Ran Half Marathon in Newport RI on 10/17
Monday, October 18, 2010
I highly recommend the Newport RI Half Marathon to anyone who likes to run. (You can run a full marathon there, as well.) The course is very scenic, starts and ends on a very pleasant beach and has several stretches where you run along the water. It was pure joy to run it. There were thousands of runners, which definitely added to the excitement. Here's a link to the race site:
It was my first race. I wasn't going for speed, just for fun. I ran with a running buddy, who is older than me and wasn't quite trained up for it, so we went somewhat slowly, finishing the 13.1 miles in about 2 hours and 50 minutes. I'm totally hooked on racing now and will definitely do more.
If you go to Newport, definitely check out the Cliff Walk:
Let me know if you have a recommendation for any other races in New England or near New England.