just under 1:30, crossing the line in 1:29:53. It doesn't get much closer than that.|
|Paul just about to finish. Not his best day, but there will be others.|
|Finished. I kind of like this picture.|
It is a bummer, however, that Paul didn't have his best day. Typically, we are within seconds of each other in races like this and I can really only think of two other times when the time gap has been this significant: a triathlon in Sherwood Park where Paul was sick and a ski race at Mount Shark where his heart rate raced out of control. Other than that, it normally comes down to a sprint finish.
So, all in all a good day. A good run for me and Paul will be back to fight another day.