Bayou Hills 10k Race Report

Race: Bayou Hills 10k

Runner: Geoffrey Winkler

Race Date: 03/30/2024

Location: Pensacola, FL

Results: 45:50

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3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

  • Improved pacing effort
  • Racing strategy
  • Loved the endurance that I have built over the last 3 months

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

  • Hills lol
  • A lot of turns
  • The course ran in reverse for a part of it.

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

  • My pacing. Had a real race strategy.
  • Ran a PR by 3 min

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

  • Slow on the hills and use the down hill to your advantage
  • Don’t go out too fast. You will pay on the later hills

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Always trust your training. You have the endurance to push

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

The last mile hill is the toughest. Find a way to push past pain

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

Scenic. Some views of the bayou

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Very hilly

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Well oiled machine

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Not this year

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?


Weather and typical race conditions

Beautiful sunny skies. No clouds. 58 degrees to start

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

Eat a Gu or nutrition right before. You should be good without an aid station

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?


How’s the Swag?

Hardly any. Shirt is ok

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?