This weekend I was part of an all-female team at the Rum Runners Relay which is a 10 stage running relay that starts in Halifax and winds along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to Lunenburg. The relay is an annual event, first started in 1985, that occurs on the last Saturday in September with 70 teams enter each year, usually with 10 members per team.
Our team was named “Mountain View RunHERS” and we represented a broad range of runHERS. From teens that have only started to discover their long-term talent to gals running their fastest times ever and finally to those just hanging on after 30 years racing (okay that last part was biased and describes ME). Our team captain made team shirts that said: “Nice Girls. Mean Legs.” And the nice part couldn’t have been truer about my teammates (more on that below).