Incidentally its a local event that has run for years, and yet the local paper, the Desert Sun for some reason ignores it. On the Saturday, there is a cycle race and on the Sunday the Half Marathon. The cycle race always gets full press coverage, the run is ignored - I wonder why? Did the runners offend the paper at some point?
|Pre-race - lots of nervous runners killing time|
|Lining up for the start - not sure whether this is a classic example of a lousy photo or whether the two giggly girls who took it for me deliberately lined up the sign behind my head!|
Now I have to admit, I had great intentions of making a separate trip around the entire race route to take garden pics for you all. But laziness is a terrible thing and the day before the race I was - resting and now after the race, I'm - yes you guessed it - resting! So just a few pics that I've taken in the past around the streets where the race takes place. Nothing really special but perhaps you will see why I find running these streets a pleasant experience.
|Typical desert garden but some still love their grass|
|How about this for low maintenance?|
|Carniea gigantea - Saguaro cactus - they grow easily here|
|Always the mountains and bougainvillea everywhere|
|One of my winter favourites, Euphorbia 'Sticks of Fire'|
|Typical mid century modern house and I love this simple front garden|
|A Spanish style property - I'd love to see the garden inside.|
|Wonderful variegated lemon that grows in an old neglected garden near the end of the race|
|Bit warmer than two hours previously!|