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@faerybard

Santa Clara, CA Raving since 2016 active 4 years, 2 months ago

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Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Pixie Dust Challenge (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA May 6, 2016 3:27:00
Half Marathon Santa Cruz, CA May 22, 2016 3:06:42
10 Miler Davis, CA Jul 8, 2017 2:43:00

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Past Races (14)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 12, 2017 3:22:00
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 8, 2017 3:19:29
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA Sep 3, 2017
10 Miler Davis, CA Jul 8, 2017 2:43:00
Half Marathon Santa Ynez, CA May 13, 2017 3:21:28
Half Marathon Davis, CA Jul 9, 2016 3:10:00
Half Marathon Santa Cruz, CA May 22, 2016 3:06:42
Pixie Dust Challenge (19.3 Miles) Anaheim, CA May 6, 2016 3:27:00
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 1, 2016 3:19:18
Half Marathon Los Gatos, CA Mar 13, 2016 3:15:22
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 7, 2016 3:30:10
Half Marathon Peoria, AZ 2016 3:19:00
Half Marathon Lahaina, HI Sep 20, 2015 3:15:00
Half Marathon San Leandro, CA Aug 1, 2015 3:20:00

My Raves

This race is LITERALLY the best and worst of Vegas. Amazing bits=running by the Paris/Flamingo/Bellagio. People cheering. The VIEWS. Worst=Pot smell wafting onto large parts of the course. Homeless people … MORE

This race is LITERALLY the best and worst of Vegas. Amazing bits=running by the Paris/Flamingo/Bellagio. People cheering. The VIEWS. Worst=Pot smell wafting onto large parts of the course. Homeless people cheering. (Don’t get me wrong…I was grateful…I just felt bad for them) Running by creepy Circus Circus. You definitely see the best and worst parts of the Vegas Strip. But it was EPIC.

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The scenery on this course is by FAR the best of the three Beach Cities races. It's beautiful!! Only two hills and they were manageable. Great production. I'd love to … MORE

The scenery on this course is by FAR the best of the three Beach Cities races. It’s beautiful!! Only two hills and they were manageable. Great production. I’d love to come back next year!

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Normally this is one of my favorite races of the year. This year the heat was UNBEARABLE. When I left my hotel room at 3:30am, it was 83 degrees. This … MORE

Normally this is one of my favorite races of the year. This year the heat was UNBEARABLE. When I left my hotel room at 3:30am, it was 83 degrees. This of course, was not RunDisney’s fault…there is nothing they can do about the weather. They made sure to give plenty of heat warnings and they encouraged everyone to be careful, pour water on themselves, not to skip any water stations…but there were still people dropping like flies. I was able to finish and was happy I was able to do that. It was really hard.

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I guess the past two years I've run this there were record low temps in Davis. NOT THIS YEAR. It was nearly 100 degrees when we started and by mile … MORE

I guess the past two years I’ve run this there were record low temps in Davis. NOT THIS YEAR. It was nearly 100 degrees when we started and by mile 4 I started getting dizzy and chills. I had to walk a lot of the course, but finished. But I was disappointed because one of the water stops started closing up early and believe me, we NEEDED them. They also ran out of shirts and the medals seemed less quality this year. Still a great course, but I was disappointed after my last couple of years loving this race.

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The scenery on this race was one of the prettiest I've ever seen, but the valley breeze did NOTHING to help the sun. There was direct sunlight for most of … MORE

The scenery on this race was one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen, but the valley breeze did NOTHING to help the sun. There was direct sunlight for most of the course with little to no shade. They do warn of this, however. There are also a LOT of hills. Also, for me, the race was a little too “wine” themed. I’m not a big drinker, so the wine glass holder medal was not my favorite and all the wine themed signs just got annoying as wine was the LAST thing I wanted after that HOT HOT race. BUT, that being said…it was GORGEOUS.

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This is one of the nicest races I have ever run. The course is lovely, the people are wonderful! It does get a little spooky near the end when it … MORE

This is one of the nicest races I have ever run. The course is lovely, the people are wonderful! It does get a little spooky near the end when it gets dark, so if you’re a slower runner (like me) bright a light because the trail gets bumpy at times.

