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@drrobert909

Holbrook, NY Raving since 2021 Active 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (13)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Last Runner Standing Smithtown, NY Dec 9, 2023 33.3 mi
12 hr Congers, NY Jun 9, 2024 50.15 mi
50 Mile Relay Wantagh, NY Sep 25, 2022 6:44:59
50K East Islip, NY Apr 11, 2021 7:24:44
Marathon Conway, NH May 5, 2024 3:52:45
25K East Islip, NY Mar 1, 2020 1:59:34
Half Marathon East Meadow, NY Jan 26, 2020 1:38:45
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 29, 2019 1:17:39
15K New York, NY Dec 15, 2019 1:06:22
7 Miler New York, NY 2019 58:04
10K New York, NY Oct 5, 2019 44:27
4 Miler New York, NY Feb 23, 2019 30:02
5K New York, NY Mar 3, 2019 23:11

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 23, 2024

Past Races (77)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10K Shelter Island, NY Jun 15, 2024 51:53
12 hr Congers, NY Jun 9, 2024 50.15 mi
Marathon Conway, NH May 5, 2024 3:52:45
Marathon East Meadow, NY Jan 27, 2024 4:15:22
Last Runner Standing Smithtown, NY Dec 9, 2023 33.3 mi
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 2, 2023 1:59:58
Half Marathon Wading River, NY Nov 19, 2023 2:09:41
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 5, 2023 4:34:04
Half Marathon Babylon, NY Oct 22, 2023 1:53:32
Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 14, 2023 4:13:44
Half Marathon Bay Shore, NY Sep 30, 2023 1:57:16
15K Utica, NY Jul 9, 2023 1:19:07
Half Marathon Ronkonkoma, NY Jun 24, 2023 1:57:06
10K Queens, NY Jun 17, 2023 52:58
10K Shelter Island, NY Jun 17, 2023 1:00:08
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY May 20, 2023 1:52:42
25K Plainview, NY May 13, 2023 3:14:15
Marathon Newport, RI Apr 15, 2023 4:45:03
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 19, 2023 4:42:59
Half Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 3, 2022 2:47:22
Half Marathon East Islip, NY Oct 22, 2022 2:04:36
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 9, 2022 4:56:48
50 Mile Relay Wantagh, NY Sep 25, 2022 6:44:59
Half Marathon Bay Shore, NY Sep 24, 2022 1:56:59
Half Marathon Ronkonkoma, NY Jun 25, 2022 2:07:51
Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY May 21, 2022 1:59:35
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 4:33:57
10K Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 49:09
5K Cincinnati, OH May 1, 2022 25:35
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 20, 2022 1:58:49
25K East Islip, NY Feb 26, 2022 2:24:05
10K New York, NY Feb 6, 2022 53:41
Half Marathon East Meadow, NY Jan 23, 2022 1:50:42
10K New York, NY Jan 8, 2022 51:54
4 Miler New York, NY 2022 32:36
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 4, 2021 4:40:12
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 7, 2021 4:37:16
15K Utica, NY Oct 10, 2021 1:15:51
Marathon Southampton, NY Oct 2, 2021 5:21:35
50 Mile Relay Wantagh, NY Sep 26, 2021 7:21:35
Half Marathon Bay Shore, NY Sep 25, 2021 1:56:37
5K Cary, NC Jul 3, 2021 25:24
Marathon Schenectady, NY May 30, 2021 4:30:08
25K Plainview, NY May 8, 2021 2:55:47
50K East Islip, NY Apr 11, 2021 7:24:44
Half Marathon East Meadow, NY Jan 24, 2021 2:04:14
10K Shelter Island, NY 2021 53:40
25K East Islip, NY Mar 1, 2020 1:59:34
Half Marathon East Meadow, NY Jan 26, 2020 1:38:45
15K New York, NY Dec 15, 2019 1:06:22
4 Miler New York, NY Nov 24, 2019 30:11
Marathon Bay Shore, NY Oct 27, 2019 4:10:58
10K New York, NY Oct 5, 2019 44:27
10 Miler Bronx, NY Sep 29, 2019 1:17:39
50 Mile Relay Wantagh, NY Sep 22, 2019 7:23:40
15K Utica, NY Jul 14, 2019 1:12:16
10K Queens, NY Jun 15, 2019 47:41
10 Miler Newport, RI Jun 2, 2019 1:18:11
Marathon East Meadow, NY May 5, 2019 4:14:00
4 Miler New York, NY Apr 7, 2019 30:53
5K New York, NY Mar 3, 2019 23:11
4 Miler New York, NY Feb 23, 2019 30:02
Half Marathon East Meadow, NY Jan 27, 2019 1:47:12
7 Miler New York, NY 2019 58:04
Half Marathon Bay Shore, NY Oct 28, 2018 1:49:28
50 Mile Relay Wantagh, NY Sep 23, 2018 7:03:06
15K Utica, NY Jul 8, 2018 1:21:28
10K Shelter Island, NY Jun 16, 2018 53:29
Half Marathon Bridgehampton, NY May 12, 2018 1:50:27
Half Marathon East Meadow, NY May 6, 2018 1:53:10
Marathon Sea Isle City, NJ Apr 22, 2018 4:45:38
10 Miler Newport, RI 2018 1:31:58
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 19, 2017 4:55:22
5K Brooklyn, NY Sep 24, 2017 27:59
15K Utica, NY Jul 9, 2017 1:31:40
10K Shelter Island, NY Jun 17, 2017 56:02
Half Marathon East Meadow, NY May 7, 2017 2:07:37

