Wednesday, July 25, 2007

El Scorcho RD's Report: Part Three About 11:55 p.m., I made an announcement over the PA system asking the runners to make their way to the starting line. Once the herd of anxious athletes was ready, Coach Jim gave some advice (start slow, stay hydrated, watch your electrolyte intake) while I awaited my chance to get the run underway. Jballs got set up on the bike to lead the runner out.

With the megaphone in hand, I decided to give the group a friendly greeting:

"You're all officially nuts!" Some laughter and applause. "Thank you all for coming out to run circles around the park while the sensible world is sleeping comfortably in their beds! Thanks to our foreign visitors for making this the first annual international El Scorcho!"

"Are you ready?!"

Some cheers.

"ARE YOU READY?!?!?!"

More, louder, more enthusiastic cheering.

"On your mark... get set... GO!!!!! GO!!!!! GO!!!!"
The gun fired and the runners were off. Lap one was underway. El Scorcho had begun.

To be continued....

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