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@dougiefres1

Morganton, NC Raving since 2015 50 States hopeful/finisher, IRONMAN, Seven Continents Club Active 1 year, 11 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:

    north pole marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Ladakh marathon

  • I run because:

    I enjoy travel, trails and meeting other like-minded runners

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Marathon

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(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
100K Bran, Romania May 16, 2015 12:35:00
89.9K Pietermaritzburg, South Africa May 29, 2016 11:35:16
50K Connelly Springs, NC Jan 12, 2019 7:50:41
Marathon Jonas Ridge, NC 2012 3:53:18

Future Races (0)

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Past Races (12)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
50K Burnsville, NC May 18, 2019 13:56:56
50K Connelly Springs, NC Jan 12, 2019 7:50:41
89.9K Pietermaritzburg, South Africa May 29, 2016 11:35:16
Marathon St Charles, IL Sep 20, 2015 4:14:52
Marathon Munising, MI Jul 25, 2015 4:45:00
Marathon Machu Picchu, Peru Jul 7, 2015 11:07:50
Marathon Cokeville, WY Jun 21, 2015 4:50:00
Marathon Laketown, UT Jun 20, 2015 5:11:00
Marathon St Charles, ID Jun 19, 2015 4:58:00
100K Bran, Romania May 16, 2015 12:35:00
Marathon Longyearbyen, Norway Apr 9, 2014 8:12:34
Marathon Jonas Ridge, NC 2012 3:53:18

My Raves

Incredibly challenging race that is closer to 36 miles than 31 miles and has 24,000feet of elevation change. You climb 3 peaks of over 6000 feet including the highest peak … MORE

Incredibly challenging race that is closer to 36 miles than 31 miles and has 24,000feet of elevation change. You climb 3 peaks of over 6000 feet including the highest peak east of the Mississippi Mount Mitchell at almost 6700 feet. The trail is extremely technical with few “runnable” sections. It is much harder than most 50 mile ultras and has a 14.5 hour cutoff. You will need it. Definitely a bucket list race for hardcore ultra trail runners.

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5
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5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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Set in the beautiful state park of South Mountains this 50k has 7500 feet of elevation gain with some awesome views including a long set of stairs leading to a … MORE

Set in the beautiful state park of South Mountains this 50k has 7500 feet of elevation gain with some awesome views including a long set of stairs leading to a waterfall. Expect cold and potential snowy conditions which can make the race even more challenging.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
2

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As an ultrarunner, Comrades was on my bucket list to do. It has an incredible reputation and is the oldest and largest ultra in the world. I had an amazing … MORE

As an ultrarunner, Comrades was on my bucket list to do. It has an incredible reputation and is the oldest and largest ultra in the world. I had an amazing experience. From the start at 5:30am with the singing of the South African national anthem, then the Shosholoza song and finally Chariots of Fire to the finish in the Cricket stadium in Durban with thousands of cheering fans, it lived up to its reputation. I had trained hard for 6 months leading up to the race putting in an average of 42 miles a week with many marathons and 50K races as well. I took the course tour the day before which was fun and helpful. I recommend it to any first timers especially from other countries. I started the next day from the F corral with a qualifying marathon time of 4:07. I was nervous about making the strict 12 hour cutoff and it took about 6 minutes for me to reach the start line after the gun went off. I was already 6 minutes behind before I had even started. However, the weather was great and the support along the course even better. I had never had so many people cheering me by name(on my bib) during a race. Aid stations were great with coke, and satchels of water and endura-aid. The hills were relentless even on the”down” year with 4700 ft of climbing and 7000ft of descent. I made all the cutoffs along the way and finished with 25 minutes to spare. I enjoyed seeing and talking to other runners along the way. Most of the 20,000 plus runners are from South Africa(240 runners from US this year) and many had done the race 20 or even 30 times. The number of finishes are listed on your bib. You get a green permanent number once you run it 10 times. I highly recommend this race and hope to do the “up” run someday in the future.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Very scenic flat course along the Fox River. It is a good race to qualify for Boston and is well run, supportive, and friendly. One of the best road marathons … MORE

Very scenic flat course along the Fox River. It is a good race to qualify for Boston and is well run, supportive, and friendly. One of the best road marathons I have done.

