Saturday, June 4th, was the King Tiger 5k; the 5th race in the Grand Prix series. The course features two relatively easy miles, followed by one hellacious mile. Couple that with the fact that the course is completely devoid of trees or shade of any kind and the race can be rather slow. However, Rita's is one of the sponsors, so the promise of free Rita's froze custard after the race more than makes up for the tough course and normally hot conditions. I had the pina colada. It was delicious.
Word leaked during the middle of the week that John Compton was not racing. This didn't mean much for me, but it did open things up on the mens side. Baring a random fast guy showing up (quite possible), we knew this race was Paul's for the taking. This left Jay, Chad, Billy, Vincent, Richard, Stephen, and Jim battling it out for the rest of the podium spots. Stephen ran a phenomenal time on this course last year, so Chad and I figured he would be mixing it up at the front again this year. On the women's side, I knew Michelle was racing, but that was it.