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@cheryldoubledee

Fresno, CA Raving since 2018 Half Fanatics #17090 active 1 month ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 3, 2018 6:25:45
Clovis Half Marathon Fresno, CA Nov 4, 2018 2:29:03

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Dec 30, 2018
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2019

Past Races (21)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 9, 2018
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 11, 2018 2:42:19
Clovis Half Marathon Fresno, CA Nov 4, 2018 2:29:03
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 Bakersfield, CA Oct 15, 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

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon

It was my second year running this race (after I swore last year I wouldn’t run it again). The medal is sparkly and has moving parts, which makes it one … MORE

It was my second year running this race (after I swore last year I wouldn’t run it again). The medal is sparkly and has moving parts, which makes it one of the best in my collection. Tech shirt is well designed and good quality. The expo is large with convenient monorail access and runs for several days. Where this race has issues is start line organization and course support. I am used to feeling like cattle in the starting corrals, but this race really packs you in. There are 3 different groups with separate corrals within each group to stagger the start. This is all great in principle, but you are literally squished for a minimum of 20 minutes from when you are required to be in your group to when the first corral in your group starts. Heaven help you if you need to use a porta pottie! Speaking of porta potties…we were promised porta potties at each aid station. Even the small half marathons I have participated in have 2 at aid stations and are regularly spaced. I did not see facilities at most of the aid stations and when I finally couldn’t hold it any longer, I waited 10 minutes in line at the 2 porta potties available! Thank goodness I was running the half with a 4 hour time limit – the runners in line with me were running the full and had only 5 hours to finish. One of the hardest parts of this race is that it is at night, in the dark on rather sketchy asphalt. Watch your step. The finish line food and beverages are good. The best thing about this race is the location. The atmosphere in Las Vegas is fantastic, the spectators are loud and supportive, and everywhere around you all weekend are runners talking about the race. Even though I said I wouldn’t run it again, I just couldn’t pass up the lure of running the strip at night under the lights to cheering crowds.

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Two Cities Marathon & Half

Two Cities Marathon & Half

This race boasts a full marathon through 2 cities (thus the name) and 2 separate half marathons, one through each city. I ran the Clovis half for the second year … MORE

This race boasts a full marathon through 2 cities (thus the name) and 2 separate half marathons, one through each city. I ran the Clovis half for the second year in a row and earned a PR. The Clovis half is basically flat (you do run under some overpasses on the paved trail) and the course is lined with enthusiastic spectators. The swag is fantastic- tech shirt, medal and hooded sweatshirt at the finish. Plentiful course support with water, electrolytes and 2 gel stations on the half. Full breakfast and free beer at the finish. I would absolutely recommend this race if you are anywhere near Fresno the first weekend of November!

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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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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!

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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

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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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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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