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@hollyfbberlin

Washington, DC Raving since 2022 50 States hopeful/finisher Active 3 months, 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 18, 2023 2:18:00

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Past Races (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Washington, DC Mar 18, 2023 2:18:00
Half Marathon Buffalo, NY May 29, 2022 2:21:00
Half Marathon Sarasota, FL Dec 19, 2021 2:24:00
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jul 18, 2021 2:24:00

My Raves

This course is a scenic loop, with views of Rock Creek Park, the Capitol, and lots in between. There are some hills, the worst of which is just before mile … MORE

This course is a scenic loop, with views of Rock Creek Park, the Capitol, and lots in between. There are some hills, the worst of which is just before mile 8. Spectators were wonderful (always makes the race for me)!

The issues were with corral lineup/wave starts and water stations. The corrals were really confusing, with both red and blue groups in each numbered corral. Apparently, ALL of the blue bibs were supposed to be released first, with the red following. This makes no sense; having red corral 1 follow blue corral 9 means that the faster runners are at the back, when avoiding that is the whole point of having corrals in the first place. It also took a really long time for all the blue bibs to be released, so I (with my red) didn’t start until nearly 30 minutes after gun time.

As for the water stations, several of them did not have enough staff, so lines for water began to form. I felt bad for the people who were working there. And I was annoyed at the extra time it took.

Overall the scenery and good vibes made up for the bad organizing!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
2
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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The Buffalo Half Marathon was an excellent production. I loved the course--it was pretty much flat with lots of shade, and miles 10-12 were along the waterfront. Great spectators who … MORE

The Buffalo Half Marathon was an excellent production. I loved the course–it was pretty much flat with lots of shade, and miles 10-12 were along the waterfront. Great spectators who were cheering on the runners the whole way. The only disappointment was with the advertised live music along the course. There were only a few live music stations, and one of them was playing an acoustic guitar–not really the vibe I needed!! I also wish they had given out t-shirts (we got travel mugs instead). Those are minor complaints, though, and overall I loved it!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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This was a nice, flat course. Very humid as it's Florida. The production was pretty good, but it is a very small race with not much going on around it … MORE

This was a nice, flat course. Very humid as it’s Florida. The production was pretty good, but it is a very small race with not much going on around it (no cheering sections or on-course entertainment). I was running by myself for most of it!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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This was an awesome production. I ran as my first half-marathon ever, and it totally set me up for disappointment in future races. Super well-run, smooth packet pickup, awesome cheering … MORE

This was an awesome production. I ran as my first half-marathon ever, and it totally set me up for disappointment in future races. Super well-run, smooth packet pickup, awesome cheering sections, and gorgeous SD views. It doesn’t get better!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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