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@kt.eller

Raleigh, NC Raving since 2018 active 9 months, 3 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 20, 2019 4:57:00
Half Marathon Danville, VA Oct 21, 2017 2:06:19

Future Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Kiawah Island, SC TBD
Marathon Baton Rouge, LA TBD
Marathon Pass Christian, MS TBD
Marathon Richmond, VA TBD
Marathon Oak Island, NC TBD
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL TBD
Marathon Bath, NY TBD

Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10 Miler Chapel Hill, NC Apr 13, 2019
Marathon Baton Rouge, LA Jan 20, 2019 4:57:00
Half Marathon Waco, TX May 6, 2018 2:30:28
Half Marathon New Orleans, LA Nov 18, 2017 2:12:00
Half Marathon Danville, VA Oct 21, 2017 2:06:19
Half Marathon Cary, NC Mar 19, 2017 2:15:56

My Raves

Louisiana Marathon

Louisiana Marathon

A beautiful (scenery + weather) race on a flat course. Lots of "tailgate party" style crowd support and aid stations in the neighborhoods throughout the course. Not too big nor … MORE

A beautiful (scenery + weather) race on a flat course. Lots of “tailgate party” style crowd support and aid stations in the neighborhoods throughout the course. Not too big nor too small. A wonderful experience, complete with King Cake that I found around Mile 22. Awesome post-race festival with local foods and beer. Loved it!!

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Silo District Marathon

Silo District Marathon

Pre-Race: I ran for the Inaugural Silo District Half, the race that Chip and Joanna Gaines hosted so that Chip could run his first full. Before the race, I would … MORE

Pre-Race: I ran for the Inaugural Silo District Half, the race that Chip and Joanna Gaines hosted so that Chip could run his first full. Before the race, I would say that it felt like an inaugural race. There were gaps in communication, frequent changes made, and sometimes, not enough communication, in my opinion. We were not made aware of the route until late March. We were not provided with the aid station options (specific gels and brands) until about 10 days ahead of race day. I was okay with this and expect it will be better next time, but it often felt like it was a little “wonky.”

Race Day: It was HOT. I am hopeful that their subsequent races will not be in May. It was up to 80 during the half and up to 90% humidity while I raced. I couldn’t imagine being Chip and running a full in that weather! While it was fun to see the Silos, I was racing there more because it was my college town. Had I not had more nostalgic things to see (like running through Baylor campus in the first 3 miles), I’m not sure there would be much to enjoy. Race started and ended at the Silos, but that is only the first and last couple of blocks. Aid stations were not always well-manned and I poured my own water from gallon jugs more than once. It also started 10 minutes late…which is a lot when waiting in the sun! Again, I think these are inaugural faux pax that would be fixed next time around!

Course: Flat except for a couple of bridges, including one at mile 12. All pavement, very little shade and trees because…Texas!

Swag: As you would expect from Magnolia, BEAUTIFUL medals, t-shirts, quotes along the route, exquisite graphic design. It is definitely my fave swag from any race! I also appreciated how, at the end, the volunteers were handing every single goodie to finishers: people handing out protein bars, different people handing out cookies from the Silo Baking Co., handing out water, handing out bananas… I found that very thoughtful and easier than waiting in long lines.

Overall, I’m happy for the experience and nostalgia and the great swag I brought home! I don’t plan to run this race again unless it is in a much colder time of the year.

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Big Easy Running Festival

Big Easy Running Festival

Pre-Race: It was difficult to get some information ahead of time and some unclear communication. I remember reading that we would be placed in corrals based on our predicted finish … MORE

Pre-Race: It was difficult to get some information ahead of time and some unclear communication. I remember reading that we would be placed in corrals based on our predicted finish times. I couldn’t find where I’d reported that info and asked about corrals at bib pick-up. No one knew what I was talking about, we all started together.

Race: hot! one big bridge for the out-and-back course. saw some Nola sights: streetcar, superdome, and the finish was exciting rounding the corned by the superdome.

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Danville Half Marathon (VA)

Danville Half Marathon (VA)

This was a small race (about 100 runners) with very few spectators, but it was beautiful and the weather could not have been better. The folks directing the race were … MORE

This was a small race (about 100 runners) with very few spectators, but it was beautiful and the weather could not have been better. The folks directing the race were super helpful and kind. It was also one of the more inexpensive races ($45), so it was a budget-friendly option for my family. It is a mostly flat course along a river, some light trails, and a beautiful finish crossing a bridge over the river. Smaller aid stations; didn’t matter to me as I carry my own things. Just a lovely surprise: a great way to spend a morning was running this race!! I came in 3rd in AG and only my second half, PR by 9 minutes, so it was a great run for me!

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Tobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon

Tobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon

My first half, TR was a great start to my racing history! It was very organized, clear communication, and an easily navigable race experience for a first-timer! Course was flat … MORE

My first half, TR was a great start to my racing history! It was very organized, clear communication, and an easily navigable race experience for a first-timer! Course was flat and fast, some trails.

DIFFICULTY
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4
SCENERY
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SWAG
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