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1
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4
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4
SWAG
2

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Fun trail marathon in Northern Michigan. It requires a short boat ride to race start on Grand island. Some pretty views of Lake Superior along the course. Some short hills … MORE

Fun trail marathon in Northern Michigan. It requires a short boat ride to race start on Grand island.
Some pretty views of Lake Superior along the course. Some short hills but nothing too technical. Enjoyed the pictured rocks boat tour the day before the race.

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3
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3
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3
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2

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Billed as the world's toughest marathon, it lived up to the expectations. You cover over 10,000 ft of elevation gain over the course including Dead woman's pass at 13,8000 ft. … MORE

Billed as the world’s toughest marathon, it lived up to the expectations. You cover over 10,000 ft of elevation gain over the course including Dead woman’s pass at 13,8000 ft. If the altitude doesn’t get you then the multiple uneven stone steps will. Beautiful course with finish at Machu Picchu. Great tour and support with Erik’s adventures. Strict 12 hour cut-off to finish in one day-otherwise spend a second night on the trail to finish the next day.

DIFFICULTY
5
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4
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5
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3

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3rd of 3 state series. Very basic support and low key race. fairly flat course with few rolling hills. Run by many farms. Early morning start option is nice and … MORE

3rd of 3 state series. Very basic support and low key race. fairly flat course with few rolling hills. Run by many farms. Early morning start option is nice and good finisher medals. Good for 50 staters and marathon maniacs. Race director works hard to support everyone’s needs.

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2
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2nd of 3 state series. Very basic support and low key race. fairly flat course and mostly pavement. Run by bear lake and many farms. Early morning start option is … MORE

2nd of 3 state series. Very basic support and low key race. fairly flat course and mostly pavement. Run by bear lake and many farms. Early morning start option is nice and good finisher medals. Good for 50 staters and marathon maniacs. Race director works hard to support everyone’s needs.

DIFFICULTY
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3
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3
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The 1st of 3 days of 3 marathons in 3 states . Very flat course with some gravel roads through Bear Lake state park. Good for 50 staters and marathon … MORE

The 1st of 3 days of 3 marathons in 3 states . Very flat course with some gravel roads through Bear Lake state park. Good for 50 staters and marathon maniacs. Very basic support but great finishers medals esp if you do all 3 states. Not a large race but good comaraderie with other racers. Early morning option is nice for slower runners or if you want to avoid the heat.

DIFFICULTY
2
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3
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3
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I am rating the Transylvania Trail Traverse which was actually on Sept 4-5, 2015 put on by Lost Worlds racing. Be warned this race is not for the faint of … MORE

I am rating the Transylvania Trail Traverse which was actually on Sept 4-5, 2015 put on by Lost Worlds racing. Be warned this race is not for the faint of heart. It is extremely technical, steep and involves sections of rock climbing(which I was not expecting or prepared for)It has very little course support and you are likely to be alone most of the race. I missed the 11 hour checkpoint cutoff so only did about 20 miles of the 62 total. It took me another 3 hours just to get back to the race start from the top of Omu peak( which you summit 3 times during the race). That said it is extremely beautiful in a remote and bleak sort of way and the town of Bran and Romania are great to visit.

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5
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5
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Fantastic adventure race. Very expensive race but extremely well organized by Richard Donovan. You spend time in Svalbard before leaving for the north pole Russian base. You can go dogsledding … MORE

Fantastic adventure race. Very expensive race but extremely well organized by Richard Donovan. You spend time in Svalbard before leaving for the north pole Russian base. You can go dogsledding or snow mobiling. You spend about 40 total at the pole including the race. It was -22 degrees F when I did it and you run about 12 laps of 2.2 miles around the base. I had to warm up every couple laps and thaw out my face mask. Course is very tough with snow and ice.

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5
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5
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My hometown race is a fast course that has over 9 miles of downhill. Be prepared though that your legs will feel it during the last 10 miles. It is … MORE

My hometown race is a fast course that has over 9 miles of downhill. Be prepared though that your legs will feel it during the last 10 miles. It is put on in the fall each year with the leaves usually at their best. Great meal and fun after the race at Wilson creek.

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