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@mccormick.mike.w

Clearfield, UT Raving since 2024 Active 1 day, 18 hours ago

About Me

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    Scenic, health, exploration, like to run downhill, like medals, strengthens my otherwise weak social life and fitness, example for my kids.

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Ogden, UT May 18, 2024 5:55:28
Half Marathon American Fork, UT Jun 22, 2024 2:28:08
11 Miler Ogden, UT Apr 27, 2024 3:06:05
5K Riverton, UT 2023 1:18:23

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Past Races (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon American Fork, UT Jun 22, 2024 2:28:08
Marathon Ogden, UT May 18, 2024 5:55:28
11 Miler Ogden, UT Apr 27, 2024 3:06:05
25K Syracuse, UT Mar 29, 2024
5K Salt Lake City, UT Feb 24, 2024
Half Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Sep 9, 2023 3:07:13
Half Marathon Payson, UT Aug 26, 2023 3:19:00
5K Riverton, UT 2023 1:18:23

My Raves

I’ve been doing several races including several half marathons so I’ve had to drop out of one or two as well from overdoing it recently. I’ve got to prioritize doing … MORE

I’ve been doing several races including several half marathons so I’ve had to drop out of one or two as well from overdoing it recently. I’ve got to prioritize doing the races that I think I’ll like the best. So glad I went to this one. If you like downhill scenic courses like me you’ll love this. The scenery is great. Maybe not the absolute best available scenery because Utah has multiple beautiful canyon runs. This one certainly has those great mountain views you’d expect and it has an especially nice stream running along the road for several miles. What sets this one apart is that the second half outside the canyon remains mostly gradual downhill and is still a pretty run. Other similar races often have you doing your last few miles on boring city streets in the sun which tends to add to your exhaustion toward the end of a race. Not this one.

In my experience there are things that can always be a little better with runs out on by any running events company. The same is true here. Bathroom lines are always long at the start. Bus lines are always long at the end of the bussing period. One review says it is cold at the start but I found it comfortable compared to other Utah canyon runs. A sweatshirt was plenty to stay warm which I wore for the first 2-3 miles and left as a donation. Runtastic does a great job especially for a local (as opposed to national) company. It is impressive. Sure, I’d love a free protein bar in my swag bag, but protein powder in the bags was a cool bonus this year. I’m tired of races always having Gu gels which doesn’t sit well for me, but I bring my own so it is fine.

As others mentioned the community support is good. They do chalk on the path too which is fun to look at and I tapped at least 3 Mario power up mushroom signs for a burst of energy. God bless those suffering from cancer.

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Great race near where I live. A scenic area. Everything well done. They have lots of resources for runners including a winter running series and many group runs leading up … MORE

Great race near where I live. A scenic area. Everything well done. They have lots of resources for runners including a winter running series and many group runs leading up to it. Very good.

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This year I started looking to get into trail running and ultras. This is a great local option for a relatively short one. Beautiful scenery. Not too complex. Bus to … MORE

This year I started looking to get into trail running and ultras. This is a great local option for a relatively short one. Beautiful scenery. Not too complex. Bus to the start. Finish near your car. Cool medals and T-shirt.

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Utah is a great place for runners and this is one of the many races that makes that environment. As a first time trail runner the 25K at a place … MORE

Utah is a great place for runners and this is one of the many races that makes that environment. As a first time trail runner the 25K at a place that offers longer runs gave me a nice intro into the trail and ultra running community. On the positive side the views are pretty unique and the difficulty is relatively low for trail ultras in Utah. On the negative side having to repeat loops for longer distances isn’t for everyone. I’m thinking of doing a 50k on Antelope Island in the future and can recommend this race. The director has been dedicated to running and the Utah outdoors for a long time so kudos to Jim and his crew for that.

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This 5k is in a beautiful nature area near a gorgeous lake. Running on snow and seeing the snow covered mountains makes it that much more beautiful and unique. They … MORE

This 5k is in a beautiful nature area near a gorgeous lake. Running on snow and seeing the snow covered mountains makes it that much more beautiful and unique. They have a wonderful pancake breakfast afterward. Out of the ten 5k I have done I want to attend this one again the most. Compared to other events, information seems less available and it wasn’t obvious finding it the start line this year. It draws few people which could be a pro or con. While there are no finisher medals it is more likely to place with fewer attendees.

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This was one of my favorite half marathons in 2023 of the 5 I did. There are a few local running event companies in Utah that offer several canyon runs … MORE

This was one of my favorite half marathons in 2023 of the 5 I did. There are a few local running event companies in Utah that offer several canyon runs each year between them and one of them even offers a Big Cottonwood run for probably half the price. However, REVEL does attract a lot of participants and organize their event especially well so if you have the cash I still recommend this one. I plan to do it again.

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This was my first half and I did five more that year. In the end the only ones I thought were scenic and awesome enough to do again were the … MORE

This was my first half and I did five more that year. In the end the only ones I thought were scenic and awesome enough to do again were the canyon runs. Turns out I like downhill canyon runs. In hindsight all such runs after having done a bunch seem to have issues with chilly temps while waiting as you are supposed to take a bus up so early and a host of other factors. I don’t really mind too much although I do wish organizers could always start on time and volunteers always were trained better to answer common questions and there are other issues I frequently encounter. Despite any issues it is beautiful and I want to do it again. My race results may have been lost with a big batch of them as I currently can’t pull them up but I got all the data I needed when they were up.

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I’ve done 10+ 5k and this stands out as a top family friendly one I’ve already repeated once with my kids and hope to do again. I feel great about … MORE

I’ve done 10+ 5k and this stands out as a top family friendly one I’ve already repeated once with my kids and hope to do again. I feel great about the whole message of suicide prevention and the positive vibes. The whole registration goes to a nonprofit even though you get great swag too. There is live music, and a nice park with a playground at the start/finish.

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