OMG look at those hills, just looking at them made my heart rate go up. WTG lovebirds. I always enjoy reading about your guy’s marathon adventures. I am looking forward to giving you two your congratulations hugs in person in less than 4 days. See you in Seattle.
"It also hit me afresh that in the Marathon, everyone who finishes is a winner in their own rite" Vista
That sounds like a fun race.
I am gathering that you are trying to do races in as many states/provinces as you can?
If this is your Tennessee one, you picked a doosey.
Thanks for the report AND the pictures. You did a good time with those hills.
dive......nice report and I'm glad you enjoyed the race. I used to live just down the road from Percy Warner Park and it's a great place to run. I'm happy they are hosting this race now and I'll to give it a go in the future. Good racing by both of you.
Glad to see a Flying Monkey race report here. I have run both years, and for the second time I have sworn that I will never run it again.
This race has a great community spirit around it. We have our own web site and message board (harpethhillsmarathon.com). We had both pre and post race dinners to go along with the great (mostly homemade) spread after the race. Plus great volunteers and course support.
Yes it is a tough race. But doesn't "flat and fast" get old after a while?
I'm glad divechief could make it. We welcome y'all to join us next year.
The Rented Mule went for a training run at the site of this race just last spring in the Nashville area. It is Percy Warner Park and, indeed, there is little flat area to be found anywhere. I can't imagine covering 26 miles anywhere in that park!
Those look like killer hills but what a spectacular setting with the trees turning. From the pics it looks like a fun group. Glad the flying monkeys didn't get you. Congrats to Arf on the AG win.
Another incredibly fun marathon weekend with my buddy, I loved this race and all the friendly people we met.
Thanks for posting the picture Dave....still can't believe we look so strong at the top of that hill, I think it's the "martini-loading" we did the night before.
Can't wait to see you and our boomer friends in Seattle.
This is what I call a great race and report, because of the non-serious attitude by the RD. Set an expectation early on that this is fun, and no whining! I loved the idea of not charging more if the distance is long, in order to shut up all the Garminophiles.
You two seemed to enjoy this one very much, a perfect couple for a fun race. Thanks for this report Dave. Hope I catch up with you in January. Spareribs
Hey Dave and Corrine
Hopefully this is not the third transmission
as my member name was in question.
But wanted to say this was a very cool post.
It made my day.
Who would have thought that a couple monkeys
from Canada and Seattle would be running in Tennesee.
Sounds like alot of fun.
Best regards from....
Wow...looks like one "waving" hill....man that looks tuff....
Sounds like y'all had a real blast....with a wonderful feed, which make the difference ..at least for me...hehe...
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Great photos -- love the one of Dorothy and the ruby slippers. Looks like a lovely place to run a marathon but those hills would be intimidating. Glad you had a good time and congrats to both you and Arf1.
Judging by those hills, I'd say we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Great pics
I liked Dorothy too (and that fine-looking pair at the end!). This RD seems to have the Marathon Spirit. Thanks for the great RR.<br /><br /> a volleyballer with a running problem