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Lake to Lake 10K

Rating: Gold based on 2 reviews
Distance: 6.20 miles / 9.97 km
Location: Start: Lake Mirror
Lakeland, FL, US
Attributes: point-to-point, mixed flat & hills, roads
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Added by BHG on 8/7/2012
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Rating: Route rating: Silver
by: George Kubelik on 11/25/2012 5:26:35 PM
Race was nice, hill on end was a killer (I'm in 65-69),but how long we have to wait for results ?

Rating: Route rating: Gold
by: Tomas de Paulis on 11/21/2012 6:32:11 AM
Arriving in Lakeland, a city 3 times the size of Cookeville, we immediately drove the race course. Lake to Lake 10K is the oldest 10K race in Florida, beating Gasparilla by 3 months. The course consists of circling three round, shallow ponds, each one of considerable size. Each pond is separated by a 40-80 foot ridge. It is located smack middle of down town, the white tower of city hall (or a nearby church) visible the whole way. Knowing the course, flat by Nashville standards, we went to bed early (8-ish) with great anticipation. Who of the old folks might show up? The place was absolutely crawling with people, the parking lot was full. Those old folks sure like to come early, I said to Lynda. We walked up to the registration, got our number bib, which consisted of a white square with a large black number on it. No race name or date. No sponsors. No chip timing. This is going to be old school, appropriate for a race that started 36 years ago. I am going to check out the start and finish lines, I told Lynda. She was so nervous she had to go back to the bathroom line again. Yes, there was the starting line a couple of blocks away, in white chalk on the pavement. The finish was down by Lake Mirror. It was just getting daylight. Wow! Now, I understood why it was called Lake Mirror. It was lined with huge orange lights in the shape of bells that were reflected in the water. Truly, a spectacular sight. We lined up for the start. The first quarter mile was down hill. I looked at Lynda. Don't you dare going out too fast, I warned. Go now! That was the starting signal. Old school, indeed. A bunch of old men passed me, and Lynda. After about 100 yards, I got my breathing under control, as I passed Lynda. Do you realize that this is sub 9-minute pace? I asked. "It is down hill, dummy." Well, that did not last long as we rounded the north side o

 

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