This is my first trail half marathon and 2nd half marathon that I ever run. Considering I went in with tired legs (fatigue from running too much perhaps?) and I got to the back of the starting line just as the race started I am happy with the result. The first half was slightly longer than an hour so I know I slowed down a lot on the second half (second loop) of the course. I never really walked except for the aid stations where I walked and stretched out a lot (especially on the 2nd half). I did enjoy this race and look forward to it next year where I'm sure I will be more prepared and ready to go!