New Course wrote:
The course definately will have a different feel to it this year. Everyone will start off pretty close to where they did last year in the corner by the tennis courts. You run straight towards the entrance to the woods but stay on the flats and do a full loop of the flats and then after the loop you enter into the freshman loop and then into the back hills.
Once you get out of the back hill an come down the steep hill after the bridge you take a left (where you would normally go right and go around the flats). You go about 600 meters on the flats then go back into the woods to do Cemetary. From this point its the same as always-Descend cemetary down onto the flats and down the long finishing straight on the flats.
Arguably harder course now with not having as much recovery in between the back hills and cemetary but I suppose we shall see.
Thanks for that info. That's a clever way to set up the course with the field under construction, as it provides a wide starting area, and avoids cramming everyone onto the cinder path as the NYRR has had to do for their 5K events. I think if they get the length right, the course should be just about the same difficulty as it has been in the past.
I wish they would just finish that damn construction. Anyone know about a projected finishing date? I guess it really doesn't matter, since it is already too late for this year. I'm assuming it will be completed by next fall, although I thought the same thing last fall.