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@KateBrummel

Blue Springs, MO Raving since 2016 active 3 years, 5 months ago

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Personal Bests (1)

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Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 16, 2016 2:02:00

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Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Bucyrus, KS May 13, 2017
Half Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 22, 2017
Half Marathon Kansas City, MO Apr 8, 2017
Half Marathon Grandview, MO Nov 12, 2016 2:08:00
Half Marathon Des Moines, IA Oct 16, 2016 2:02:00
10K Kansas, MO Sep 11, 2016

My Raves

This race is run by so many friendly people. I expected the course to be flatter than it was, so I started out probably faster than I should have. I … MORE

This race is run by so many friendly people. I expected the course to be flatter than it was, so I started out probably faster than I should have. I was hoping to PR but didn’t finish nearly as well as I’d hoped. There’s always next year! The after race festivities had more food than I could have ever imagined! No runner should ever go home hungry after running with the cows! 🙂

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This was my second year running the half marathon in Olathe. There aren't as many spectators on this course, so I was a little more mentally prepared for that compared … MORE

This was my second year running the half marathon in Olathe. There aren’t as many spectators on this course, so I was a little more mentally prepared for that compared to last year. Traffic was a nightmare that morning, and to credit those putting on the race, they recognized that several runners were stuck on the highway trying to get to the event, so they postponed it.

The after race party they threw was fantastic! It was a very cold race day, so they had plenty of tents, space heaters, food and beer and margaritas! Pretty great way to celebrate another 13.1 in the books!

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This race has some of the best spectators ever! I've ran the half marathon several times and it's one of my favorites in Kansas City. It is always well organized, … MORE

This race has some of the best spectators ever! I’ve ran the half marathon several times and it’s one of my favorites in Kansas City. It is always well organized, and there is a lot of entertainment along the way.

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This was my first time running the Long View Half Marathon. I liked that they offered it in November, it helped keep me motivated to keep training after my last … MORE

This was my first time running the Long View Half Marathon. I liked that they offered it in November, it helped keep me motivated to keep training after my last half in October. The weather can be tricky in November, and it was a chilly start, but I didn’t think temperature was a factor once I got started. I did not pay extra for the VIP parking and heated tent prior to the race, but those options were available when I registered. I got to the parking lot an hour before the race started, but still had to wait close to 30 minutes before I could get to the final 0.25 mile to park. The direction I came in had me turning left to get into the parking area, and all of the folks coming in and turning right didn’t allow too many of us left turners in at a time. The police and rangers were there and preparing to direct traffic, so perhaps it got better after I got in.

What will stick out in my mind most regarding this race, was the killer hill at mile 2! I knew when they had separate timing set up to determine the “King of the Hill” that it was going to be a serious one! I’m glad it was at the beginning of the race, because I feel like I run my fair share of hills, but this was still a test! The roads were blocked off for the runners, which was nice not to have to bob and weave your way through a crowd of runners.

There didn’t seem to be an abundance of spectators (though the ones who were there were great!), or music/bands like some other races I’ve participated in. I personally enjoy those aspects of races, so I take in the entire experience, not just log another 13.1 miles. The hydration stations were very well organized and spread-out. The people handing out the drinks and GU were super friendly!

The medal at the end was one of the largest I’ve received! I’m also a big fan of the quarter zip race shirt as well. In fact, I’m even wearing it to work today!

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This was my first year running the Des Moines half marathon. 6 years ago, I completed the full Des Moines marathon. Both experiences were nothing but positive! I've ran several … MORE

This was my first year running the Des Moines half marathon. 6 years ago, I completed the full Des Moines marathon. Both experiences were nothing but positive! I’ve ran several races, but hands down Des Moines has the best spectators. People line the course for miles and cheer you on, the entire way. Regardless of my pace, this race makes me feel like I’m a rock star! The atmosphere in the morning while the racers line up gets me so excited to get started. Every other race I have those nerves creep up before I start, but there is something about the streets of downtown Des Moines that makes me feel empowered before I start! I travel from Kansas City to run it, and will continue to do so!

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You can't ask for a better run than through the Plaza in September. The weather was great and the course was perfect. The race shirt is one of my favorites! … MORE

You can’t ask for a better run than through the Plaza in September. The weather was great and the course was perfect. The race shirt is one of my favorites! I would love to run this again in the years to come!

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