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Flying Pirate Half Marathon




If anyone is watching or running in the half marathon tomorrow, have a good run. My daughter is running today, wish I could be there to watch.


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Our local Ham radio club has spotters posted throughout the race to help the officials. Looks like great weather today and only a small chance of rain tomorrow morning.


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Race over.


She finished in 2:40 saying it was hot, no shade and the last mile was uphill in the sand!




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Congrats to her! That’s a big accomplishment!


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Everyone hates the last mile when it goes off the Old Nags Head Rd into the woods to the YMCA because it is a hill.


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Congratulations! Great Job!


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Congratulations to your daughter, Chief! Clapping smiley


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Everyone hates the last mile when it goes off the Old Nags Head Rd into the woods to the YMCA because it is a hill.

Tim-OBX


I ran Old Nags Head Rd. through the woods on a long run last August. I knew it was part of both half-marathon courses in the OBX. How bad can it be? I thought.

About a mile into the woods, I started getting dive-bombed by some of the largest insects I've ever seen. I pressed on, not wanting to turn back and face them again. It was terrifying. I don't think I saw another person my entire time on the road or the train that led me back to civilization in Nag's Head. I've never been so glad to see pavement!


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I remember going into the woods when I ran the marathon back in 2009. A couple minutes in I started to wonder if it had become a trail race. That section of the woods absolutely sapped all of the good energy I had going to that point. It was a bummer coming out of the woods, back onto pavement seeing that we had only just reached the halfway point. Was a tough final 13 miles.