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@chrisrandle

Mesquite, TX Raving since 2020 Active 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Chris Randle

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jun 27, 2021 3:57:03
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Sep 8, 2018 1:42:30

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Past Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 12, 2021 1:58:42
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 10, 2021 4:38:35
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jun 27, 2021 3:57:03
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Mar 1, 2020 4:38:25
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2019 1:55:00
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 9, 2018 4:12:02
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Sep 8, 2018 1:42:30

My Raves

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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