Sunday, October 4, 2009

2nd Annual Paine to Pain

Today was the 2nd Annual Paine to Pain 1/2 Marathon Trail Run in Westchester County NY. This loop course beginning at Paine Cottage in New Rochelle and ending nearby on the New Rochelle High School track boasts the longest trail race in all of Westchester County. If anyone knows otherwise let me know because the only other trail runs in WC I know are Leatherman's Loop which is held annually in April on the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and I believe they held a 10k at Rockies this year.

Anyway I want to congratulate David, a good friend of mine and frequent running buddy at Rockies. He completed Paine to Pain today in "just" under 2hrs (finishing strong top right and w/family post race below).
David's report on the race is as follows: The course, primarily on trails but for a few road crossings and the first and last half mile was relatively flat. It had a sufficient number of aid stations and was well marked, but for some reason people around him kept making wrong turns. Fortunately for them David was kind enough to set them straight. Part of the run went down the side of the 18th hole at Saxon Woods and then along the side of the Hutchinson River Parkway. "Not a very scenic" but it was a good time. Thanks David.


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