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@cheryldoubledee

Fresno, CA Raving since 2018 Half Fanatics #17090 active 1 day, 20 hours ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 3, 2018 6:25:45
Half Marathon Bakersfield, CA Oct 14, 2018 2:35:31

Future Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Clovis Half Marathon Fresno, CA Nov 4, 2018
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 11, 2018
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 9, 2018
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Dec 30, 2018

Past Races (17)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Bakersfield, CA Oct 14, 2018 2:35:31
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 7, 2018
Half Marathon Exeter, CA Aug 18, 2018
Half Marathon Morro Bay, CA Jul 14, 2018
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 3, 2018 6:25:45
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2018
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA Apr 8, 2018
Half Marathon Auberry, CA Mar 18, 2018
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 4, 2018 2:45:52
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 12, 2017
Clovis Half Marathon Fresno, CA Nov 5, 2017
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Sep 3, 2017
Half Marathon Exeter, CA Aug 12, 2017
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 7, 2017
Half Marathon Auberry, CA Mar 12, 2017 2:37:01
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Jan 22, 2017
Fresno Half Marathon Fresno, CA Nov 6, 2016

My Raves

Judgment Day Half Marathon

Judgment Day Half Marathon

This race is put on by Sole2Soul, a wonderful store with 3 locations in California’s Central Valley. This is the third and final race in the Soul Series (all half … MORE

This race is put on by Sole2Soul, a wonderful store with 3 locations in California’s Central Valley. This is the third and final race in the Soul Series (all half marathons), and my overall favorite. It runs through some beautiful areas of Bakersfield, which aren’t as pretty as the beach, or as the mountains, but for the central valley, they are pretty decent. The course support is plentiful and the aid stations are managed by fantastic people. This is a small race, with under 1000 runners. I do love a huge race with thousands of people around me, but sometimes it is really nice to be able to hear the birds and feel the wind in your hair, and just be out there with a group of people who love what they’re doing. The race swag is pretty decent, too. Tech shirt, head buff, carry bag, and a hoodie at the finish. If you run the series, you get a special medal at the end, and a backpack. Full breakfast at the finish – eggs, bacon, fruit, pancakes, and chocolate milk. If you ever think you might find yourself in the California Central Valley in October, I would highly recommend this race! Just be prepared for a couple of large hills in the middle! (But the local high school drum line is on scene to help you make it to the top!)

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SWAG
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Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Everything ran so smoothly from the minute I purchased my parking pass online prior to the race to when I viewed my pictures online afterward! Well organized expo and start … MORE

Everything ran so smoothly from the minute I purchased my parking pass online prior to the race to when I viewed my pictures online afterward! Well organized expo and start line. Plenty of porta potties at the start (so no huge lines). Excellent announcer and smooth corral movement. The course was beautiful and mostly flat – perfect for a first time 1/2 marathon runner. On course support was plentiful and the spectators were amazing (loved the donut hold people at about mile 10)! Finishers area was organized and easy to navigate and post race goodies (though not so plentiful) came in an easy to carry disposable bag. Overall, I would definitely recommend this race!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
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SWAG
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Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

This was my first marathon, and I couldn’t have chosen a better company to produce it than Rock ‘n’ Roll run! Tons of aid stations, great bands, and generally fantastic … MORE

This was my first marathon, and I couldn’t have chosen a better company to produce it than Rock ‘n’ Roll run! Tons of aid stations, great bands, and generally fantastic support! The course was difficult, with lots of rolling hills and a nasty section of freeway, but overall it was fun. My only complaint is that finishers jackets could be purchased before the race, but when I chose to wait to make sure I finished, none were available at the finish festival, where they were supposed to have been. I was told I would be able to purchase one online, which was not true! So, I never got to buy the finishers jacket for my first marathon. Other than that, this was a fantastic experience

DIFFICULTY
4
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5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
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OC Marathon & Half Marathon

OC Marathon & Half Marathon

This is the second time I have run this half marathon, and I just love it! It is challenging in that there are some minor hills, but the scenery is … MORE

This is the second time I have run this half marathon, and I just love it! It is challenging in that there are some minor hills, but the scenery is so fantastic, that you forget about the difficult parts! Aid stations were manned by happy welcoming people, and there were medical support staff running in the race, so they could stop and help fellow runners if there were issues. This is the first time I have ever seen medical support like this. The medals are big and heavy and the post-race refreshmentswere plentiful! The band playing after was fantastic, and even though I was tired, I danced for quite a long time! I would definitely recommend this half marathon.

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4
SCENERY
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Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon

I found this race to be well organized from sign up to after party. Expo was easy to get to and parking was a breeze. Good vendors. Race day arrival … MORE

I found this race to be well organized from sign up to after party. Expo was easy to get to and parking was a breeze. Good vendors. Race day arrival was a bit scary because there really is only one entrance to the parking, but it was smoothly handled. Shuttles were available, but I got there early for a good spot (6 am for a 7:45 start). Plenty of beach bathrooms that were clean and stocked, plus additional porta potties at the start. Voluntary corrals moved quickly. Well supported throughout the course with plenty of hydration and lots of volunteers. Easy finish line with goodie bag and plenty of water and medical assistance. My only complaint is that the course was extremely narrow through a fairly long section and it was very claustrophobic. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this race!

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The Heavenly Half

The Heavenly Half

Gorgeous downhill race made very challenging by black ice, snow and curvy roads with extreme camber. I had a fabulous time, even though it was difficult to keep a decent … MORE

Gorgeous downhill race made very challenging by black ice, snow and curvy roads with extreme camber. I had a fabulous time, even though it was difficult to keep a decent pace while avoiding slipping on the ice! Swag was the best, as always with a Sole to Soul race. Race started late, which is also common for Sole to Soul, but no big deal. I would absolutely recommend this race!

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SCENERY
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SWAG
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