The St. Anne’s Lakes Race is a beautiful road race along rolling (but never steep) roads in the southern New Hampshire town of Hampstead. I ran these 5 miles barefoot (my longest distance ever running without shoes)…and enjoyed every step of the way. This is New Hampshire, after all, where roads are always smooth and well-maintained (certainly compared to those in the Boston area!) But part of this course had been recently resurfaced, so it was like running on silk. Just a joyful experience for my bare feet.
Another treat was the post-race experience: great hummus sandwiches, water, and other refreshments!
Come! Run with me now…
(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)
All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the photos in panoramic, high-resolution.)
Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?
(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)
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