I've been absent from the list, but with good reason. I've moved. From France to the US. Finally getting settled and sending out resumes. The news of Boston is on the TV 24/7 here. Not sure if it is like that overseas, but here when a story is big, it's unavoidable. I lived in Thailand for many many years and got very used to living in my 'news bubble'. I got my news from the internet and that was it. Log on, read what I need/want to know, then log off. Otherwise you spend your life caught up in dramas, many of which you are not able to do anything about. I haven't even seen any of the graphic images people are talking about, nor do I want to.
This thing makes me angry on so many levels. I was about to type out my thoughts, but it pretty much echoed what was in the link tht was posted. A nice and well written blog post. Thanks for posting TP.
I agree with the post that marathon runners are resilient. I just hope race promoters are too. I fear that races may end up being more about securing the event than the event itself. At least in the US anyway, we have a tendancy to implement over-the-top security measures.
Just uploaded my Garmin stats. Did anyone else measure the course long? A mate measured it at exactly the same as me, 26.38. Not that it matters, it's all about the chip time, but curious to see if others found the same?
Both the wife and I had .2 miles over actual distance. From early in the race all the way through.
Tried to PM you, but that does not seem to be working. Just wanted to say it was great talking with you and your wife and Weedy after the race. We didn't move around the bar too much as we seemed glued to our stools, but the great company made it a joy to stay put.
As you mentioned it's quite a task to search and find everyone in their finish to make the compliation. I thought I'd help you out a bit and save you some time.
RickJames, 32736, best seen in Finish LEFT, there are 2 medical personnel in orange vests on the left of the screen. I'm about to run in to them about 5 seconds in to the clip. Wearing a black top with a yellow collar and sunglasses on my head.
Fanfan, 53094, best seen in Finish RIGHT, she has the screen to herself most of the clip. Hard to miss. Black top, black pants.
Hope this saves you some effort. Looking forward to the clip. Sorry I was far to exhausted to make the "O" sign at the end.
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