I love the 1st mile, all downhill and huge cheering crowd, and post-race beer!
This race is usually a little warmer and I usually stay at the post-race, drink beer, until the free-2 person tickets to Ireland have been given away, but this year was really too chilly for that, and I left while others were still finishing.
I was glad that I picked up my number, chip and shirt before the race, as the race day pick-up closed at 11:30 am for the 1:15pm race.
I did this race 2 yrs ago, and even tough I had not been running as much, my time was 8 secs faster..go figure.!?
Splits: Mile 1 -6:43
Mile 2 -7:29
Mile 1.1 -8:19