- Crowd support along the course was amazing! There was hardly a stretch where there weren't people cheering.
- I can now say I've run a Rock N Roll race (we are going to label that a good thing!)
the heat, hills, and horrible humidity (and I live in Alabama people!) I
was happy with my time of 2:49:22 even though it's my second worst time
for a half
|Love all these signs!|
- The line at the expo was horrendous and once inside we were herded like cattle downstairs and into the packet pickup area.
40 minutes to start a race is ridiculous in my opinion when there's no
one checking to see which corral people are entering. I didn't see a
single person around me that should have actually been in that corral
but in a corral further back.
- It was really difficult to pass people along the course. Walkers were all over the place and my most commonly used phrase of the day was "excuse me"
|This was just the beginning...|
|The only thing I was excited about when I finally got back to the car was the mini moon pie I picked up at the expo|
|Can you see the start line? Yeah, I couldn't either...|
Needless to say this I won't be running this race again. For the price tag I was pretty disappointed. What I spent on this race for my entry fee and the platinum runner's package (which was actually worth it for the private porta potties, shuttle, parking space, and pre-race food in the tent) is equivalent to my entry fees for three smaller half marathons. Cost aside I just was not impressed with the whole Rock N Roll experience and unless you plan to stay both Friday and Saturday night then you don't even get to enjoy the post-race concert because it's held on Saturday night. I won't even talk about the heat, hills, or humidity because I'm pretty sure all the other recaps gave a full account of the brutality associated with these three.
How much do you think is too much to pay for a half marathon?
What's the hottest, most hilly, or most humid race you've run?