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@djpremonition

Upper Marlboro, MD Raving since 2020 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 1 day, 6 hours ago

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Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Washington, DC Mar 11, 2017 5:16:26
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Jan 2, 2021 1:42:16
10 Miler Annapolis, MD Aug 25, 2019 1:23:25
10K Washington, DC Dec 19, 2020 47:05
7K Washington, DC Dec 6, 2020 33:13
5K Triangle, VA Jul 26, 2020 26:50

Future Races (135)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 22, 2021
Half Marathon Canton, OH May 2, 2021
Half Marathon Tempe, AZ May 15, 2021
10K Richmond, VA Jun 3, 2021
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jun 5, 2021
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Jun 6, 2021
Half Marathon Bristol, RI Jun 26, 2021
Half Marathon Frederick, MD Jul 11, 2021
Half Marathon Madison, WI Jul 24, 2021
Half Marathon Cascade Locks, OR Aug 15, 2021
Half Marathon Gallatin Gateway, MT Sep 12, 2021
10 Miler Washington, DC Sep 12, 2021
10 Miler Lynchburg, VA Sep 25, 2021
Half Marathon Newport, RI Oct 10, 2021
Half Marathon Oceanport, NJ Oct 17, 2021
Half Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 17, 2021
Half Marathon Falmouth, MA Oct 30, 2021
Half Marathon Bristol, RI Oct 31, 2021
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Nov 6, 2021
10 Miler Mount Vernon, VA Nov 7, 2021
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 13, 2021
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Nov 14, 2021
Half Marathon Little Rock, AR Nov 20, 2021
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 21, 2021
Half Marathon Memphis, TN Dec 4, 2021
Half Marathon Negril, Jamaica Dec 5, 2021
Half Marathon Charleston, SC Jan 15, 2022
Half Marathon Birmingham, AL Feb 13, 2022
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Feb 27, 2022
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 19, 2022
Half Marathon Liberty, MO Mar 26, 2022
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 2, 2022
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY 2022
Half Marathon Davis, WV 2022
Half Marathon Olathe, KS 2022
Half Marathon Wilmington, DE 2022
Half Marathon Two Harbors, MN 2022
Half Marathon Nashville, TN 2022
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC 2022
Half Marathon Chicago, IL 2022
10 Miler Philadelphia, PA 2022
Half Marathon Jackson Hole, WY 2022
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN 2022
Half Marathon Purcellville, VA 2022
Marathon Arlington, VA 2022
10 Miler Baltimore, MD 2022
10K Atlanta, GA 2022
Half Marathon Columbia, MD 2022
Half Marathon Omaha, NE 2022
Half Marathon Lincoln, NE 2022
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA 2022
5 Miler Wildwood, NJ 2022
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO 2022
5K Wildwood, NJ 2022
Marathon Hopkinton, MA 2023
Half Marathon Raleigh, TN TBD
Half Marathon Anchorage, AK TBD
10 Miler Washington, DC TBD
14 Miler White Sands, NM TBD
Half Marathon San Leandro, CA TBD
Half Marathon Bethany Beach, DE TBD
30K Blaine, WA TBD
Half Marathon Roanoke, VA TBD
Half Marathon Lake Ozark, MO TBD
Half Marathon Bay St Louis, MS TBD
5K Carlsbad, CA TBD
Half Marathon Carmel, IN TBD
Half Marathon Charlottesville, VA TBD
Half Marathon Chicago, IL TBD
Half Marathon Gilsum, NH TBD
Half Marathon Corbin, KY TBD
10K Charleston, SC TBD
Half Marathon Lowell, IN TBD
Half Marathon King George, VA TBD
Half Marathon Wilmington, DE TBD
Half Marathon Albuquerque, NM TBD
Half Marathon North Andover, MA TBD
Half Marathon Eugene, OR TBD
Half Marathon Ft. Lauderdale, FL TBD
Half Marathon Tampa, FL TBD
Half Marathon Kiowa, MT TBD
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA TBD
10 Miler Minneapolis, MN TBD
Half Marathon Helena, MT TBD
Half Marathon Wilson, WY TBD
Half Marathon Bainbridge Island, WA TBD
Half Marathon White Sulphur Springs, WV TBD
Half Marathon Hillsboro, OR TBD
Half Marathon Flossmoor, IL TBD
Half Marathon Hilton Head, SC TBD
Half Marathon St. Michael's, MD TBD
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO TBD
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Half Marathon Covington, VA TBD
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA TBD
Half Marathon Kiawah Island, SC TBD
Half Marathon Waitsfield, VT TBD
Half Marathon Madison, MT TBD
Half Marathon Meridian, MS TBD
Half Marathon Manchester, NH TBD
Half Marathon Fredericksburg, VA TBD
Half Marathon Dearborn, MI TBD
Half Marathon Chicago, IL TBD
Half Marathon Milwaukee, WI TBD
Half Marathon Frenchtown, MT TBD
Half Marathon Montgomery, AL TBD
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC TBD
Half Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC TBD
Half Marathon Ocean City, NJ TBD
Half Marathon Ocean City, NJ TBD
Half Marathon Lynchburg, TN TBD
Half Marathon Seattle, WA TBD
Half Marathon Petersburg, VA TBD
Half Marathon Wichita, KS TBD
Half Marathon Craig, AK TBD
Half Marathon Brunswick, ME TBD
Half Marathon Raleigh, NC TBD
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV TBD
Half Marathon Hattiesburg, MS TBD
Half Marathon Seattle, WA TBD
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO TBD
Half Marathon Huntsville, AL TBD
Half Marathon Estes Park, CO TBD
Italian Stallion Challenge (10 Mile + 5K) Philadelphia, PA TBD
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS TBD
Half Marathon Cedar Crest, NM TBD
Half Marathon Seattle, WA TBD
Half Marathon Boulder City, NV TBD
Half Marathon St. Michaels, MD TBD
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA TBD
Half Marathon Cary, NC TBD
10 Miler Minneapolis, MN TBD
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT TBD
Half Marathon Virgin, UT TBD
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL TBD

