Friday evening, one of the best dumpster dashes ever sprang up almost extemporaneously.
About 7PM, David (61) challenged Matt (34) to a race, just to spur interest in the DD, not delusional that he could outrun a guy about half his age.
As the regulars began shouting "Dumpster Dash," about a half dozen others (including one teenage boy) joined David and Matt on the starting line. Many in the pub moved to the deck to see the race.
The younger guys took off full speed down the hill. On reaching the flat part, and finding himself behind, Matt (a Marine) kicked off at least one of his pointed-toe cowboy boots, which went about 12 feet up in the air.
On the way back up, Matt poured on the coals and won easily. David passed Anthony before the finish line, but a good 30 yards behind Matt. Since the race was completely undocumented, the exact order of finish cannot be stated, and no official time was kept.
The important thing is that everyone had a great time running and/or watching.
Perhaps we should have a free-for-all run every Tuesday and Thursday (the regular days for the DD).
The Matt vs JT (32) race is tentatively scheduled for a week from Tuesday, and should be a good one!