St. Patty’s 10k Road Race

St. Patty’s 10k Road Race

Holyoke is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Weekend. The 10k Running Race is on Saturday and the Parade is on Sunday. I did this race in the late 70’s as a punk Freshman and 28 years later I am running the course feeling like the kid in school. Only this time Im drinking legally (I hope my mom’s not reading this).

So how did we end up with beer’s? At mile 2, Bill Guard was going to have some beers for us to guzzle and that was the plan from the start. But, because of the snowstorm the night before, he wasn’t at his spot and the girls were dry and disappointed. Fortunately, I had some cash in my pocket and was able to run ahead and do a packy run (Yes, I bought a 6 pack of beer during the race). Now picture this, Im running up the hill to the college with a 6 pack and telling the struggling runners that they should be staying hydrated.

At mile 5 they had a beer shot table set up across from the water stop. Let’s just say I didn’t have a drop of water the whole 10k. …………….. Good Stuff (Photo by Doctor Dawn)