Past Races (20)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Manchester, NH Mar 27, 2021 1:50:32
10K Lorton, VA Mar 6, 2021 47:55
Half Marathon Melbourne, FL Feb 7, 2021 1:50:54
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Jan 2, 2021 1:42:16
10K Washington, DC Dec 19, 2020 47:05
7K Washington, DC Dec 6, 2020 33:13
5K Triangle, VA Jul 26, 2020 26:50
Half Marathon Atlanta, GA Mar 1, 2020 2:11:17
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 8, 2020 1:49:10
10K Edgewater, MD Nov 28, 2019 48:37
10K Waldorf, MD Sep 14, 2019 47:50
10K Mount Vernon, VA Sep 8, 2019 50:32
10 Miler Annapolis, MD Aug 25, 2019 1:23:25
10K Columbia, MD Apr 14, 2019 57:07
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 9, 2019 1:54:30
Half Marathon Raleigh, NC Apr 8, 2018 1:58:25
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD 2018 1:54:29
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Sep 17, 2017 1:56:41
Marathon Washington, DC Mar 11, 2017 5:16:26
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 12, 2016 1:53:23

My Raves

The Shamrock Half Marathon was quite fun with lots to love and only a few minor issues. First let me start off with the production of this race which is … MORE

The Shamrock Half Marathon was quite fun with lots to love and only a few minor issues.

First let me start off with the production of this race which is put on by Millennium Running. It was top notch especially with their protocols and adjustments to make an in-person city streets race both safe and still feel as close to the normal race days of the past. I fly into Manchester the day before the race and did a bit of running from my hotel in downtown to the pre-race packet pickup at the Millennium Running store in Bedford, NH. Pickup was fast & simple with a long sleeve tech shirt & a magnet for the half and/or the shuffle (I did wish they had a bag for your swag but I ended up purchasing some items from the store so that took care of that probably). There was also race day packet pickup across from the start line as an alternative option.

The start line was conducted with a “time trial start” which is a great way to allow for the proper social distancing while still having the feel of a race. Runners were grouped by zones based on predicted finish times and you didn’t need to be at your spot until about 15 mins before you would cross the start line. There was a jumbotron that displayed each runner name (two started at a time) and the announcer gave an enthusiastic shout out to both runners as they started. Free video and pics provided as well! Great production.

