Sun 2 Dec 2012
Last year was the 1st time I ran the Cayman Islands Marathon. In fact I “only” run the 1/2 Marathon (21.1km / 13.1 Miles) This year was the 10th year of the event and my second of this event.
Saturday, the day before the race, was the pickup of our number and goodies bag. This was done at the Marriott and due to the numerous volunteers, I was in and out in less than 10 minutes. Here is a shot of my friend Sean at the pickup. Good job sir and to all your colleagues.
The always popular goodie bag was once again filled with quite a variety of things, including the “tech shirt” (i.e: polyester), sunglasses, sunscreen, cell phone arm band, etc. Great stuff.
Included with the registration was a coupon for a “pasta loading” supper the evening before. For those who run, it is a well known fact that pasta is a must the evening/day before the race. So, being a sucker for a free meal, I obliged and made my way to Breezes (ocean/harbor front) in George Town Saturday PM. Here is a sample of one of the 2 plates of pasta I took. Needless to say I did not go to bed hungry.
New this year are the bibs … your name is on it. Very nice. This picture was taken post-race and has some obvious Gatorade spill marks on it.
After the run, every finisher gets a really heavy and shiny medal. Very nice. It will hang in my office with last years medal.
The course is the same as previous years. (it is “officially certified” so they don’t change it around) The official certification is important since a runner can use the result of this race to qualify for other races where you need to run a certain time/speed in order to be able to participate (e.g: Boston Marathon)
My result: 40th out of 650 runners in 1h43mins 58 seconds. I am obviously very pleased. :)