Sunday, October 31, 2010

St George Marathon

Niles ran the St George Marathon again. The first year he ran the race, it was record cold and rain. This year, it was a record heat wave! He did a great job and made a personal record. He even managed a smile at the end, instead of cursing his wife for getting him mixed up in this sport! Next year is my turn again.... the weather will most likely be perfect:)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Big Bummer!

I was supposed to run The Boston Marathon in April. I went to register less than 24 hrs after it had opened and it had closed already! I can't believe it! Below is the Article on it from The Associated Press. Such a bummer!

Boston Field Fills Up in Eight Hours
Published: October 18, 2010

The Boston Athletic Association said the 2011 Boston Marathon field was filled via online registration in eight hours. Registration opened at 9 a.m. and closed at 5:03 p.m. During that time, about 26,800 runners registered for the 115th running of the world’s oldest annual marathon.

Runners must meet qualifying times based on gender and age. Guy Morse, the association’s executive director, said it took more than two months to fill up the same-size field last year. The 2011 race is April 18.