A victory cup

Christmas Classic coffee mug After Saturday's Peaks of Otter Christmas Classic, I didn't hang out for long. After being out in the cold for a while, my son was ready to go home. I ended up missing some exciting news though -- an age group award.

Christmas Classic awardsMy official time of 22:53 put me 3rd in my age group, which was really surprising considering the top 3 in my age group last year had finishes of 20 minutes or better. So I'd like to thank all the REALLY fast guys 30-34 for staying home Saturday.

My award was the coffee cup above; the inset photo is me and my son showing off our awards -- he ended up getting a medal for his race.

I ended up being 60th out of 369 finishers, the largest Christmas Classic ever. My official time puts me at 1:41 better than my previous time from two years ago when I was 100th out of 322.