I did this race on Saturday in lovely HarpersFerry WV and can say I survived. If you want a hilly HM, this is for you. 1000 feet of elevation gain! My time was 18 minutes slower than the relatively flat Frederick HM a week earlier (1:54).
Unlike most HMs, this one had *fewer* people this year than the year before. It's only in its 2nd year so I suspect people learned their lesson. But I would go back - it was a beautiful course and well organized at a very reasonable price. (I paid $55 on race day morning.)
Check out the unusual medal - made locally, looks like they were hand-cut: farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7206726084_c0d
Can anyone figure out what the medal means? Are those hills? Bridges? Blisters? Muscle cramps?
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