Overall a very good half-marathon race! (about: 2005)|
D. M. from Nova Scotia (11/29/05)
3 previous marathons
Overall, just wanted to say that I enjoyed the PEI Half Marathon very much. Temperature was perfect, although there was some wind (out of control of the organizers!). The pasta dinner (although not free like other years) was quite tasty. Other runners were very friendly, and the volunteers were very supportive.
Only a couple of things I would like to see improved. There wasn't a first mile or kilometer split - in fact the first marker that I could see was the 7K for the half marathon! Really would have liked to see something before that. The baggage drop-off was staffed by volunteers. However, the bags were just left unattended on the floor in the convention center for pick-up. The expo was also a bit lacking, and the main speaker at the expo, well, not much to say there. Also, although I pre-registered online over a month in advance, they didn't have my shirt size left. They promised to mail it, but no shirt yet (over 6 weeks later). And the finish line promised pizza and other foods. I finished quite early on in the half, but by the time I had a glass of Gatorade, the couple of pizzas they had were gone. The rest of the post-race snacks were pretty meager too.
Overall, I had a really good time at the race. Those comments above are just meant to be constructive suggestions to work on for next year. Would definitely consider doing this run again!