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"Shipyard Half Marathon (formerly Blue Moon) Fun and Challenging"
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This was my first time running the Shipyard Half Marathon. It used to be the Blue Moon Half. It also included a 5k. I thought the course was great, especially for a double loop. I was a bit anxious about it, but it didn't feel like I was repeating the course twice, even though that was my concern. It was a beautiful, cool day, and the scenery varied from pretty, quaint old Florida neighborhoods, waterfront and the Pinellas Trail. The expo was small but it was well organized and set up by the finish line. I actually didn't have any food because I'm vegan and am picky about my post-race fuel. But they had Shipyard beer and lots of other goodies, bananas, etc. My only minor complaint that didn't affect me too much is that there weren't enough porta potties, but I heard that will be resolved for next year. I love the part of town that this was held in, and I think I will run it again but with some extra hill training. There is an overpass that you have to do twice with the double-loop. Overall, I enjoyed the race and would recommend it to others.

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