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Newport Liberty Half Marathon

Run a half marathon right here in good old Jersey City! Below is the link to the meet-up information. If you have any questions that are not answered on the website, ask Andrew or Jitu about their experiences last year. Hope to see you there!
Newport Liberty Half Marathon Since this race starts at 8:30, we plan to meet at 8am and head to the race start together. Meet us at our sponsor, Runner's High: 35 River Dr S # A, Jersey City (see photo of map for location)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Copied-pasted from the Essex Running Club's president's newsletter:
    "It was a cool morning, a little more humid then expected, but considering the last couple of years for the Liberty Half this was ideal conditions. Lets get this out of the way first!! The course was incorrect again this year...most GPS watches had 13.34 and everyone I talked to agreed that the mile clocks were longer then expected..So everyone who had a great time today - deduct a minute or two make yourself feel good!!"

    September 28, 2010

  • Ray S.

    Brian. For example, turn on your garmin and then just sit still for about 15 minutes. You will find that the device is recording distance. If you load the session into your computer, you will see on the map that it recorded a series of points on and all round you. it just cannot be perfect. Also consider which sides of the road you ran and did you move from one side to the other. Imagine doing a zig zag the whole way--you would have certainly run more than 13.1

    September 28, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is all true (the RW article and the spikesmag article,) but the discrepancy of .2-.3 miles is really, really huge for a HM course. That's one lap around a high school track, or 20 times the margin of error from a garmin. The margin of error cited in the spikesmag article would amount to 62 feet over a HM course, whereas this is a discrepancy of around 1300 feet. I really enjoyed the race, but if your time seemed a little disappointing, there might have been a reason for it.

    September 28, 2010

  • Ray S.

    That is actually right. It depends how your run the course. if you notice the elite runners in the NYC marathon, they always stick to a certain side of the course. BTW my garmin said 13.43. But mind you they can be off by a few 10s of yards.

    September 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those questioning the length of the race, this is nothing new to marathoning: http://www.spikesmag.com/features/howtomeasureamarathoncourse.aspx

    September 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I've heard from most people wearing some kind of GPS device that it was .2-.3 long.

    September 27, 2010

  • Simon I.

    My Nike+GPS app on my iphone said it was 13.42 which seems like what other people are saying their Garmins were reporting.

    September 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    My Garmin 305 showed 13.21 miles.

    September 27, 2010

  • Nadia R.

    Yeah, and I'm Nadia Richardson =)) So the guy is not that great with names - Abhi Babral, Nadia Richardson =))

    September 27, 2010

  • Nadia R.

    http://photos.nj.com/jersey-journal/2010/09/newport_half-marathon_jersey_c_5.html
    The guy posted comments to the photos, so now I have "voracious" appetite. Didn't even know that word =))))

    September 27, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot wait to do more of it. We look like smurfs on the black and blue photos. Kewl!

    September 27, 2010

  • Bella

    Time of my life!

    September 27, 2010

  • Carlos

    great experience and a huge turn out from the team!

    September 27, 2010

  • Annabelle

    Great course! Love it when it's flat! :)

    September 27, 2010

  • Bella

    Let's celebrate the half with some beer garden tonight! 630-till whenever!

    September 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was anyone wearing a Garmin? 3 of my Garmin-wearing friends are reporting that the course was about .2 miles long. So everyone probably ran slightly faster than you thought.

    September 26, 2010

  • Ilya U.

    September 26, 2010

  • Ilya U.

    Check out race results at
    http://www.compuscore.com/cs2010/sept/kenilwth.htm
    This is the first year they used D-tags, so you can see your chip time in addition to official time

    September 26, 2010

  • Ilya U.

    Great to see you all today, this was an awesome showing for the group! The weather was perfect too, after 3 straight years of rain at race day!

    September 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well done, Abhi :) http://dlvr.it/5ylRN

    September 26, 2010

  • Sunil

    outstanding experience in completing half-marathon with this team. Being with right team makes all the difference in life.

    September 26, 2010

  • Annabelle

    Congratulations to all runners and a special thanks to our official photographers!! :)

    September 26, 2010

  • Li

    Awesome run guys. Was my first marathon, so thanks so much for the support!! Congrats to all! ...So what's next?! haha

    September 26, 2010

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