The race start was a quick 10 minute drive across town, and with a small race that starts and ends at essentially the same spot, logistics were easy.
Quick Marathon Maniac photo at the start time and we were off for a small loop around the neighborhood, then on to the gravel/dirt bike path for the remainder of the race, except for the last 0.2 miles.
|Marathon Maniacs before the start|
Photos courtesy of Wayne Sherman
|About 11-12 miles to go!|
At the aid station at about mile 20, I joked with a high school aged girl that she should run with us, and I was surprised for her to answer OK, and to actually join me. It was nice to have someone to chat with that had a little energy and she kept me pacing at a good clip for that point in the run of a double weekend. Her dad had run the marathon and had probably already finished, they we all still waiting on her uncle to finish as he was running his first marathon.
|Cool finisher's medal!|
Great race, nice a flat, small, well organized, and most importantly, cool medal!!!!
I was glad to get a marathon complete in PA particularly that my first attempt ended in me getting to buy a new to me engine for my Subaru!