On Saturday, April 25th, four of us here at Agrible ran the Relay at the Illinois Marathon. The relay splits the entire 26.2 miles into four lengths, and each runner carried a "baton" (a bib with our team number on it) throughout their leg. It was a lot of fun, but as anybody who was around on Saturday can attest, it was very, very wet. Luckily for us here at Agrible, we're really good at calculating rainfall, so in addition to the data on our race times, Morning Farm Report provided data on how much rain we ran through.
The relay started at 7am and involved our first runner handing off the baton near the Meijer in Urbana. Looking at the data Morning Farm Report produced on April 26th, we can see that it rained 0.34 inches near that first location. The second location, near the train station, saw 0.33 inches on Saturday. Robeson Park, the final handoff spot, saw 0.34 inches of rain, and the final stop at Memorial Stadium saw 0.36 inches of rain.
As a team, we completed the marathon in 4:05:02 with a pace of around 9:20/mi and soaked clothing.
All of us had a blast running the marathon, even if it was wet and cold. We're looking forward to doing it again next year, and finding new, interesting ways to use the technology found in Morning Farm Report.
Let us know if you've used Morning Farm Report in an interesting way and we'll be sure to talk about it!