RACE RECAP: IRON HORSE HALF MARATHON
Iron Horse Half Race Day
The Washington-based Iron Horse Half Marathon boasts an impressive USATF-certified course, which is part of the full marathon course often used as a go-to for BQs and PRs (read: fast). The race includes the green-filled beauty of the Iron Horse and Snoqualmie Valley Trails (both remains of old railroad tracks, hence the ‘Iron Horse’ moniker) and is nearly all downhill at a steady, gentle grade – except for some very short flat sections and two truly-mini hills during the two out-n-back sections.
Mother Nature was kind enough to bless us by dissipating the residual smoke from nearby wildfires a bit and provide a pleasant mid-60 degree day, including refreshing rain sprinklings. These race day conditions were near-ideal, which paid of big time for much of our Cascade Run Club crew! Check out the stats below:
Cascade Run Club Brief Race Day Stats
26 Racers Present
16 PRs Crushed – Andrea, Ari, Bianca, Brittany, Cassie, Cheryl, Faris, Jaime, Jenna, Joyce, Brittany, Lesley, Lisa, Paul, Sarah H, Sarah S, and Tim
2 First Half Marathoners – Jaime and Jenna
1 Return-from-Injury Racer – Rick
4 Return-to-Sub-2 Racers – Rick, Ruthie, Celeste, and Michelle
Coming down the pipeline of focus races, we have the Tunnel Light Marathon (partially same trail – September 16), the Chicago Marathon (October 7), and the Snohomish River Run (Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k – October 14).
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Whether during a local casual run, training run, or at a race – we hope to see you all soon!