Latest Posts in Races

  • 76. Jimmy the Greeks Maine Mall 5K, 2013

    76. Jimmy the Greeks Maine Mall 5K, 2013
    To put it mildly, this race was a mess. It started late because the police coverage wasn't squared away, the course was problematic, and an error from the lead vehicle made a wrong turn that cut a mile from the route. I've never seen a race go this badly.
  • 75. Irish Road Rover 5K, 2013

    75. Irish Road Rover 5K, 2013
    This 5K race was sponsored in part by our local Irish pub, Brian Boru. It started at the bar and did an out-and-back route through Portland, Maine. The weather was nicer than expected, and the people were great. Oh, and I took far too many pictures.
  • 74. Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler, 2012

    74. Portland Thanksgiving Day 4-Miler, 2012
    Cara and I have officially run our very first race in Maine. Thanksgiving was coming up and there's usually a race everywhere that day, so we looked it up and registered. It seemed perfect... downtown, not too expensive, and not too far to run. We expected a fun, well-organized race, and we got most of what we wanted. Most, but not all.
  • 73. Chase Away 5K, 2012

    73. Chase Away 5K, 2012
    This was a special race for us. The Chase Away 5K benefits an organization that fights canine cancer, so of course we thought of my in-laws' dog Socrates. We lost him this year to cancer. This 5K was Cara's way of giving him a bit of a send-off.
  • 72. Downtown 10K, 2012

    72. Downtown 10K, 2012
    Haven't done this one since their first race in 2009. I was hoping that it had grown a bit since then, but it appears to be about the same size. One thing was different, though... this time the registration process seemed to be a little off. And by that, I mean "extremely murky."
  • 71. Pirate 5k Run, 2012

    71. Pirate 5k Run, 2012
    Any race at the Waterfront is an obvious choice for us, especially when there's a pirate theme. Our friend Misty parked at our place and we walked down there together. It was a fun race overall, but there were a few issues with how it was organized. Mainly the price and the shabby online registration process.
  • 70. Run for Empowerment, 2012

    70. Run for Empowerment, 2012
    It’s time for another Run for Empowerment! I did this one back in 2009 when I lived in Burlington the first time. It’s a fun romp along the bike path, and it benefits [Women Helping Battered Women]( And for the first time ever, I got to run as the Living Embodiment of Evil. Good times!
  • 69. GMAA Equinox Trail Race, 2012

    69. GMAA Equinox Trail Race, 2012
    This was race number 69. _heh heh_… Anyway, it was in Charlotte, VT. _(Pronounced Shar-LOT in Veromont.)_ It was a trail run out in the boonies, but it was a really nice day. There were only two problems. First, the previous day’s rain created some muddy spots. Second, Cara hadn’t trained up. Her job is pretty physical, so she was hoping that it would be enough to see her through.
  • 68. 5K for Vermont HOBY, 2012

    Lately the weather has been easing up, so I started looking around for my first race of the season. Back in Charleston, the “season” is actually more like 11 months, but in Vermont its a bit shorter.
  • 67. Reindeer Run, 2011

    The Reindeer run is a can’t-miss event for the Holy City, with all sorts of costumes and decorations on people and dogs. (Especially on dogs.) It starts downtown at Southend Brewery, sweeping through the city and along the Battery before returning. It might be the most enjoyable race in town.