North Jersey Half Marathon Race Review

I had originally written a long-winded post about how bad this race was but I decided to delete it.  This race doesn’t warrant a big recap just bullet points.

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On Saturday, October 20, 2012, I ran the North Jersey Half Marathon in Pequannock, NJ.  The race started at 8:30 (ended up starting around 8:45 because of bathroom situation) and I paid $65 back in July.

 Pre-race excited face!  I tried out the top I am going to wear for NYCM and it gets a thumbs up. 

Pros:

- Close by to my house, just a 30 minute drive

- Flat course

- Good course signage, you would never get lost

- Chip timing and not gun to chip

- Female and Male specific long-sleeve tech shirts

Cons:

- Flat course = B.O.R.I.N.G

- Just 4 port-o-potties provided for a field of up to 1,500

- Slow packet pickup – it took me over 15 minutes to get my # and shirt

- The majority of the course was on busy roads which weren’t closed off.  At one point cars were honking at runners to move over.  I spent a lot of the run on the sidewalks for fear of being run over.

- Only water provided at aid stations (Gatorade or gels aren’t a must but it would have been nice)

- Warm, humid day makes for bad running (out of control of the race)

- Expensive – $65 for early registration but $80 on race day

- Boring course…a tour of NJ surburbia

This was the only scenery on the entire course, ughhh

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Would I do this race again?  Nope.  I thought it was a bit disorganized, expensive and the course was boring.

My finish time – 2:16:18 with a minute mile pace of 10:24.  After the race was over I ran another 7 miles to make 20 for the day.  I am so excited for taper time and ready for marathon training to be over.

Post half marathon + 7 extra miles = MISERABLE

Have you ever run a race you wouldn’t do again?  I tried out 3 new NJ half marathons this Fall  (Run the Reservoir, Shades of Death and North Jersey) and would only ever do Shades of Death again…loved that one!

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4 Responses to North Jersey Half Marathon Race Review

  1. Sherri says:

    Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the North Jersey Half. True there weren’t nearly enough port-o-johns and the pick up moved slowly, but I was able to run through my town and I had my family working one of the water stops. Great job getting the rest of your miles in.

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  3. Kelley says:

    Man, how did you find the mojo to run another 7 miles after a not-so-great half marathon? You are my hero. you are going to KILL the NY marathon! So excited for you!

  4. Glad to hear that you could use it as a training run for your marathon – even if the race itself was not as you had hoped :)

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