This past weekend was the Ruth’s Chris Newport Half Marathon, and for the first time since I started running with RVRR I didn’t even make it as a supporter due to other commitments.
The problem with this race has always been the unpredictable September weather. The previous weekend runners to perfect fall running weather, but the heat and humidity, unfortunately, made a return.
The number of finishers was down a little compared to the last few years which could be down to the weather. Although I wasn’t there I heard stories about people succumbing to the heat and humidity on the course, while others were definitely feeling the effects towards the end with slower times later in the race.
It would be great if this race moved to October so that the weather had a better chance of being favorable, but it won’t stop me from doing it again once I’m back running (which could be soon!).