This race recap of the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center Firecracker 5K is brought to you by DART member Adam Mayes, who put in a 17:37, good enough for sixth place overall and first in his age group.
"The morning was cooler than usual which made for a good P.R. day. It got warm right about time for the start of the race. I particularly like this course. It's more on the fast side rather than slow. Mile one of the race was mainly downhill and was the fastest mile. I hit a 5:29 for the mile which was right about what I thought I would have. Mile two was all a slight uphill that wasn't too bad but was a change from mile one. Mile three was a slight downhill which made for a good finish."
"I thought the number of participants was pretty good and I believe they said it was the biggest showing since the race started a few years ago. I was surprised that the race did not have a cyclist to lead the way. The front runner at about mile 1 missed the turn and possibly missed his chances for the win because of it. That was really the only disappointment that the race had. I was pleased overall because I ended up with a new PR by 6 seconds."
A quick glance at the overall results show a number of DART runners, including but not limited to: Jim Crotts, Todd Hartung, Chris Flaherty, Kara Pettie, and Beth Michels.
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