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4/7/16 9:57 A

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I have run both the B.A.A. HM and Covered Bridged HM.

For the B.A.A I actually participated in Medley which is a their 5K in April, 10K in June, and HM in October. That sign up for that is earlier so I was all set and didn't have to worry about not getting in.

For the Covered Bridges I was online on the day it goes live waiting to hit my button to get in as I had heard how crazy it was. That race is in Vermont and is absolutely beautiful. Probably the best one I've done. I think it sells out so fast because there are very few HM in Vermont and also being smaller. It goes on sale in December if anyone want to try but you have to be quick.

Elise, Plainville, MA

PRs:5K:33:08,10K:1:08:50, 6.66M:1:22:40 7.5M:1:29:44, 4M:44:58, 4.2M:44:52, 10M: 1:56:16, 1/2 Marathon:2:37:19



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4/5/16 10:23 P

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Runners World just did an article on races that sell out quickly. They gave a list of some of the fast-filling races and I was saddened to see that the distance that had the most fast sellouts were HMs:

sold out in 4 minutes, B.A.A. HM, 2000 spots
sold out in 8 minutes, Covered Bridges HM, 2300 spots
sold out in 17 minutes, Napa to Sonoma Wine Country HM, 2000 spots
sold out in 28 minutes, SeaWheeze HM, 10,000 spots
sold out in 52 minutes, Brooklyn HM, 25,000 spots

RW notes that some races have turned to using lotteries. Doesn't make the process any more fair but it does remove the incentive to rush and overload the registration servers.

www.runnersworld.com/races/which-rac
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