Update 9/25 6:50 p.m.: Julie Sarab's half marathon time has been reported on the race's results website as 1:17:25.
Winners have been reported as:
Scott Dunlap wins HMB Marathon (3:00:31)
Adam Daoud wins Half Marathon (1:18:12)
TJ Leising wins 10k (46:01)
Congratulations to Julie and all of the runners who finished the marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k!
To check results for all runners, visit the marathon website here.
On the eve of the debut , Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k, Half Moon Bay Patch spoke with El Granada resident Julie Sarab to hear her race story.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I am a 41-year-old mother of two. I used to be a Psychiatric Nurse. After that I was a bookseller. I moved here from the north of Scotland in 1996 to be with my husband, Greg. I live in El Granada with my family. I started running in 2000. I have never done a marathon. I am actually doing the 10K this time as I have just recovered from surgery.
Q: What prompted you to want to run in the Half Moon Bay Marathon's 10k race?
A: I signed up as I wanted to get back into shape after having a baby and decided if I could make money for facilities at my son's wonderful school (Wilkinson School in El Granada) too — that would be great!
Q: How did you train for the race? Where did you do the training, and what was the experience like?
A: A group of other parents (and some kids) ran planned distances each weekend (organized by Mandy Grignon - another school mother and triathlete). We trained on the . Having the other people from the Wilkinson School community to train with really helped us all focus. Sponsoring our run may have been my idea, but many people are taking part.
Q: What does running this race in Half Moon Bay signify to you?
A: I'm very pleased that so many people will be able to see what a beautiful area we live in.
Q: How will Wilkinson School benefit from the money you have raised, and how much have you raised for the school?
A: We plan on finishing our sports field, buying sports equipment and, hopefully, coordinating with the AYSO to provide [soccer] scholarships and a place for kids who want to play soccer but can't afford to sign up. I'm not sure of the exact amount yet but I believe it may be up to a few thousand at this point.
Q: Who will be cheering you on and from where?
A: My family and many friends in Scotland, England and Australia have sponsored me and will be cheering me on. I also have neighbors and friends all over the U.S. who are supporting me. My husband, son and baby daughter are my biggest fans.
Q: Do you have any time goals that you want to meet?
A: Not really. As quickly as possible….
Q: How do you think you will feel when finishing the marathon?
A: I will feel very happy with myself and proud that I could help the Wilkinson School help others.
Q: Anything else you'd like to add?
A: I'm very excited that this event is happening. I think so many people have put a lot of work into this and it's a great boost to the Coastside.
The , Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k race will take place tomorrow on Sept. 25.
Starting times are as follows:
- Full Marathon: 7:00 a.m.
- Half Marathon, 7:30 a.m.
- 10k, 7:45 a.m.
- 5k, 8:00 a.m.
For more information, visit the race's website here.