Time to Visit…Poznan Half Marathon

Time to Visit…Pozan Half Marathon

Last weekend we were out and about again this time to Poznan, Poland for the hubby to run his first marathon(OK half) in Poland.  Poznan is about 2 hours away from us so it wasn’t that bad of a drive.  My husband has a goal of 50 marathons by the time he is 50 so that means on an average of 3 a year for the next 8 years!

Race time!

Race time!

This one was a bit more fun as he talked a few co-workers into running it too, so that meant we got to hang out with them the day before the race as well as the day of the race.  We had never been to Poznan before so we headed up Friday night and did some sightseeing Saturday and then the big race on Sunday.  In another post I will saw you 2 GREAT resturants we found as well as the really QUIANT apartment we stayed at, as well as the sights.

The hubby picking up his race number and packet.

The hubby picking up his race number and packet.

The girls signing the race banner.

The girls signing the race banner.

Every marathon has an expo to check out the newest racing gear.

Every marathon has an expo to check out the newest racing gear.

The girls posing with the Poznan goats.

The girls posing with the Poznan goats.

The girls enjoyed this sign.

The girls enjoyed this sign.

Water stations getting ready.

Water stations getting ready.

Who would think that they would have chocolate at one of the stations? You don't want to know how bad I wanted to take one of those as no one was looking!!

Who would think that they would have chocolate at one of the stations? You don’t want to know how bad I wanted to take one of those as no one was looking!!

He is all smiles before the race!

He is all smiles before the race!

You like just a few people entered the race?

You like just a few people entered the race?

Wait their is more behind us!  I think the start line was half a kilometer long full of people.

Wait their is more behind us! I think the start line was half a kilometer long full of people.

Next race I need to talk the hubby into wearing a hat like that to make it easy to find him.

Next race I need to talk the hubby into wearing a hat like that to make it easy to find him.

Even Pippi was running!

Even Pippi was running!

The hubby found one of his 4 other friends who came down to run the race!

The hubby found one of his 4 other friends who came down to run the race!

And they are off!

And they are off!

The spectators heading off to the finish line to get their good spots.

The spectators heading off to the finish line to get their good spots.

The girls found snow so guess where we hung out for a while?

The girls found snow so guess where we hung out for a while?

This is quite common at the start line in marathons.  People just leave shirts or jackets laying around.  Why? Because it is cold outside when you are just standing around for an hour or long but when you start running you need them anymore.  So those without someone to take them, they have to leave them.  Usually at some marathons you will see homeless and such going through the clothes and taking what works for them or race officals picking them up and donating them to local shelters.

This is quite common at the start line in marathons. People just leave shirts or jackets laying around. Why? Because it is cold outside when you are just standing around for an hour or long but when you start running you need them anymore. So those without someone to take them, they have to leave them. Usually at some marathons you will see homeless and such going through the clothes and taking what works for them or race officials picking them up and donating them to local shelters.

Just a few porta potties at the start line!

Just a few porta poties at the start line!

I met up with a friend and her kids who also came down for the race. So hung out together while our husbands ran together.

I met up with a friend and her kids who also came down for the race. So hung out together while our husbands ran together.

We found this cool summer sled area while walking to a spot near the finish line.  We are soooo going to have to come back this summer to check it out.

We found this cool summer sled area while walking to a spot near the finish line. We are soooo going to have to come back this summer to check it out.

We found the perfect spot to cheer our husbands one, one with a playground to keep 5 kids entertained while we had an hour and half to wait.

We found the perfect spot to cheer our husbands one, one with a playground to keep 5 kids entertained while we had an hour and half to wait.

Here come the roller bladers and boy were they fast.

Here come the roller blades and boy were they fast.

Here comes the cops, that means the first place runner is coming!

Here comes the cops, that means the first place runner is coming!

And there they are!  At this race too they had a roller blade and wheelchair bike catagories.

And there they are! At this race too they had a roller blade and wheelchair bike categories.

Yep the kids are still having fun waiting for dad!

Yep the kids are still having fun waiting for dad!

Here comes a crowd, wonder if they are in there?

Here comes a crowd, wonder if they are in there?

REALLY, no shirt?  It is not that nice out!

REALLY, no shirt? It is not that nice out!

I wonder if that plane is going anywhere warm?  It is way to cold to be the middle of April here.

I wonder if that plane is going anywhere warm? It is way to cold to be the middle of April here.

Last race I saw an all green man.  This race an all orange one!

Last race I saw an all green man. This race an all orange one!

REALLY, no shoes?

REALLY, no shoes?

This was another unique racer that day!  This was the kids favorite one.

This was another unique racer that day! This was the kids favorite one.

Playing a game of hide and seek.

Playing a game of hide and seek.

Here he comes and he is smiling!

Here he comes and he is smiling!

There goes my friends husband.  Looking good for running his first marathon.

There goes my friends husband. Looking good for running his first marathon.

We heard a lot of ambulance sirens this race compared to most for some reason.

We heard a lot of ambulance sirens this race compared to most for some reason.

Yes that is a real live priest running the race.

Yes that is a real live priest running the race.

The finish line from a distance.  With 5 kids we did not even try to go down there.

The finish line from a distance. With 5 kids we did not even try to go down there.

Think the kids are happy to see there dad?

Think the kids are happy to see their dad?

The kids congratuling their dads!

The kids congratulating their dads!

Yes this guy ran the whole race with this on!

Yes this guy ran the whole race with this on!

The last runner who was just over the alloted 3 hours time limit to run it.

The last runner who was just over the alloted 3 hours time limit to run it.

Time to take a break before walking back.

Time to take a break before walking back.

 It was a GREAT day for everyone!  Now where will his next marathon be?  That is a good question, I just hope some where warm!

What is the furthest you have ever ran?  Me. 5k and that was enough!

 

love kelley
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3 Responses to Time to Visit…Poznan Half Marathon

  1. leah bokinsky says:

    I love the pictures you take at the races. I never know what you will come up with.

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