Wednesday, May 6, 2009

NJ Marathon: Official Stats and Some Final Thoughts

Chip Time: 3:52:54 (8:54/mile)
1st half: 1:54:17
2nd Half: 1:58:37

Overall Place: 538/1726
Gender Place: 424/1020
Age Group Place (M, 35-30): 95/194

My only complaint is in regard to the buses. They were not at the central parking area when they were supposed to and we had to walk 3 blocks in the rain to catch the buses back to central parking after the race. I know that the race directors cannot control the weather. However, the race organizers should have adjusted their plans and have the buses in front of the hotel after the race.

Outside of that, the race was well organized. Thank you to the volunteers who were out there in the rain and wind handing us Gatorade, water, and food along the course. There were plenty of fluid stations, port-a-potties, and other food items (pretzels, M&Ms, gummy bears, etc...) at the start and along the course. The spectators that did brave the elements were energetic and offered support to all of the runners. I know I've said this before but I need say it again. Races big and small would not be possible without the many of volunteers involved. Us runners were not the only ones braving the elements on Sunday the volunteers were out there as well. The next time you run a race please do not take them for granted and thank them.

1 comment:

NY Wolve said...

Agree absolutely about the kudos to volunteers in the rain. Races would not be possible without them!