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@Doogster

Park City, UT Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher active 1 day, 1 hour ago

About Me

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    It’s cheaper than therapy.  😉

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Future Races

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon St. George, UT 2009 3:42:59

Future Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Oak Bluffs, MA Sep 25, 2021
Marathon Bristol, NH Oct 2, 2021
Marathon Vernon Hills, IL Oct 9, 2021
Marathon Nashville, TN Nov 20, 2021
Marathon Millinocket, ME Dec 4, 2021
Marathon Wilburton, OK Feb 13, 2022
Marathon Tulsa, OK Apr 16, 2022
Marathon Idaho Springs, CO Jun 4, 2022
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 17, 2022
Marathon Fargo, ND 2022

Past Races (48)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Island Pond, VT Sep 18, 2021
Marathon Osage, IA Aug 21, 2021
Marathon Charlevoix, MI Jun 19, 2021
Marathon Cokeville, WY Jun 11, 2021 5:31:49
Marathon Newport, RI May 22, 2021
Marathon Medford, WI Apr 24, 2021 5:05:35
Marathon Decatur, TX Mar 20, 2021
Marathon Nashville, IN Oct 24, 2020 6:58:29
Marathon Jackson, MS Feb 29, 2020 5:16:42
Marathon Huntsville, AL Dec 14, 2019 5:13:01
Marathon Fort Oglethorpe, GA Nov 9, 2019 4:42:43
Marathon Harpers Ferry, WV Oct 5, 2019 4:59:20
Marathon Deadwood, SD Jun 2, 2019 5:55:45
Marathon Shiprock, NM May 4, 2019 4:54:59
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 6, 2014 4:34:04
Marathon Charleston, SC 2013 4:19:22
Marathon Sea Isle City, NJ 2013 4:13:26
Marathon York, PA 2013 4:54:38
Marathon South Williamson, KY 2013 4:43:32
Marathon Orem, UT 2012 4:04:36
Marathon Arlington, VA 2012 5:49:02
Marathon Salt Lake City, UT 2011 5:07:51
Marathon Huntsville, UT 2011 4:41:09
Marathon Hartford, CT 2010 4:07:18
Marathon Idaho Falls, ID 2010 4:26:30
Marathon Bend, OR 2010 4:31:55
Marathon Salt Lake City, UT 2010 4:48:51
Marathon Frenchtown, MT 2010 4:26:14
Marathon Tacoma, WA 2010 4:28:27
Marathon Abilene, KS 2010 4:18:12
Marathon Little Rock, AR 2010 4:11:18
Marathon New Orleans, LA 2010 3:49:40
Marathon Death Valley, CA 2010 5:24:09
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2010 3:53:10
Marathon Las Vegas, NV 2010 4:56:17
Marathon St Louis, MO 2010 5:18:33
Marathon Hollister, NC 2010 4:42:48
Marathon Hancock, MD 2010 4:27:49
Marathon Charlottesville, VA 2010 4:19:38
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2010 4:19:38
Marathon Salt Lake City, UT 2009 4:08:58
Marathon Huntsville, UT 2009 4:14:24
Marathon Park City, UT 2009 4:32:02
Marathon Hyrum, UT 2009 4:16:06
Marathon St. George, UT 2009 3:42:59
Marathon Hyrum, UT 2008 4:30:59
Marathon San Diego, CA 2007 5:48:50
Marathon St George, UT Oct 7, 2006 3:48:19

My Raves

Impeccable race production. Beautiful course, but be prepared for virtually full sun. We're talking corn and soybeans, not forests, other than in the towns and crossing the river. Warm, kind … MORE

Impeccable race production. Beautiful course, but be prepared for virtually full sun. We’re talking corn and soybeans, not forests, other than in the towns and crossing the river.

Warm, kind and wonderful people to meet everywhere — both the race directors and those staffing the water stops. In the last half, I actually threw away my time goal and stopped to chat at each water stop and even heard about the Lutherans’ missions to Africa. Ahhhh…..personal connections. That’s why I run. You make me want to move to Osage.

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1. LUKEWARM WATER AT THE FINISH. I finished around 4:45 (so not that slow, right?) and found a plastic children's pool with water bottles floating in it. No ice, just … MORE

1. LUKEWARM WATER AT THE FINISH.
I finished around 4:45 (so not that slow, right?) and found a plastic children’s pool with water bottles floating in it. No ice, just water warmed by the rising temperatures. The water in the bottles was lukewarm. Really? The day had gotten warm and I got a room-temperature bottle of water?

2. NO FINISH LINE ENERGY/NO FOOD.
Basically no post-race party. No food provided post-race. If there had been food, I didn’t see it or no one took the time to direct me to it.

