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@JustKeepRunning

Sonoma, CA Raving since 2018 active 2 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Richmond, VA 2003 3:00:10
Half Marathon Vista, CA Sep 30, 2018 1:28:37

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Calistoga, CA Mar 3, 2019

Past Races (9)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
120 Mile Relay Warner Springs, CA Nov 9, 2018
Half Marathon Cloverdale, CA Oct 21, 2018 1:30:26
Half Marathon Vista, CA Sep 30, 2018 1:28:37
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Aug 19, 2018 1:32:10
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 3, 2018 1:30:10
Marathon Hemet, CA Mar 4, 2017 3:55:42
Half Marathon Franklinton, LA 2013 1:33:33
Marathon Richmond, VA 2003 3:00:10
Half Marathon Virginia Beach, VA 2002 1:31:31

My Raves

Cloverdale Vineyard Races

Cloverdale Vineyard Races

From start to finish this was a classy, well managed race. I have paid twice the price for a race and gotten half the satisfaction. First, the good stuff: Great … MORE

From start to finish this was a classy, well managed race. I have paid twice the price for a race and gotten half the satisfaction. First, the good stuff: Great swag from the long sleeve tech shirt, to the breakfast (pancakes and eggs were tasty!), beer and wine, snacks, live music, and many many happy faces greeting us. Free photos were a great addition. Proceeds going to charity, amazing. A lot of on-course support. Loved it. Many distances offered, very inclusive of all abilities. The folks at packet pick-up and Healdsburg Running Company were great as well. Once again, very smooth and easy process.
The drawbacks: agree with another reviewer in that all points throughout the race were well marked with the exception of the final trip out of the vineyards for the half-marathon. I spoke with someone on the staff after the race and was assured that they would look into that (I fully believe that it won’t happen again) He also apologized if it caused confusion. It certainly wasn’t enough that it would have affected my time by more than a second or two. Also, as this event increases in attendance and popularity, more porta-potties are going to need to be made available. In the hour leading to the start of the marathon and half, the line was pretty long and I would have to guess that the wait exceeded 20 minutes. Something else that will be easy to overcome at future events.
On the fence: I spoke with someone on staff about not having at least an elevation chart available for the longer races and he said that they are looking into having that for next year. There is a bit of an allure to “going in blind” for those that are first timers, however not knowing if it will flatten out or get more hilly as the miles wear on make it a little tough on energy use/conservation.
Out of control: The weather! The cool temp I didn’t mind, even coming north from San Diego where our daily low is still in the 60’s, but the fog stole what would have been even more spectacular views on this great course. Maybe next year I will be able to take more of it in. I’m sure I will be lacing up for this one come October.
Great event and many “thank you”s to all involved.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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