This race was held on Ward’s Island (which is really the east part of Centre Island). Before the race, I had a nice cappuccino from the Island Café and bought a couple of peaches for after the race.
During the race, I was a bit warm (as usual), but I still did well. I am waiting for the official results, but I think I my pace was better than the 6:40/km for the Lion’s Port Union Waterfront Run back in June. So unless I am horribly wrong, this was a new PR for me.
After the race was over, all the runners got a bit of food (veggie dogs for me), brownies and some Steam Whistle beer. It’s nice to have a brewery as a race sponsor! I’d like to do this race again next year. It was quite fun.
I really need to go back to the Toronto Islands sometime. Before this race, I hadn’t been there in years. I guess you just get used to going past places like the ferry to the islands, AGO, ROM, CN Tower, Toronto Zoo, etc. when you live in the GTA. You sort of forget how nice they are.