Anyone else doing the Race For The Cure June 8th?

Anyone else doing the Race For The Cure June 8th?

Post by Roger 2 » Sun, 09 Jun 2002 07:43:24


It looks like I will be on traffic detail.  I'll find out more in the
morning about where.

I'll be easy to spot if you look for someone with a camera and a bag of
PepOMint LifeSavers.

Important note:  The course runs the opposite direction from what the flyers
or the internet show.  It does not go the same way it did last year because
they want to get the runners away from the one end of the Arsenal Island
faster.

 
 
 

Anyone else doing the Race For The Cure June 8th?

Post by MaryO » Sun, 09 Jun 2002 08:20:00

Hi, Rog

I'll be there, and I will be on the looking  for the ("bearded"?) guy with the
camera.  I'll be somewhere in the 9 1/2-10-minute milers, wearing orange shorts
and a white shirt.  Thanks for volunteering.

Mary

 
 
 

Anyone else doing the Race For The Cure June 8th?

Post by Roger 2 » Sun, 09 Jun 2002 10:40:06

Quote:

>Hi, Rog

>I'll be there, and I will be on the looking  for the ("bearded"?) guy with
the
>camera.  I'll be somewhere in the 9 1/2-10-minute milers, wearing orange
shorts
>and a white shirt.  Thanks for volunteering.

Thanks Mary.

I was told to wear pink tomorrow, but then I'd have to shave my beard and
buy a wig.  Could you wear pink for me so I don't have to do that.

Thank you again,
        Roger

 
 
 

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Post by Roger 2 » Mon, 10 Jun 2002 05:12:00

It was fun and I would do that again.  Where I was watching traffic, there
was too much Sun in the background for good pictures but at least I didn't
have too much traffic to worry about.

I think I was 3rd or 4th when I ran the 1 mile.  Just like last year, but it
was a little different this year.  I stayed with the first place female
until my watch said we were 4 minutes into the race.  Then I picked up the
pace and tried to catch some little kids in front of me.  I caught all but
one of them and I think there were two bigger kids, or grown-ups in front of
him.

I couldn't believe it when I hear there was ANOTHER train.  Sheesh.  About
all I heard was they had to change the course a bit and go around it.

Roger

Quote:

>Hi, Rog

>I'll be there, and I will be on the looking  for the ("bearded"?) guy with
the
>camera.  I'll be somewhere in the 9 1/2-10-minute milers, wearing orange
shorts
>and a white shirt.  Thanks for volunteering.

>Mary

 
 
 

Anyone else doing the Race For The Cure June 8th?

Post by Layne Wallac » Mon, 10 Jun 2002 08:55:01

Quote:

>I couldn't believe it when I hear there was ANOTHER train.  Sheesh.  About
>all I heard was they had to change the course a bit and go around it.

Geez, Roger, one would think that someone in the railroad biz had a bet on
the race (and was losing).

Layne

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Post by Roger 2 » Mon, 10 Jun 2002 09:52:58

Quote:


>>I couldn't believe it when I hear there was ANOTHER train.  Sheesh.  About
>>all I heard was they had to change the course a bit and go around it.

>Geez, Roger, one would think that someone in the railroad biz had a bet on
>the race (and was losing).

Layne,

Last year there was a train during the Race For The Cure and since it was
moving people had to stop and wait for it.

Two years ago, there was a train during our local marathon and it prevented
a few people from breaking a 4 hour marathon.  I was doing a two person
relay that year and the 7 minute delay probably cost us the 2:30 it would
have taken us to break a 4 hours as team effort.

Also, two years ago, there was a train at a half marathon in Iowa City.  I
was only running the 5k that year so I didn't have to deal with it, but I
still felt the pain from others.  The train actually stopped runners in two
places, but luckily a lot of people were actually between the two train
crossing so they didn't have to worry about it.

Seems like there are a lot a trains around here, especially on the Illinois
side of the river.  There was one that came through right before the 1 mile
race today, but luckily it didn't mess us up.

Thanks,
        Roger

BTW 2nd place today, but I ran with a female for the first 4 minutes of the
race.

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Post by Layne Wallac » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 02:25:46

[trains snipped]

Quote:
>Seems like there are a lot a trains around here, especially on the Illinois
>side of the river.  There was one that came through right before the 1 mile
>race today, but luckily it didn't mess us up.

Geez, that *is* a lot of trains. The main RD here got burned in a race by
waiting for a train so he goes out of his way to get routes that don't
involve train tracks. I guess I ought to thank him some time. :-)

Layne

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Post by Roger 2 » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 03:38:38

Layne,

Turns out there were 2 trains and then something worse.

The first train was actually down by one of the parking areas.  It was only
a 4 or 5 car train  but it stopped across an intersection forcing  people to
drive about 1/2 mile around it to park.  After they parked they could ride
the shuttle to the where the race started.

The second train was already mentioned where the course actually had to
change after the race was started to get around that train.

The "something worse" was the people running the 1 mile race.  The reason
being is the course prevented busses from entering or leaving the area where
the shuttle busses were.  One woman I talked to today didn't want to wait in
that hot area, so she  walked back to her car which was about 3 miles away.

Other than the***up with the course for the 1 mile run, the trains
looked like they were trying to mess the race up just like two years ago
when a 100 car train stopped across one of the intersections.  There were
even stories about the conductor flipping off people.  Oddly enough, it was
the same intersection where the 4 or 5 car train was before the race.

Roger

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>[trains snipped]

>>Seems like there are a lot a trains around here, especially on the
Illinois
>>side of the river.  There was one that came through right before the 1
mile
>>race today, but luckily it didn't mess us up.

>Geez, that *is* a lot of trains. The main RD here got burned in a race by
>waiting for a train so he goes out of his way to get routes that don't
>involve train tracks. I guess I ought to thank him some time. :-)

>Layne

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