Darleen’s Flamingo 5K – 2015

The food was even better than last year!

Nice view at daybreak

I’ve mentioned this race a number of times. It is a 5K with a decent size field and really good food post-race. They serve breakfast following the run. Grits, cheese biscuits, bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, deserts, and coffee, water or juice to wash it down.  As soon as I crossed the finish line I headed directly to eat. I’d come in 24th overall so there wasn’t any line. That quickly changed. By the time I’d finished my meal the line was getting serious. The food was better than last year. And last year’s meal brought me back to this race.

It was worth the drive of nearly two hours.  Driving that long a 5K is a bit much. But, the race started at 9:00 am, a very humane start time. If it had started at 7:00 am, the drive would have been tough.

I improved my time by 59 seconds over 2014 and moved up in the overall from 31st to 24th. I, also, moved up in my age group from 3rd in 2014 to 1st in 2015.

Cotton fields scattered across rural NC

Although the drive is a bit long for a short local-type event the view along the drive is very scenic. Now, take a short break and head out to the range.