Great Trailer... (about: 2003)|
Rob Runkle from Cincinnati, Ohio (11/28/04)
6-10 previous marathons
| 1 Tecumseh Trail Marathon
This was a great little trail race. Definitely not a PR course, of any kind. The elevation gain/loss is in the 3100 ft range. The course was a beautiful trail, but it will vary greatly based on the amount of recent rain. I was running in wet shoes within the first mile, but that is the sacrifice for running a trailer. The volunteers were awesome and very enthusiastic. I could tell that most were first time volunteers, but they were totally awesome. Safety was definitely monitored like a hawk. I'm already signed up for 2004.
Regarding the course: It is just hilly. But it is soft (trail). So, it will tax your cardio and lungs, but relatively easy on the legs. Of course, after 26.2 miles, it won't feel so easy on the legs. The trail hits the streets a few times, but only for very short stints. The water stops are pretty reasonable. I didn't carry any of my own fluids, and I did fine. Very friendly race also!!