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@ericbieniek

Hayward, CA Raving since 2023 Active 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2017 3:19:16
Half Marathon Monterey, CA Nov 12, 2023 1:35:17
10 Miler St Paul, MN Oct 4, 2015 1:15:18
10K St Paul, MN Oct 4, 2015 45:20
5K St Paul, MN Oct 4, 2015 19:11

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Past Races (17)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 28, 2024 3:29:53
Half Marathon Monterey, CA Nov 12, 2023 1:35:17
Marathon Portland, OR Oct 1, 2023 3:29:51
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Dec 4, 2021 2:16:22
Half Marathon Austin, TX Apr 25, 2021 1:51:00
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 18, 2018 4:02:57
Marathon Jacksonville Beach, FL Feb 11, 2018 3:22:52
5K St Paul, MN Oct 1, 2017 20:18
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2017 3:19:16
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 9, 2016 3:35:32
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 1, 2016 3:25:52
Marathon Denver, CO Oct 18, 2015 4:30:24
5K St Paul, MN Oct 4, 2015 19:11
10K St Paul, MN Oct 4, 2015 45:20
10 Miler St Paul, MN Oct 4, 2015 1:15:18
Marathon St Paul, MN Oct 5, 2014 3:51:29
Marathon Rochester, MN 2010 4:42:19

My Raves

Given the challenges caused by the road slip out making the normal Big Sur point-to-point route impossible to run safely, I can’t help but be grateful to the Big Sur … MORE

Given the challenges caused by the road slip out making the normal Big Sur point-to-point route impossible to run safely, I can’t help but be grateful to the Big Sur Marathon Foundation for providing the opportunity to run a modified out-and-back route this year and be thankful for all the effort their team undoubtedly put in to make it happen on a short timeline. It’s truly a privilege to be able to run one of my bucket list marathons regardless of the circumstances. The scenic views along the coast were still nothing short of spectacular and it was a great experience. Having said that, it was of course disappointing not being able to run past some of the most noteworthy landmarks of the route, namely the Bixby Bridge which is the biggest highlight of the race. My only gripe is that although the organizers allowed deferment to 2025 via a guaranteed entry, they didn’t allow participants’ registration fees to be applied to next year or at least provide a discount. A race fee that is not cheap going down the drain likely forced some on the fence to just run this year even if they weren’t thrilled about running the modified route. I empathize and understand the financial impacts providing this option would have on being able to make this race happen, but that same empathy and understanding could be felt and expressed the other way by the race officials to the runners.

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The course has everything you’d want - views you can’t beat anywhere else and nice and flat for good times. Was fortunate to have perfect weather. Would recommend to anyone … MORE

The course has everything you’d want – views you can’t beat anywhere else and nice and flat for good times. Was fortunate to have perfect weather. Would recommend to anyone considering this race.

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No major bad things to say; overall good marathon event/experience. Pros: swag, event operations, beautiful weather, number of aid stations Cons: some inclines towards the end of the course, smaller … MORE

No major bad things to say; overall good marathon event/experience.
Pros: swag, event operations, beautiful weather, number of aid stations
Cons: some inclines towards the end of the course, smaller than expected crowd support throughout and water/nuun opportunities at each aid station

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