My Raves

This was my first Backyard Ultra and I loved every minute of it. SRC did a great job putting this together and everything ran smoothly. The trail course was a … MORE

This was my first Backyard Ultra and I loved every minute of it. SRC did a great job putting this together and everything ran smoothly. The trail course was a nice loop with some technical aspects to it and a few hills. The road portion at night could be very mind numbing as it’s out and back several times.

Overall, the atmosphere was great and I look forward to running this again next year.

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This is a small Half Marathon in the Pine Barrens of Long Island. This is done by Strong Island Running Club, it's a fairly tough course for the first time … MORE

This is a small Half Marathon in the Pine Barrens of Long Island. This is done by Strong Island Running Club, it’s a fairly tough course for the first time running it and not know what to expect. A lot of rolling hills, and at least a 3/4 mile stretch that is in sand running uphill.

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I ran this back in 2021 when they came back from the shutdowns. It was a great time but it was a watered down version of the race and I … MORE

I ran this back in 2021 when they came back from the shutdowns. It was a great time but it was a watered down version of the race and I really wanted to experience the true NYC Marathon.

The Support on the course is second to none. Lines of crowds lined up pretty much from the moment you get off the Verrazano Bridge at Mile two till you hit the 59th St Bridge in Long Island City. On the 59th St Bridge, things go quiet for about a mile and half as you cross the Bridge but as you get closer to running off the Bridge, you can hear the crowds from 1st ave getting ready to cheer you on. The moment you are off the Bridge it’s pretty much deep crowds cheering you from Manhattan to the Bronx and back to the Central Park finish.

After the race can be tough as you will have a long walk from the finish till you exit the park and there no official after party, but once your out and you have your medal and finisher poncho, you will get cheered as you walk through the door of many of the bars and restaurants.

This is a must do Marathon and I can’t wait till do it again.

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This was a very well run race weekend. The Expo was a lot smaller than I thought it would be for the amount of runners. Not a lot of Vendors … MORE

This was a very well run race weekend. The Expo was a lot smaller than I thought it would be for the amount of runners. Not a lot of Vendors but it was easy to get to, park and was able to buy a few extra items.

Plenty of places to park near the start/finish and pretty cheap as well. We were fortunate that the rain that was forecasted held off until later in the afternoon. The temps were perfect for the run.

The course itself is a bit hillier than I expected especially for the first half of the Marathon. There was a decent amount of crowd support throughout the race. The volunteers were terrific and there never seemed to be a shortage of Water or Gatorade at the stops. Lot’s of people lined up for the last quarter mile or so to the finish which felt good to have nearing the end.

After Party was decent, though surprised it ended at 2. For anyone finishing over 5 hours, they are not getting a chance to relax, celebrate and have their well deserved beer. It seemed to cater more to the Half Marathoners. This was State number 9, and it is a race I would consider running again.

