Archive for October, 2010

Niagara Falls Half

Posted: October 29, 2010 in Running

This past Sunday I ran the half marathon as part of the Niagara Falls Marathon Weekend. It was a great day to race next to no wind and sunny and warm. The race went out extreamly fast and after a few quick km three of us had broken away from the feild. I remember going through 5k in 14:49 knowing I had another 16k to go but just had to stay with the the group as I didn’t want to be in no man’s land which can often kill your race. However after making it to the 10k in 30:10 I began to fall off no longer able to run the 3 minute k’s anymore. This could have been really bad falling off and running on my own, but I was able to get into a 3:10k pace which considering the early part of the race I felt was very solid. At around 15-16k another runner caught up to me, and just ran off my shoulder, we went through 10 miles in 49:10. The pace stayed fixed at 3:10 and I just counted the k’s to the finish. With about 400m to go in the race I tried making a move to pull away, but there was nothing there and I watched as 3rd place ran off. I was still very happy as I crossed the finish line in 65:25 nearly a one minute faster then my personal best time.

Top 5 finishers

1 3632 Dagim Yeshitela Toronto 1:04:28.5 3:04
2 2573 Bernard Langat Santafe 1:05:04.1 3:06
3 1520 Sai’D Ali-Hadji Montreal 1:05:22.0 3:06
4 2875 Derek Nakluski Kitchener 1:05:25.5 3:07
5 3066 Baghdad Rachem Montreal 1:06:46.1 3:10

Hello world!

Posted: October 29, 2010 in Running

I, Derek Nakluski started running in grade 10 and through success in high-school was able to get a scholarship to the states. First to the University of Memphis and then I transfered to High Point University (North Carolina) where I was a member of the schools first ever Conferance Championship team. We went on to win three Cross Country Conferance Championships in a row. With this blog I want to share my future stories and successes in the world of running!