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@Legs333

Hazleton, PA Raving since 2018 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher active 1 day, 17 hours ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Atlantic City, NJ Oct 18, 2015 3:08:58
Half Marathon Scranton, PA Apr 1, 2014 1:30:28

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Past Races (33)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Manchester, NH Nov 10, 2019 3:18:38
Marathon Colorado Springs, CO Sep 28, 2019 3:21:58
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 27, 2019 3:11:20
Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 10, 2019 3:15:07
Marathon Bar Harbor, ME Oct 14, 2018 3:29:24
Marathon Gallatin Gateway, MT Sep 9, 2018 3:37:07
Marathon Savannah, GA Nov 5, 2017 3:12:14
Marathon Crazy Horse, SD Oct 8, 2017 3:17:47
Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 8, 2017 3:25:15
Marathon Galveston, TX Feb 12, 2017 3:16:11
Marathon Kitty Hawk, NC Nov 13, 2016 3:24:17
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 9, 2016 3:15:07
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Apr 24, 2016 3:11:09
Half Marathon Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Feb 14, 2016 1:31:34
Marathon Atlantic City, NJ Oct 18, 2015 3:08:58
Marathon Gettysburg, PA Apr 26, 2015 3:20:55
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Feb 14, 2015 3:19:36
Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 11, 2014 3:10:15
Marathon Burlington, VT May 25, 2014 3:13:43
Half Marathon Scranton, PA Apr 1, 2014 1:30:28
Marathon Mesa, AZ Mar 1, 2014 3:11:42
Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 12, 2013 3:16:17
Marathon Cleveland, OH May 19, 2013 3:23:23
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Dec 4, 2012 3:26:56
Marathon St George, UT Oct 6, 2012 3:11:21
Half Marathon Wildwood, NJ Aug 26, 2012 1:35:18
Marathon Lake Placid, NY Jun 6, 2012 3:23:53
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 16, 2012 4:24:53
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2011 3:22:38
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 14, 2011 3:31:07
Marathon Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 11, 2011 3:32:23
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 1, 2010 3:58:45
Marathon Two Harbors, MN Jun 1, 1994 3:41:29

My Raves

The Expo was small, in a nice running store. The parking was tight, but people did not stay long and spaces seemed to open up just in time. The weather … MORE

The Expo was small, in a nice running store. The parking was tight, but people did not stay long and spaces seemed to open up just in time. The weather was predicted to be really cold, but felt better than the temperature would indicate. I was comfortable in shorts, long socks, long sleeves, hat and gloves. The porta-potties had long lines (including some spectators) and were far enough away from the start, that it was difficult to hear any information from the race director. It also started about two minutes early which left quite a few people late to the starting line. The hills were plentiful, but only one around the two mile mark was a bit steep with a slightly uncontrolled descent. The scenery, especially on the trail portion along the river, was gorgeous although some portions were a bit wet and slippery. I was wearing relatively smooth racing shoes; if you wear shoes with better grips everything would be fine. Going by the finish line two times before actually getting to stop could be disconcerting for people struggling to complete the distance however, it also allowed for spectators the ability to cheer three times without having to go far. Overall, there is nothing to worry about. Go run this race!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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The Rock-n-Roll races have gotten rapped in the past for being too commercialized and not enough port-o-potties however, I believe New Orleans got everything right this year. Very organized bag … MORE

The Rock-n-Roll races have gotten rapped in the past for being too commercialized and not enough port-o-potties however, I believe New Orleans got everything right this year. Very organized bag drops, enough facilities at the start and also on course with no waiting in lines, corrals enforced, very friendly, enthusiastic volunteers (although many aid stations seemed to offer only water and no electrolyte drink; glad I had extra GU) and a nice finish party. The course had a nice balance of historic neighborhood tours and also waterfront views with loud music. I actually preferred the second half of the course along Lake Pontchartrain; it felt more wide-open and relaxing along with a pleasant side breeze off the water. Having the start and finish lines miles apart is not ideal, but allowing spectators to ride on the provided buses along with the athletes for free made it logistically possible. Only complaint was the awards were never mailed. Learned later, via revised website FAQs, that was required to
email and explicitly direct them within 4 weeks to mail it because they will not take it upon themselves to do so.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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