Thank you to GSHH, Fast Feet Stores and Volunteers of the Race of Champions Marathon.
This was my first time running your marathon and I loved it. Going into the race I had low expectations and was preparing for the worst. What a surprise, as you far exceeded most races of this size. The quality of the course, friendly volunteers, organization and beautiful scenery made for a wonderful experience.
I apologize to those volunteers that received spilled water\gatorade from cups. Early on, it seemed the cups had little fluid and I was concerned about dehydration. Last year someone mentioned there was no water in the last six miles, that was not the case this year; plenty there. Was there a finish line string\tape? After 26.2 miles, your memory gets a little fuzzy and I don't recall breaking one. Your postrace "feast" is excellent! Hat's off to the cook of the chicken. Also, thanks to the earlier responders to my forum questions about the course.
4 days ago