CRT hit the ground running with out first race this Saturday, September 12th. CRT members Janine Allo, Jeff Mandell, Craig Pepin, Bret Dewhurst, and I faced the Archie Post 5 miler (that’s right 5 miles, not K) among about 150 other runners. The race was a casual affair. There was no gun at the start and the starting line itself was at seemingly random juncture in a quiet neighborhood next to the Burlington Country Club. For most of the race, we ran on a beautiful bike path that winded through some forest areas with giant pine trees to finish at the UVM Gutterson Field House. If you missed the race, I would recommend doing a long run on the course, because it is a great route. The two biggest bonuses to the race, though were that 1) it was a surprisingly (and for most of the race, unnervingly) flat course for Burlington, with only one long, gradual hill over the last mile, and 2) there were $10 FleetFeet gift certificates for all finishers! With our upcoming 5ks, CRT plans to have even more representation at races, so keep checking you email or Champlain Running Team on Facebook for updates.