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@alkathryn

Chapel Hill, NC Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher, Half Fanatics Active 1 week, 4 days ago

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50K Thurmond, WV May 22, 2022 5:55:20
Marathon Houston, TX Jan 16, 2022 3:44:17
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 5, 2022 1:41:47
10 Miler The Woodlands, TX Oct 12, 2019 1:27:10
5K Savannah, GA Nov 7, 2021 22:59

Future Races (15)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Chattanooga, TN Oct 16, 2022
Marathon Big Bear, CA Nov 12, 2022
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 3, 2022
Half Marathon Miami, FL Jan 28, 2023
Half Marathon Springdale, UT Mar 4, 2023
Half Marathon Page, AZ Mar 11, 2023
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2024
Marathon Chicago, IL TBD
Marathon Big Sur, CA TBD
Half Marathon Wilson, WY TBD
Marathon Staten Island, NY TBD
Half Marathon Manitou Springs, CO TBD
Marathon San Francisco, CA TBD
Marathon Spearfish, SD TBD
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT TBD

Past Races (16)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Gilsum, NH Sep 25, 2022
Half Marathon Waldoboro, ME Sep 24, 2022
50K Thurmond, WV May 22, 2022 5:55:20
Half Marathon Olive Hill, KY Apr 30, 2022 3:13:00
Half Marathon Severna Park, MD Mar 27, 2022 1:44:20
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 26, 2022 1:42:59
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 20, 2022 1:42:00
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 5, 2022 1:41:47
Marathon Houston, TX Jan 16, 2022 3:44:17
5K Savannah, GA Nov 7, 2021 22:59
Half Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 6, 2021 1:44:55
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Sep 4, 2021 1:47:45
Half Marathon Wilmington, NC Apr 17, 2021 1:47:59
Half Marathon Austin, TX Jan 19, 2020 1:55:48
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Dec 7, 2019 2:00:24
10 Miler The Woodlands, TX Oct 12, 2019 1:27:10

My Raves

This race, and all of the Trivium races for that matter, has the absolute best communication I have ever experienced with any race. They sent daily emails about weather updates, … MORE

This race, and all of the Trivium races for that matter, has the absolute best communication I have ever experienced with any race. They sent daily emails about weather updates, course conditions, suggestions on road or trail shoes (wow!). They checked on the course multiple times throughout the upcoming week and constantly sent updates. The athlete guide packet was so detailed — it described the course segments to a tee, every mile, the terrain, the elevation, what to expect.
This was my first ultra, and I felt so calm and prepared largely thanks to all of the communication they offered. There were NO unknowns.
As far as the course, it was absolutely beautiful. There was a lot more road than I expected. The giant hill between 9.5-11, I think most people walked. It was massive, but so fun to fly back down. The rest ten miles were easy peasy. Flat or downhill with road and smooth trail. The middle 10 miles were more technical and exhausting. (It was a 15 mile out and back). My plan was to floor it on the last 10, but the technical bit took a lot out of me. It was a little warm at the top of the mountain, and humid from the rain storms the night before, and the last aid stations were toooooo far apart. I ran out of water before one and another didn’t really have very good fuel so I ended up running out of fuel too. That sucked, but otherwise, amazing race. The swag was beautiful. The volunteers were so kind. I can’t speak highly enough about this race. I will definitely be back and be recommending it to everyone. It’s a relatively flat, smooth entry into ultra running and through the most beautiful national park.

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This race was absolutely stunning!! I did this one as my KY race for all 50 states. Who knew this gem existed? It was a small race but had wonderful … MORE

This race was absolutely stunning!! I did this one as my KY race for all 50 states. Who knew this gem existed? It was a small race but had wonderful swag (t-shirt is so soft, loved the cup and the plaque), the race directors were amazing and so kind. They announced each person as they crossed the finish line. Snacks and aid stations were GREAT – so many options from candy to kind bars to electrolyte packets, you name it they had it. Super well supported course. Also very well marked! It rained the night before the race so the course was a soppy mess but still absolutely gorgeous. My road half time is a 1:40, and this took me 3:13 if that doesn’t say how challenging It was. About 2000 ft elevation gain, but you go through caverns, over boulders, up ladders, through rivers, over swinging bridges, up and down hills, and through a lot of super muddy horse trails (I sunk knee deep into a lot of them). If you take the time to take in your scenery, it’s just incredible. I placed 2nd female, and the girl who beat me did a 2:20. I did take a lot of photos though. It was just phenomenal. I cannot recommend this race enough. Wish I could insert photos of the beauty!

