11/10/2018 Scott Orlando Canton Charge 5K Canton, Ohio


Canton Charge 5K

Canton, Ohio

Finish Time:  24:38

Finish Place:  21/218

Division Place:  4/ 13

Race Review By Scott Orlando

For the second week in a row a tight calf kept me just off the podium finishing 4th in my age division and 21st overall.  My calf started tightening last week 4.5 miles into a 10K.  I wasn’t sure until late in the week if I was going to attempt to race.  Some treatment on Monday followed by successful treadmill runs on Wednesday and Thursday made me decide that the I would give it a go.  Less then a mile into the race the calf started straining forcing me to slow down.  I was able to complete the race without walking or stopping.  The race itself was another great event put on by the amazing people at Run Canton.  The Canton Charge 5K is a fun race that starts and finishes inside the Canton Civic Center.  So many races this time of year are completely outdoors so having indoor facilities for pre and post race make this event that much more enjoyable.  The course itself is always challenging featuring many brick roads, and rolling hills.  This year’s cold temperatures in the 20’s, slight snow fall, and gusting 20 – 30 mph winds made the course that much more challenging.  This was by far my slowest 5K time that I can remember but I am proud that I was able to finish the race with my injury.  All participants of the race received long sleeve tech shirts, custom finisher medals, a Canton Charge game ticket, plus pizza, beer, and other post race food.