Nice singlet, New route, Different from the usual Sunday morning races in BHS, Out-of-town experience, On-time gun start, Lots of marshals and a post-race massage.
Please, please, please provide enough cups of water and sports drink at least every 3 kilometers, Put up more floodlights on the dark route, Manage properly the vehicular traffic especially at the last 5 kilometers, place a water station as we cross the finish line, please have kilometer route markers (not everyone is wearing a Garmin, me included) please, please do not bombard us with marketing flyers (don’t even try to put those in our loot bags as we will just throw them), a more good-looking finisher’s medal would be better, oh by the way ‘we cannot wear the medal during our training runs, a finisher’s shirt would be better’ as we can wear it everywhere.
A strong finish! I love this pic as it looks like I’m flying. (My 3rd Half Marathon)
5-Excellent 4-Very Good 3-Average 2-Needs Improvement 1-Terrible
They promoted this run to have difficult trails, some boulders, river-crossings, and a breathtaking outdoor landscape. Well it is a very difficult course.
One conversation with the marshals along the way is something like this:
Special Mention: Thank you very much Jai and Madz for the pictures. You can check out more pics from Jai’s Multiply Site.
114th Boston Marathon (BM)- the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon is happening tomorrow- April 19, 2010. Touted as the holy grail of marathon running, it is a dream of every serious runners. To qualify (Boston Qualifier, BQ) for the BM is no mean task. Unlike races in the Philippines which is scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays, the BM is scheduled on a Monday in celebration of Patriots Day.
Top 10 Women Elites Running at BM
Name Qualifying Time Age Country
Erkesso, Teyba 2:23:53 27 Ethiopia
Genovese, Bruna 2:25:28 33 Italy
Grigoryeva, Lidiya 2:25:10 36 Russia
Jia, Chaofeng Debut 21 China
Kosgei, Salina 2:23:22 33 Kenya
Mayorova, Albina 2:25:35 32 Russia
Nakamura, Yurika 2:25:51 24 Japan
Perez, Madai 2:22:59 30 Mexico
Sun, Weiwei 2:25:15 25 China
Tune, Dire 2:24:40 24 Ethiopia