Well organized race, somewhat boring course, (General Comments)|
A Runner from Birmingham, AL (2/25/01)
I ran Blue Angel for fun, had done Disney in January and didn't have a fun race. Blue Angel was well organized, plus the very small crowd made it easy to get to the start line at 6:30 for a 7am start. Unlike Disney where you have to be there 2 hours prior and stand in the COLD. The weather for the race was warmer than expected, almost 70 at race start. But there were plenty of water stops along the way.
The course was nice and for the most part flat, there were a considerable amount of cutbacks, it's always frustrating to see where you will be running in 10 miles. The course had plenty of people directing traffic, and I know they are military, but a little yell or kind word would be nice :) Most were very formal and some didn't even respond to a 'Good Morning.' Overall, I enjoyed the run, because I didn't care about my time. I doubt I will run it again, but that's just me. I don't care to ever run the same one over. The only negative comment would be related to the course spectators. I personally don't care if there are spectators or not, but it was indicated that there was great crowd support. There was not. The after-race was really good. Lots to do and see. And the red beans and rice were very good. Overall a good race. I would recommend it.