Good first year marathon!!! (about: 2005)|
T. K. from Atlanta, GA (11/2/05)
2 previous marathons
| 1 Spinx Run Fest
Greenville should congratulate themselves for putting on a very good marathon. The volunteers along the course were very enthusiastic and helpful. The water stops were plentiful and stocked fruits and Gatorade as well. The finish line was staffed with more than enough volunteers to take timer chips from shoes and to offer any support that was needed. The post-race food was again plentiful and accessible.
The course was beautiful once we got away from the 'seedy' part of Greenville, if you can call it that. Furman University's campus was a marvel, with the misty lake perfect for a Halloween weekend race. However, the course was hilly, not that you can do much else in the area, but it sure was hilly. If I had known that before the race, perhaps I would not have gone out so hard. Not to mention that I didn't see a mile marker until mile 5, where I finally realized that I was running way too fast. Anyway, I still think the marathon was great, and would return for a reprisal next year.
One minor concern was that the organizers had not ordered enough t-shirts for the race, and I was given very little instruction on how to receive mine. I hope that it will appear in the mail at some point.