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This was a smaller marathon with about 650 completing the full and 188 the half. With that said the giveaway shirt was nice but they ran out of my size … MORE

This was a smaller marathon with about 650 completing the full and 188 the half. With that said the giveaway shirt was nice but they ran out of my size and all I could get was a size smaller. Don’t expect an expo but the bib pick-up did have the Run Newport store their for fuel needs, shoes and they did have some hats and visors for sale.

Race morning was fine. Took an Uber to the start. I was staying in Newport and to catch a shuttle I would have had to go to Middletown just to get back to Newport. There’s no parking by the start/finish so Shuttle/Uber/Biking or walking are the options.

The marathon started a half hour before the half but you run the same 13.1 miles which is mostly rolling hills that has you run along Ocean Drive. You’ll see some nice houses and on a clear day, an awesome view of the Ocean. We had fog. There is a small stretch running by some of the old historic mansions before making your way back to the start.

At 13.1, you pass the half finish line and make your way out in the opposite direction. I was expecting this to be more flat than it was. There were two out and back sections of this second half complete with more rolling hills with some decent views of the water but more neighborhoods. There was a water stop used for mile 19 and 21 that ran out of cups as I approached it again at 21. Luckily spectators were handing out bottled waters.

Though the spectators were light they were very cheerful and uplifting.

The finish/after party was run well. Lots of Pizza. Beer from Sam Adams but it was there not so good summer beer. There was no one handing out heat sheets but I saw some runners with them. They had some PT tables which was a plus.

Overall it was a fun Marathon with some minor hiccups and surprises I should have been prepared for. A nice Marathon if you need to complete Rhode Island.

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This is a relatively flat course with just a slight up hill during mile 16 and again at 23 when crossing an overpass. The toughest part of this course were … MORE

This is a relatively flat course with just a slight up hill during mile 16 and again at 23 when crossing an overpass. The toughest part of this course were the headwinds but that is to be expected for a marathon by the ocean.

The first half of the race is run with the half marathon group which is fine as it keeps the race lively. The second half thinned out but it wasn’t as bad as I expected.

There were plenty of aid stations with water and NUUN and beer stops during the first half.
For those who like their photos, there are plenty of photographers from start to finish. I had over 100 photos.

The after party is a fun time, live band that plays till the end. It’s nice to see an after party that caters to the marathoners and not just the half marathoners.

The expo was decent and there was plenty of swag including a finishers hat and towel/blanket.

A little surprised there were no heat blankets at the finish on a cooler windy day but the after party tent was pretty well heated I guess.

Overall, if you’re looking for a Virginia Marathon that is not the Marine Corps Marathon, this is the one.

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Ran the half marathon and felt this was an over priced event. The Half cost $130, the 10K was $84. It might have been cheaper early on but it doesn’t … MORE

Ran the half marathon and felt this was an over priced event. The Half cost $130, the 10K was $84. It might have been cheaper early on but it doesn’t matter. The course is ok as you run over the Great South Bay of Long Island but there is very little support. The Marathoners get even less support. Some of the miler markers were missing and there was not one timing clock from start to finish except at the finish line.

The medal is disappointing. In fact no matter what race you ran, whether it be the full, half or 10K, everyone received the same medal.

The giveaway shirt was cotton and like the medal, no matter the race, everyone got the same shirt.

The after party was ok, suffered due to the rain but the party ended well before the last finishers of the race.

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The Flying Pig is more than just a race, it’s a weekend of fun events. I did the Skyline challenge which was a 10K and 5K on Saturday and the … MORE

The Flying Pig is more than just a race, it’s a weekend of fun events. I did the Skyline challenge which was a 10K and 5K on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday. Very affordable.

The Marathon itself is a great race. Starts by the stadiums and river in Cincinnati before crossing over to Kentucky for a couple of miles and than back to Cincinnati. Miles 5-9 are a challenging uphill section but then the rest remains slow rolling downward hills to the finish. There is a section with limited shade closer to the finish that can be challenging on a hot sunny day.

The crowd support is fantastic and the aid stations are plenty at every mile.

