Gate River Run 2018.03.10
SeatDown, BigBird, BadaBing, Drone, Heisenberg, Bing, PUD, Jumanji, Twister, SOC, Papa Smurf, Pusher, ThroatSwab, Pyro, Bowzer, Doggie Houser, Knockout, I-Lean, Outhouse, Worthington
Bonus PAX : Snuffy and Synapse
20 (+2) PAX joined the festivities and took on Jacksonville’s most popular CSAUP, the Gate River Run. This was a strong showing from the JAX PAX, especially considering the race is a 15k with a 1.5mi long, 150 foot tall bridge right at mile 8. This is the year of goal setting and crushing and many PAX added this to the top of their lists and either stepped out for the first time and ran farther than they ever have or put the pedal down and set a new PR. YHC teamed up with two other PAX and found a nice mix of consistency and motivation from the camaraderie. One of my best times and most enjoyable runs I’ve ever had.
A cool 42 degrees at the start could scare some away but these men were thankful to have a break from the 80+ degree weather we have been seeing. It only took a mile or two and everybody was warm and Pyro was stripping layers like it was Spring Break ’98. The weather was right, the bands were hopping, and the PAX made the most of it.
While there are too many deserving recognition for their hard work, YHC will give a special shout out to Drone for bringing home the fastest JAX PAX crown with Pyro and BigBird not far behind as well as those that pushed themselves outside their comfort zone by even stepping up for the event. Men like Bowzer, put the time in ahead of time and conquered an impressive goal. All should feel proud… then get back off their asses and find another stone to roll… Boom!