By Justin Kim on Jul 25, 2012 | Filed under Featured, Photos, Recap
For those of you wondering why so many of your friends seem to be loudly groaning in pain or clutching their legs in agony, know that these people have participated in the challenging but rewarding 5K/10K run (unless your friends are just suffering from some other bodily harm that has nothing to do with our run). For the European-metric-systematically-challenged, the 5K is equivalent to about 3 miles, while the 10K is equivalent to about 6 miles. It’s an annual tradition that Koinonia has faithfully maintained in the past couple years to remind both staff and students to not waste the summer around in laziness, but to discipline ourselves spiritually and physically!
Instead of having our run at the usual Shoreline route, we decided to mix things up and run in the Berkeley Marina, famed for its fiery sunsets and beautiful coastal scenes.
People nervously stretching for the big run.
Our faithful attendants who recorded everybody’s time.
The epic beginning of our run. Notice Jerome in the background, leading us victoriously in the charge!
It was truly a beautiful sight to behold as we ran directly along the coast and enjoyed the cool summer breeze gently pushing against our backs (but also our hair). Unfortunately, we don’t have any pictures of the actual course, but if you want to see it for yourself, make sure you run in our next year’s 10k!
Though the sight of the marina was very aesthetically pleasing, I think most of us were just relieved to finally see the finish line at the end of our long run!
Finally! I can stop running!
Truly a champion in the making.
Join us next time! If you start training now, the 10K will be a breeze!