(Another) Toronto marathon day

14 10 2007

Is anything better than the rush of race day?

(Actually, there is. It’s successfully putting a new hard drive into your MacBook and fixing it so you can start blogging again regularly. Yes guy!)

Today, I jogged from home down to High Park to catch the Toronto Marathon at the 30k mark. Little did I know that the organizers had actually changed the route at some point since the summer and it went out along the Martin Goodman trail to Humber Bay.

Apparently I wasn’t the only person asleep at the switch. I saw two other people asking race bike marshals what happened. Anybody know why?

I have some strong impressions from this admittedly limited exposure. And let’s just say it wasn’t good. But I want to hear from anyone who ran the race before I sound off.

Read all about it. Congrats to the men’s (Charles Bedley) and women’s (Leslie Black) winners.




2 responses

15 10 2007

I’ve always wondered why Toronto had two marathons within two weeks of each other. I know one is supposed to be the “people’s marathon” but why not hold one of them in the spring?

In a related note, if you’re not marathoned out, you can run a 21K from the Nike Runner’s Lounge on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. to support of the 15,000 women who will be simultaneously running in the San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon, an event that will be raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
If you don’t feel like doing a half marathon, there are also 5K and 10K runs.
And just like in a regular race, there will be water stations and post-run massages. While participants in Toronto don’t get the Tiffany’s necklace for finishing, there are pedicare stations!!!

15 10 2007

I don’t think they officially explained why they changed the course, but i think it’s actually pretty good route as you don’t have to run on the highway and be closer to the water. I was watching the runners from Queens Quay and Spadina and I was wondering how they would fill out the paths but it seem spaced out enough..

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