Great River Roll Half Marathon

July 26, 2003
Yes, its possible to go to Minneapolis and NOT go to the Mall of America, but I'm told its more fun if you do. Anyway the River Roll is a well-run race, if just a bit wet. Rainbo team members did well, and I recommend this event for next year. Thanks to Goetz for many fine photos on this page!


The Johns pre-race.
The Johns pre-race.
Two Bont women, who came in first on third working their way up the pace line.
Two Bont women, who came in first on third working their way up the pace line.
Brian hoping this group begins to form up.
Brian hoping this group begins to form up.
The sprint for the finish.
The sprint for the finish.
Nina and Herb dig down for the last bit.
Nina and Herb dig down for the last bit.
Tom heading home, still looking strong.
Tom heading home, still looking strong.
One of sharp turns across the Mississippi.
One of sharp turns across the Mississippi.
Another fake race shot. Nina doesn't smile all the way through a race.
Another fake race shot. Nina doesn't smile all the way through a race.
A shot of the back 3 miles, this whole section of the course was wet during the race.
A shot of the back 3 miles, this whole section of the course was wet during the race.
Yours truly just passed the finish line, no faking my time after seeing this photo.
Yours truly just passed the finish line, no faking my time after seeing this photo.
Tom post race.
Tom post race.
Nina and Goetz.
Nina and Goetz.
Renee and Debbi Rice post race.
Renee and Debbi Rice post race.
Smiles all around
Smiles all around
Comparing notes
Comparing notes
Rainbo in Minneapolis
Rainbo in Minneapolis
Third-place and our own second-place Nina
Third-place and our own second-place Nina
The top three
The top three
All smiles once again.
All smiles once again.
At the start of the 8 mile cool-down.
At the start of the 8 mile cool-down.
Try just a bit lower if you would.
Try just a bit lower if you would.
That's it lower, now smile.
That's it lower, now smile.
Jim White, I'll get you next time.
Jim White, I'll get you next time.
 




Copyright 2003 Bob "Bobarrazi" Ryan