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SQL Run was awesome

When Jes Borland suggested we do a group SQL Run in Seattle, I was thinking that we’d have a few people. Allen White and I run together when we’re in the same town, and with all the people that ran the Portland half and full marathons this past weekend, I was thinking that we’d have 10 or 12 people for the run.


I arrived at the Sheraton around 6:45, and there was one guy outside. I was thinking, OK, a nice small group run and I’m early. He told me that there were people inside waiting, and when I walked in, I saw this:

That’s me hidden in the right corner.

There were about 20-25 people and across the next 10 minutes the crowd grew to about 40-50 people. Hard to tell, but it was a large crowd. A few people I expected to come didn’t because of the timing. We were finishing around 7:30 or so and with breakfast ending at 8am and the keynote at 8:15, that doesn’t leave a lot of time to cool down, shower, and more.

One reason I didn’t accept a spot at the blogger table. Totally worth it to jog with the crowd down to the water and along the boardwalk and piers North of Pikes Place Market. I ended up moving along different people at different times, chatting as we lightly jogged around.

It was a great time, with a nice Seattle morning, cool, but not cold, only a little wind and no rain. A pleasant way to start the day.

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Posted by Tim Radney on 12 October 2011

Really enjoyed chatting with you during the run.  

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