Philadelphia Broad St. Run – 10 Miler

While the rest of PGRC was busy timing Pathways, coaching the Running Start, and attending the May board meeting, I traveled north for my next race.

Sunday (May 4th), I ran my 4th Philadelphia Broad Street 10 miler, a point-to-point race from the heart of North Philly all the way down Broad Street to the Naval Yard. This run has a special place in my heart because it was the first run I did that was longer than a 10K. Here are my past results:

2004 (~10,000 total finishers) 1:38:27

2005 (~12,000 total finishers) 1:32:51

2006 (~14,000 total finishers) 1:27:16

This year the weather was ideal (about 55 degrees and overcast), I had a great running partner (my college friend, Kevin), and I was looking forward to matching or beating my 2006 PR. And… I DID (by exactly 1 second/mile).

2008 (~19,000 total finishers !!!!) 1:27:06

Also this year, the race was much larger than my first race in 2004. It looks like the BSR is preparing to overtake the Army 10-miler as the most popular 10 mile race in the country!!! Yay for PHILLY 🙂

I didn’t see any other PGRCers at the run… did anyone else run?

❤ ❤ ❤

— Emily —


2 Responses

  1. Emily — Good race report. Congrats on your PR!

  2. Wow, I missed this post somehow. Amazing job, Emily! Way to kick butt! 🙂

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