Good course and excellent organization (General Comments)|
Ryan O'Neil from Glastonbury, CT (11/17/00)
I ran this in 2000 and it was my first marathon. The part of the course that is in South Windsor (about ten miles or so) is terrific, through streets lined will fall foliage and farms.
Water stops every mile, which also had Ultima, for better or worse. The food at the end was good. I finished in 5:23 and there was still plenty of yogurt, chili, baked potatoes, and apples. The volunteers were great, they were really pulling for all of the runners. There's a hill at in between mile 20 and 21, but you get to coast down that same hile at mile 25, which was a god send at that point. I haven't done any other marathons, but I have done plenty of other road races, and this was by far the nicest t-shirt I've received.