This Saturday is the 30th running of the Bele Chere 5K. I ran the course this morning as part of my run, and I’m glad I did. The first mile is very hilly (Charlotte/ Beaumont/ Hilliar) but then the course is mostly mild, rolling hills. Once you get to College/ Biltmore Ave., it's all down hill to the finish line- time to put the afterburners on.
Considering the amount of hills in this course, I'm rethinking my goal pace of 7:40, which was a little aggressive anyways. . If I adjust it to 7:42-7:43, I can hopefully still break 24:00 and PR.
With nearly 1,500 people showing up, sadly, I foresee no age group awards for me on Saturday. That's OK. I'll be super happy with breaking 24:00.