I can never get over how runners stop on or before the line in all our races. At Lotus Bay, doing the timing, I noticed that every single runner pulled up at the finish line, some even before it to walk through. Even runners racing each other to the line, finishing together, would slow down together.
We were taught, and I try and teach, that we should run through the finish line every time without slowing down.
At BBQ Stakes I almost always miss being handed a place card and have to go back for it. That is because everybody else stops on the finish line and the person handing out the cards gets away with standing just behind the line for all those finishers. But it's a fast downhill finish; it actually takes some effort to decelerate enough to stop and take a place card!
Don't just run to the finish line, run through the finish line!
Thursday training. Thirteen people ran on a pleasant Thursday evening, another session of kilometre intervals. Present were Amanda, two Bretts, Caroline, me, Janene, Margaret, Rod, Roger, Ruth, Susan, Thea & Yelena.
Beautiful autumn picture
Kelley. Taken from her facebook page.