A brilliant life-altering experience: Many thanks (about: 2004)|
Vida Collis from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (9/27/04)
1 previous marathon
| 1 Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Thank you to the organizers and volunteers who made it possible for me to fulfill my goal of running a marathon. I ran the half a few years ago and knew my first full would be with you. I was blown away at how much bigger the event has grown since 2000. It was great then and it was even better now.
I enjoyed every moment of my first marathon. I finished a 'strong' 5:02 with the early-birds. (Thank you for the early start! It was a friendly, relaxing and fun way to start. I'll always recommend this option to my fellow plodders).
I truly appreciate not only my efforts but the collective efforts of such a dedicated group of people. Stellor organization + enthusiastic volunteers + terrific crowd support + the happy spirits of the 'early birds' = a wonderful experience. Standouts include the passionate music encouraging my legs to keep going; the crowds of specators by the Leslie Spit, the Beaches and during the final 8 km to the end; and, most of all, the kids manning the water stations who were so eager to help and support the runners. Shout out to the kids between Tommy Thomspon and the Beaches - they rocked!). Thanks for keeping us safe, protected and motivated: I'll definitely be back again!