After the race was over, we took all the runners for an ice cream at McDonald's -- at least that was the plan. When we got to the restaurant, we found out that the ice cream machine was broken. The kids had fun eating lunch together and visiting.
These two pictures together is all of the Spartans that ran this first race of the cross-country season. We focus more on running in 5K races than in actual cross-country events. I only brought my small camera and it does not back up as far as my big camera and I could not get everyone in the same picture together. What a group of kids. They love to run together and be together.
On your mark, get set, GO!! And they're off!!
Alec finishes officially in 28:45 in 41st position overall. A great time for his first race of the year. Last year, his first race time was in the 4o minute range. He ran the whole race without stopping -- way to go, Alec. It was half way through the season last year before he could say that.