It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of running whilst being blasted out of your mind dizzy.
Thursday night after work we headed off to Central Park, the East Meadow to be specific, for the 2nd Annual New York Rogue Runners ‘Dizzy Bat Race’ hosted by Claire. Although the race was covered in Timeout NY and Blood, Sweat and Cheers we knew that the hellish weather might deter people.
We set up the bases and Claire had me do a test run. I spun face down head on the bat 10 times (which in and of itself was a challenge) then took off running. Instead of heading toward 1st base, like any normal American would know to to, I veered off to 3rd base before collapsing into the field. Quite a daunting task rewarded with loud bursts of laughter. This was going to be fun.
Once we had a decent crowd Claire announced the rules. Plain and simple, the clock starts, spin around the bat 10 times, run the bases making sure to tag up at each one. The winner would get a $50 gift certificate to Stub Hub and a check for $9.50, the price of a beer at Yankee Stadium.
Claire started off the madness and did pretty well. Juan was next and he spun the opposite way the rest of us were spinning so instead of him veering to 3rd base head went toward 1st! A great strategy!
Without getting into too much detail about the race I urge you to watch the awesome video Juan made with everyone’s runs in it. Thanks Juan!
Baker (me): 45:00
Maura: 38 flat (her real time was far to great so our time keeper cut her a break)
This was a really fun time. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.
After Claire presented newcomer Andrew with is prizes we all headed to the bar for the after party!