The course started off in a more industrial/warehouse part of downtown for the first 4 miles which gave me a good amount of time to get into a groove before doing the three segments up & down Elm Street. It was great to run in the city and there were three different lanes on Elm Street that you end up running on depending on where you are in your run mileage wise. It was cool to see the faster/elite runners as you head on your journey. Lots of great folks cheering on runners throughout the course after the first 4 miles. My only complaint for the course was where the aid stations were placed especially given where the major hills were.

I ended up hurting my hamstring during the race and didn’t finish the race anywhere nearly as strong as I wanted to (the course has a fantastically fast last 2 miles which can really shave time off your overall finish if you have gas left in the tank). Finish line has another video recording which was another awesome perk and there was plenty of recovery food + fluids as you crossed the line! The finisher medal is nice and if you ran the 2 mile shuffle the next day, you got a golden shamrock to place inside your medal as well (which I didn’t have to return home fast and missed out on this swag).

Overall, I really enjoyed this race and with the high level of production I am looking forward to running some more of their events in the future (you get a cool race jacket if you complete 26.2 miles in 3 events with them). Who knew New Hampshire would be a new racing hub for me!

I recommend anyone in the New England area to run the Shamrock Half in addition to some of the other Millennium Running events!

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I will preface my review of the 2021 race with this, COVID-19 + thunderstorms are severe & uncontrollable factors. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I appreciate … MORE

I will preface my review of the 2021 race with this, COVID-19 + thunderstorms are severe & uncontrollable factors. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I appreciate this race company doing a solid job with what they had to work with.

The course was great overall. It’s flat for the majority with a couple challenges as you go uphill over two short bridge sections (save some energy and power for right after the 12 mile marker but remember what goes up must come down). I enjoyed the scenery much more once we got out of downtown Melbourne and into the beach side of things with the limited cheer crowds being awesome and fun.

It wasn’t a crazy hot day but humid enough for me to hydrate at almost every water stop (double what I normally do for a half) but the staff/volunteers were well stocked with water bottles, Gatorade bottles, GU gels, even some bananas at the midway stop. And there was plenty of things to help me recover at the finish line as well.

I picked up my packet 20 mins before race start and missed the expo the day before so can’t really comment on that experience but it was seamless for me to grab my bib on race day. They had little place markers all around the staging area pre-race to ensure runners stayed 6ft apart which was by far the best I’ve seen at a race since the pandemic.

Because there were thunderstorms coming in the area about 20 mins after I crossed the finish, most of the full marathoners were divert to finish with the half runners which really sucked for those runners but who can control the weather right? Also with that and Covid restrictions, the post race party wasnt really a thing but I would love to see what its like for that in previous or future years.

My main complaint would be the swag. The medal is nice, solid but for the amount I paid ($100) I expect more than just the medal. If you wanted a shirt you had to purchase and there was no bag or anything with local business treats. We did get a beer at the end of the race so that’s always a plus!

Overall I would run this race again but only if and when they are in full non-restricted mode.

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Trying to put on races in the time of Covid-19 is quite the challenge and I am so happy this company was able to make this race happen. I flew … MORE

Trying to put on races in the time of Covid-19 is quite the challenge and I am so happy this company was able to make this race happen. I flew in from the DC area to check off the state of Texas on my 50 states journey!

The organization could’ve been better (the advertised a 6am race day packet pickup but weren’t even setup until almost 6:30am; they also claimed it would be chipped time which it wasn’t and they didn’t record my time initially so I had to use my own Apple Watch time to submit for awards which felt weird.)

Course was relatively flat outside of a couple rolling hill section. It was quite beautiful to run next to the lake as the sun continued to rise. Half Marathon was two laps of a down & back which did cause for some congestion with the 5K/10K participants which isn’t ideal in these times but nothing a good run gaither can’t handle!

Tech shirt was a good swag piece & long sleeve (ended up running with it underneath, it was a frigid first half of the race) and the medal was nice as well. I love the vast array of age group/overall awards (I won my age group!) and that plaque was nice as well.

If I lived in the Ft. Worth/Dallas area, I would run this and other races put on by this group again but can’t see myself traveling in again for it. It was a really solid race to run given all the restrictions the pandemic has placed on run events.

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