The race was awesome. The course was hot and hilly, and I was a little scared going in because of how ill I had been with my allergies all week, but I crushed it. It was no PR, but the race was crushed.
And then after the race, a cloud kind of drifted over our post-race celebrations, after we’d grabbed our free beer and headed out to a local bar (with terrible service) to grab some more non-free beers. After checking Twitter, our friend Jess found out that WRAL, the presenting sponsor, was reporting that two people had died at the race.
I don’t want to be funny, or silly, or crazy right now – I want to extend my deepest and most sincere condolences to the families of the two men who lost their lives today. I will catch you all soon ❤
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Congrats on a good race! It is so sad that people lost their lives, and thank you for being an awesome and respectful blogger 😊
Thank you for reading. I am sad for their families, but it was an incredible race. ❤
Always so sad to hear about running tragedies. I’ll pray for the families.
Please do. I’m sure they could use it.
It’s so tragically sad!
Congrats on your race, I read that it was really hot…a job well done, for sure!
Thank you! It was definitely warm and challenging. I so feel for these men, and I really wish their families peace and healing.
But separate of that tragic loss, the race itself was really wonderful.
well done you. Thoughts with the families
Thank you. My thoughts, too, are with the families.
The race was Epic! Glad you enjoyed it, too. I will always remember it.
What did you think of the course? Nuts right?
Wow! I’ve run the RunRaleigh Half a few times, and the City of Oaks Full. This course was the toughest, by far. Still loved it though. I think they saved the toughest sections for the times when a runner feels most vulnerable. I managed to run sub 4, so I am happy.
Nice job on that finish!