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Personal Bests (2)

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Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 6, 2017 4:10:45
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 4, 2018 1:55:21

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Past Races (14)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 1, 2020 5:14:00
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 31, 2019 2:23:00
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 6, 2018 4:40:00
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 29, 2018 4:27:35
Half Marathon Encinitas, CA Mar 4, 2018 1:55:21
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 4, 2018 4:21:49
Marathon Santa Rosa, CA Aug 27, 2017 4:25:43
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2017 4:38:01
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 4, 2017 4:19:10
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 6, 2017 4:10:45
Marathon San Luis Obispo, CA Apr 30, 2017 4:50:27
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 5, 2017 4:37:35
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 9, 2016 6:26:00
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 5, 2016 4:21:00

My Raves

This was my fourth year running the Surf City Marathon. Course support and swag is on point once again. The event is early enough in the year that you are … MORE

This was my fourth year running the Surf City Marathon. Course support and swag is on point once again. The event is early enough in the year that you are usually blessed with decent temperatures and cloud coverage, the day before this event it got into the mid 80s however temps remained below 70 up until around 11.

The two out and backs on the beach are beautiful but really test your mental game as seeing the distances you have to go back and forth can mess with your head. Mile markers between 19 and 22 were way off this year which also played with my head but eventually they evened out towards the end. Love the bacon and beer guys after mile 20

All in all I will be back next year. My only gripe is I finished slower than I had in previous years (just over 5 hours) and there was zero food or beverages other than water at the finish line. Seriously, a banana would have been awesome after the race or anything really. Instead there was a single roach coach serving swarmas and I opted to crush my free finish beer and find food elsewhere rather than roll the dice on a food truck.

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This is my second time running the encinitas half marathon. Starts off right at moonlight beach and you run to solana beach and leucadia. You get to spend ample time … MORE

This is my second time running the encinitas half marathon. Starts off right at moonlight beach and you run to solana beach and leucadia. You get to spend ample time checking the ocean out.

Race production is fantastic and great course support. Really love the coffee mugs they have given us the last couple of years.

This race truly feels special due to the effort that the team puts out. Proceeds also goes to benefit local ocean conservation projects which is awesome to be part of a race that doesn’t seem like it’s all about how much money they are making. I would highly recommend checking this race out

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Didn't enjoy the OC marathon as much as I did last year. It was hot and humid and I got bored after the halfway point where you just run inland. … MORE

Didn’t enjoy the OC marathon as much as I did last year. It was hot and humid and I got bored after the halfway point where you just run inland. The first half of the race keeps you pretty engaged running by multimillion dollar houses but the second half leaves a lot to be desired

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Waking up at 3am was certainly a challenge and then hoping on the 1.5 hour bus ride to the start was certainly different from any other races I've participated in. … MORE

Waking up at 3am was certainly a challenge and then hoping on the 1.5 hour bus ride to the start was certainly different from any other races I’ve participated in. I was expecting to feel a bit sluggish at the start but powered my way through, the view of big sur do not fail to inspire, they kept me going and pushed me up the 600+ft, 2.1 mile gain to hurricane ridge. This marathon is a must do!

Very well organized, very well supported via aid stations and honestly one of the coolest experiences ever. How often does Highway 1 get shutdown to allow runners?

Highly recommend

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Swag is on point. A bit of a cluster at the beginning of the race but this is the 2nd time this race has happened so I'm sure event organizers … MORE

Swag is on point. A bit of a cluster at the beginning of the race but this is the 2nd time this race has happened so I’m sure event organizers will figure it out. Awesome course, super chill. Weather was perfect. Good aid stations. Can’t complain about running next to the ocean

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Great volunteer support, awesome running on the water. This is the second time I've ran this race and I enjoyed it very much. Only frustrating bit is where the half … MORE

Great volunteer support, awesome running on the water. This is the second time I’ve ran this race and I enjoyed it very much. Only frustrating bit is where the half marathon and full come together at the end of the race, there isn’t much separation and you get lumped together with a bunch of people that are walking but hey

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This was a relatively flat race thru some rolling hills. Overall it was an easy course, the heat definitely kicked my butt towards the end of the race. Great support … MORE

This was a relatively flat race thru some rolling hills. Overall it was an easy course, the heat definitely kicked my butt towards the end of the race. Great support on the course and well put together. Only part of the course that wasn’t enjoyable was when it transitioned to a dirt/pea gravel section for a few miles that led to a ton of dust being kicked up. Also a bit annoying to have half-marathon walkers hogging up the course on the way in but hey.

