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@bertman65

Stamford, CT Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher active 4 months, 1 week ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Team in Training

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    Missoula Marathon

  • I run because:

    I’ve been running marathons to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after losing my wife to AML in 2012.

My Races

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Future Races

Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Olympic/International New York, NY Jul 19, 2015 3:31:22
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2017 3:55:46
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY May 19, 2018 1:44:25
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 30, 2018 1:25:02
10K Queens, NY Jun 16, 2018 47:48

Future Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Burlington, VT May 29, 2022
Marathon Fargo, ND TBD
Marathon South Williamson, KY TBD
Marathon Lincoln, NE TBD
Marathon Pass Christian, MS TBD
Marathon Frenchtown, MT TBD
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC TBD

Past Races (19)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Firth, ID Jul 31, 2021
Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 9, 2020 4:15:24
Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 12, 2019 3:57:42
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Apr 14, 2019 4:00:07
Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 20, 2018 4:02:46
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 30, 2018 1:25:02
10K Queens, NY Jun 16, 2018 47:48
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY May 19, 2018 1:44:25
Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 28, 2018 4:05:50
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 18, 2018 1:55:10
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 5, 2017 4:15:26
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 8, 2017 3:55:46
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 19, 2017 1:49:54
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 6, 2016 4:17:50
Half Marathon Staten Island, NY Oct 9, 2016 1:51:15
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 25, 2016 1:31:03
10K Queens, NY Jun 18, 2016 52:22
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 20, 2016 1:53:19
Olympic/International New York, NY Jul 19, 2015 3:31:22

My Raves

Two things killed me in this race. One was not the course's fault, but I got air sick on the flight out, so I was not able to eat much … MORE

Two things killed me in this race. One was not the course’s fault, but I got air sick on the flight out, so I was not able to eat much that Friday, so my strength was sapped my the half marathon point. And then to boot the wind on Lake Pontchartrain was brutal, and combined with the bridges this marathon was one of my worst performances.

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Aid stations are fairly close together, between 1-2 miles apart, so I did not carry water. The course is relatively flat except for mile 2 and 26. 26 is a … MORE

Aid stations are fairly close together, between 1-2 miles apart, so I did not carry water. The course is relatively flat except for mile 2 and 26. 26 is a killer as you cross back into the city. Crowd support is minimal, a lot of the race is an out and back in East Windsor through residential neighborhoods. The finish area and mile 27 beer garden were quite nice.

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This is a nice small event with around 500 runners I believe. It was very nice to hear my name called out as I crossed the finish line on the … MORE

This is a nice small event with around 500 runners I believe. It was very nice to hear my name called out as I crossed the finish line on the boardwalk. Crowd support is light, as this is not a populous area and parts of it is through parks and even on gravel paths. There is one hill to worry about, around mile 16 if memory serves me, where we go up across a bridge over a river. Aid stations and both water and gatorade but were roughly two miles apart, so I carried water. The after party was quite good. I got VIP because this race was on my birthday, so I also got indoor bathrooms and breakfast food before the race, and a free massage after. The medal is quite nice, but the stock shirt given out didn’t have the date on it and has some cotton in it, so I don’t wear it to run.

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Tough course. Although I studied it before hand and knew that the first three miles and miles 16-20 were mostly uphill, what caught me off guard were a couple of … MORE

Tough course. Although I studied it before hand and knew that the first three miles and miles 16-20 were mostly uphill, what caught me off guard were a couple of hills over the last 10k which broke me. They start the half later, and then the half and full meet up around the long hilly climb. I met up with slower half runners there so had to spend some time dodging other runners, which was not ideal. The reward for the long climb is a nice run around Lake Montebello. Aid stations were a bit further apart than I’d like so I carried a hand held bottle. The medal is spectacular, a crab that opens up, and the after party is pretty good, with Dogfish Head beer and a good array of food. I also liked the race shirt, it has the date and no cotton.

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This is a nice course that goes through many parts of Nashville, from the city out to the residential areas, through the minor league ball park, and around a park. … MORE

This is a nice course that goes through many parts of Nashville, from the city out to the residential areas, through the minor league ball park, and around a park. If you’re adventurous the residents you pass early in the race are offering beer (I stayed away). If I remember correctly the water stops were about 1.5 to 2 miles apart. I didn’t carry but wish I had. It’s somewhat sad to see the half marathoners cutting into the stadium to finish knowing you still have 10 miles to go. I completely bonked at mile 22. If you do the race you should really focus on not going out too fast. The medal was small but nice looking. The tech shirt was a real tech shirt, I still train with it. The expo was pretty decent. Finally, I highly recommend the free leg message that was given out after the race, it helped me considerably.

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When it's warm in Chicago the back half of the race can be tough because it's hard to find shade to run in. I felt like this would have been … MORE

When it’s warm in Chicago the back half of the race can be tough because it’s hard to find shade to run in. I felt like this would have been easier if it had looped in the reverse direction. Also, I vaguely remember a slight hill as you turn into Grant Park to finish. I commented to the guy there that that was a mean trick to pull!

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