Sunday, July 21, 2013

Harford County Farm Fair 5K

Harford County Farm Fair 5K

Bel Air, Md
 21 July 2013

     When you sign up for races with no care for the venue, you wind up with pleasant surprises.  

     I signed up for this race just to get another under my belt for the year.  The venue was 15 miles from my Apartment so I left early so I could get to packet pick up and warm up.  The fair does not actually start for a few days and this is the kickoff event for it.  The workers were still setting up the tents and other venues coming to the equestrian center July 25-27th.  

     This race was held on a closed course mostly on trails around the park.  The trails narrowed at times but since there was only a moderate amount of runners there was not a bottleneck.  

        This is my third race in the area and my second in Maryland.  I like the small races because there is more friendly runners than at the big events.  You actually get a feel for the running community when you see 200 or less runners at an event.  The fact it was on a Sunday made it more impressive.  I am coming off some personal health issues so it is good to start at the small ones before jumping in with the wolves at the big races.  

     This is another race I will most likely run next year to see what improvements I have made. 
Elite Race Management put on another professional race.  On to the next!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good course, away from potential traffic stuff.