I had been standing, clapping and cheering for the marathon and half-marathon runners for well over three hours, just past the 10K mark. I had seen Tony, Kaitlyn, Erik, Gerry, Liz, and so many many more runners go by. Finally, there was no one left in sight and the people I was hanging with – wonderful people! – and I were packing it up when we saw one very small group in the distance. We all put down our gear, some pulled their noisemakers back out of their bags, and we waited. It was worth the wait.
9833 - Charles BUCKNER - Ottawa - 8160 - 4:39:57.3 - 4:21:57.3 - 12:25 - M80+ - 2/2 - 4309/4311 - 2:05:42.1
According to @viva_lara who was volunteering at the water station at Tunney’s Pasture, Charles is 87 and lives in an assisted living care facility.
Congratulations to everyone who ran this race weekend in Ottawa, but especially to Charles. He really made my day.