2010 New Hampshire Marathon Race Report

www.runtowin.com I’m near the finish line of the New Hampshire Marathon here in Bristol, New Hampshire, and it was a pretty fun race. They have a really good organization, and the course is beautiful. The leaves are changing and there are great lake views all the way around. It’s the granite state, so there’s a lot of big rocky areas. One of the disappointments I had was as I was running around the lake, I kept looking off at the side of all the trails thinking, “hmm I wonder where those go.” Unfortunately it’s a road race, so I wasn’t able to explore any of them quite yet. But one of the things that I didn’t really like about the course though is that a lot of the roads are cambered pretty steeply. It can be a little hard to be running along because it will put you a little bit off balance. And one of the other things that I didn’t really like about the course, is a little bit past the half-way point, you actually have to cross over the main course. Now it’s a small race, there’s only a few hundred people I think, so it’s not a really big deal, but it’s definitely something that you want to try to avoid when you’re setting up a course. When I got here, I was surprised to see my buddy Chuck Engle, the Marathon Junkie, had decided to drive up after his 199th Sub 3-hour marathon last week in Berlin. So here he was. He came out and won pretty convincingly today. I’m not sure exactly what his time was, I’ll get that a little later but he’s definitely got number 200 out of the

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