HILLY FUN (about: 2005)|
M. L. from Canada (2/2/05)
6-10 previous marathons
Course: Double out-and-back along a reservoir. HILLY! Foggy, lots of little turns, many ups and downs, 4 dam crossings, run in conjunction with the 10k and 1/2 runners. Course not closed to traffic (but there were only 2 or 3 cars anyway plus the bozo who insisted on driving through the start while we were lined up to go).
Organization: 5 stars all the way. Detailed race directions, on-time start, shuttles from various areas in the city to the start area, tons of race kit goodies, gels, water, sports drink at every station, post-race food and massage, on-course photographers, and all for only HK$200. My only criticism... I couldn't access the website from outside HK.
Spectators: None except some groups of weekend hikers and runners who were not really 'spectating' per se, but plenty of very enthusiastic and helpful volunteers, plus lots of support from other runners at the out-and-backs. It was great to see younger people involved in support of this race.
More women should consider running this race! There were only 8 people in my category (F18-39)!