Once again, we had the 10-10-10 Halloween race today. Last year was the first edition and I enjoyed it very much. Running in the east end is not something I do often since I can easily run where we live ; a change of scenery is definitely welcome.
I am repeating myself from last year, but in a nutshell, the race is a 10km x 3 runners relay race (some do the entire 30km though). It starts at The Reef Resort in the east end and essentially does a loop and back to the resort. Its a 6am start (I got up at 4:30am) on a Sunday morning, so anyone who manages to make it out to east end is already a winner in my book!
So I had the 1st leg of the race. Its actually a good bit uphill. The highest point on Grand Cayman, a whopping 79 feet above sea level, is somewhere along the northern side on my leg of the race. However, as hills and elevations go, its not a big deal! The first leg did have the advantage of starting in the dark (sunrise was 6:25am) so I had very little sun to deal with which obviously makes things easier. Later runners did have a nice breeze and somewhat overcast which also helped. If anyone cares, I ran my 10k section in 45mins, 25 seconds. I am quite pleased. Our team finished first of the corporate teams. 🙂
Here you can see my leg (starting at the green dot). After that, it keeps going south and then back to the start point along the ocean. A very pleasant run.
Here is my team getting our trophy from a representative of The Reef resort. Good job guys ; it was an honor to have you as team mates.
While waiting for the prizes & food … I took some pictures of the beach at the Reef resort. Its a really nice place. Will probably have to go back and spend a bit more time at one point.
There is a nice pier, not unlike the one at Rum Point.
From the pier, we saw masses of fish. Not sure what they were doing there, but it was a nice sight.
Here is the beach. Really nice place. It seems that quite a few people who live on Grand Cayman come here for “Staycation” week-end.
All-in-all, a lovely event! I sure hope they have this each year. Attendance for this second year seemed up from the first year, so seems hopeful.
Cayman Islands Marathon is +-5-weeks away … ill be running the 1/2 marathon again and will of course post here. For any runners out there, its not too late to sign up. Its a fabulous event and definitely justifies a quick (or long) trip to Cayman in early December.