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@jimenejm

Herriman, UT Raving since 2018 Boston Marathon finisher, IRONMAN Active 7 months, 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon St. George, UT Oct 6, 2018 3:11:52
Half Marathon Springville, UT Aug 12, 2023 1:30:32

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Past Races (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Springville, UT Aug 12, 2023 1:30:32
Half Marathon Pine Hollow, UT Jun 24, 2023 1:33:03
Half Marathon Riverton, UT Mar 30, 2019 1:36:08
Marathon St. George, UT Oct 6, 2018 3:11:52
Marathon Morgan, UT Jun 30, 2018 3:23:25

My Raves

The last time I did this race was 14 years ago. At that time the race was known for it's fast downhill and incredible scenery. It was also known for … MORE

The last time I did this race was 14 years ago. At that time the race was known for it’s fast downhill and incredible scenery. It was also known for it’s rough organization and variable course length. In 14 years some things have changed but some have not. The course length is now certified and very well measured. The finish line had good food options and the results were posted online almost instantaneously. However, the race started over 15 minutes late, like always. There are few port-a-potties at the start, there are few aid stations and most stations don’t serve electrolytes. The race shirt was crappy and cheap. The finisher’s medal was underwhelming. The volunteers were totally confused about the procedure for awards at the end. However, the awards were nice. They also gave very large medals to the first 50 men and 50 women finishers and all the women got a carnation at the finish line. The race photos are also very good and they are free to download.

So, if you want a beautiful, well-measured, downhill course, without many frills this is it. Also, if one is training for a Fall downhill marathon, like Big Cottonwood or St. George, this is the perfect race to use for downhill training. I am training for Big Cottonwood in September and this is the perfect course to simulate the downhill stress for that race. The course is fairly steep downhill until about mile 9 and then it becomes rolling with some punchy hills. Mile 12 is pancake flat and it is tough after all that downhill. Mile 13 is downhill and a nice way to finish. Like most downhill races you’ll get a fast time but your legs will take a beating. As a point of reference, the downhill is more gradual than the Timp Half Marathon but the last few miles were tougher.

Overall, I would recommend this race but only if you are ok with a no frills experience that will likely get you a PR and and a beautiful downhill canyon run.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
5
SWAG
2

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In 16 years of running races in Utah I had never run this one until this year. For some reason it never fit in my calendar. This year I decided … MORE

In 16 years of running races in Utah I had never run this one until this year. For some reason it never fit in my calendar. This year I decided to attempt a Fall BQ to get back to Boston in 2024 and chose Timp as my first Half to get me going on that effort.

The race is very well organized. The SWAG was also pretty good. Very nice shirt, nice and big finisher’s medal and nice medals for AG awards. The finish line was also very loud, well supported and with lots of food options. They also had lots of photo opportunities for finishers and families, which was fun.

My only complaint is that it was very cold at the start and it would be nice if they had fires going, or heaters, or space blankets to help with the cold. They did have tons of port-a-potties at the start, which was nice. The race started on time and was well supported with well-stocked aid stations.

The course is mostly steep downhill and one has to be ready to take a beating on the quads. However, if one can handle the grade the reward is fast times. The course does have an out and back at mile 8 it but it only requires you to run about a quarter of a mile uphill before you go on a trail and continue on to a rolling bike path that keeps moving downhill. The course is well-measured and exactly 13.1 miles.

There was good crowd support after mile 8 and the finish line is very well attended and very fun. The race is also a fundraiser for Cancer Research and many of the activities center around that, which makes running this race even more meaningful.

I strongly recommend this race. If you are looking for a PR, great scenery, running for a cause, a well supported course or all of the above, this is the half marathon for you.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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I have run this half every year it has been held (11years?). The course has changed over the years but the one constant is that it's hard. Hills, wind and … MORE

I have run this half every year it has been held (11years?). The course has changed over the years but the one constant is that it’s hard. Hills, wind and typically crappy weather. We were blessed with perfect weather in 2019 but there is no getting away from the difficult course. It’s a loop course through closed trails and city streets with tons of ups and downs. The course is very well marked and well supported. The race always starts on time. The medals are nice and the race is very organized. The t-shirt always sucks and the swag is non-existent but the finish line is great and the results are almost instantaneous. The entry is also cheap! The entry fee is about $40, a great value. The race usually has about 350 competitors. It is an awesome race and my litmus test for my fitness going into the season. I highly recommend it.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
2
SWAG
2

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This was my third St. George Marathon and it was as good as ever. I ran it in 2010 in average (hot) conditions, in 2015 in very hot conditions, and … MORE

This was my third St. George Marathon and it was as good as ever. I ran it in 2010 in average (hot) conditions, in 2015 in very hot conditions, and this year (2018) in rainy and cool conditions. Each year the experience was awesome. St. George Marathon and the community there operate this event like a well oiled machine.

– Great expo for a mid-size race
– Bus loading was a cinch
– Tons of port-a-potties at the start
– Fire pits, space blankets and hot drinks at the start
– Plenty of road to warm up prior to the race
– Great rendition of National Anthem
– The start was late but this is, I think, was a complication of the weather and tons of people taking later buses.
– The course is scenic and perfect for a negative split (which I have achieved every time here)
– Aid stations are well stocked and volunteers are trained
– The finish line area is one of the best I have experienced
– Beautiful medal and ok SWAG
– Space blankets at the finish
– Massages and medal engraving at the finish

In short, this is the most organized and best large/midsize marathon in Utah. If you want a more intimate experience the best small marathon in Utah is Morgan Valley, hands down, but for the big event experience there is no beating St. George. And if you are in the BQ hunt I would not choose Revel Big Cottonwood over this race. If you run it right (negative split strategy) St. George is faster (and easier on your legs) than Big Cottonwood. IMO.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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One of the best marathon experiences I have had. The field size was small (+- 100), the spectators few, and the course incredibly beautiful. A lot of the race it … MORE

One of the best marathon experiences I have had. The field size was small (+- 100), the spectators few, and the course incredibly beautiful. A lot of the race it was me, the course and nature. I loved that. The course is an honest course, which is refreshing considering most races here in Utah are screaming downhill.

The pre-race meal was great, the logistics easy (starts and ends in the same place), the SWAG good (beanie, nice shirt and nice medal), it was chip-timed, the course support was great (they even had a roaming aid station on an ATV), and the volunteers were well-trained.

This race would be great for a 50-stater looking for their Utah race. It is the only time I will get to both BQ and come in 4th overall! I must admit I loved that. I can’t say enough about how nice it was to run this marathon. I will be back.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
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SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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