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This race was great! It's a rails to trails, low frills, hometown feel kind of race. The course itself is almost entirely on a rails to trails path (B&A Trail), … MORE

This race was great! It’s a rails to trails, low frills, hometown feel kind of race. The course itself is almost entirely on a rails to trails path (B&A Trail), and this time of year had beautiful cherry blossoms and dogwoods littering the course. Gorgeous views. The weather was perfect – low 40s. The race swag was BY FAR THE BEST I have ever received. A super cute running hat with the Maryland flag and GOODRS in Maryland colors! Holy cow! Everyone was very kind. It was nice to be able to wait inside the school gym before the race start, and the food afterwards had great variety. My only iffy bit was that I got lost at the 12.3 mile marker. The half marathoners were supposed to turn left to the finish line, but the gentleman directing people must have stepped away and I was running solo, so I continued on straight where I saw other runners ahead of me. Those were marathoners, apparently. I stepped over the most lackluster timing pad at 13.1 miles and thought, “This can’t be the finish.” So I back tracked and found my way to the turn I missed, finishing in about 15 total miles. The RD was kind and said he would adjust my results but not in time for the rankings to come out. It’s all good though; I was running this as a fifty stater, in the middle of marathon training, not trying to place. So that’s my only issue – needing better signage for the half finish. Otherwise, superb race and well organized! Love this part of the country and love the swag.

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Top notch. All the way around. I can't believe I did this. A bucket list race, for sure. From start to finish, there is nothing to complain about. It was … MORE

Top notch. All the way around. I can’t believe I did this. A bucket list race, for sure. From start to finish, there is nothing to complain about. It was simply amazing. Shutting down times square for us…. wow! I felt like a celebrity.

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For such a pricey race, the production was very poor. Very few volunteers bunched together at the aid stations made it impossible to get hydration which was very much needed … MORE

For such a pricey race, the production was very poor. Very few volunteers bunched together at the aid stations made it impossible to get hydration which was very much needed in the 90% humidity and heat. Some mile markers were missing. Pedestrians cut me off. The last mile and a half of the half marathon combined with walkers from the 5K so you spent the end dodging people. There was only one split timer at the 10K mark. No corrals at the start, just clusters. Very boring course that just went out and back down some roads that had a considerable amount of camber to them. The camber was pretty significant in some portions of the race to where you had to jump to the other side of the road or you were running sideways. The “expo” was just a tent outside of Fleet Feet. Medal was a nice size. Overall, I’m really disappointed in the execution of this race for the cost of it. I did PR but missed my goal by quite a bit due to the heat and humidity. Will not be returning to this race.
EDIT: I’m still having issues with my left leg and alignment after running on the slanted road for this course. I would have DNF’ed if I knew it would irritate my body this long! NOT a fan of this course.

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Houston is amazing. I am biased because this is my hometown, and I flew home to run this as my very first full. As expected I was not disappointed. I've … MORE

Houston is amazing. I am biased because this is my hometown, and I flew home to run this as my very first full. As expected I was not disappointed. I’ve always heard “if you run Houston as your first full, prepared to be disappointed by all others.” It was amazing. The crowd is simply incredible, even though it was in the 30s (which is very cold for most Texans), there was still enormous crowd support. Everything was organized perfectly from expo to race day to after party. The course is about as flat as it gets at sea level, with one little overpass at mile 12. Great volunteers and aid stations. The course went through some of the more beautiful parts of Houston. It is held on Martin Luther King weekend most years, and the entire downtown literally shuts down in support of the race. Make sure to get some Texas BBQ and texmex while you’re in town and enjoy the city. I can’t speak highly enough about it!

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Always love Rock n Roll, and Savannah was beautiful. The course map ended up looking like a giraffe which was kind of neat. Lots of turns but they were all … MORE

Always love Rock n Roll, and Savannah was beautiful. The course map ended up looking like a giraffe which was kind of neat. Lots of turns but they were all gentle. I won my AG and was a little sad that they didn’t offer any AG awards, but otherwise it was a great production as always. TONS of photos for a 5K, too!

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As others have said, it's difficult to give this a fair review. For the 2021 race, weather conditions were just absolutely miserable. 40 degrees, 20mph winds, heavy heavy incessant downpours. … MORE

As others have said, it’s difficult to give this a fair review. For the 2021 race, weather conditions were just absolutely miserable. 40 degrees, 20mph winds, heavy heavy incessant downpours. They cancelled the full marathon ONE HOUR before the start. The half marathon was delayed by at least 30 minutes, so we stood in the miserable rain getting soaked to the bone. I couldn’t feel my body when we finally did start. Somehow, I still managed to pull off a PR by some miracle. I like to imagine that Savannah is a charming city, because even in the rain, it was absolutely gorgeous with it’s giant southern oaks and Spanish moss lining most major streets. It was very beautiful, just unfortunate timing. The decision to cancel the full, I’m sure, was difficult for the race directors, but as you can imagine, completely unfair for those who travelled for the race. ONE HOUR before the start. I ran the 5K the day after the half, and that was fine. I have always loved the Rock n Roll race series, and hopefully this was just an exceptionally unfortunate circumstance.

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Beautiful course, and as always Rock N Roll delivered. Even being somewhat covid-ridden, it was a great production. I will say, the last couple of miles down the boardwalk were … MORE

Beautiful course, and as always Rock N Roll delivered. Even being somewhat covid-ridden, it was a great production. I will say, the last couple of miles down the boardwalk were killer… directly into the sun, no shade, just pure heat. Other than that, it was great! Virginia Beach is kind of a weird town.. but it was still nice enough. Sad to see this one discontinued.

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