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@jamielkramer

Shawnee, KS Raving since 2016 active 4 months, 1 week ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:

    Fargo Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Eugene Marathon

  • I run because:

    I’m a very bad dancer, and running is a wonderful substitute for all that energy.

My races

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 17, 2010 4:14:02
Half Marathon Lawrence, KS Nov 6, 2016 1:54:31

Future Races (22)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Asheville, NC TBD
Marathon Lowell, MA TBD
Marathon Chicago, IL TBD
Marathon Cincinnati, OH TBD
Marathon Gilsum, NH TBD
Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Marathon Eugene, OR TBD
Marathon Mobile, AL TBD
Marathon Two Harbors, MN TBD
Marathon Indianapolis, IN TBD
Marathon Kansas City, MO TBD
Marathon Louisville, KY TBD
Marathon Lincoln, NE TBD
Marathon Kennebunk, ME TBD
Marathon Idaho Falls, ID TBD
Marathon Pass Christian, MS TBD
Marathon Philadelphia, PA TBD
Marathon New Orleans, LA TBD
Marathon Fort Worth, TX TBD
Marathon Traverse City, MI TBD
Marathon Newport, RI TBD
Marathon Bath, NY TBD

Past Races (26)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 13, 2019
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Feb 2, 2019
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 20, 2018 2:12:11
Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 21, 2018 4:15:11
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2018 4:27:01
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Feb 3, 2018 1:58:46
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 21, 2017 2:12:11
Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jul 9, 2017 4:40:25
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Feb 4, 2017 2:22:55
Half Marathon Lawrence, KS Nov 6, 2016 1:54:31
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 15, 2016 2:13:51
Marathon Fargo, ND May 21, 2016 4:26:15
Half Marathon Shawnee, KS Nov 15, 2015 1:56:41
Half Marathon Overland Park, KS Nov 8, 2015 1:55:31
Half Marathon Lawrence, KS Nov 1, 2015 1:57:21
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 17, 2015 1:56:15
Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 25, 2015 4:59:46
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 20, 2012 2:00:16
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 10, 2010 2:10:50
Marathon Phoenix, AZ Jan 17, 2010 4:14:02
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 17, 2009 1:58:55
Marathon San Diego, CA May 31, 2009 4:40:55
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 4, 2009 1:57:22
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 18, 2008 2:42:06
Half Marathon Lawrence, KS Apr 20, 2008 2:01:20
Half Marathon Lawrence, KS Apr 15, 2007 1:58:34

My Raves

Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz

Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz

This was an overall good race. I thought it was well-organized, really nice shirts and medals, plus a good finish-line festival. It seemed like about half of the full-marathon was … MORE

This was an overall good race. I thought it was well-organized, really nice shirts and medals, plus a good finish-line festival. It seemed like about half of the full-marathon was on a paved trail, which was fine and offered some green space to enjoy. However, there were not many spectators at all- not even in the residential areas. The aid stations were well stocked and they handed out GU at 4 different places in the race. Pacers were awesome- they used the Smart Pacing strategy, rather than an even strategy and it really helped me out. At the finish line, there was plenty of food, beer, and massages available. They had a band and margaritas, but they were gone by the time I finished. I felt it was a fun ending to a great race, though, and they had a wide beer selection!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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Little Rock Marathon

Little Rock Marathon

I had a blast running this race! There were plenty of official aid stations, but also a TON of spectators that also had food, music, drinks, fireball, beer, mimosas, pickle … MORE

I had a blast running this race! There were plenty of official aid stations, but also a TON of spectators that also had food, music, drinks, fireball, beer, mimosas, pickle juice, and plenty of encouragement and enthusiasm! This was so much fun! Also, there was a lipstick station at the end of the race where you could apply lipstick for your finisher photo.

I ran with the 4:30 pacers, and they were both SO awesome and positive. They were very inclusive, told lots of funny/inspiring stories, and made the miles fly by. I departed them at mile 20, but they were really the best part of this race for me. Thanks Ron and Dale!

I definitely wouldn’t call this a flat course, but the hills weren’t steep- more rolling, and were not a problem. And the 4:30 pacers did 30 seconds running, 30 seconds walking up some of them, which helped a lot. We went by the capital, Central High, the statues commemorating the Little Rock Nine, and some neat neighborhoods. Overall, I thought it was a good tour of Little Rock- I found it scenic and interesting.

Organization of registration, packet pickup, starting and finish line were all very smooth. No problems finding bathrooms either. I also enjoyed the race promotion by the CIC’s (Chicks-In-Charge)- I thought they really helped build up the event in advance, and did not disappoint on the day of!

The only things I could of that would have improved the race is to spread out the aid stations that give out GU. There were four of them, and it seemed like they were from miles 19-25, and this didn’t make sense to me. Not a huge deal since so many spectators had food too, but I’m curious as to why. The only other thing is that I wanted to buy an everyday cotton shirt to commemorate the experience, but could only find very bright tech shirts for sale. Again, not a big deal.

Overall, I definitely recommend this race!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Kansas City Marathon

Kansas City Marathon

I have run this half 7 times and I love it! The shirts have been really neat the last 3 years, as well as the medals. The finish line festival … MORE

I have run this half 7 times and I love it! The shirts have been really neat the last 3 years, as well as the medals. The finish line festival is lots of fun with good beer, sandwiches, and Chick-Fil-A. Lots of people and a real celebratory feel. The weather this year was absolutely perfect- clear and sunny, cool to start (maybe 45-50 degrees), not much wind. The course is very pretty with lots of fall colors, but it’s pretty hilly- especially the first 5 miles of the race. I think it’s a lovely tour of Kansas City, MO and I always enjoy it very much. There are several large groups of spectators along the way- at 18th and Vine, the Plaza, Westport, and many places in between, which is nice. Plenty of port-a-potties, aid stations, and course support. Free race photos! My only complaint about this race is that at the start line, we’re sort of packed in like sardines. It would be nice if there was more space per pace group so we could be spread out a bit more, rather than being shoulder-to-shoulder (though it was a nice way to keep warm before the race started). I look forward to running this race for many years to come (and maybe one day try the full)!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Missoula Marathon

Missoula Marathon

This was a delightful race! Incredibly scenic for the first 17 or 18 miles, then you run through Missoula, which was pretty too. There was really only one hill to … MORE

This was a delightful race! Incredibly scenic for the first 17 or 18 miles, then you run through Missoula, which was pretty too. There was really only one hill to speak of, around the half marathon mark, but the rest of the race was super flat. The weather was warm, but the air was dry, so being too hot wasn’t an issue until very late in the race, plus there were plenty of aid stations throughout the course. There weren’t a ton of spectators, but those who did come out were all in! Very enthusiastic with signs, playing instruments (piano, banjo, guitar, drums, bagpipes, saxophone, etc), and there were a ton of town residents who left their sprinklers on and pointed towards the street for the runners. The sprinkler water was ice cold, too! I was a little concerned about having to ride a shuttle to the start of the race, but it was very quick, efficient, and well-run, much like the entire event. At this race, the pace group leaders tended to run together, side by side. At other races, I’ve seen one pace group leader run towards the front of the pack (running slightly ahead of goal), and the other bringing up the pack at right on target. I prefer this to the pace group leaders running together, but that is only my preference and certainly didn’t make or break the race for me. If Montana wasn’t so terribly far away, I’d definitely run this one again and recommend to anyone! Montanans are so friendly and helpful- this was a great experience!

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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