Yesterday it was down to Portsmouth, Rhode Island for the Common Fence Point 5 Miler. This is a race that I have done before and the course is an absolutely great 5 miler through a quaint beach community in Rhode Island. Runners make their way through the winding residential roads with some of the locals out on their front porch or front lawn cheering you along.
With the twists and turns of the course come some nice hills mixed in to keep runners honest along the 5 mile path. The race organizers do a nice job mixing in three water stops along the way and one of the locals cooled runners off with a hose as we ran by. The racing conditions were absolutely perfect with temperatures in the low 80’s, no humidity and a slight breeze from time to time.
Kudos to the Thirsty Irish Runners for having the largest club contingent at the race and showing runners what it means to have fun when running!
This was my best Common Fence Point 5 Miler to date with a time of 38:54, good for 7:47/miles.