The Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon weekend was such a rich mix of sights, sounds and sensations that I am going to provide the facts and then try and paint a word picture of some of my impressions.
First the facts – six of us went (Carol, Sue C., Diane, Laurel, Susan B. and Margie) but only one of us completed the race. So what happened? Well there was a combination of unpleasant weather (although not quite so bad as it might have been), injury (Carol – who valiantly came anyway and drove to boot), an exhausting week (Sue), traumatic car incident the previous night (Laurel) and just plain not feeling up to it (Margie and Diane). That left valiant Susan B. to carry the TPW flag across the finish line and she did it in style (3.00.32). Hooray for Susan!
Niagara Falls: The Dark Side was filled with monsters, slime and food….belching volcano and a bunch of badly proportioned fake dinosaurs.
The whole place looks and feels like some sort of animated fungus growing on the hill above the natural glory of the Falls below.
Meanwhile, back at home base…..Phyllis, Ela, Mary W. and Judy walked in High Park on Saturday morning. It appears that some TPW are afraid of melting in the rain. It didn’t rain, not one drop!