Pacific Roadrunners First Half: 14 February 2016

Wet. Muddy. Cold.

Just some words to describe how my first run with the Pacific Road Runners First Half Marathon went thanks to the typical February Vancouver weather.

Finishing a 2:26 time hardly qualifies for a good time (my best so far on a half is 2:11) however, having just gotten over flu and colds, I was expecting to finish in 3 hours so I guess it wasn’t so bad after all.

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Course: From the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown, onto the Sea Wall, around Stanley Park and back, the route presented every Vancouver runner’s favorite scenic spots and trails.

Medal: The medal befits not only Valentine’s Day, but also the charity benefiting from the race, Variety, the Children’s Charity.

Gear:  Nice colour and graphic. I did not wear it at the race as I picked up the race package a few minutes before the actual race but it does look like the material produced by Mizuno is good.

Spectators: Not a lot. Runners were relying more on the volunteers for moral support.

Course Entertainment: See Spectators. That’s basically it.

Expo: More like pre and post-race Expo.  Features booths from upcoming events and an abundance of complimentary food including hot soup that helped ease the hypothermia. The post-race goodies did make up for the lack of men’s washrooms.

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With the Denman Running Room Run Crew

Total distance: 21.1K/ 13.1M
Official Time: 2:26 (I blame the rain)

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