- Beautiful course
- Friendly and helpful volunteers at the aid stations
- Personalized email with my results within hours of the race
- No hassle with parking, packet pickup, pre-race bathrooms, etc.
- People who lived along the course were out in their yards cheering, hosing us down, and doling out much needed words of encouragement
- Rolling hills were prevalent along the course and killed my hopes of a new PR but I still loved the course and will run it again if they continue to have the race
- Ashley AKA redonk runner mentioned this in her recap: 8AM start in the south in May is probably not a great idea so I'd like to see it start at 7AM for future races
|This was our approach to the Mile 12 marker|
Honestly, nothing was ugly as far as the race is concerned. My steak the night before, however, is an entirely different story...
I could have taken 100 pictures of the course but I used restraint so here are some of my favorites!
|I love old barns!|
|We turned off the road up ahead and ran to the left|
|COWS! Hands down my favorite buddies along the course!|
|Gorgeous corn field that I'm sure will be breathtaking later this summer and fall|
Oops, I totally forgot to mention my time. I finished in 2:37:09 which is exactly 12:00 miles. I was pleased with my time considering the hills and the heat. Call me crazy but this was just as hot and hilly as Nashville yet I ran it more than 12 minutes faster. I'm convinced that if you put me on back country roads with some grass, trees, cows, and no hills and turn me loose I'm going to run a fast race. I enjoy the peace and quiet and I never run with music so being able to enjoy the scenery and not have to weave around people or listen to other people's conversations makes me a happy runner!
What's the most scenic race you've participated in?
What's the most beautiful place you've been on vacation?
***Bahamas!!! Not Nassau but a small remote island where our friends have a house. No phone, no internet, and no worries!