October 25, 2009

Grape Stomp Half Marathon

We ran the Grape Stomp Half Marathon in Livermore today. There was also a 5k and 10k. The start and end of the races were in a slightly different location in Robertson Park compared to years past so runners started and ended on the grass. Weather was nice and cool to start but about a third of the way through the race you could really start to feel the sun. The course started in the park and took you through Livermore into Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton and back. It was mostly paved with a few areas of dirt and gravel and mostly flat with few hills. There were about 4 or 5 aid stations along the way complete with water and Gatorade and one station had energy gels. Post race snacks and drinks however were pretty limited. The best part of the race was that the course was mostly on a designated trail and not on the street.