During the run a number of us went off course, so I never bothered checking the results. Turns out, however, that ALL the 25K runners went off course--either by poor signage, or tampered-with signage, or runner error--with a net effect of a loss of perhaps 1K of distance.
So....turns out that I did place second in my age group, and since we all screwed up, the results--though relative--do in fact count for something.
That something is my age group award, a Performance Race Visor by SweatVac (I have no financial interest). It's a lightweight, washable, reflective visor and I will wear it proudly. See, at my age you have to grab for all the accolades you can, when you can!
[image credit Gary]