The winners of the 2012 Door County Half Marathon had high praise for a challenging, but awe-inspiring course. Tom Held, author of the blog “The Active Pursuit,” caught up with the owners and had some thoughts of his own after running the course in 1:41:36, good for 11th in his division.
“I finished roughly 30 minutes behind Finnel, and thoroughly enjoyed that extra half hour spent running the tree-shrouded roads within the popular state park. The peninsula, the park and the half marathon course truly are gems.
It’s an honest course; hilly but not overwhelming. People will rave about the views of Green Bay, which appear at various points along the way, but I loved the peacefulness of the surrounding forest, which seemed to echo the sounds of all those footsteps. I would liken it to running in a wooded cathedral.”
Read the rest of Held’s recap of the 2012 event, including interviews with winners Brian Finnel and Annie Weasler, here>>