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Newport Marathon in Pictures

Monday, June 03, 2013

This is the second time I've run the Newport Marathon. Last year, DH took the spectator shuttle, but this year he drove our rental car and was able to get a lot of pictures along the course.

It is a beautiful race route. However, this year I did not really notice the scenery like I did last year. That's the difference between running "to finish" and running with a "time goal." So I'm glad to have the pictures of what I didn't see.
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I didn't do quite as well as I had hoped in the race, but I did PR by finishing in 4:36:57.

We stayed in the sponsoring race hotel right across from the finish line. It is a resort hotel and all the rooms are condos (full kitchens, separate bedrooms, lots of room). We had a view of the bay from our porch:



Here is a picture of the bridge across the mouth of the bay. Beyond that is the Pacific ocean.



We had a variety of spectators for the race:



I think they were tapering:



Running down the boardwalk, around mile 4:







Approaching the turn around spot at mile 15 (the race is an "out and back" along the bay.)



And around I go:



Headed for home:



The scenery along the way that I did NOT see:







This is around mile 19 -- the 11 mile sign was going in the other direction:



Coming down the hill to the finish. This little boy wanted to run with me. We match up pretty well, don't you think?





Making the turn:



The finish at last!!



No sushi, but there was beer at the finish:

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LIFEISPURRFECT 6/15/2013 3:05PM

    I've been to Newport, OR numerous times (in fact my DH and I hope to retire there) emoticon and I'm in love with the town. My goal is for my 50th to run that exact marathon. I'm running my first this September, so we'll see how that goes first. Thank you for sharing the pictures and the course. You look amazing and what a great finish time!

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WONDERWOMAN 6/10/2013 11:26AM

    Wonderful, beautiful pictures. Loved the little boy. Congrats on the PR. I'm with Lauire, I want to be just like you when I grow up.
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LAURIE5658 6/10/2013 11:06AM

    Catherine, you are amazing! Like I have always said, it is my goal to be just like yo when I grow up. Please tell you wonderful photgrapher THANK YOU for the awesome pics! Congratulations on the PR!

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ROXYZMOM 6/3/2013 11:31PM

    Congratulations! That is an awesome time! You worked so hard for that! I love the pictures, what a beautiful area.

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TRILLIUM22 6/3/2013 8:48PM

    David did a great job of getting pictures of your race. You are looking good. Too bad your back acted up.



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IONA72 6/3/2013 4:41PM

    You look so strong all the way through, great pictures, thanks for sharing. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 6/3/2013 4:08PM

    Congrats! SUPER pics - glad he got the rental car!!

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JASMINELOU 6/3/2013 3:51PM

    Great photos and you look awesome, congrats!

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 6/3/2013 3:37PM

    What a beautiful route to run!
Congrats on your time ;)

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SEABREEZE64 6/3/2013 2:48PM

    Love the photos. Tell your DH thanks. I really enjoyed them.

Love the tapering comment... emoticon

And as for you...., you are awesome. Well done. Oh, and love your race #!

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JUNEPA 6/3/2013 2:30PM

    Beautiful race course scenery.
Love the laid back spectators on the board walk !!
You look great and ran strong, and PR'd
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PMRUNNER 6/3/2013 1:28PM

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!

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MIRAGE727 6/3/2013 12:59PM

    Outstanding, Catherine! Thanks for sharing & well done to DH for the great pics!
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ONMYMEDS 6/3/2013 12:46PM

    Great race. Nice pictures. You look as good at the finish as you do at mile 4.

Congratulations!!

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NINJALINDA 6/3/2013 12:40PM

    Great photos, and awesome race!

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BOILHAM 6/3/2013 12:34PM

    Great race report. Nice that you PRed, too.

I was really impressed with the pictures, not the scenery so much, but you. You look powerful and strong.

All that training has paid off big time for you! Can't help but compare your pictures to my own, being that we are close to the same age. I look like a tired old man at the finish, and you look proud and strong.

Great Job!

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VISUALLYRICS 6/3/2013 12:08PM

    Your DH took great shots! emoticon ...:::you are looking so emoticon
strong, Catherine! emoticon Your ST routines are paying nice dividends!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 6/3/2013 11:57AM

    Congrats on your race/PR/time....sorry it wasn't enough to BQ.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/3/2013 11:57AM

    Great pictures! I don't often run into sushi, sadly enough. Maybe 3 times, including my first race. That's the only reason I continued. Beer is good.

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STRIVER57 6/3/2013 11:50AM

    pretty, and pretty inspirational.

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WINDSURFNERD 6/3/2013 11:46AM

    Nice blog, those are great photos! Congratulations on your race, enjoy your recovery!
Naomi

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CAROL494 6/3/2013 11:42AM

  Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

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NATPLUMMER 6/3/2013 11:39AM

    Beautiful!!!
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