A Race Well-Finished

Yesterday Andrew and I joined 40 SP runners and 5,200 other runners from 58 different countries for the Angkor Wat races.

The guys with Pip, who works in Poipet with us. She attempted her first 100k bike ride on Saturday, then took 3rd place out of all women in the 10k run Sunday

CCFC vs. SP - who will win....

The bustle at 5:30 a.m. as the team gets ready to get onto the bus to Angkor Wat

The 10k runners lined up to start. Can you find Andrew? Look for the hands in the air!

My friend Gretchen who finished the half-marathon

The half-marathon runners taking off 

Andrew and I before he started his 10k

SP staff lined up waiting to start the 3k

Andrew coming in to finish his race

All of the SP runners finished their races and had a great time doing it. The atmosphere at the races was absolutely electric, as thousands of people were running and many more watching and cheering them on. Andrew finished his 10k in about 50 minutes, and I finished my 3k in 16:34 - not bad for a newbie!  This was my first race to run. Six months ago, I refused to even put on running shoes and go out. (Of course, it may have more to do with the fact that it was over 100 degrees and 100% humidity then!) But I have to admit, the adrenaline is a bit addictive. Running with my coworkers gave it an added sense of esprit d'corps and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again! And there is that 10k in south Cambodia in February......