I was not impressed with the race, the organization, or the lack of runner's etiquette. I also didn't like that I had to strap a used timing strap on my ankle. Yuck!
The course itself was challenging which was nice. Lots of hills. One thing I found odd is that it started on a hill. :/ They also didn't have a timing pad at the start which made it impossible to get an accurate time (of couse I forgot my GPS watch @ Mom's). It was a very rural course so they had police at every intersection to make sure traffic was diverted. The water stations were great! They were well staffed and they had lots of kids helping. I love when kids help at races. There were a few people out cheering but on a hot, difficult course we could have used a few more people encouraging us. We did get a good laugh at the 2 Pekingese barking their heads off.
As I mentioned above I had a problem with runner's etiquette. We need to remember that eventhough police close the roads on a course people live on at some point we are bound to encounter cars. If we are going to safely share a roadway both drivers and runners alike most follow the rules and respect each others place on that roadway.
After the race David and I got some pool time! Yay! Thanks
I'm back at home and it's almost time for bed. Guess I better go get things ready for the week. The running club will be meeting tomorrow morning and I am looking forward to getting back on my normal training schedule. Goodnight all!