Buffalo Marathon. For Bobby this would be his 150th marathon and number 18 for Todd. A Saturday morning flight to Buffalo for a 7am Sunday race with a return flight Sunday made for a short visit.
The race is described as a flat couse with cool temperatures. The couse was flat but the temperatures reached the 80's and slowed most runners. Bobby crossed the line in 3:07 and placed 2nd in his age group and received a nice trophy. Todd crossed in 3:39 and would have to enjoy looking at Bobby's trophy.
The race was well organized and well run. It included a small but nice expo, very nice race shirt and great finishers' medal. They also had a good pasta dinner the night before as well as a post race party with food and music. The course was scenic and gave a nice tour of various parts of Buffalo.
The Buffalo marathon with normal average temperatures would be a great race and one for a PR or Boston qualifier.
Way to go, Todd and Bobby!