Historic and hilly (about: 2006)|
John D'Angelo from Denver, Colorado (5/22/06)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Colorado Colfax Marathon
For a first time marathon, I compare the organization to the likes of Boston and New York. BRAVO!!! From the Expo to the course set up, top class! After seeing the winning time, I don't feel so bad with a 3:57. A cool start in Aurora turned into a heat wave by the half-way point. I believe it was even a new temp record for Denver. The last 10k were brutal as I was not well hill-trained. It was like being on a step master! Even the finish at the mall was a huge hill.
Needed for next year: Better instructions on Drop off at Aurora, better instructions for return busses to the Hyatt. Also, maybe some more waterstops downtown before the hills (otherwise there were PLENTY of water stops).
Oh.....one final THANK YOU to the guy handing out the ICE COLD sponges at mile 22 or 23. Thank you, thank you, thank you.....you saved me from possibly having to stop.