4.15 mi, 36:07, 8:42 avg, elev gain 51 feet
Started off the morning driving up to Lecanto to see the cross country meet. Pretty big meet with 47 schools. Course was all trail (except for 100m track finish) and pretty hilly. Weather was not nearly as oppressive as it was at Lakeland last week. Saw the team start then followed a couple of coaches to the 2 mile marker where I also ran into Jolene from the Striders who coaches for one of the schools.
Thomas came through at 11:42, was leading for his team. After he went by followed Jolene to the finish area but I did not make it in time to see the finish but Jenny texted me the finish time of 18:13 (which turned out to be 18:12.9 for the official time so a new CC PR).
Next I watched the JV boys finish. Then I found out there was an issue on the course - some of the boys got attacked by a swarm of bees. Saw one kid get carried to an ambulance and several others with multiple stings (not sure how many total). They tried to clear out the bees for the JV girls who ran after a delay but I think they also shortened the course to avoid the section, just in case.
Got back home and did an easy paced 4 mile run, trying to keep it easy so I'd be fresh for my long run on Sunday.