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@chidrarae

Redondo Beach, CA Raving since 2015 active 11 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    AREC

  • Rave race:

    Folsom Breakout

  • Race that's calling my name:

    AR50

  • I run because:

    Feels good.

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(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

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Future Races

Personal Bests (9)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Up to you! Santa Clarita, CA May 3, 2015 1:08:00
50 Miler Folsom, CA Apr 2, 2016 13:27:12
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Feb 14, 2016 4:59:13
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 12, 2014 2:15:00
10.3 Miler Cool, CA May 6, 2017 2:08:00
16K Laguna Niguel, CA Sep 26, 2015 2:03:25
15K Modjeska Canyon, CA Jul 25, 2015 2:23:41
10K Seal Beach, CA Mar 21, 2015 1:00:18
5K Redondo Beach, CA Jul 4, 2015 28:00

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Issaquah, WA TBD
Half Marathon Cool, CA TBD
Sprint Long Beach, CA TBD

Past Races (24)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Folsom, CA Oct 22, 2017
10.3 Miler Cool, CA May 6, 2017 2:08:00
30 Miler Los Olivos, CA May 12, 2016
Half Marathon Santa Ynez, CA May 7, 2016
50 Miler Folsom, CA Apr 2, 2016 13:27:12
50K Cool, CA Mar 5, 2016
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Feb 14, 2016 4:59:13
15K Laguna Beach, CA Dec 13, 2015
25K Laguna Beach, CA Oct 24, 2015
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015
10K Manhattan Beach, CA Oct 3, 2015
16K Laguna Niguel, CA Sep 26, 2015 2:03:25
15K Modjeska Canyon, CA Jul 25, 2015 2:23:41
5K Redondo Beach, CA Jul 4, 2015 28:00
5.7 Miler Silverado, CA May 30, 2015
Up to you! Santa Clarita, CA May 3, 2015 1:08:00
5K Arcadia, CA Apr 4, 2015 30:00
10K Seal Beach, CA Mar 21, 2015 1:00:18
10K Allentown, PA Feb 1, 2015
7 Miler Trabuco Canyon, CA Jan 24, 2015
10K Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Nov 15, 2014
Half Marathon Folsom, CA Oct 18, 2014
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 12, 2014 2:15:00
10K Sacramento, CA 2014

My Raves

The well-marked course was beautiful with ~1,400' gain, crossing some creeks. Aid stations were minimal carrying only water and Nunn water. No photographer and no medal but cool race shirt … MORE

The well-marked course was beautiful with ~1,400′ gain, crossing some creeks. Aid stations were minimal carrying only water and Nunn water. No photographer and no medal but cool race shirt and pancakes at the finish.

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This was my first 50 miler and it was tough but I pushed through. I wore the wrong shoes for the first 20 and had blisters right away. My knee … MORE

This was my first 50 miler and it was tough but I pushed through. I wore the wrong shoes for the first 20 and had blisters right away. My knee gave out as well (first time!) but pushed through the pain (not without prayer). Glad to share experience with my two girlfriends who completed the course within a minutes of each other. Luckily, I had an amazing crew and support which helped me so much especially with needing the shoe change at mile 20. The volunteer staff was very supportive and the cheering crowd at the end was great. Everything was very well organized and the aid stations were stocked well. I may try again for a better time next year.

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As I was running, the one word that went through my head was "EPIC". The scenery was epic; the energy was epic; the course was epic. The course was not … MORE

As I was running, the one word that went through my head was “EPIC”. The scenery was epic; the energy was epic; the course was epic.
The course was not easy–there were many high creek crossings and technical trails.

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Race was very well organized but started time confusing. We ran across the start way after everyone else started. The cheering crowds were the best I've experienced. I enjoyed seeing … MORE

Race was very well organized but started time confusing. We ran across the start way after everyone else started.
The cheering crowds were the best I’ve experienced. I enjoyed seeing the sites and aid stations were plentiful and we’ll stocked.
Negatives are getting there and parking.

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Ran out of shirts, not enough aid stations, only water and Gatorade, didn't close down streets, no cheering support. This marathon event needs an overhaul. MORE

Ran out of shirts, not enough aid stations, only water and Gatorade, didn’t close down streets, no cheering support.
This marathon event needs an overhaul.

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Pros Beautiful and challenging course Very well organized Stocked aid-stations / helpful volunteers Great swag Free hamburger at end of race Easy parking MORE

Pros
Beautiful and challenging course
Very well organized
Stocked aid-stations / helpful volunteers
Great swag
Free hamburger at end of race
Easy parking

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Pros: Lots of aid stations and neighborhood support. It was very hot and neighbors coming out with ice and their hoses helped tremendously. Views were great and varied as you … MORE

Pros:
Lots of aid stations and neighborhood support. It was very hot and neighbors coming out with ice and their hoses helped tremendously.
Views were great and varied as you ran through downtown, Shoreline Village, the strand, and the CSULB.
Shirts were better this year and medal was nicely done.
Lots of friends participated so there was great commradary.
Parking was easy off Pine Avenue north of Ocean.

Con’s:
Maybe should have started earlier 5am with heat wave in forecast.
Lack of good recovery food. Had to walk 5 blocks to get a decent meal.

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This is a great local race that has amazing energy and crowd support. Live local music and cheering crowds along the whole route push you forward. The is varied scenary … MORE

This is a great local race that has amazing energy and crowd support. Live local music and cheering crowds along the whole route push you forward. The is varied scenary as you start in the wooded trail and end on the strand at the pier.
No medals but you do get a pretty kickass shirt.

