Every now and then I show up at a regular Friday morning running group of Wellesley women who always have something big going on. I’ve listed the accomplishments of this power group before: they either run the PTO, or the annual Turkey Trot race, or the very town itself. This time when I checked in on them, several members of this fit and fast crew were readying themselves for the New York City Marathon this weekend.
In addition to these Wellesley women, the Sunday, November 4 race will attract over 50k runners who are expected to finish the 26.2 mile race in an average time of 4:39. No pressure though, ladies.
The weather conditions in NYC are expected to be in the 40s and 50s, under sunny skies. That’s a sight better than the wet and wooly conditions this year’s Boston Marathon runners endured. That hapless cohort shivered in April temperatures of 30 degrees at the start of the race and sloshed through Wellesley Square in ever-devolving rainy and sleety conditions as the day progressed.
Good luck to all the Wellesley runners headed to the Big Apple. Send along some pics to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll do a follow-up post.