By looking at my run, it looks like it may have happened at the 5.5 mile mark or almost 9K in at Woodward and Walmer.
Anyways, it's interesting that a train would cause this because the reason why the race is held in March is because shipping by water begins in April and the race avoids conflict with the lift bridge. Apparently no one can really control when those trains come rumbling by. Some people say the delay took at least four minutes. A friend of mine who finished ATB in 2:49 was caught up in the delay. Were you there?
Take a look at some of the comments and pictures that moved during the race. Crazy!
30k around the bay race. Train. Great. twitter.com/ndeschamps/sta…
— Natalie Deschamps (@ndeschamps) March 24, 2013
Stopped by a long train!!! #atb @cd_stewart not good. 😗 twitter.com/moomommy/statu…
— morag stewart (@moomommy) March 24, 2013
I love this one.
ATB train-break for 4 minutes!?! Everyone took it with good spirits though. #atb13 #bayrace twitter.com/ChuckTaylor181…
— Chuck Taylor (@ChuckTaylor1812) March 24, 2013
Around the Bay with an official time of 3:09. I'm putting a * next to this one due the train and an unusual start. Not my best day.
— Michael (@michaelmcalpine) March 24, 2013
Thrilled with my race at ATB but not thrilled losing 4 minutes waiting for a train. #hammer30K First time in 7 years I've seen the train
— Caroline Grech (@CarolineLGrech) March 24, 2013
Those at this year's #ATB in #Hamilton can b divided into 2 groups, those of us that got stuck behind the train & those that didn't!
— Irene Preklet (@Irene680News) March 24, 2013
Crazy! Train crossing at the #ATB30K. Just part of the scenery! #Hamilton @bayracerun twitter.com/NewBalanceCan/…
— New Balance Canada (@NewBalanceCan) March 24, 2013
@newbalancecan @bayracerun another thing that makes ATB one of the most unique road races around... lol.The Train and the Lift Bridge!
— MINITee (@MINITee) March 24, 2013