Team Turtle at the Flying Pirate Half Marathon

Team Turtle at the Flying Pirate Half Marathon

Flying PirateTeam Turtle represented in a big way on Sunday morning at the Flying Pirate Half Marathon in the Outer Banks!

We got lucky with a good day of running weather, 55 degree temperatures, light wind (out of the North East- bonus!) and partly cloudy skies, with some pretty dense fog in the beginning.

This is the Flying Pirate’s 6th year of running, and it was a great turnout with 1,674 runners overall. The course began in Kitty Hawk, and follows the sound side into Nags Head, crossing the Wright Brothers National Memorial  before heading into the Nags Heads Woods around mile 10.  A little after mile 12, the terrain gets pretty intense with off road sand, mulch, and steep hills before crossing the finish line at 13.1 miles.

This was Brian’s first ever half-marathon, and he did great! Finishing in 2:12 with a huge smile on his face. Such an amazing accomplishment.

I finished 2nd in my age group, and 6th place in women’s overall with a new PR of 1:38:30. Stoked!

Running is something that brings me a lot of joy, and racing brings out a whole new type of love. It really is an awesome feeling being out there with so many other people, all running by themselves but for a common theme: to push ourselves to see how well we can do. I’m already looking forward to the next race! Brian and I are both signed up for the Nags Heads Woods 5k in May, and I’m sure there will be another half and a full for me in the near future 🙂

Till next time…