Ray's Marathon Trophy Shelf
None of these times qualified me for Boston (not even close), but my goal was just to finish, and I
did succeed at that!
1. Walt Disney World Marathon, Florida
January 1995 -
Raised $2,800 for the Leukemia Society through its Team in Training program.
2. Vermont City Marathon, Burlington, Vermont
May 1996 -
Beautiful course, with the last few miles along the scenic shores of Lake Champlain (when you're
too exhausted to appreciate the view).
3. Montreal Marathon, Montreal, Canada
September 22, 1996 -
This is Canada, so the course is measured in meters.
It's hard to do time calculations when you're thinking in miles.
4. Nantucket Marathon, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
March 1, 1997 -
Award: Second place in age group (trophy!).
One big loop around one small island.
5. Hartford Marathon, Hartford, Connecticut
October 1997 -
Will probably stand forever as my PR.
Connecticut is beautiful in the fall.
6. Bay State Marathon, Lowell, Massachusetts
October 18, 1998 -
I was poorly trained, and it was a hot day.
This is a double-loop course, and it was sure hard to keep running after passing the finish line the first time at 13.1.
I had to walk quite a bit toward the end.
My son Trevor was born 12 days later -- I had to carry a pager during the race (cell phones were too big back then),
just in case he tried to make an early appearance. I would have welcomed the excuse to quit!