Another WI marathon by IL people.... Why? (about: 2010)|
S. E. from Wisconsin (6/2/10)
50+ previous marathons
| 1 Great Midwest Marathon
I am less enthusiastic than Kathy. Perhaps the low turnout and weather played into this. I agree that it is a tough course even on a cooler day. Perhaps a 6 a.m. start would have helped. I needed ice - not warm water - at water stations. What happened to the "every 2 miles" between water stations? I hope the half marathoners got better treatment when they finished. I was handed a $1 medal with a sticker face. No one offered water or ice. There might have been food, but I did not see any, nor was I directed toward anything. What I thought was a food area was for the results. I asked about the marathon results and the guy at the computer said, "We don't have any for the marathon yet." I left to get something cold to drink and some food. Maybe they will send me my age group award. It was very hot and humid, and I don't think the organization was prepared. Too bad for the participants and the volunteers. Maybe next time.