Runner: Brandon Tower
Race Date: 11/26/2022
Location: Seward Park, Seattle
Results: 1st Place
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
- Beautiful course run almost entirely along Lake Washington
- Smaller race without any of the logistical challenges that come from larger events
- Pancake flat throughout
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
The course is run mostly on sidewalks without restricting any access to the general public. This made for narrow running lanes at points. Also, a stretch of the sidewalk is very uneven, with large cracks/roots making it difficult to get sure footing. It doesn’t rise to the level of being hazardous, but it slows you down slightly.
Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?
The prize for the winners was a stuffed Husky dog with a bib around it’s neck.
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
The course views are incredible throughout. Very scenic and enjoyable place to run.
Competition – Is there a strong field?
It’s a smaller and less competitive field. The winning times for these races would not be good enough to podium larger events, the Seattle Marathon that took place the same day.