the brooklyn half marathon is tentatively set for may 30 on the nyrr 2009 schedule. it was almost a case of the brooklyn half marathon blues all over again because i initially thought the date was on memorial day weekend! that would have put it up against the pineland farms 50 miler and/or the b.u.s. pioneer memorial 100m trek! but before the blues kicked in, a heads up from brooklyn running pointed out the date is actually the weekend after memorial day! phew, bullet dodged!
still, the brooklyn half just can't seem to catch a break from the nyrr's. this is the third straight year the race has been pushed back, back, and now even further back, from its traditional march date! last year it was slotted in the for the last week of april - only to be pushed into the first week of may. that last minute change worked for me - and i was able to run it. the year before, 2006, it was held the same weekend as the boston marathon. thanks to modern technology, the automobile, i ran it on saturday, then drove to boston and ran the marathon on monday.
it's gotten a lot tougher lately to line up for my favorite new york road runner race. the last few years, in reverse order: may (09, tentative), may (08), april (07), march (06), march (05), and april (04).... but, if at all possible - it will always be the one nyrr race (except for that holiest of holy races, the nyc marathon itself) that i won't miss!
hold the presses!! the brooklyn half marathon has mysteriously disappeared from the 2009 calendar (as of 2/6/09). are we getting a third case of the brooklyn half blues?
i'll post an update when the nyrr announce the new date.