Well... at least it's scenic! (about: 2010)|
t. D. from Northampton, MA (5/30/10)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Memorial Day Marathon
This race, in its first year, has some work to do before it should consider being put on for a second. Water was only available every other mile through the whole race. Post-race refreshments consisted of bagels and bananas and water. The course was scenic but felt like it was designed by a cyclist, not a runner. It's relentlessly hilly. They even threw in a solid hill at mile 25 just for good measure. Mile markers are only sprayed on the pavement most of the time, and course marshals were sparse at many intersections.
Could it be fixed? Probably. More water, more Gatorade, better food. It's all in the details.
It would be a good race in the fall, with cooler temps.