3. APATHY.
A bored teenager handed me my medal. Didn’t even look at me. No congratulations from anyone. Medal was still in the cheap plastic wrapping with the “Made in China” sticker attached. I am not often nonplussed, but this was one of those moments. I got in my car and drove back to DC.

The course was stunning. But the production missed on several cylinders. Basically lacking warmth or human connection.

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Wow! Envision beautiful high-country meadows in a bright green hue with clear blue streams meandering through them. Add just the right number of cows and a few homesteads. Bracket the … MORE

Wow!

Envision beautiful high-country meadows in a bright green hue with clear blue streams meandering through them. Add just the right number of cows and a few homesteads. Bracket the scene with hills and, in the distance, pine- and even snow-capped mountains.

The whole landscape was serene and peaceful to the point of being filled with Grace. True, there were basically no trees. But who cared?? I had no idea this part of Wyoming was so beautiful.

Organization: flawless!

Please run this marathon. You will be glad you did.

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Even in cold and rain, it's not a hard run. After the race, I sat by a crackling fire with a group of Medfor-ites for four hours, telling Ollie and … MORE

Even in cold and rain, it’s not a hard run.

After the race, I sat by a crackling fire with a group of Medfor-ites for four hours, telling Ollie and Sven jokes and meeting a bunch of my new best friends. Fun people!

I had forgotten people can be so kind and loving. Thank you, Medford. You restored this DC kid’s faith in humanity.

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Two loops worked well this year due to COVID. A lot of ups and downs and long gaps between aid stations. Nice mix of single and double track. Muddy conditions … MORE

Two loops worked well this year due to COVID. A lot of ups and downs and long gaps between aid stations. Nice mix of single and double track. Muddy conditions slowed everyone down, but manageable. Nice support.

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A race is supposed to highlight a city's best points. So why was i running past trash and garbage? I mean, how hard is it to get a street sweeper … MORE

A race is supposed to highlight a city’s best points. So why was i running past trash and garbage? I mean, how hard is it to get a street sweeper or a bunch of volunteers to pick up the garbage along the route?

Not a good way to sell Jackson.

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I was impressed by the prayer at the beginning -- a heartfelt way to thank God for the blessing of our health and the wealth we all have to participate … MORE

I was impressed by the prayer at the beginning — a heartfelt way to thank God for the blessing of our health and the wealth we all have to participate in these races. Thank you, race director.

Kind, fun, helpful people at the expo and aid stations. But the race goes through several dreary areas to get to the rockets (and photo op).

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Most of the course is shaded by trees. No need for sunscreen. Two loops through the battlefield with reasonable crowd support. Beautiful and fairly flat. MORE

Most of the course is shaded by trees. No need for sunscreen. Two loops through the battlefield with reasonable crowd support. Beautiful and fairly flat.

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Save something for the second half and the hills through the national park. The run along the canal is one of the best ever. Shady, flat, quiet. Highly recommended. Run … MORE

Save something for the second half and the hills through the national park. The run along the canal is one of the best ever. Shady, flat, quiet. Highly recommended. Run this race!

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Truly stunning scenery. Possibly the prettiest marathon I've run and I highly recommend this as a destination race. But the race started at 8 am. With blue skies and rising … MORE

Truly stunning scenery. Possibly the prettiest marathon I’ve run and I highly recommend this as a destination race.

But the race started at 8 am. With blue skies and rising heat, we lost focus on the scenery and battled the heat up the 14-mile grade.

Kudos for having volunteers on bicycles to offer assistance like the water I needed at mile 19.

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Pros: It was like being invited into a family's home and being treated like family. They had a prayer before the start. What a wonderful touch. I loved it. Gorgeous … MORE

Pros:
It was like being invited into a family’s home and being treated like family.
They had a prayer before the start. What a wonderful touch. I loved it.
Gorgeous desert scenery.

Cons:
They start the race way too late. For slower runners, the heat was killer.

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The race starts in the desert in the grey morning. Within a few miles, you will see an astonishing sunrise in the red-rock desert of Utah hitting the cliffs on … MORE

The race starts in the desert in the grey morning. Within a few miles, you will see an astonishing sunrise in the red-rock desert of Utah hitting the cliffs on the west. And you’ll pass a couple of extinct volcanoes before descending into the pretty, almost midwestern, town of St. George with green lawns and picket fences. The overall effect is stunning — an island of green lawns and pretty houses set in the midst of a rugged, harsh red-rock desert.

Nice.

Look out for the hill around mile 8-9. Other than that, it’s mostly downhill.

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