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@Grammarathon

Naples, FL Raving since 2019 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher, 100 Half Marathons Club, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 6 days, 23 hours ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    GFRC, HRC, North Naples Runners, Gulf Coast Runners

  • Rave race:

    BIg Sur

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Flying Pig

  • I run because:

    It makes me feel great when I finish.

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Kiawah Island, SC Dec 8, 2018 4:24:00
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Jul 24, 2019 1:56:57

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH TBD

Past Races (27)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Topeka, KS Apr 27, 2024 2:17:00
Half Marathon Naples, FL Dec 2, 2023 2:21:00
Marathon Cincinnati, OH Oct 29, 2021
Half Marathon St Charles, ID Jun 10, 2021 2:23:00
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 4, 2021 2:21:00
Half Marathon Bellows Falls, VT Oct 5, 2019 2:03:00
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Jul 24, 2019 1:56:57
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 22, 2019 4:28:00
Half Marathon Alton, NH May 19, 2019 2:06:00
Half Marathon Seattle, WA Apr 20, 2019 2:09:00
Marathon Kiawah Island, SC Dec 8, 2018 4:24:00
Half Marathon Bath, NY Sep 30, 2018 2:08:12
Half Marathon Wildwood, NJ May 18, 2018 2:04:25
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Mar 25, 2018 2:12:00
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 30, 2017 4:44:00
Half Marathon Tampa, FL Feb 26, 2017 2:11:00
Half Marathon Fairview, TX Oct 8, 2016 2:02:00
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 18, 2016
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 22, 2015
Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 10, 2015 4:25:12
Half Marathon Aspen, CO Jul 18, 2015 2:17:00
Marathon Eustis, ME May 17, 2015 4:27:00
Marathon Newport, RI Oct 12, 2014 4:31:00
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2013 4:37:00
Marathon Providence, RI 2013 4:38:00
Marathon Arlington, VA 2013 4:37:00
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 11, 2012 4:34:00

My Raves

Gentle course, most of it through a park on paved bike paths, no traffic, well marked, plenty of course marshalls, h20, gatorade and fuel on the course. Well organized, very … MORE

Gentle course, most of it through a park on paved bike paths, no traffic, well marked, plenty of course marshalls, h20, gatorade and fuel on the course. Well organized, very nice people, small race with a “big feel.” Uphill finish. Course was exactly as described. Great post race support, medals, awards and Top City beer glassses for top in age groups. Would highly recommend if you need or want a half in Kansas or are running the 50 states.

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Over priced and undertattended, nice place for a long run but not a race. Much of the course is run on Concrete walkways, some quite narrow. Zero support on the … MORE

Over priced and undertattended, nice place for a long run but not a race. Much of the course is run on Concrete walkways, some quite narrow. Zero support on the course for runners on a day where humidity was 100% and temp was 85. In other words if you fell or became dehydrated or overheated, you were completely on your own. Not impressed with this organization’s ability to do more than grandstand. If you can’t provide proper support don’t hold the race!

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This is truely the "caribbean of the rockies!" The most spectacular tourqoise blue water you will ever see in a lake due to it's limestone composition. Stay in the funky … MORE

This is truely the “caribbean of the rockies!” The most spectacular tourqoise blue water you will ever see in a lake due to it’s limestone composition. Stay in the funky motel next to the start and be sure and get a raspberry milkshake after the race! Be ready for no shade and a lot of dry heat. A great experience and no crowds.

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running a flat course at high altitude was a nice break for sea level folks. I can't get over the fabulous mountain view! Great for your race vacation. Take some … MORE

running a flat course at high altitude was a nice break for sea level folks. I can’t get over the fabulous mountain view! Great for your race vacation. Take some time to hike around the beautiful lakes, see the fantasic wildlife, take a float tour down the snake River, enjoy the cool, contemporary town of Jackson Hole and it’s great restaraunts and ski villages…bike the bike paths and take in the amazing scenery…Spend at least a week if you can or you’ll be so sorry.

