Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Roanoke Canal Trail Half Marathon

This past weekend was the 2nd annual Roanoke Canal Half Marathon! This was the first year I ran this and loved it. It is a tough trail, but beautiful to run. The conditions were great and it was a great turnout. Over 400 runners turned out from all over the US. Kind of cool for these folks to be in Roanoke Rapids, NC to run a half.

The morning started out at 8am with the half start.

A couple of the girls from I.M.A. (In Motion Athletes)

My running partner, Nikki, for the 1st 11 miles. I kind of hit a wall at
that point and ran/walked/cried the rest. (A mental thing)

This is not the wall I hit. . . this is part of the original canal we ran past this. The entire trail is full of beautiful sites like this. (You run a while along the Roanoke River)

Finally!!! I love this medal! I earned it!!!! It was hard but I would definately do it again!!! Such a well organized race. Awesome tech shirt also:

I would recommend this trail run to everyone. They also have an 8 k the same morning. It is a lot of fun and very organized.


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