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@deckhouse

Edmonds, WA Raving since 2021 Active 2 days, 1 hour ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Seattle, WA Dec 1, 2019 1:36:03
15K Blaine, WA Apr 10, 2021 1:05:39

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
15K Blaine, WA Apr 10, 2021 1:05:39
Half Marathon Seattle, WA Dec 1, 2019 1:36:03

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This was my 6th Covid-approved race since the start of the pandemic. I have to say Orca Racing did the BEST job organizing and making this still feel like a … MORE

This was my 6th Covid-approved race since the start of the pandemic. I have to say Orca Racing did the BEST job organizing and making this still feel like a real race. Because they asked for an estimated finish time and paired faster runners together, for the first time in a year (before Covid) I finally earned a new PR! I completely understand the need to social distance and staggered starts during this pandemic, however in other races I never had anyone to try to catch nor the need to keep up my pace to not let others catch me. Orca also had wonderfully cheerful volunteers throughout the race!!! In all my other races this year there were hardly any “cheerleaders” along the course, making it feel more like a personal/casual run than an actual race. Because of this beautiful day, great team, and excellent organization of an event, I took 2 minutes off my time for the 15km from last year. Thank you, Orca Racing! I’m going to sign up for more of your events this year. 🙂

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I've done the full marathon (2008) and the half multiple times (2017, 2018, 2019). I have to say the new course in 2019 was FAR better than previous years. In … MORE

I’ve done the full marathon (2008) and the half multiple times (2017, 2018, 2019). I have to say the new course in 2019 was FAR better than previous years. In years past, the hills were absolutely BRUTAL as they went around metro-Seattle and back up, over, and around Capitol Hill where the switchbacks of constant incline made for no one’s personal best finish. The course I ran in 2019 still had hills (Seattle is hilly…), but they were better spread out and variations of gradual to steep. The race shuts down the express lanes on I5 that will run you into Fremont. I’d say the best parts of this race are the beginning streets of downtown Seattle and the Fremont section (roughly mile 5 thru 10?). You still have a few hefty hills waiting at about mile 9/10 as you climb back out of Fremont and across the aurora bridge. However then you get some free downhill miles to bring you back home to the Space Needle. Every year I’ve ran this event there have been plenty of aid stations (pre-Covid…) and the abundance of food/drink afterwards is excellent!

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