|A google maps review of the island captured the spirit of the place: it has a "random lighthouse. Its there if you want to go see it".|
At first we thought it would be a fun place to check out. Um, not so much. The island used to be a prison, and now is dominated by two hospitals. Always fun running really fast and dodging poor people in wheelchairs who probably love being reminded that they are not well enough to even walk.
Anyway, the race was put on by NYC Runs which I gather is a newish company that organizes and times races as well as putting them on themselves. It was smallish, with about 250 people running the 10K and probably a similar amount running the 5K.
|Working hard not to heel strike for the camera|
Result: 44:07 with about a 7:07 min/mile pace. Second place female and first in age-group.
I also managed to drag the hubs out to watch me race. Hes such a doll.
|His response to this photo was "Nothing says love like carrying her bags and following her around the course, taking 100 race photos like a creeper"|
|Me with my fancy-pants trophy.... husband and race-prize. Har har.|
All in all, a good race by NYC Runs. They were efficient and organized and put on a good post-race brekky. No goody-bags (which are usually mostly junk anyway) and the "small" race t-shirt is my husband's new undershirt. But definitely will be trying out a few more of their races.