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If you can't get into the lottery for covered bridges yet front Porches! Small group of runners, challenging course of ups and downs with covered bridges as well in Believe … MORE

If you can’t get into the lottery for covered bridges yet front Porches! Small group of runners, challenging course of ups and downs with covered bridges as well in Believe Falls. Go for the weekend, stay at the front Porches Inn then check out Woodstock. Well worth it πŸ™‹

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Bussed to the start where you begin just as the sun rises. It's about 40 degrees colder at the start than the finish so be prepared. It drops over 1900 … MORE

Bussed to the start where you begin just as the sun rises. It’s about 40 degrees colder at the start than the finish so be prepared. It drops over 1900 ft in the beginning of the race so be prepared for serious down hill. Finishes in the city in the blazing dry heat.

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Flat as a pancake. Beautiful Great Lake views and breeze. Great Party after at Grandma's restaurant , then go to Minneapolis for a few days . Super weekend. MORE

Flat as a pancake. Beautiful Great Lake views and breeze. Great Party after at Grandma’s restaurant , then go to Minneapolis for a few days . Super weekend.

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I'd recommend it if you like some hills. The scenery is pretty, the post race party on the water is just right when the weather is good. Sit on the … MORE

I’d recommend it if you like some hills. The scenery is pretty, the post race party on the water is just right when the weather is good. Sit on the deck on the lake, have a free microbrewery beer and pizza with race buddies.

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Ran it with some friends while travelling. Found it by chance. It's a community event, small race through a puclic park. I think it was three laps. Good weather, nothing … MORE

Ran it with some friends while travelling. Found it by chance. It’s a community event, small race through a puclic park. I think it was three laps. Good weather, nothing spectacular.

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Warm weather race for December, be sure and enjoy the island for at least the weekend, some great places for dinner after the race to celebrate. It's flat as a … MORE

Warm weather race for December, be sure and enjoy the island for at least the weekend, some great places for dinner after the race to celebrate. It’s flat as a pancake though, and can be tough on the legs using the same muscles for the whole race. Still very pretty and fun!

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flat course, pretty fast. Heard it was scenic. I wouldn't describe it that way...a lot of the run is beside a not so attractive railroad bed. The start was slow...waiting … MORE

flat course, pretty fast. Heard it was scenic. I wouldn’t describe it that way…a lot of the run is beside a not so attractive railroad bed. The start was slow…waiting outside in the cold for 35 minutes just to get to the start line. The town is nice however, and has charm. The glass museums are great and all in all it is a nice weekend.

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Excellent runner support! They had a great brunch for us! Linen table clothes and huge breakfast buffet at the end! A big tent to keep you warm as it was … MORE

Excellent runner support! They had a great brunch for us! Linen table clothes and huge breakfast buffet at the end! A big tent to keep you warm as it was a little chilly. It was the best post race feed I’ve seen.

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I broke my toe the night before the race but managed to tape it up and run it. A poor performance but their medical tent was great help after. A … MORE

I broke my toe the night before the race but managed to tape it up and run it. A poor performance but their medical tent was great help after. A great way to start a little vacation!

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It's a tough race because of the climbs so plan on finishing slower than your average pace. The best part is in the middle, where you are greeted by drummers … MORE

It’s a tough race because of the climbs so plan on finishing slower than your average pace. The best part is in the middle, where you are greeted by drummers on the road side readying you for a serious mid race climb. At the top, at mile 13, you are greeted by a pianist with a grand piano in a formal tuxedo, playing for you as you soar along the spectacular coastline, cliffside. The best mile markers you’ll ever see. A must for the bucketlist. It is the top of my marathons and will likely always be.

