My Profile

@aaumi189

Eldred, PA Raving since 2018 Active 1 month ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Elk Co. Striders

  • Rave race:

    TCS NYC Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Gasparilla Distance Classic

  • I run because:

    It gives me the ability to challenge myself while having fun.

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

50 States Map
image/svg+xml FL TX NM AZ AK CA NV UT CO OR WA ID HI OK MT WY ND SD NE KS MN IA MO AR LA MS AL GA SC IL WI MI IN OH TN KY NC WV VA PA NY ME VT NH RI CT NJ DE MD MA DC

Half Marathon

Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 5, 2017 5:32:28
Half Marathon Lewiston, NY Sep 24, 2016 2:18:57
17.75K Triangle, VA Mar 25, 2017 2:10:21

Future Races (0)

Race Distance Location Date Paid

Past Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Carmel, IN Apr 3, 2021
Marathon Louisville, KY Nov 12, 2017 5:40:37
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 5, 2017 5:32:28
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 22, 2017 6:07:30
Half Marathon Bath, NY Oct 1, 2017 2:30:30
Marathon Rochester, NY Sep 17, 2017 6:24:01
Half Marathon Coudersport, PA Jun 3, 2017 2:27:23
Half Marathon Raleigh, NC Apr 2, 2017 2:28:05
17.75K Triangle, VA Mar 25, 2017 2:10:21
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 11, 2017 2:28:13
Half Marathon Lewiston, NY Sep 24, 2016 2:18:57
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Sep 4, 2016 2:39:14
Half Marathon Cleveland, OH May 15, 2016 2:39:52

My Raves

From the expo at the beginning to the finish line at the end - Carmel race weekend was smooth as silk! Parking at the expo? EASY. Although the expo was … MORE

From the expo at the beginning to the finish line at the end – Carmel race weekend was smooth as silk!
Parking at the expo? EASY. Although the expo was small, volunteers were eager to help any way that they could.
Parking on race day? EASY. Parking garage right next to the race start with easy access in/out.
Start line? OKAY. Everyone was wearing their masks (yay!) but there was absolutely NO social distancing in the corrals! But I believe this is due to the fact that people didn’t WANT to social distance even though there was plenty of room to do so. It was so odd being in a race corral that mimicked pre-COVID times 😛
The course? FANTASTIC. Flat, winding its way through beautiful neighborhoods (of course all of Carmel is beautiful). And the weather could not have been more perfect!
Course support? AMAZING. Water stops galore! I believe there were six water stops before the 6th or 7th mile. And the volunteers were top notch, courteous, and supportive.
Finish line? PERFECT. With so many options for grab-and-go goodies. Chips, cookies, candy bars, water, chocolate milk, Pringles, bananas. AND, GET THIS…….. PANCAKES. I’m glad I had a small bag to carry all my post-race fuel around!
Swag? OKAY. I run (Okay, maybe not run. Maybe more like, jog, hobble, walk, crawl, etc.) these races because I’m all about the bling! The medal this year was decent, very good size, but I would have liked to see a little bit more originality in terms of design. Kind of like the medal from the 2018 race with the glittery state of Indiana. And I’m not a big fan of the tech-style race shirts either. I would like to see more of the tri-blend style t-shirt that can be worn every day!

But, all in all, I did really enjoy myself at the race this year. Kudos to the race director/managers/planners. It was probably one of the most organized races I have ever run.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

2 members marked this review helpful. Agree?