Expo to pick up materials was held at a winery which was a bit of a pain to get in and out of and took a lot more time than expected.

All in all would do again, hopefully the temp is a bit cooler in future years, probably be back in 2019 or 2020

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This is a great race, big bonus that it starts at 5:30am on the embarcadero. This year was a complete cluster in terms of trying to figure out where to … MORE

This is a great race, big bonus that it starts at 5:30am on the embarcadero. This year was a complete cluster in terms of trying to figure out where to drop your bag off for gear check. Bit chilly with the fog in the morning but it was great running over the golden gate and through golden gate park. I saw parts of the city that I had never seen before. My only real complaint about the whole course wa a lack of restrooms on the course. Medal feels cheap and really not reflective of what a 40th anniversary medal should feel like. The 40 for 40 medal they gave out was way cooler than this year’s medal. All in all I will be back again next year.

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Rock n' rolls flagship race. This year was their 20th year anniversary. Great support throughout race, well marked course etc. Festival at the end was a bit more of a … MORE

Rock n’ rolls flagship race. This year was their 20th year anniversary. Great support throughout race, well marked course etc. Festival at the end was a bit more of a cluster than previous years but all in all this is a must do race

I forgot to mention. The roads are awful through normal heights and hillcrest. I almost ruined my ankle around mile 7. The race producers really need to coordinate with the city to make some much needed repairs. It is pretty dangerous out there

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This was a well put on race. Beautiful scenery and tons of support throughout. Race starts in Newport and ends in costa mesa. Relatively flat run but very fun and … MORE

This was a well put on race. Beautiful scenery and tons of support throughout. Race starts in Newport and ends in costa mesa. Relatively flat run but very fun and enjoyable! Will be back next year for sure!

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This is the hardest race I've have ever participated in. Race didn't start until just after 730am and with temperatures reaching ~82 degrees this made it a tough race. Very … MORE

This is the hardest race I’ve have ever participated in. Race didn’t start until just after 730am and with temperatures reaching ~82 degrees this made it a tough race. Very cool scenery and it was awesome running through my old Cal Poly neighborhood 😉 What made this course difficult was after leaving downtown and heading out into the countryside, rolling hills and high heat with very little support in terms of aid stations made this tough. Between miles 21 and 25 there were no aids stations and I literally saw a guy puke next to me and my friend told me he watched a guy collapse at mile 24. Hopefully they get this right in future races, early start time for marathoners and more aid stations on the back end miles.

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Hands down one of the most beautiful finisher medals I've ever gotten! These things seriously rock! Running with the beach as a back drop is incredible, great support from the … MORE

Hands down one of the most beautiful finisher medals I’ve ever gotten! These things seriously rock!

Running with the beach as a back drop is incredible, great support from the community with aids stations and the like! Relatively flat course, the hill at mile 8 was not too bad. Great course overall

It was great to have Sam Adams as a sponsor for the race this year, nice to have a full bodied beer at the end of the race rather than one of the light beers typically promoted.

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The Long beach marathon is an awesome course, winds you all throughout long beach, along hte waterfront, CSULB and elsewhere. Great support throughout the course. The weather this year got … MORE

The Long beach marathon is an awesome course, winds you all throughout long beach, along hte waterfront, CSULB and elsewhere. Great support throughout the course. The weather this year got to me, I would suggest staying extra hydrated as it can get quiet warm!

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San Diego is a beautiful city from the beaches to the bay, from balboa park to downtown. Unfortunately the bulk of this course takes place east of the 163 which … MORE

San Diego is a beautiful city from the beaches to the bay, from balboa park to downtown. Unfortunately the bulk of this course takes place east of the 163 which is truly unfortunate, while the neighborhood is friendly it really would be nice to incorporate more of mission bay or balboa park on this run. It seems that the half marathon is where the bulk of the course planning goes to.

All and all this is a great race, great support and running up the 163 is a challenge!

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