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Let’s hand it off to OCTOBER 2018’s CAVALCADE OF ONE FUCK*NG BOSS HOSS WHOSE NAME IS BRYAN LION!
Member #: 1733
Race name: West Seattle Monster Dash
When was this race? 10/27/2018
How did you place?! I won
Race website: westseattlemonsterdash.com
At the 7th annual West Seattle Monster Dash, SRC members had a clean sweep with Bryan Hamilton and Kristi Houk nabbing the top spots as The Flash and Batgirl, respectively. Kristi is recovering from a car accident/back injury. Bryan, I am not sure what his excuse is–maybe old age.
Here is my (Bryan’s) account:
After two years of racing this event in Lincoln Park and being beaten by Dan Sloat, I have finally been victorious. I woke up race day. It was a typical Seattle fall morning. The air was crisp, the fog was shining and leaves were blowing in the wind. Oh yeah, and three little birds were by my doorstep. I toe’d the start line, looked around, and there was no sign of Dan Sloat. The start gun went off and still there was no sign of Dan Sloat. I took off like a Flash; I knew this year would be the year. I swung my arms, engaged my glutes, and never looked back until I crossed the finish line.
Shoeless Joe Sez!
“At the 7th annual West Seattle Monster Dash”
7 years?! If this race has been around *seven* years, I’ll donate my back catalog of WWF Magazines to the local high school (while wearing a Club Northwest singlet, of course)
“After 2 years of racing this event in Lincoln Park and being beaten by Dan Sloat, I have finally been victorious.”
I can confirm that Bryan got jobbed out by Dan Sloat last year, evidenced by this gif of Dan in his gorgeous SRC singlet slash terrible Halloween costume getting ready to SLAY those 8 year-olds in their T-Rex costumes.
Wouldn’t surprise me if he also stole candy from a little girl and (barely) beat up a 10 year-old in the parking lot afterward.
“three little birds were by my doorstep”
One of my favorite Maroon 5 tracks!
“I toe’d the start line, looked around, and there was no sign of Dan Sloat.”
Hard to race 5Ks against 5 year-olds whilst also arguing on your Slack workspace full of run nerds about Strava GPS inaccuracies!
“I swung my arms”
Good thing Dan Sloat wasn’t nearby or you might have grazed him in the arms and given those pipe-cleaners a visible bruise and he woulda said “own my arm!”
Congrats Bryan and Kristi! From the advanced research I did on your photograph, I can say with 95% certainty (and happiness) that it appears you’re *not* chewing Run Gum, so hands in the air!
(Leaves to Google “cheap Maroon 5 concert tickets”)
Archived Member Race Reports
- SRC Member Race Reports – May 2019
- SRC Member Race Reports – April 2019
- SRC Member Race Reports – October 2018
- SRC Member Race Reports – September 2018
- SRC Member Race Reports – August 2018
- SRC Member Race Reports – July 2018
- SRC Member Race Reports - June 2018
- SRC Member Race Reports – May 2018
- SRC Member Race Reports - April 2018