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@Mciupak

Sugar Land, TX Raving since 2023 Active 2 months, 2 weeks ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Fort Bend Fit

  • Rave race:

    Houston Rodeo Run

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Colorado Half Marathon

  • I run because:

    It keeps me healthy and challenged!

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Half Marathon

Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 14, 2024 3:23:42
12K Houston, TX Dec 16, 2023 1:49:13
10K Sugar Land, TX Oct 29, 2023 1:30:08
6K Houston, TX Dec 17, 2022 56:31
5K Sugar Land, TX Dec 2, 2023 44:17

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Fort Collins, CO May 5, 2024
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 24, 2024
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 18, 2025

Past Races (30)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
5K Houston, TX Apr 7, 2024
Half Marathon San Antonio, TX Mar 3, 2024
10K Houston, TX Feb 24, 2024
Half Marathon Houston, TX Jan 14, 2024 3:23:42
5K Houston, TX Jan 13, 2024 48:17
12K Houston, TX Dec 16, 2023 1:49:13
5K Sugar Land, TX Dec 2, 2023 44:17
Half Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2023 3:26:56
10K Sugar Land, TX Oct 29, 2023 1:30:08
10K Houston, TX Oct 29, 2023 1:34:16
10K Houston, TX Sep 24, 2023 1:30:42
10K Houston, TX Sep 9, 2023 1:31:58
5K Klein, TX Apr 23, 2023 46:51
5K Houston, TX Apr 2, 2023 46:36
5K Houston, TX Mar 26, 2023 50:08
10K Houston, TX Feb 25, 2023 1:38:35
5K Sugar Land, TX Feb 11, 2023 47:06
5K Houston, TX Jan 14, 2023 48:27
10K Houston, TX Jan 1, 2023 1:36:23
6K Houston, TX Dec 17, 2022 56:31
5K Sugar Land, TX Dec 3, 2022 46:50
5K Houston, TX Sep 18, 2022 1:02:34
5K Houston, TX May 22, 2022 48:45
5K Houston, TX Mar 26, 2022 46:21
5K Sugar Land, TX Feb 13, 2022 46:08
5K Houston, TX Jan 9, 2022 48:11
5K Houston, TX 2022 44:52
10K Sugar Land, TX 2022 1:38:51
5K Houston, TX 2022 46:55
5K Houston, TX 2021 46:16

My Raves

This race was exceptional - the start line energy is unmatched, and the on-course support could not have been better. The Expo is one of the best I have been … MORE

This race was exceptional – the start line energy is unmatched, and the on-course support could not have been better. The Expo is one of the best I have been to. We participated in the We are Houston 5k the day before, and also earned the Houston Double Medal at our finish. Highly recommend doing this for the experience!

This race is described as fast and flat, and it is! We had perfect weather throughout the race as well. One of the things slower runners should know is that there is a 13:45 pace requirement over the first 8 miles that is listed in the rules on the registration site. It caused me quite a bit of stress, but other runners from prior years encouraged me not to worry. I did spot the course sweepers on the course, but did not see anyone at my pace (about 15:30 per mile) swept off. The spectators show out! I lost count of how many random strangers cheered me on by name by just reading my bib. Everyone after mile 9 saved me!

My only complaint would be the number of available port-a-cans after mile 8 on the half marathon course. I still hit a personal best but lost about 8 minutes waiting for a restroom. I’ll plan accordingly next year.

I also purchased the photography package because I feel like I never get great photos and wanted a few good ones. They snapped over 100, and now I’m having trouble choosing my favorites.

My last bit of caution is be sure to plan ahead for miles before and after the race. As I mentioned, we attended the expo and did the 5k the day before. This amounted to almost 10 miles total the day before the half. Then – after you finish the half, you continue walking through the medal stations, photo booths, t-shirt pickup and gear check. All I wanted to do was sit down! Next year, we will limit our activities the day before to have fresher legs the day of the main event.

Overall, it was an incredible experience!

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Great event prior to the full/half marathon the next day. Lots of energy, and one of the best 5k's in town. I never get to run with my husband, because … MORE

Great event prior to the full/half marathon the next day. Lots of energy, and one of the best 5k’s in town. I never get to run with my husband, because he’s faster than me, but we enjoyed finishing this one together!

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This is my second time participating - this production group puts on a great race. Near my home, it's also easy to get to. Overall, a flat and easy course, … MORE

This is my second time participating – this production group puts on a great race. Near my home, it’s also easy to get to. Overall, a flat and easy course, and set a PB this time. This run is always well attended and festive.

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As a first time half-marathoner, I felt very included and celebrated as a race participant! Since they offer a special distinction for first timers (including a special medal), each volunteer … MORE

As a first time half-marathoner, I felt very included and celebrated as a race participant! Since they offer a special distinction for first timers (including a special medal), each volunteer was especially attentive and supportive! The course itself is through a beautiful part of Tulsa, and although it was a bit cold and rainy to start, there was still plenty of crowd support. The expo was easy to navigate and packet pickup was quick. Beware that the course is hillier than you would expect, but overall very manageable and accessible for any pace of runner. I’ll definitely be back!

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PRODUCTION
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SCENERY
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SWAG
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