Posted by Club LOCO Monday, December 14, 2009
Old Man Winter was no match for the almost 90 brave souls who joined us last Sunday to tackle the Great Bay Half course. The team that Rohr'd (led by Lisa Rohr) around the full half-marathon loop garnered almost 40 runners. At 8:30 sharp, a bright pack of runners were seen taking over South Main Street in Newmarket and heading out.
By 9:00 I was ready to go (despite wearing the WRONG SHOES - I was in a pair of Pegasus - Will the LOCO Gods forgive me?) with almost 30 runners at the Stone Church for the 8+ to 11 mile loop.
Temps in the mid 20's did nothing to dissuade the fun banter of our group as we headed out onto Dame road and tackled the Great Bay hills. LOCO Linda headed up the 4 mile group - where runners were pleasantly surprised to find that it was only 3.7 miles. A hearty group of over 45 people hung around afterwards for the Stone Church buffet where huge breakfast burritos and Tomato bisque were scarfed down, followed by cold draft brewskis.
"Let's do this in January too" was a common theme throughout the day as many people got in a fun and FREE long run. Many thanks to Lisa Rohr who really thought up the idea and to all who joined us. Stay tuned for details of the next Club LOCO free training run.
Thanks to everyone who came out and made this event a success.
See you out there,
p.s. There are some pictures of the the event in this Facebook album. Check them out.