The morning was really chilly and waiting at Wrightsville Beach near the town hall, our group huddled together to try to stay warm. We got a little drizzle during this time but luckily it never started to rain while we waited. At 6:30, the National Anthem was played, a prayer was said and soon it was time for the 6:40am start.
|Race day outfit, never got a photo running since my phone was in the car and it was too cold at the finish line!|
Mile times: 9:44, 9:26, 9:24, 9:26
Miles 5-8 Soon we were taking a right turn on Military Cutoff which would be a 2 mile stretch before entering the Landfall subdivision. This area had plenty of cheering and also plenty of wind. While it did not feel cold, it was not exactly easy running this stretch. Finally we entered the Arboretum gate and the temperature immediately felt warmer due to the lack of wind. I knew Tom would be cheering at some point in the next mile so I was excited. We continued on the winding roads, turned onto South Moorings and soon I spied Tom on his bike. He asked if we needed anything, but at this point, we were both fine. Motoring on through the neighborhood was fun as I saw my friends, Katie, Sheila, Tracey, John (missed Patty) and others.
Mile times: 9:22, 9:30, 9:28, 9:37
|Not my running clothes, but my only photo with Christie|
Mile times: 9:29, 9:28, 9:34, 9:33, 9:37 8:43
Finish Time: 2:05.34
2/14 60-64 AG
|1st place left, Sue in 3rd, and me|
|Loved adding another growler to the collection|
|Diana (left) rocked her first marathon including an AG award, Christie (top right) had huge PR and Chad over an hour PR!|