This past weekend our store’s shoe buyer, Mecque, was invited to join New Balance on a trip to the East Coast where she visited New Balance headquarters in Boston and ran a race in New Hampshire! The race was the New Balance Reach the Beach Relay that was a 200 mile relay race from Bretton Woods to Hampton Beach. Reach the beach is the oldest and longest running relay in the United States. Her team consisted of 12 people packed in to two vans that ran for 24 hours!
How was the Reach the Beach Relay?
My legs were 3.3 miles, 9.1 miles, and 4.1 miles. The 9.1 mile leg had 702 ft of climbing, and was definitely the most challenging, but most rewarding leg of the race. I had 15 kills (runners passed) and conquered every single hill (no walking up). My right foot fell asleep around mile
3, but my team met up with me, gave me water, and that solved my problem. My biggest victory was averaging a 9:02″ pace the entire time.
What was the route for the race?