Monday, March 11, 2013

Hyannis Marathon & Half - Part Five - THE RACES

RAIN ! So sad for the volunteers, sponsors,race director, runners
A major proportion of motorists seemed to hate runners, or at least having the races on their streets.
There was no restriction of traffic, and we observed deliberate dousing of runners.
At any rate, dodging puddles was challenging.

The Hyannis marathon is described on the web site as a winter marathon. We were fortunate to miss the worst winter weather, just a couple of weeks previous. Here, left-over snow along the street and twigs and branches broken in the wind.

The temperature was around 42 degrees at the start and fell to a steady 38 degrees with an equally steady RAIN.

Yes, RAIN!

Sign advises "No lifeguard on duty" and yes, there were great piles of snow.

In spite of the rain and the wind off the Atlantic, I did love running along beaches.

The hospitality both for the expo and for the post-race party at the Hyannis Convention Center was faultless and welcome!

At the finish we were soaked and glad to be done.

We had a great time and the splendid finisher's medal was a delight.

The sweet race director promised to mail my age group award, since it turned up missing at the award ceremony.

Be sure to read Don's account of the race, too.

1 comment:

peter said...

An AG award, congratulations, Sunshine. I love Cape Cod, even though you had some harsh moments there (the traffic and the splashing and the cold rain) so I thorougly enjoyed your account. 13 miles in a cold wet rain is no fun but it sounds like you enjoyed yourseives.