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Claire and Tarq break 21 min. in Oakland Twilight 5k

posted Nov 20, 2012, 11:21 PM by Laura Driussi   [ updated Jan 20, 2013, 4:06 PM ]

March 26, 2011

This was a big race. The entries were sold out and there were something like 1200 people running. Tarq and Claire wisely started up front and they never looked back. When the race ended Claire had finished fourth woman and absolutely decimated her age bracket. She set a new P.R. of 20:43, which is quite remarkable for a twelve-year-old! Tarq was only a few steps behind in a fast finish for both of them. For their next race we will have these two stars in raptors jerseys!

The start line. That crowd goes waaaay back; like 1/8 mile!

Just after the start.

Midway in the race. Tarq is not in pain. He's just howling with joy!

Claire finishes. She and Tarq were so far up at the finish that there were still a lot of people finishing when I left twenty minutes later.

Time to stretch down and enjoy the P.R.

Claire gets warm-down help from her personal trainer.

A happy father and daughter after a great race.

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