Congrats Patty, DeAnna and Dave! These runners are starting the year off right with a New Year’s Day road race to get in some early speed and early miles. Every year, the Santa Barbara Athletic Association hosts 5k and 10k races on New Year’s Day morning. Thankfully they opt for later start times of 9am for the 5k and 9:45am for the 10k so runners can get a little sleep after a late night of celebrations (unless you’re participating in SBRSW and then you likely didn’t make it to midnight!).
The flat course runs along the Santa Barbara oceanfront, starting at Leadbetter beach. The morning dawned sunny after the previous day’s rain. Patty took first in her age group, earning early SBAA grand prix points. Dave and DeAnna tackled both races for bonus miles. Congrats Patty, Dave, and DeAnna!
Patty Bryant: 46th overall and 13th GP, 22:59
Dave Odell: 89th overall and 57th GP, 25:56
DeAnna Odell: 88th overall and 31st GP, 25:55
Dave Odell: 56th overall and 36th GP, 59:42
DeAnna Odell: 36th overall and 9th GP, 51:57