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@kieranwong

Valencia, CA Raving since 2015 Half Fanatics #10 http://www.kieranwong.com active 12 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Santa Clarita Runners

  • Rave race:

    Fight It!

  • Race that's calling my name:

    https://valenciatrailrace.com

  • I run because:

    It’s that little bit of time where I can pull myself away from my phone and think.

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Up to you! Santa Clarita, CA May 7, 2017 1:51:12
Marathon Calistoga, CA 2013 3:57:50
Half Marathon Santa Ynez, CA May 7, 2015 1:39:00
10K Santa Clarita, CA Oct 8, 2016 45:50
5K Valencia, CA Dec 10, 2016 22:48

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Past Races (16)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10K Thousand Oaks, CA Dec 3, 2017
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 19, 2017
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Nov 18, 2017
Marathon Santa Clarita, CA Nov 5, 2017
Half Marathon Santa Clarita, CA Nov 5, 2017 1:54:14
Marathon Ventura, CA Oct 22, 2017
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 23, 2017
Half Marathon Napa, CA Jul 16, 2017
Half Marathon Santa Clarita, CA Jun 17, 2017
7.4 Miler Mill Valley, CA Jun 11, 2017
12K San Francisco, CA May 21, 2017
Up to you! Santa Clarita, CA May 7, 2017 1:51:12
5K Valencia, CA Dec 10, 2016 22:48
10K Santa Clarita, CA Oct 8, 2016 45:50
Half Marathon Santa Ynez, CA May 7, 2015 1:39:00
Marathon Calistoga, CA 2013 3:57:50

My Raves

Santa Clarita Marathon

Santa Clarita Marathon

I guess I need to post a disclaimer first: I live in Santa Clarita and am a City of SCV Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commissioner. Now that I've covered … MORE

I guess I need to post a disclaimer first: I live in Santa Clarita and am a City of SCV Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commissioner. Now that I’ve covered that, the race is great! I made a classic rookie mistake (although I’m not really a rookie) by deciding to run the half-marathon the day before the event, at 4:30pm on Saturday no less, with little to no recent training. Such is life.
The race start was great, with perfect weather, enthusiastic supporters and a full, but not crowded starting line. I ran into a friend at the start and we ran the whole race together, sharing stories along the way, until mile 13 where my body gave in and he took off to the finish line.
I’m not a fan of race t-shirts, as they’re usually chock full of all sorts of logos, but this one is a keeper! Gray with all the logos in white on the back and a cool California graphic on the front makes this one to hang on to.
The race support was really great! Lots of enthusiastic folks at every SAG stop as well as community supporters on the paseos throughout the course. Did I mention the paseos? Yeah, Santa Clarita has 38 miles of Class 1 bike paths plus 50 miles of multi-use trails connecting the entire valley. That’s 88 miles of off-street running heaven. The course is one I knew well with a mostly flat profile punctuated by a few small kickers where the path goes under an over-crossing.
The City folks put on a really well organized event, as they’ve done for many years, and are really dedicated to make this Boston qualifier one of the best races in the nation.
If you’re looking for a convenient race (with lots of hotel rooms virtually overlooking the start line and town center) that enjoys great weather and tremendous support, then this is it!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5
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Wings for Life World Run California

Wings for Life World Run California

What a great "race"! It's more like "get chased by a car until your legs fall off" 🙂 This was quite the adventure - from getting up before the crack … MORE

What a great “race”! It’s more like “get chased by a car until your legs fall off” 🙂
This was quite the adventure – from getting up before the crack of dawn for a 4am start (a friend of mine didn’t even go to sleep, millennials…), to running through the middle of completely empty streets that are protected at each intersection by a Sheriff, and finished by a car that hunts you down and tells you that you’re done for the day.
Pacing was hard, as you don’t quite know how far you’re going to run. There is an online calculator, but even with that, one doesn’t quite know for sure.
I had a few hiccups at registration and the flow wasn’t ideal, but overall the production was stellar. Given it’s a Red Bull event, I thought the swag was nominal. But come on, it’s a charity race for a good cause, why should I be so greedy?
I’m going to run it again next year…and beat my time/distance…

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
3
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Hands on Santa Clarita 5k/10k Holiday Run

Hands on Santa Clarita 5k/10k Holiday Run

Fun race through Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita. The holiday theme and all the costumes made it festive and fun. The attitude of the runners was pretty low-key … MORE

Fun race through Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita. The holiday theme and all the costumes made it festive and fun. The attitude of the runners was pretty low-key as well, which made for a nice Saturday morning event.

The course begins by winding through the parking lot, which wasn’t the most scenic part, but it was a nice downhill warm-up. On the way back up and starting the second mile we entered the park. Apparently the park had promised the race director that they wouldn’t wash down the pavement, but I guess maintenance wasn’t told. It added a certain caution on the corners, but didn’t seem to be an issue in general.

The course was well marked along with volunteers directing races at all turns. But there was one section where we all yelled, “were do we go now?!” and then saw the course arrows.

The park is perched on top of a “hill” which had some of the runners walking up, but it isn’t so steep or long as to cause one to wonder why you signed up for the race. The final stretch is a nice downhill running around the carousel before entering the finish area. And there were a lot of spectators at the finish line to cheer you on and make you feel special.

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Fight It! Race

Fight It! Race

If you want to do a race that's local (Santa Clarita), helps a great cause and runs smooth as silk, then this is one to do. The Brenda Mehling Cancer … MORE

If you want to do a race that’s local (Santa Clarita), helps a great cause and runs smooth as silk, then this is one to do. The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund has been running the race for the last 12 years, most of them at Central Park.

The 5k course is pretty flat and mostly a wide dirt path with some pavement. The 10k course does the 5k loop and then does a separate loop that hits some pretty steep, but short, inclines around the park. The inclines have a lot of runners walking at this point.

The charity helps people battling cancer with financial assistance, cool!

DIFFICULTY
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PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

Fun race, great location and supportive spectators. My family had a great time hanging out in the house we rented while I was off racing through the wine country. MORE

Fun race, great location and supportive spectators. My family had a great time hanging out in the house we rented while I was off racing through the wine country.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
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