Randy Riley (MM14470, DA3270, HF16432)
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and Coastal 5k My 193rd Half Marathon on a beautiful day. Met a couple of Half Fanatics Charlene Mercer Board and Anita Burns. A nice course with long grades but no hills. Miles of ocean views. Very few and far between aid stations. Wasn’t a problem for me but first time I’ve ever seen a race with no portas or restrooms at the finish line. The course was closed city streets, a paved bike trail and the coast boardwalk. When you’re on the home stretch the MB Ferris Wheel is centered right behind the finish line with the ocean in your peripheral view! MB is a scenic and beautiful place to race. Lots of police support with every crossroad protected and even hotel and condo exits. Well crafted medals and long sleeve shirts. They also had pickle juice somewhere around 4 miles, free parking and a large cheer squad at the halfway point. Managed a 2nd place AG finish.
Photo and Post Credit Randy Riley