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Alot of fun during festival week. Music, pirates, arts. It's a lot of fun. The course is flat and fairly fast though there was a strong cross wind running out … MORE

Alot of fun during festival week. Music, pirates, arts. It’s a lot of fun. The course is flat and fairly fast though there was a strong cross wind running out and back along a point on the water. Not a fan of flat courses but the scenery is nice and it’s festive! Always good to hit warm weather in the winter. πŸ™‚

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I ran this race while I was at a conference in Dallas. The club that sponsors the race was incredibly friendly. The start was pretty, the biggest medal I've ever … MORE

I ran this race while I was at a conference in Dallas. The club that sponsors the race was incredibly friendly. The start was pretty, the biggest medal I’ve ever seen and the course was nice. Pretty fast. I met some good friends that I’ve run other races with since then. Pacers are super friendly and helpful.

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Avoid the tendency to start fast on this course. It runs downhill for most of the first 8 miles. The weather is totally unpredictable! Snow, freezing rain, blistering heat are … MORE

Avoid the tendency to start fast on this course. It runs downhill for most of the first 8 miles. The weather is totally unpredictable! Snow, freezing rain, blistering heat are all possible. Be prepared. A memorable run.

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A decent race with a big start, like a lot of races. The course was good but Chicago, Marine Corps and Boston are all better for big races. Not much … MORE

A decent race with a big start, like a lot of races. The course was good but Chicago, Marine Corps and Boston are all better for big races. Not much else to say except if you’re doing a race in every city, it’s ok.

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Not too crowded, a good number at the start, maybe 8000 runners, which is a good alternative to the mega races. Good weather. Well organized MORE

Not too crowded, a good number at the start, maybe 8000 runners, which is a good alternative to the mega races. Good weather. Well organized

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We rode to the start in a classsic old passenger train that was fully refurbished and beautiful! We ran along the roads and also some beautiful bike paths. If you're … MORE

We rode to the start in a classsic old passenger train that was fully refurbished and beautiful! We ran along the roads and also some beautiful bike paths. If you’re a sea level runner, it may be tough to adjust to the altitude. Prepare to slow your pace and drink a lot of water. See the maroon belles while you’re there and do some hiking!x Beautiful ski town. A terrific vacation race spot! Stay at least a few days.

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last several miles are unfortunately shared by traffic on a two lane road and it included a lot of big trucks with diesel fuel. smelly, loud. MORE

last several miles are unfortunately shared by traffic on a two lane road and it included a lot of big trucks with diesel fuel. smelly, loud.

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The views can be distractingly pretty, magnificent mansions and beautiful coastlines. A fun start. The first half is beautful. The second half is an out and back with a hairpin … MORE

The views can be distractingly pretty, magnificent mansions and beautiful coastlines. A fun start. The first half is beautful. The second half is an out and back with a hairpin turn so it can get to be a little tough mentally to see other runners coming at you for what seems forever, but the ocean views are well worth it. Do it at least once.

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I've run it 4 time and like Boston the weather can vary significantly, from blazing sun to snow and freezing rain. Be prepared. Because of the military and the loction, … MORE

I’ve run it 4 time and like Boston the weather can vary significantly, from blazing sun to snow and freezing rain. Be prepared. Because of the military and the loction, it is a very cool “big race” the f15 flyovers are inspriring. Great expo and great city. If you don’t like crazy crowded starts, you might want to go elsewhere. Everyone should do it once.

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The fantastic fly overbefore the start by the fighter pilots and super jets! Extremely tightly organized for such a large race, even waiting for the expo was well done. Convenient … MORE

The fantastic fly overbefore the start by the fighter pilots and super jets! Extremely tightly organized for such a large race, even waiting for the expo was well done. Convenient hotels available at the start. No better choice of museums anywhere in the US…and for free! Bring your kids!

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Great race weekend, fun city. Fast course, basically flat but crowded. Too many 1st runners timers stopping in crowded streets taking selfies and causing bumps and a couple of crashes. … MORE

Great race weekend, fun city. Fast course, basically flat but crowded. Too many 1st runners timers stopping in crowded streets taking selfies and causing bumps and a couple of crashes. China town streets were crowded. Someone stomped my foot trying to avoid a group of runners taking a selfie and put a damper on my pace.

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