The swag is great. For doing the challenge I received 4 shirts and a medal for every race plus a Challenge Medal.

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This was my 7th marathon and my first NYC and though this was a much more tamed down version it still was ridiculously awesome. The expo was clearly not as … MORE

This was my 7th marathon and my first NYC and though this was a much more tamed down version it still was ridiculously awesome.

The expo was clearly not as large as previous years and I’m sure in the future it will return to the much larger expo people are used to. The giveaway shirt was good and the New Balance section still had a lot to offer though very pricy.

The race itself was outstanding. The crowd support was great, the volunteers were perfect. There were definitely enough aid stations plus many unofficial aid as well.

The finisher medal was top notch. Thought they would have done something better this year with the Poncho since it was the “50th” anniversary (debatable.”)

Overall, can not wait to run this again!

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Nice scenic flat course with some water views and houses that most people can’t afford. About a third of the marathon has little shade so on a sunny day, that … MORE

Nice scenic flat course with some water views and houses that most people can’t afford. About a third of the marathon has little shade so on a sunny day, that can be an obstacle.

A good amount of aid stations both with water and Gatorade. Not a lot of crowd support but this was a lower than usual turnout due to covid and an unusual amount of races during the same time period.

Not much of an after party as the start and finish is held on school grounds so don’t expect a complimentary beer.

Shirt and Medal are decent.

Overall a good event but not one I’m likely to repeat.

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This was a mostly flat course with a few rolling hills that ran beside the Mohawk River most of the race. There was one portion for a few miles that … MORE

This was a mostly flat course with a few rolling hills that ran beside the Mohawk River most of the race. There was one portion for a few miles that ran along a street that was not closed to traffic but traffic was light. Much of the race was along the Mohawk trail/path so there was not a big need for road closures.

Due to Covid, the aid stations were to refill your own water cup but I would expect that to change by next year.

Not much crowd support but with this race I never felt the need for it. Plus the weather conditions were not favorable for crowds.

It was about 45 degrees with a cold rain but it made the race easier to handle on Memorial Day Weekend. Looked like there could have been a decent after party but I think the rain prevented that from happening. The start and finish are right by a Brewery/Restaurant and Hotel/Casino.

I would recommend this for first timers and would probably run the 10 Miler course if I ever return to the area.

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Can’t say enough about this race. The city of Utica shows so much support for all of the runners. The expo is big city marathon quality. There are spectators throughout … MORE

Can’t say enough about this race. The city of Utica shows so much support for all of the runners. The expo is big city marathon quality. There are spectators throughout the entire course cheering you on and partying. Plenty of water stations with cold Ice to help you during the usually hot weather. The race ends at the Saranac Brewery and the after party is huge. The only negative is there is no shirt unless you buy one. Instead of a medal they give you a pin…I have enough medals anyway.

Recommend this race to everyone.

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Philadelphia 2017 was my first Marathon that I had run so it is hard for me to compare to any other. With that said, This was a fun experience for … MORE

Philadelphia 2017 was my first Marathon that I had run so it is hard for me to compare to any other. With that said, This was a fun experience for me.

I thought the Expo was organized well, and easy to move around. A good place to buy those last minute Marathon needs.

Due to the heavy rains the morning of the Marathon, I thought the organizers did a good job letting people stay dry in the tents while waiting for the start.

The course itself was fun, mostly flat with some inclines that were manageable. I enjoyed the first half better than the second half. Running through the city streets past the historic sites was very enjoyable. However, passing the Art Museum (Rocky Steps) and then completing a 10K to Manayunk and looping right back to the art museum and finish line for another 10K was not as enjoyable. Of course the strong 35 mph wind gusts while running towards Manayunk that slowed my pace down may give me a biased opinion on that.

The crowd support was positive but I wish there would have been a bit more for a Marathon of this size. It was the crowd support in Manayunk that kept me going and I wish that kind of support would have been through out the race.

The after party was fun, but wish they would have given at least a free beer instead of charging. I didn’t feel like going to the truck right away for my bags as that was a lot further away.

I loved how they made a weekend out of it. The half marathon was the day prior so I was able to go out and support the half marathoners including my wife and she was able to watch my race.

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