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@ECuster

Costa Mesa, CA Raving since 2015 IRONMAN SBR Girl active 3 years, 3 months ago

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Personal Bests (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Ironman Tempe, AZ Nov 20, 2016 15:27:03
Half Ironman Santa Cruz, CA Sep 11, 2016 7:21:10
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2013 4:52:40
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2012 1:53:08
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA Oct 26, 2014 1:39:04
5 Miler Trabuco Canyon, CA Jan 24, 2015 1:01:42
5K Costa Mesa, CA Apr 25, 2015 27:20
Bike and Run Combo Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 3:47:08

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Past Races (24)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 8, 2017 2:11:50
Ironman Tempe, AZ Nov 20, 2016 15:27:03
Half Ironman Santa Cruz, CA Sep 11, 2016 7:21:10
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 7, 2016 2:20:06
Half Marathon Oxnard, CA Dec 13, 2015 2:20:08
Half Marathon Temecula, CA Nov 21, 2015 2:20:59
Bike and Run Combo Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 3:47:08
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Sep 4, 2015 2:10:00
Half Marathon Napa, CA Jul 19, 2015 1:59:13
5K Corona Del Mar, CA Jun 6, 2015 28:42
5K Costa Mesa, CA Apr 25, 2015 27:20
5 Miler Trabuco Canyon, CA Jan 24, 2015 1:01:42
Half Marathon Irvine, CA Jan 10, 2015 2:14:09
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA Oct 26, 2014 1:39:04
Half Marathon Oxnard, CA 2013 2:14:26
Half Marathon San Diego, CA 2013 2:04:01
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2013 4:52:40
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2012 1:53:08
Half Marathon Napa, CA 2012 2:00:43
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA 2012 1:54:50
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA 2012 2:01:37
Half Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL 2010 2:05:22
1st Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2009 2:10:55
1st Half Marathon San Francisco, CA 2008 2:01:23

My Raves

This is the 4th time that I have run this half marathon and I think that it will be my last. The course is flat and the scenery is amazing … MORE

This is the 4th time that I have run this half marathon and I think that it will be my last. The course is flat and the scenery is amazing but the amount of concrete that you run on is too much for my body to take. I am not sure if it is the lack of shade, the heat or the concrete but every year after this race I feel like I have the flu. My body just doesn’t like the course. Aside from my personal experience, the course is great. The scenery is really awesome. Seeing the Queen Mary is so cool! Everyone who runs is friendly as well. They have a really nice finish line festival also. Volunteers are super friendly and really enthusiastic as well! Love all the cheering that they do during the course.

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I had an amazing time at the race. As a first time Ironman I had no idea what to expect. The volunteers were beyond amazing and so was the race … MORE

I had an amazing time at the race. As a first time Ironman I had no idea what to expect. The volunteers were beyond amazing and so was the race production. Everything that you needed was there for you. Everyone had answers to my questions and there was a great vibe at the race. I loved everything about it. The race started on time which is always a plus as well. There were so many people racing but it was a well oiled machine. There was no lag anywhere in the race. I had a wonderful time.

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This race was amazing. I used it as a training race for Ironman Arizona and it did not disappoint. The bike is hilly and there is a lot of elevation … MORE

This race was amazing. I used it as a training race for Ironman Arizona and it did not disappoint. The bike is hilly and there is a lot of elevation change but it was a great ride. The scenery can’t be beat and the ride as well as the run is set on PCH. Part of the ride also goes into the woodsy area so you are in the forrest and that was awesome as well. I loved every minute of it. The weather was amazing as well, no wind and sunny for the run.
The volunteers are awesome and give it their all, ensuring that you have everything that you need for the race at the aide stations. I would do this race again!

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I LOVE this race. This was my 9th year participating and I always have a wonderful time. The expo was seamless even with all the people that were there. I … MORE

I LOVE this race. This was my 9th year participating and I always have a wonderful time. The expo was seamless even with all the people that were there. I was able to collect my bib and shirt along with my extras without any issues. It would be nicer to have a little larger tent area but it is not a big deal. Parking the day of the race was nice as well. My only complaint was that they have children directing traffic and one of the volunteers was very rude when I tried to explain that I had VIP parking. It didn’t damper my day though. The race was great, spectators were everywhere and the racers were friendly as usual. The beer garden is a great one with ample room for all runners and 2 free beers! Sam Adams also, so high quality beer. It always is so yummy after a run in the sun. Overall, this was another great year and I look forward to year #10 in 2017!

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This race is fun and really flat. I don't care for the expo, as it is very small and there is not a lot going on. I was excited to … MORE

This race is fun and really flat. I don’t care for the expo, as it is very small and there is not a lot going on. I was excited to see that they had merchandise for sale this year, which is not something they used to have a lot of. I enjoy the course because it is flat and easy. The neighborhoods that get out there are also really nice and a lot of kids are out there which means a lot of energy! It is always nice to have that. It is a smaller race which is nice as well, but it does take awhile to open up on the course since the roads are very narrow.

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This race was HILLY! I am not talking about rolling hills either, they are hills. Coming from So Cal, I am not used to hills as I run at the … MORE

This race was HILLY! I am not talking about rolling hills either, they are hills. Coming from So Cal, I am not used to hills as I run at the beach so this course for me was very difficult. The weather was HOT HOT HOT as well. Those 2 together made it very hard for me to perform well. However, despite the the weather and hills I still had a great time. The scenery was so pretty. I loved the wine festival after the race as well. They had great pours and the wineries were all so friendly.

