covered bridges half race reportRace: Covered Bridges Half Marathon

Runner: Kayla Slater

Race Date: 06/02/2019

Location: Woodstock, Vermont

Results: 1:42

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

  1. Scenic course and live bands
  2. It wasn’t too hot
  3. Mostly downhill

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

Traffic leaving, areas to warm-up/cool-down away from traffic

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I ran my best half marathon time! Achieved a personal record!!

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Enjoy it!

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Start off slow and hit given paces, don’t use pacers

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

Hill at mile 8!

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?


Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Some rolling hills, but mostly downhill except one big hill!

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

It could have been organized better.

Competition – Is there a strong field?


Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

Registration sold out in 7 minutes.

Weather and typical race conditions

Chilly, humid

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Yes, definitely!

How’s the Swag?

Great medal and shirt at the end!

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

8 stars! Yes!

Kayla Slater is a coach with Team RunRun. To learn more about her or to work with Coach Kayla, check out her coaching page.

covered bridges half race report