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@chrisrandle

Mesquite, TX Raving since 2020 Active 1 year ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Dallas Running Club

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

    Boston Marathon 2024

  • I run because:

    I can.

My Races

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Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 1, 2023 3:27:16
Half Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 8, 2022 1:40:33
15K Dallas, TX Jul 9, 2017 1:26:15
8 Miler Dallas, TX Nov 22, 2018 1:05:40
10K Dallas, TX Dec 11, 2021 49:19
5K Dallas, TX 2021 22:16

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Past Races (42)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 1, 2023 3:27:16
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 26, 2023 1:41:48
10K Dallas, TX Feb 11, 2023 1:10:10
Marathon Houston, TX Jan 15, 2023 4:05:50
Half Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 8, 2022 1:40:33
5K Dallas, TX Sep 8, 2022 22:24
Marathon Evergreen, CO Jun 4, 2022 3:39:19
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 27, 2022 1:46:30
5K Rowlett, TX 2022 23:12
Half Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 12, 2021 1:58:42
10K Dallas, TX Dec 11, 2021 49:19
5K Dallas, TX Nov 25, 2021 23:32
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 10, 2021 4:38:35
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jun 27, 2021 3:57:03
Half Marathon Keller, TX Jun 13, 2021 2:01:23
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX May 8, 2021 2:02:25
Half Marathon Eugene, OR Apr 24, 2021 1:58:10
5K Dallas, TX 2021 22:16
Half Marathon Irving, TX Nov 15, 2020 1:54:43
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Mar 1, 2020 4:38:25
Half Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 15, 2019 2:16:59
8 Miler Dallas, TX Nov 28, 2019 1:10:07
Half Marathon Keller, TX Jun 9, 2019 2:01:52
5K Dallas, TX Mar 16, 2019 22:44
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2019 1:55:00
5K Fort Worth, TX Feb 23, 2019 24:19
5K Dallas, TX 2019 26:30
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 9, 2018 4:12:02
8 Miler Dallas, TX Nov 22, 2018 1:05:40
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Sep 8, 2018 1:42:30
Half Marathon Keller, TX Jun 10, 2018 2:02:11
5K Frisco, TX Apr 14, 2018 26:21
Half Marathon Dallas, TX Mar 25, 2018 2:10:37
5K Dallas, TX Mar 24, 2018 24:55
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 25, 2018 2:07:23
5K Rowlett, TX 2018 23:42
5K Dallas, TX 2018 24:41
Half Marathon Granbury, TX Oct 22, 2017 1:44:05
15K Dallas, TX Jul 9, 2017 1:26:15
5K Dallas, TX Apr 30, 2017 51:23
5K Dallas, TX Dec 11, 2016 23:56
5K Dallas, TX Nov 24, 2016 24:00

My Raves

This was my third Revel Series race as I've run their Rockies full and Big Cottonwood half and love the Revel races! Much improved transportation via nice buses (not school … MORE

This was my third Revel Series race as I’ve run their Rockies full and Big Cottonwood half and love the Revel races! Much improved transportation via nice buses (not school buses like in the Rockies) to the starting area. You just cannot not enjoy the scenery coming down the mountain with snow still surrounding the course. However, there was a section at the bottom as you left the mountain road that went through a construction area that was not the most pleasant and needs to be addressed in the future. Very steep decline at the top with a few unexpected short uphill portions that, thank goodness, were early in the race. Mostly a gradual descent after about mile 9 until some small rolling hills a few miles before the finish. Plenty of aid stations along the way, so you should not have any issues here.

I think some people have the idea that because of the elevation drop that this is a cheater course to BQ. Not even close as this presents a totally different challenge than a flat course. Luckily I’m a pretty slim guy, so the quad thrashing that was getting to quite a few folks at the bottom of the mountain was not so bad for me. Believe me when I say this: you will have difficulty once out of the mountains if you do not train and get acclimated to running down such a steep slope. I also learned from the Rockies race that you need to have a little extra room in the toe box of your shoes as your toes will be pressing hard against the front of your shoes during the upper/steeper portions of the race and, if you don’t have this room, it will be an excruciatingly painful last 6 miles for your feet.

I’m not a big swag guy, but you do get a really cool “ticket” to Boston if you BQ (yes, I did!). Glad I opted for the nicer tri-blend finisher’s shirt, and the medal with the turtle mascot on it is really nice, too. One thing I really like about the Revel Series of races is that everything is included in the cost of the entry fee: transportation to the starting line, swag, pictures AND a YouTube video to boot!

Great race experience and highly recommended.

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Dallas was my first full marathon in 2018, so I will always have a fondness for this race. After being postponed twice, it was great to be back on my … MORE

Dallas was my first full marathon in 2018, so I will always have a fondness for this race. After being postponed twice, it was great to be back on my “home course” again.

The Expo was better than most, with the names of all of the participants custom wrapped on a BMW a neat thing to see. The start had a pretty cool theme and accompanying video for all corrals that probably brought a tear or two to your eyes if it was your first time back racing again. The course was relatively easy with the uphill portions being gradual and in between miles 4-7 so they did not kill you at the end. From mile 8 until the end it was a net downhill which allowed for a major negative split from the first half of the race.
This also allowed my daughter to run her first sub-2 hour half! The people of Dallas were out along the course in better numbers than I expected, so kudos to all for the support! Also, a big thank you to the men and women of the DPD and DFD for keeping us runners safe.

My only major complaint is at the start of mile 2 runners were funneled into a very narrow access road running parallel to a busy, loud interstate. There, runners bottlenecked and slowed while having to avoid debris on the ground that, at the very least, should have been cleared before the start of the race. Knowing the area and looking at the course, there were two alternate routes that could have been taken to avoid this issue. Minor complaint is the roads in downtown are pretty sucky, but nothing the organizers could do about this.

The swag was fantastic, especially the jacket options if you ran the Weekend Series on Saturday and Sunday. I live in Dallas, so travel was not a problem, but I would advise arriving at least an hour before the start (sooner, if possible) to get a decent parking spot close to the start/finish area as you can always just hang in your warm car and mosey up when it’s time. Plenty of portable facilities so the wait time was not long. Weather was optimal in the 40’s so it was just an overall great experience. Looking forward to 2022!

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From Dallas and was in town for the race. It's an absolutely beautiful race course, one of the prettiest I've ever run. Running into the sunrise along the beach was … MORE

From Dallas and was in town for the race. It’s an absolutely beautiful race course, one of the prettiest I’ve ever run. Running into the sunrise along the beach was very special and traversing around the CSULB campus was pretty cool, too! Pretty fast course with very few hills, and even those won’t slow you down too much. Could have been a more signage directing runners and cyclists to the proper starting areas and heard quite a few people asking for directions. Very impressed with the support shown by the locals when running through the residential areas. Came here to PB/BQ and was on pace to do so, but left with a personal worst due to a hamstring injury at mile 12. No matter, as this is a race that is worth the money to travel to.

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Stunning views in the Cascades. Never did I feel like I was running down a mountain like the elevation chart makes you think you will after exiting the tunnel. Speaking … MORE

Stunning views in the Cascades. Never did I feel like I was running down a mountain like the elevation chart makes you think you will after exiting the tunnel. Speaking of which, the tunnel portion is really awesome, but you will come out dirty on the other side as it’s wet and sloppy inside. It’s a gravel course, so I would advise wearing trail running shoes or your feet will take a thrashing. Pretty standard swag. No Expo, so no little goodies/freebies. Wish I would not have brought the 99 degree heat from Dallas or I’m pretty sure I would have BQ’ed on this course. Maybe next year!

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