Taste of Philly opened a very nice new location in Castle Rock. New location, new wall of fame to get on.
I hoped to be the 1st on the new wall, but it turns out that a guy had been in the night before and finished in 52 minutes (staff says he ran out and puked right away).
T-bonz and I get down there. I finally got to meet the owner/franchisor/franchisee (?) of the four locations at which I have taken on the Apollo Challenge. Martin Garvey - great guy, and younger than I expected - congratulations to him (on his success, not on being young - though that's great).
After some formalities, Martin cooks up the Apollo, and it's on.
It's steamy hot! And very cheesy! I crush the first half in under 5 minutes. The record time that Jimme holds is certainly within reach!
But I do not maintain that speed on the 2nd half. The last 3 Apollo attempts for me have been that way. I bust ass on the 1st half but limp in on the 2nd.
Ended up finishing in just over 18 minutes. Fifth time. And fun time. For 2011, I am 4-4.