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@jwc5115

Houston, TX Raving since 2018 active 1 month, 1 week ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50K Warda, TX Nov 17, 2018 7:14:34
Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 20, 2018 4:51:18

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Past Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
50K Warda, TX Nov 17, 2018 7:14:34
Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 20, 2018 4:51:18

My Raves

Tejas Trails Wild Hare Trail Run

Tejas Trails Wild Hare Trail Run

It was a pretty easy, really fun course to run (if you can stand running laps). Pretty minimal hills, but lots of loopiness and twistiness. It was interesting that the … MORE

It was a pretty easy, really fun course to run (if you can stand running laps). Pretty minimal hills, but lots of loopiness and twistiness. It was interesting that the course almost felt like it has 3 or 4 different sections or personalities. The aid stations were extremely well stocked, and the volunteers were super friendly and helpful. It was my first 50k and it was a really good race and course to do for my first ultra. I’ll definitely do this race or other Tejas Trails races in the future.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3
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Des Moines Marathon

Des Moines Marathon

I can't recommend this race enough. First, the people were absolutely amazing. Not just the aid station volunteers, and not even just the medics on bikes (thank God for the … MORE

I can’t recommend this race enough.

First, the people were absolutely amazing. Not just the aid station volunteers, and not even just the medics on bikes (thank God for the one handing out homemade brownies at mile 19), but mostly the spectators hanging out in their lawns in the 30 degree weather to cheer on a bunch of strangers. There were a number of people who set out bowls of Halloween candy, and I saw one table that probably had a couple of hundred dollars worth of energy gels just set out for whoever needed it.

I loved the course. Some fun, challenging hills but all at the beginning when I still had energy to enjoy them. The course ran through a number of different neighborhoods, so you got to see a lot of Des Moines. And the loop around the Drake track is just an awesome, uniquely Iowa idea. I mostly do trail races, so I liked the idea that the last 10 or so miles were through the parks. But I have to admit, it was a little challenging to keep my energy level up once the racers had thinned out and almost no crowds through the parks.

What else…the post race food selection was great. I have more unique race medals, but I don’t think I have any just as straight-up pretty as these two (I did the 5 miler on Saturday, too). The expo was set up well so that packet pickup was an absolute breeze. I love that they have an option for a relay team. I had a number of friends who wanted to run but not marathon distance, so they put together a team and had an absolute blast.

So yeah, overall, I highly, highly recommend this race and I will definitely be back again next year.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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