Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hometown Pride

November 5th, 2011

Mark it down on your calendar! This is quite an accomplishment for my sleepy little town of Savannah, GA! Typically, R&R Marathons are held in larger cities, we not only got a marathon, they are hosting a 1/2 option as well. This has been something
in the works for a long time. I remember running a long run in April of 2009 with the marketing manager of the local running store when he mentioned they were putting a plan together. After months of hard work and maybe a little luck, we will welcome the world into our fair city.

November running weather in Savannah is a runner's dream. Cool, crisp mornings. Average temp's in the early morning usually range from the high 40's to the low 50's. As the morning sun rises over sleepy Tybee Island, it warms up to the low 60's; occasionally peaking into the 70's. Running is this weather is effortless.

I have always wanted to run one R&R mary, I always figured I would go to San Diego or somewhere out west. I will jump at the chance to run this race. They have committed to hosting this race for the next three years, I am committing to run this race for the next three years!

I will most likely have to come back to Savannah to run. As some of you may know, I have been in Atlanta for the better part of the last 30 days. I work for Starwood Hotels (Westin, W, Sheraton, St. Regis, et al)and I have been up here working in the newly formed Atlanta Metro Market Cluster office. There are two jobs open, knock on wood, one of them will be offered to me in the next 30 days.

While I was up here, I went out to my favorite park and watched them run the Hot 2 Trot 8 Hour Endurance Run. Psyche was there (of course) as was the usual suspects. I saw Charles R., Jason R., and Tony G. Tony is the Rd for the inaugural GRR 100. The Georgia Reactor Run 100 miler will take place in March of 2011, I made a verbal commitment to participate, luckily there will be a 50k and 50 mile option.

The H2T race was awesome! It was held on a 1.13 mile loop~very spectator friendly. I brought Chloe along to see the start of the race and we later picked up Holly and spent a few hours out there. Great time was had by all, the eventual male and female winners ran 53 and 47 miles, respectfully.Female Winner Kate Brun
Male Winner Jon Obst

I return to Savannah on Thursday and will return to my usual running schedule.(Hopefully) I do have an appointment next week to check further into this nagging injury. Knock on wood, they don't put me on the DL.


Pam said...

Another addition to the race bucket list...

Karen said...

I can't wait! Sooo excited to see the Savannah race announced :)

ajh said...

Running injuries suck!

Julie said...

Hi Thomas,
Damn, if only I could talk my hubby into a little trip down south:) Running in Savannah in November sounds freaking fantastic!

Take care of yourself and run smart:)

Running Through Phoenix said...

Ok, where exactly is Georgia??? Help a guy out.

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the job!
Just when I thought I would start focusing more on trail races, I keep getting lured into some interesting looking road races! I'll have to think about that one- I've always wanted to visit Savannah!

Beth said...

Cute pup!!! Good luck at the doc!

Adam said...

Wow, those temps ARE a runner's dream. Emailed you a discount code. $30 if I read it right!

Al's CL Reviews said...

GL on the job and the doc.

My friend did that race.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

In November it's a mere Scandinavianish 85 degrees and 90 percent humidity in Savannah, right?

Pack yer woolies, foax!

Good luck at the doc's.

Anne said...

Sure hope your new RnR is a winner. The franchise is under new ownership, and expansion seems to be their prime strategy. I'm sure Savannah will show off all its Southern charm for out-of-town guests.

Psyche said...

Rock N Roll, indeed, Thomas! That race is gonna definitely ROCK.

Keep me/ us posted on the injury. I've been planning this party at Pinhoti that includes YOU, babeeeee! You gotta be there!!!

p.s Chloe is AWESOME :)

Amy said...

This will be a good race I guess. Another race on our list!!!!