Athens 5k

Race Date: Sunday, 12/11/2017
Race Distance: 5 Km

Earlier in the day, the marathon runners had to complete 42k of undulating road before finishing their race in the 1896 Olympic stadium in front of thousands of supporters. We took the smarter option and only needed to run 5k to experience the same dramatic finish inside the stadium. 4,444 people completed the afternoon 5k (plus a little bit) race. Poor marshaling at the finish robbed Susannah of the win in the women's race when she was directed the wrong way (Susannah was officially 2nd by a second but would've won without the marshaling blunder). Post-race Bruce briefly showed as finishing 2nd overall on the unofficial results with a Windmilers 5k club record of 15:58 before the race organisers ruined the fun and corrected the chip times. Overall positions and chip times shown below.