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@drobeson_uf

Hayward, CA Raving since 2022 Active 11 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Oakland High School Cross Country Coach

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Personal Bests (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Eugene, OR May 1, 2016 3:19:29
Half Marathon Eugene, OR May 6, 2017 1:32:21
10 Miler Viera, FL 2016 1:12:08
12K San Francisco, CA May 21, 2017 58:19
10K Richmond, CA Feb 25, 2023 41:25
8K Chicago, IL Mar 24, 2019 34:55
4 Miler Honolulu, HI Nov 20, 2022 27:45
5K Redwood City, CA 2017 18:56

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Past Races (49)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
5 Miler Anchorage, AK Jun 17, 2023
10K Stillwater, MN May 27, 2023 44:31
10K Boise, ID May 13, 2023 44:45
10K St. Louis, MO Apr 2, 2023 44:15
10K Richmond, CA Feb 25, 2023 41:25
10K San Leandro, CA Feb 11, 2023 43:34
4 Miler Honolulu, HI Nov 20, 2022 27:45
10 Miler Oakland, CA Aug 27, 2022 1:14:24
10K San Leandro, CA Jul 30, 2022 44:32
Half Marathon Santa Cruz, CA May 22, 2022 1:35:25
Half Marathon Oakland, CA May 1, 2022 1:39:20
Half Marathon Livermore, CA Mar 6, 2022 1:34:29
10K San Leandro, CA Feb 12, 2022 42:28
10K Fremont, CA Jan 22, 2022 48:02
10 Miler Oakland, CA Aug 28, 2021 1:13:56
10K San Leandro, CA Jul 31, 2021 44:22
10K San Jose, CA Nov 26, 2020 45:38
10K San Leandro, CA Feb 15, 2020 47:41
5K Fremont, CA Jan 25, 2020 25:45
10K San Mateo, CA Nov 28, 2019 1:01:49
10K San Leandro, CA Aug 3, 2019 44:56
10K Boulder, CO May 27, 2019 49:34
12K San Francisco, CA May 19, 2019 58:56
8K Chicago, IL Mar 24, 2019 34:55
5K San Leandro, CA Feb 9, 2019 23:09
10K San Mateo, CA Nov 22, 2018 43:59
10K San Jose, CA Oct 28, 2018 43:20
10K Carnation, WA Sep 15, 2018 44:30
Half Marathon Oakland, CA Mar 25, 2018 1:37:45
10K San Leandro, CA Feb 10, 2018 42:29
5K San Leandro, CA Feb 10, 2018 21:32
5K Castro Valley, CA Jan 1, 2018 22:57
5K Castro Valley, CA Dec 31, 2017 21:24
Half Marathon Santa Rosa, CA Aug 27, 2017 1:37:40
Half Marathon Castro Valley, CA Jul 22, 2017 1:58:19
10K Saratoga, CA Jun 3, 2017 1:04:10
12K San Francisco, CA May 21, 2017 58:19
5K Eugene, OR May 7, 2017 20:29
Half Marathon Eugene, OR May 6, 2017 1:32:21
Half Marathon Fremont, CA Apr 29, 2017 1:35:05
10K San Leandro, CA Feb 11, 2017 42:52
5K Redwood City, CA 2017 18:56
5K Castro Valley, CA Jan 1, 2017 37:12
10K Fremont, CA Dec 31, 2016 43:50
Marathon Eugene, OR May 1, 2016 3:19:29
Marathon Jensen Beach, FL Mar 6, 2016 3:38:26
Half Marathon Key West, FL Jan 17, 2016 1:46:38
10 Miler Viera, FL 2016 1:12:08
5K Stuart, FL 2015 22:26

My Raves

So scenic! This was a super fun race. The only negative was the big up hill portion (the first half of the race or so), but the second half was … MORE

So scenic! This was a super fun race. The only negative was the big up hill portion (the first half of the race or so), but the second half was all down hill or flat, so that helped. You are running in view of the ocean for almost the entire race.

