Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bronx Half: What Weather!!!

Wow, I'm stunned. What freakishly beautiful weather at the Bronx Half! (A boon, especially after the not-so-freakishly cold weather at the Manhattan Half). This is a race that, because of the calendar switch in past years, probably has a 70 degree temperature difference between its high and low points over the years. Today: Started off at 56 degrees, according to the race stats on the NYRR Web site (personally, that seems a little high, but there's no denying the conditions were close to perfect.) And even the wind on the Grand Concourse wasn't too bad.

One of the benefits of the figure-eight course that features a few out-and-back stretches is that you get to see how the race is developing. Teklu Tefera Deneke had what seemed to be at least 1 minute lead after the first 3 miles!!!! and dominated with a 1:08:25. Top Brooklyn male finisher was stalwart Jacob Cooper, fifth overall, in 1:13:53. Sarah Joyce took the borough's female honors with a 1:28:26 (good enough for fourth overall).

Full results are here.


Daniel said...

Absolutely beautiful day for a race, little taste of Spring.

But those hills - is Bronx the toughest of the Grand Prix?

Anonymous said...

It felt like the toughest, my garmin recorded an elevevation ascent of 2300ft.

Anonymous said...

Correction, 2854ft.

ChickenUnderwear said...

I wonder where Anonymous was running?