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Jalna Funrunners Half marathon 2018
The race is so long - there is time to share a joke with supporters of the race. After 52 days of self-transcendence, this year's Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Mile Race drew to a close with seven of the eight runners completing miles within the allotted time. Between them, the eight intrepid runners covered a total of 27, miles or 50, laps of the humble 0. For the outsider looking in, these statistics only give a partial insight into this unique race, which is a test of physical, mental and spiritual fortitude. The race has no sponsorship or financial rewards; each runner and helper must give up their own time to take on this unique challenge. Asked why they come to the race, the runners hint at an inner satisfaction which can be gained from pushing themselves to the limits of what they think is possible.
We are very proud of our race which is organized by runners for runners. We expect a quick sell out this year. So, please be prepared. The ODDyssey was recognized as one of the top road races in North America last year because of the race's dedication to the runners' experience! Philadelphia's spring half marathon, the sixth annual ODDyssey will race on June 14, It has all the bells and whistles that runners want and need like a USA Track and Field certified course, professional photographers who provide free runner photographs and cash prizes for winners. The ODDyssey even has such an advanced chip timing system that as soon as you cross the finish line you can immediately look up your results on touch screen kiosks.
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It's that time of year again. Are you excited?
I would have posted about this race sooner, but it has been a long and terrible week. I will post about that later when I am mentally ready. For now, a quick race review. This was race number 9 of 10 in the Road Race Series and I am 9 for 9 thus far. Just another This race also was my eighth half marathon of the year, and thirteenth overall.
Along with the Drive, which is the start of a long north-south stretch of the race course. This stretch of the race includes some of its most scenic views as well as some of its flattest terrain, as runners head along the paths that parallel the river as they wind their way eastward and then, after the south turnaround point, northward along the trails. Runners keep following the paths northward as MLK Drive winds its way northward again, all the way up toward the intersection with Falls Bridge that crosses over the river. Once they reach the north turnaround point, runners then head back southward toward the museum. There is one uphill stretch near the finish, but much of the race course is fast and flat, thanks to its location along the river. Located along the confluence of the winding Delaware River and the Schuylkill River in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia typically experiences mild to moderately warm weather in June, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 44 degrees in and as high as degrees in
After a steamy end to the week in Philadelphia, the temperatures were nice for the race on Saturday, in the high 60s and low 70s. Around runners took off from Fairmount Park at 7 am, some with funky costumes or wigs and others in their normal running attire. Feedback from runners highlighted the challenge of the last hill in the last mile of the race and tended to really enjoy the race. Some runners cited the need for larger mile markers, more porta-potties at the start, and gatorade at the start and fluid stations. There were finishers for the inaugural race and results were posted by Saturday night. Overall, it seemed to be a fun race that most runners will sign up for in the years to come. For official results, click here.