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Friends encouraged me to sign up and run this race with them, then dropped out when they spent two weeks in Europe before the race, so I ended up running … MORE

Friends encouraged me to sign up and run this race with them, then dropped out when they spent two weeks in Europe before the race, so I ended up running this one solo. What a joy! The scenery was GORGEOUS, the race participants reasonable and although the hills were a challenge, I ended up PR-ing on this race, knocking 9 minutes off my best time! The only funny thing I can say was that the start line starts in the middle of the street and then moves to the beach, so for about 5 minutes I was like “WHERE DID THE FINISH GO???”. This was a fantastic race. Highest recommendation.

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This was a truly magical weekend. As with all Disney races, there were a few snags (MAJOR bottlenecks on the course), but if you're coming here to PR, in my … MORE

This was a truly magical weekend. As with all Disney races, there were a few snags (MAJOR bottlenecks on the course), but if you’re coming here to PR, in my opinion, you’re running here for the wrong reasons. The opportunity to run through Disneyland in the peaceful morning with thousands of other like-minded Disney freaks is JUST. SO. EPIC. The support system is amazing. The scenery and encouragement is magic. There were 700 red hat ladies between miles 8 and 9 making direct eye contact with everyone they could and telling YOU PERSONALLY that you were amazing and could totally do it. I got a little teary. My grandmother was a crazy red hat lady and I miss her. It’s a bit expensive, but Disney treats you RIGHT.

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This was quite possibly one of the prettiest races I have ever run. Moderately challenging. Some nice downhill stretches and a few hills. Gorgeous views everywhere. The only problem is … MORE

This was quite possibly one of the prettiest races I have ever run. Moderately challenging. Some nice downhill stretches and a few hills. Gorgeous views everywhere. The only problem is getting OUT of the parking lot after. It took me AN HOUR to leave the parking lot once I got to my car.

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This poor race had problems the minute it started to rain. First of all, I want to say that I HAD SO MUCH FUN IN THIS RACE. The gentleman who … MORE

This poor race had problems the minute it started to rain. First of all, I want to say that I HAD SO MUCH FUN IN THIS RACE. The gentleman who handed me my bib told me that my number was a PR number….that I would run my personal best. And you know what? HE WAS RIGHT!! We hardly ever get rain in Los Gatos, but on this day it didn’t stop for all 13.1 miles! The race started nearly 15 minutes late and by the time I started running I was already drenched. Regardless, I had a great time! The main problems were that the aid stations were barely manned because they were run by teenage volunteers who didn’t want to be in the rain. So for slower runners, there were a couple of stops where I had to pour my own water because the aid station was abandoned. TONS of runners changed their distance mid-race too. Whatever. I stuck it out and was still met with a few happy, cheering folks at the finish line.

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This was a more challenging course than I thought it would be. A couple of hills that I wasn't expecting. There were apparently lots of fun food items to get … MORE

This was a more challenging course than I thought it would be. A couple of hills that I wasn’t expecting. There were apparently lots of fun food items to get at the end, but honestly, I couldn’t find them. Crazy, claustrophobic expo. GREAT SUPPORT AT FINISH LINE. I always try to sprint at the end and got tons of cheers. Awesome medal!!

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This was not an interesting course. Not very much scenery. But they really went out of their way to make it festive. It was kid friendly, but I have to … MORE

This was not an interesting course. Not very much scenery. But they really went out of their way to make it festive. It was kid friendly, but I have to say, I wasn’t ready for how DRY it was. Had some trouble breathing, but my nephews helped run me in at the end. That was pretty great. It was my little brother’s first half and we had a great time!

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I really enjoyed this race, although the unpaved course was a challenge for me. I was sure it was one of the worst races I had run, but in fact … MORE

I really enjoyed this race, although the unpaved course was a challenge for me. I was sure it was one of the worst races I had run, but in fact I PR’d by 6 minutes! Really needs at least one more aid station, though.

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