Today was the day of my local turkey trot; I know it’s the day after Thanksgiving, but it’s a tradition to have the race the day after here.
Anyway, I was warming up before my race when I see a group of young men donning Harvard T&F gear. They were acting exceptionally obnoxious: yelling loud chants, kicking around a soccer ball, and performing ostentatious running drills.
The gun goes off and these buffoons run to the front, continuing their pretentious display. They cracked jokes and took up most of the trail. Had it not been for their little show, I know I would have attained my goal of sub 17.
The race finishes and they ended up sweeping all of the awards. This all just seems incredibly distasteful to me. I get the feeling they know their regional and national performance was a fluke, so they came here to try and “prove” something. This team almost entirely composed of foreign athletes had no business running at my hometown turkey trot.
And yes, they were wearing those dreadful hot-pink vaporflys whilst doing all of this. Sad.