I swear I am going to catch up on all my race recaps like a good little run blogger! Then I can write about other things!
Andddd recap! I decided to run this race the morning of. I felt obligated to run the annual road race in my new town so I signed up on race day and went to check it out. I had some high hopes for it since the website says it was the 39th annual race and thought after 39 years this must be a pretty good race!
It turned out to be very small, which I actually like, but they could have used some more direction and organization. No one knew exactly where the starting line was so we were all mingling in the school parking lot until someone came out from the school right when it was time to start.
See why the starting line was hard to find? It was marked with an 'S' on the ground, so most people didn't even notice it or know what that meant. Even simply writing out the whole word 'START' would have been enough for people to figure out where to head.
It was a really warm day and the staff decided to have a water stop every mile, which was AMAZING! If they didn't do this I would have been suffering! I have run some of these roads before and knew I was in for some hills, so lots of water was greatly appreciated.
There was some confusion on the course where us runners didn't which side of the road to run on, especially in one area where there was road construction. They could have used some more volunteers or signs there to direct us to the correct side of the road.
The course was a good loop on quiet roads ending downtown at the Old Home Days type of event. Since there was an event going on there were some people to cheer for us at the finish, which is always really encouraging and helpful at the end of a hot run!
All runners got a t-shirt, which I surprised to get since I didn't pre-register. That was a nice surprise :) It's funny though because it has a huge McDonald's emblem on the back...kind of opposite of a healthy road race, no?
5 Miles - 49:02 - Nike+ time (no chip timing)
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance