Race Review: Running through the Foliage in Newburyport 

(This Review appeared on BibRave.com earlier today. This is a repost with the pictures) A few weeks ago, I got myself out of bed, dropped my son off at hockey and then made my way to the starting line of the Newburyport Half Marathon. This would be my fourth Newburyport race having completed the half…

Running through the Mountains & the RTB 

(This note originally appeared at BibRave.com. Click here for the note) The Ragnar Reach the Beach Relay is a race that stretches 200 miles across New Hampshire – from Bretton Woods to Hampton Beach. Teams can be as small as 6 (Ultra) to as large as 12 (everyone else basically). It takes place around the…

Race Reviews: Yankee Homecoming 10miler

Last week, I shared my running result from the Yankee Homecoming 10 mile race, which took place this past Tuesday, August 2nd. Today, I share with you the details of the race itself! (Btw, this will also be posted at the BibRave website as well).  THE COURSE I have run races in Newburyport before so…

Race Reviews: Runners World Classic

(This was previously posted at BibRave.com, click here for more analysis) Hat Tricks are typically for hockey but not this past weekend! I had the pleasure (if you want to call high temperature levels and decent hills pleasurable) of running in Runners World Classic, at Merrimac College via the Hat Trick: three races – I…

#Bibchat Race Review: Seacoat Festival Family Fun Run

A very popular statement that most have heard is this “There is a first for everything!” Well, this weekend there was a first for me and for my 8 year old daughter! A family fun run at the Seacoast running festival in Salisbury, Mass. It took place on Saturday night (after some serious rain) and…

Full Review is up on BibRave

While I wrote up a review of the Maine Coastal Marathon and posted it a few days ago, I have also uploaded it to Bibrave.com where one can also go into more detail in rating the different a facets of the race. Click here for the full review. Also, if you are looking for a…

Race Review: Maine Coast Marathon

I started running a year ago at the Newburyport Half Marathon. Near the anniversary of that run, I found my way to the starting line in Kennebunk, ME @ the Shipyard Maine Coastal Marathon. This was my first marathon and I was joined by roughly 800 of my best friends (or just fellow runners)! It…

BibReview: Seacoast Half Marathon

Earlier this week, I shared with you some insights on the Seacoast Half Marathon. Today, let’s dig deeper into this scenic (and cold) race. First, let’s review the bullet points from the post on Monday. Cold, Cold and Windy: It was cold at the beginning, especially in the shade, warmed up as the race got…

BibTidbits: Seacoast Half Marathon

 Well, completed the Seacoast Half Marathon today and after finishing with a new PR (and 16 minutes better than my last half), I am feeling a bit sore tonight and debating if I am taking tomorrow off from running! In the meantime before sharing the full review of the Half (later this week), lets throw…

Race Reviews: Saunders Rye Harbor 10k

(This was originally posted to my site at McCartySeasons.com in August of 2015) I have many goals for this blog and one of them is to educate others on my mishaps, experiences and anything else that happens as I venture around from place to place. In addition, I would like this journal to make me…

Race Reviews: ShipYard Old Port Half Marathon

(this was originally posted to my condo site at mccartyseasons.com in July 2015) On Saturday I completed my second half marathon up in Portland, Maine. The “Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon” was tougher than my first in Newburyport, Massachusetts and given that it took place this past Saturday, featured much higher temps and humidity than…