Crossing The Finish Line

Noam Bramson with Owen Bramson, enjoying a well-earned post-race treat..
Noam Bramson with Owen Bramson, enjoying a well-earned post-race treat.

Jeremy, Owen, and I ran the second annual North Avenue Mile this morning.  It was a terrific event – hundreds of runners and walkers, dozens of sponsors, and lots of good causes for which money was raised.

My time was seven minutes and something.  Jeremy finished just a little behind me.  The family star, however, was Owen, who had pledged prior to the race to sprint the whole way.  “Pace yourself,” I advised him, “you’ll run out of gas before the end.”  Well, he completely ignored my advice, sped the whole way, and – wouldn’t you know it – finished a good 30 seconds ahead of me.  So much for my wisdom.

Big thanks and congratulations to the volunteers of New Ro Runners for putting it all together.  A really great day.