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Naperville, IL Raving since 2017 Active 3 years, 10 months ago

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Personal Bests (1)

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Half Marathon Lynchburg, TN Apr 1, 2017 2:27:58

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Lake Zurich, IL Apr 30, 2017 2:28:42
Half Marathon Lynchburg, TN Apr 1, 2017 2:27:58

My Raves

If you have lived anywhere near Chicagoland, you know that April is the rainy season of the midwest. Despite my better judgement, I signed up anyway. I paid the extra … MORE

If you have lived anywhere near Chicagoland, you know that April is the rainy season of the midwest. Despite my better judgement, I signed up anyway. I paid the extra $30 for the same-day VIP packet pick up. I have never felt as ripped-off as I did that morning. The pick up tent was unorganized & slow, the bag check was self-serve, despite the fact there were a couple of volunteers assigned to bag check. I understand that hosting the run “rain or shine” is to cut overhead, but there is a difference between running in 70 degree weather with occasional showers and 40 degree weather with constant precipitation. The race coordinators should have rescheduled the race. They didn’t. I gave it a try, outfitted in rain gear. I will never sign up for this again. Cold, wet & miserable was the theme of this race. The majority of the route was set in residential neighbor hoods with more-than-occasional vehicles to watch out for. The one bright point is that I got one of my better times, due to the unpleasant conditions (We’re cold & wet. RUN FASTER!). To finish up, the medal was decent, but not worth the discomfort. The Chicagoland Divas run: terrible. Never signing up for it again.

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SWAG
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This was fantastic! I rented a house in the middle of downtown Lynchburg. The start line was literally right outside the front door, the packet picket was a three minute … MORE

This was fantastic! I rented a house in the middle of downtown Lynchburg. The start line was literally right outside the front door, the packet picket was a three minute walk behind the house. The course was beautiful, weather was perfect- warm & overcast, but no rain. The course is on a road, which was closed for the race. Whiskey Hill was not as scary as I thought it would be, but it was still tough. The course is slightly hilly. The “Medal” ( a carved piece of barrel) is wonderful- it smells faintly of wood smoke & whiskey. Usually it’s freebies or nothing with me (there were free tech socks & a tech long-sleeve shirt. both are excellent), but I’m glad you could buy commemorative bottles of whiskey. Means you can buy as many as you like/ can afford. I got two, with laser etching. “13.1 MILES, AND ALL I GOT IS THIS EMPTY BOTTLE!” and “I RAN 13.1 MILES AND GOT JACK!”
Visiting Lynchburg makes a neat weekend vacation, as Jack Daniel’s Distillery offers tours, 7 days a week. Definitely worthwhile.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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