Here are the answers from participants in last weeks Brain Exchange: Jill, Whitney, Kim, Darlene, Lacey, Kittzy, Suzy, Kera (If I missed you, let me know- sometimes links are funny and don’t work and I don’t want to leave anyone out!)
Here’s how it works:
Topic: Favorite Races!
Question: Name your top 3 favorite events to date. When were they and why are they your favorite?
I have done so many fabulous races, both road and triathlon, that I always find it hard to narrow it down. Many variables go into picking a favorite race…the course, the spectators, the swag, the medal, the company…etc. With all that in mind, I went over each race and narrowed it down to my top three favorites:
- Donna 1/2 Marathon– 2/21/2010; This is by far the best race I ever participated in. The course was brutal and I am still not running in part because I pushed myself harder in that race than maybe I should have, but I still wouldn’t change it. It was the most fun and by far the most inspirational race I ever ran. They had great medals and thus far my favorite race shirt. I was there to visit Morgan and we had a blast the entire time! See race report here.
- Philly Women’s Duathlon– 7/12/2009; I never thought this would top a favorites list but the truth is, this race was one of my biggest challenges and therefore one of my biggest triumphs. I had to shake off the cancelled swim and prepare for a duathlon. This event has some of the best spectating, is put on by the best race directors and always comes with a great medal and a bag full of awesome swag. It ended up being a great time despite the cancelled swim and because of it, I got to add duathlon to my list of accomplishments. See race report here.
- Baltimore 1/2 Marathon– 10/10/2009; It was my worst half-marathon time to date and still one of my most favorite races. The hills were crazy (and I am going back this year for redemption) but the spectating was the best of any race I ever ran. It has fantastic views along the course, great volunteers, I love the race shirt and the medal is my all time favorite. Additionally, because the race was so close to the harbour, there was grear sightseeing post-race. My mom, her friend and I had lunch at hard rock and walked around the harbour before heading home. See race report here.
Honorable Mention: Broad Street, PDR and Philly 1/2 marathon!