Vista Studio artist Pat Callahan ran her first full marathon on Saturday, December 8 in Charlotte's Thunder Road Marathon. She finished with a time of 3:42.55 which put her in the 178th spot...that's the 29th female to cross the finish time...that's also SECOND in her age category! Hurrah for Pat!
She said of this accomplishment: "The marathon went great...Ran great till mile 21 when the legs stopped cooperating and all began to hurt. But I finished, and I was thrilled (to stop running! actually trudging at that point) Few aches the first of the week, but only tired now--bone tired....I'm sticking to half marathons--half the distance, half the training, and twice the fun."
Everyone at Vista Studios is amazingly proud.
Charlotte's Thunder Road Marathon - Results
Charlotte, NC USA
December 8, 2007
Finishers: 840, Males - 582, Females - 258
Male Winner: 2:39:58 | Female Winner: 2:45:10
Average Finish Time: 4:14:44 | STD: 0:39:40
From the Charlotte Observer on Friday, December 7:
Thunder Road Marathon, a marathon/half-marathon/5K race, hits the pavement at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The marathon has a six-hour time limit for completion and the half-marathon has a three-hour time limit. The City of Charlotte expects traffic congestion on and around the racecourse until 2 p.m.
The marathon begins on College Street between Stonewall Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and heads away from uptown on Third Street. It continues through Myers Park on Providence and Sharon Roads but turns back toward uptown before reaching SouthPark mall.
It winds through Dilworth, Third Ward, Wilmore, NoDa, Plaza Midwood, and First and Second Ward neighborhoods.
The half-marathon runs concurrently.