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The distance was only 12.9 miles (confirmed by several different devices). The pacers were wrongly spaced to start: 1:50 was in front of 1:40 and 2:00 and 2:10 were right … MORE

The distance was only 12.9 miles (confirmed by several different devices).
The pacers were wrongly spaced to start: 1:50 was in front of 1:40 and 2:00 and 2:10 were right up at the front with the others. All of the paces were within 20 feet of each other at the start of the race, causing everyone to try to get to the front at the starting line, which was a mess.
Packet pickup was a mess – There wasn’t a clear line or a clear sign saying where to start. It seemed like they cared more about what bands would be playing than streamlining packet pickup. Not once did they ever mention the parking situation at packet pickup.
No good swag – I got a bag, a shirt, and a bib. That’s it. Plus, they asked if sizes were male or female, but only had gender neutral shirts (or male shirts). What was the point of asking for female sizes???
This race cared more about have a “cool” packet pickup than putting on a good race.
I do NOT plan on doing this race again.

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There are lots of ups and downs on this course, but it's scenic, so it's not so bad. Packet pickup and post-race festivities were both well organized and fun. MORE

There are lots of ups and downs on this course, but it’s scenic, so it’s not so bad. Packet pickup and post-race festivities were both well organized and fun.

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This has to be the most fun race in the country. There is a slight hill in the beginning and towards the end, but the rest of the race is … MORE

This has to be the most fun race in the country. There is a slight hill in the beginning and towards the end, but the rest of the race is downhill or flat. There are tons of people everywhere cheering you on and tempting you to stop for all sorts of wild and crazy shenanigans, some are well worth stopping at. My only caveat here is that this race is run at altitude.

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This race is a flat and scenic trip through downtown Chicago. It may be a little cold for someone from the south like me, but it wasn't too bad. The … MORE

This race is a flat and scenic trip through downtown Chicago. It may be a little cold for someone from the south like me, but it wasn’t too bad. The course is fast and there are lots of fans through all sections of the race cheering you on. The only downside was that the tall buildings did play havoc with my Garmin.

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We love running the Love Octopus (as we call it). I think my significant other and I have run it for 5 years now. We both often still wear our … MORE

We love running the Love Octopus (as we call it). I think my significant other and I have run it for 5 years now. We both often still wear our race shirts. The course is completely flat and fast, it’s an out and back. The only downside is that as a 10K runner trying to place, I have to try to navigate through some slower 5K runners on the way back, both sets of people running on the same course.

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Packet pickup and the after party are both great and well run. Finishing at Hayward Field is awesome. The only drawback to running the half instead of the full is … MORE

Packet pickup and the after party are both great and well run. Finishing at Hayward Field is awesome. The only drawback to running the half instead of the full is that you miss a lot of the shady area along the river, which is much more scenic than running along runs through Eugene, in my opinion.

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This is a well organized, beautiful race. The course is nice with lots of fans cheering you on. There are some hills, but nothing awful. Running along the river was … MORE

This is a well organized, beautiful race. The course is nice with lots of fans cheering you on. There are some hills, but nothing awful. Running along the river was great and shady. Finishing at Hayward Field is awesome. I can’t wait to travel to Eugene and do this race again.

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This is quite possibly the most scenic course of any marathon in the US. Lots of beautiful beaches and rivers, scenic downtown Stuart and downtown Jensen Beach, and some very … MORE

This is quite possibly the most scenic course of any marathon in the US. Lots of beautiful beaches and rivers, scenic downtown Stuart and downtown Jensen Beach, and some very nice neighborhoods with lots of bacon traps. I hope to get a chance to run this again some day. If only there weren’t so many hilly bridges.

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Besides the thunderstorm delay and the gale force winds, everything else about this race was excellent! I no longer live in Florida, but I hope to get back down there … MORE

Besides the thunderstorm delay and the gale force winds, everything else about this race was excellent! I no longer live in Florida, but I hope to get back down there to run this one again. The course is flat and very scenic.

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I really like the 10 mile distance and this course was completely flat, so that was also a plus. The scenery wasn't much to write home about, but they did … MORE

I really like the 10 mile distance and this course was completely flat, so that was also a plus. The scenery wasn’t much to write home about, but they did have jousting before the start of the race, which was pretty cool. Also, the age group prizes were swords!

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