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@alipalmerrunsandtris

Bellingham, WA Raving since 2023 Active 4 months, 1 week ago

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Half Marathon Page, AZ Oct 14, 2023 2:51:00

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Half Marathon Page, AZ Oct 14, 2023 2:51:00

My Raves

Like many others, I had chosen this race for a low difficulty, beautiful views, and downhill (1500' decent) course. When it changed last minute to a trail run with 700' … MORE

Like many others, I had chosen this race for a low difficulty, beautiful views, and downhill (1500′ decent) course. When it changed last minute to a trail run with 700′ gain, I was unsure but decided to go forward even though my training did not match.
Expo was good but small. Great merch designs.
Actual race morning was perfect weather (cold at the start) with a waved start. Instantly, it did become obvious that the course was more challenging than expected based on the anticipated elevation gain and was more technical than we were told.
I ended up completing the race right at my goal pace (goal was sub-3 for trail), and felt great the whole way. Some parts were single-track so I sometimes had to walk to wait for others. There were plenty of aid stations, with many options. I had a hydration pack but had a reusable cup for plain water at the aid stations and ate oranges as needed.
Afterwards, everyone overall agreed the course was more technical than expected (saw 4 people had fallen in the last 2 miles) and Garmin showed 1200′ of Elevation gain which I overall agree with.
However, Race coordination was great, never waited long for anything in the Expo, plenty of Honey Buckets and parking. Would I race this again? Absolutely. I would come back to run the original course as I like change, but this course was challenging and beautiful.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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