wallis sands half marathonRace: 2019 Wallis Sands Half Marathon

Runner: Alyssa A

Race Date: 05/19/2019

Location: Rye, NH

Results: 1:31:54 – 8th woman finisher and 21st out of 798

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

Very Fast and Flat course

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

The wind the last two miles on the ocean front

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

Nothing was Weird

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

Me and my husband ran the race and we were 10 seconds apart. The weather was perfect

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

Don’t save your fast miles for last because of the wind.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Don’t eat fish the night before your race. It did not agree with me on race day.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

Very scenic course, on the ocean and pretty neighborhoods

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

NO, this is a place to go to set a Personal Record. I improved my 1/2 marathon time from 2017 by 13 minutes.

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

Course was well organized

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Very competitive field. I finished 2nd in my age division to only get out sprinted by the 1st place in my age division.

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.

We drove 2 hours to get to the race. If you don’t want to travel far, I would recommend getting a hotel.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Water stations were great

Weather and typical race conditions

Weather was fantastic. Only factor to be concerned with is the wind. I would check the weather reports if you are really trying to improve you 1/2 marathon time

How’s the Swag?

Great t-shirts

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

8 out of 10.

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