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I will not do this race again simply because parking is a nightmare. I live in Costa Mesa and I had to leave 2 hours early just to get to … MORE

I will not do this race again simply because parking is a nightmare. I live in Costa Mesa and I had to leave 2 hours early just to get to the start line. Even leaving that early, I barely made it.
I was doing the bike and run combo and when I arrived there were so many people there I couldn’t see where to go for the bike. It took me a good 20 minutes to find a volunteer who knew where to go. I asked several with no luck. Once I finally got to where I needed to be the volunteers were great. They helped me with my stuff, told me where it needed to go and led me to the start. The other racers were rude though which was a big turnoff for me. One knocked my bike over and just continued to walk without an excuse me.
The course is very hot and very boring for the run, so that was a turn off as well. I know several people that love this race however it is not for me and I will not be doing it again. It is over crowded.

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I love Disney and I know overtime they put on something it is sure to be a sight. However, this race was $180 and all I got was a shirt … MORE

I love Disney and I know overtime they put on something it is sure to be a sight. However, this race was $180 and all I got was a shirt and a medal. They did not offer anything aside from a box with a banana and raisins in it at the finish. They also were too crowded. I was supposed to be in Corral C but it was packed, so they closed it and told us that we needed to head the D corral. Well, that was full as well so they told us to just keep going until there was an open corral. This was not acceptable and I was very upset. I paid a lot of money for the race and I was bummed out that they could not accommodate everyone that was there. I will not be doing this one again

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Destination Races always puts on some great races and events. I really enjoy their events. Napa to Sonoma is one of my favorites. I chose this race as my 30th … MORE

Destination Races always puts on some great races and events. I really enjoy their events. Napa to Sonoma is one of my favorites. I chose this race as my 30th race to celebrate my 30th birthday. Everyone is so friendly, the volunteers are helpful and the spectators and full of life. It is a great race and I will do it for as long as I can!

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I love this course because it is scenic and has just the right amount of hills. As soon as you're getting a little bored, there's a hill to wake you … MORE

I love this course because it is scenic and has just the right amount of hills. As soon as you’re getting a little bored, there’s a hill to wake you up! I enjoyed the people at this race as well. Everyone was friendly and the finish line is AMAZING! They had so much food from various restaurants. Great sized portions as well. They were small enough so you could grab a few but large enough to fill you up.

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This is a fun 5k to run with your friends and family. It is well run, and there are not a lot of people so there is ample room to … MORE

This is a fun 5k to run with your friends and family. It is well run, and there are not a lot of people so there is ample room to run. I never felt that there was a bottle neck in any areas. I liked that it was on grass and dirt as well, it was a lot easier on my knees. I also enjoyed the scenery. Fairview park is a great park and it was fun to get to run. You don’t get a medal or anything but it is still fun to participate. There are a lot of volunteers and it is very spectator friendly. All the participants were friendly as well. There are a lot of kids that do this race so it is always a good time to cheer them on as well!

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I am used to participating in large races that have a lot of people so this was a nice change of pace for me. This is a smaller race, but … MORE

I am used to participating in large races that have a lot of people so this was a nice change of pace for me. This is a smaller race, but everyone is very friendly. I felt like that I was out running with friends, instead of running a race. It was refreshing to get out there and be with a smaller group of people. I liked the race because it was a trail run, and it was a lot easier on the knees as well. That was something I was really happy with! My friend and I ran together and we had a great time!

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There were not a lot of people that ran the race this year and I was fine with that. I ran this with my mom and she registered the day … MORE

There were not a lot of people that ran the race this year and I was fine with that. I ran this with my mom and she registered the day of the race with no problem. We got there early and there was ample parking, along with volunteers to tell you where to go. There was no confusion as to where you could park, and where the start line was. It was easy to get around. They had a lot of bathrooms as well which was nice. The course was flat, there wasn’t a lot to see and it was a little boring, but overall it was nice. They had a lot of aide stations as well!

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This race is very flat, but very fun. I ran this with my mom and we had a blast. It was a fast course as well. Parking was ample and … MORE

This race is very flat, but very fun. I ran this with my mom and we had a blast. It was a fast course as well. Parking was ample and there were lots of volunteers. It was the perfect race to get you ready for Surf City. Running down PCH was amazing and I can not wait to do it again!

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This was the first time that I did the marathon and I thought that it was tough. I did not like that you had to double back on PCH and … MORE

This was the first time that I did the marathon and I thought that it was tough. I did not like that you had to double back on PCH and the beach trail all the way back and then turn around. It was essentially 4 loops on PCH and that was not fun for me. It was hot and it was hard to get into a good mindset and finish. I really enjoy the half marathon and I was hoping that I would also enjoy the marathon but I do not think I will do it again.

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It is always COLD COLD COLD when I run this race but it is perfect to get you into that Christmas spirit! There are lots of fun costumes all around … MORE

It is always COLD COLD COLD when I run this race but it is perfect to get you into that Christmas spirit! There are lots of fun costumes all around and starting at the giant Santa is always great. I love that they also did a toy drive for kids in need so you can do good and run as well. The course is flat and there are a lot of spectators. The shuttles ran smoothly and there were no issues. They showed up and dropped off when they said they would and there were designated areas for them. I didn’t have any problems. The host hotel was also very nice and they were able to help us with getting the shuttle. Packet pick up was easy, but they do not offer a big expo like other races. They didn’t have much for sale and it would have been nice to have a little more options for merchandise.

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