This is a view of the start/finish line at today's Morgan Hill Marathon/Half Marathon. I picked up my bib and shirt, etc., yesterday and took this photo of them setting it up. Over 2200 entered in both races. 1104 in the half, which I did.
So I finished in 2:04 flat, a 1:44 PR over the Giant Race Half just a couple of months ago. Could have been better, but I ran out of gas after 10 miles and had to run/walk the rest of the way. The legs were really tired from the hills. There were about 6 long gradual hills on the course. About 2/3 of the race is uphill. Overall I was very pleased with my finish and placement. 393/1104 overall. 28th in my age group. 267th male.
This completed my goal of running at least 2 half marathons this year. Looking to take on a full marathon somewhere next year and probably a couple more halves. Then I'll just throw in a few 5Ks for fun.
This race was well organized and supported. Lots of goodies afterward including 2 free beers, $5 wine (all you could drink, if you bought their commemorative glass, which I was happy to do!) My favorites: bagels, bananas, pop chips, burritos, pretzels, etc. The shirt was a nice looking, nice quality tech tee. Good addition to my collection. The finisher's medal was top notch also! Very heavy and attractive.
My legs are still tired and sore about nine hours later. I'm just kicking back at this point savoring my accomplishments today!