Place Age Group 17 out of 48
Place Overall Women: 76 out of 168
My husband dropped me off so that he and the kids wouldn't have to wait around for too long. I was a little bit confused because I thought that the 10k started at a different spot than the half. Then I noticed a ton of people with 10k bibs on, so I knew I was in the right place. I was also a little self conscious because everyone seemed to be running with their friends, family, etc... Not too many solo moms at the start. I did a lot of walking around, stretching, etc... Luckily I didn't get there too early because before I knew it they were lining up the half milers. The announcer and chief organizer of the race "Joe Burns III" was very organized and calm. He really did a great job of getting the runners lined up and off.
Once the half milers were off, the 5k lined up and went on their way. Then it was our group's turn. I lined up in the back of the 10 miler group, front of the 11's. I learned from my 5k that indeed I am a little faster than I think, so I wanted to try and hang with the faster runners for a little bit, yet not get passed either. As you can see from my time, I was in the perfect spot.
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All in all I really enjoyed the race. It was highly organized and got rave reviews by experienced runners on facebook. Detroit Runner has a very thorough review on the half marathon at his blog. He has a lot of photos of the set up for the race as well as his thoughts as a seasoned runner.
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