>Racing>Grandmas Marathon 2006
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I'd say well done in far less than ideal conditions. How many runners were there? Any idea on the average finish time? In Salt Lake a couple of weeks ago, the avg finish, due to the heat, was 4:38. A large number of runners finished in over 6 hours. The heat can just suck the energy right out of you, especially in the last 6 miles. I do like your excuses, though, and may use them in the future. Thanks for the report.
SAFETY FIRST:Grandma's Marathon has traditionally been cool, but there is always a chance the weather could be reversed. If it is warm or humid on race day, please take special precautions to avoid over-extending your limitations. We are not responsible for race-related injuries, and runners will be responsible for any medical expense they may incur. Grandma’s Marathon follows the American College of Sports Medicine color-coded flag system to let you know the risk level for cold or heat stress. Please familiarize yourself with these flag colors; they will be posted at the starting line as well as miles 9, 13, 17 and 22.
BLACK FLAG (Extremely High Risk): All runners should slow their pace, drink extra fluids and those with previous heat stress problems or heat stress problems or heat disease should consider not running.
RED FLAG (High Risk): All runners should slow their pace and those with previous heat stress problems or heart disease should consider not running.
YELLOW FLAG (Moderate Risk): Heat stress is less, but one must be cautious as the level of stress will most likely increase during a morning race.
GREEN FLAG (Low Risk): Risk is low, but once again you should be careful of symptoms of heat stress. You also need to be cautious of changing weather conditions.
WHITE FLAG (Risk of Hypothermia): The risk of hypothermia is very low, but still exists especially in slow runners or in wet and windy conditions.
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