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I will do this one again next year and hope to improve on my time. The race was challenging but pretty and interesting. Check in was easy and parking was … MORE

I will do this one again next year and hope to improve on my time. The race was challenging but pretty and interesting. Check in was easy and parking was free. I recommend this race.

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Pros Good snacks and drinks at aid station and finish line. Nice tech shirt (although graphic is hard to read) and medal Shuttle bus was on time Organized / easy … MORE

Pros
Good snacks and drinks at aid station and finish line.
Nice tech shirt (although graphic is hard to read) and medal
Shuttle bus was on time
Organized / easy check in

Cons
Fully exposed course and just up and back down.
Ranger asked us to use our “inside voices” outside.
No timing chip or gun.

Summary: I liked that the event was well organized but the course lacked variety for me.

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This is a fun local race that's a perfect way to start the 4th every year. Course is fairly easy but very scenic with ocean views for much of it. … MORE

This is a fun local race that’s a perfect way to start the 4th every year. Course is fairly easy but very scenic with ocean views for much of it. The crowd is great…lots of families and serious runners as well. The event is well organizef. Swag is good…shirts are made of cotton bit nice cut and design. Its one I can wear with jeans any time.

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This race took place in Black Star Canyon which is not open to the public. The trails were both fire and single track. The scenery was very pretty...I thoroughly enjoyed … MORE

This race took place in Black Star Canyon which is not open to the public. The trails were both fire and single track. The scenery was very pretty…I thoroughly enjoyed it and even stopped to take a couple pictures! I really like the trucker hat they gave out (choice between hat or t-shirt). It is my new race hat. The metal was nice as well.
Production was low key which wasn’t a bad thing. Check in was quick.
I’ll definitely be back next year. It was a lot of fun.

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Ran with about 40k other racers around the world while the rest of Mt friends ran OC. Race production was perfect, parking easy. This race, the finigh line comes to … MORE

Ran with about 40k other racers around the world while the rest of Mt friends ran OC. Race production was perfect, parking easy. This race, the finigh line comes to you. I made it to the 10 k Mark before car caught up to me.

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The course is scenic, production very organized, and great swag. I like the shirt and metal. The expo offers a lot of give a ways from vendors. I'll sign up … MORE

The course is scenic, production very organized, and great swag. I like the shirt and metal. The expo offers a lot of give a ways from vendors. I’ll sign up again next year.

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I appreciated that the parking was easy. The event wasn't as organized as it could have been. There was confusion at the start line. I couldn't hear the emcee. The … MORE

I appreciated that the parking was easy. The event wasn’t as organized as it could have been. There was confusion at the start line. I couldn’t hear the emcee. The route was ok…runners had to deal with car exhaust on Seal Beach Blvd and Westminster Blvd, but the last 2 miles along the river bed were good. There were only 2 water stations which wasn’t enough. T-shirts were cotton and just ok. All-in-all, it was an ok event.

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This race was very well organized. The trail scenery was very pretty. The first two miles were uphill and tough-- the rest downhill or flat. Much of the trail was … MORE

This race was very well organized. The trail scenery was very pretty. The first two miles were uphill and tough– the rest downhill or flat. Much of the trail was single track. I stopped to take a couple pictures because it was just too pretty not to do so. I liked the shirts too. Nice swag. I’ll sign up for all three next year.

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This is a really fun neighborhood race that is very well organized. They have good sponsors (Village Runner, Kaiser, Oakley, etc.) and a good beer garden. The long sleeve t-shirt … MORE

This is a really fun neighborhood race that is very well organized. They have good sponsors (Village Runner, Kaiser, Oakley, etc.) and a good beer garden. The long sleeve t-shirt is nice even though it is cotton and not dri-fit. I recommend this race if you are local and don’t want to travel too far on Superbowl Sunday.

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I highly recommend this race. The scenery is amazing and the race is very well organized. The dri-fit race shirt is one of my favorites. Great swag. MORE

I highly recommend this race. The scenery is amazing and the race is very well organized. The dri-fit race shirt is one of my favorites. Great swag.

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I loved this Half marathon race. I had completed Long Beach the weekend prior and preferred this half over that one. The best part of the race was the scenery. … MORE

I loved this Half marathon race. I had completed Long Beach the weekend prior and preferred this half over that one. The best part of the race was the scenery. I loved running along the American River the full race. It starts out with a gentle downhill. There was live music along the way. I’ll do this one again!!

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Pros My running club participates along with a lot of friends Expo is large and gives lots of opportunities to shop and try out new gear Love Long Beach Route … MORE

Pros
My running club participates along with a lot of friends
Expo is large and gives lots of opportunities to shop and try out new gear
Love Long Beach
Route is fairly flat
Lots of aid stations
Good energy

Cons
So crowded that it took a while to get through the starting waves (I’ll move closer to front this year)
Shirts are ugly…gave mine away.

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This is a great "Turkey Trot" event. I try not to miss it! It is a big race in Sacramento with approximately 40,000 people attending. The energy and race production … MORE

This is a great “Turkey Trot” event. I try not to miss it! It is a big race in Sacramento with approximately 40,000 people attending. The energy and race production are A+!!
The race takes place in the Fabulous 40s neighborhood of Sacramento with lots of people cheering the runners (and walkers) on. The expo has a lot of vendors and free swag. This is a great one.

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