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@mdame

Cincinnati, OH Raving since 2018 active 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 5, 2019 4:20:07
Half Marathon Xenia, OH Apr 7, 2019 1:48:11
10K Cincinnati, OH Feb 2, 2019 52:39
5K West Chester, OH Feb 16, 2019 23:47

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 27, 2019
5K Cincinnati, OH Nov 16, 2019
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Nov 30, 2019

Past Races (29)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10K Hamilton, OH Aug 31, 2019
Half Marathon Morrow, OH Jul 28, 2019
4 Miler Cincinnati, OH Jun 29, 2019
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 5, 2019 4:20:07
Half Marathon Xenia, OH Apr 7, 2019 1:48:11
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Mar 10, 2019 1:53:22
5K Cincinnati, OH Mar 10, 2019 28:05
5K West Chester Township, OH Mar 9, 2019 23:53
5K West Chester, OH Feb 16, 2019 23:47
10K Cincinnati, OH Feb 2, 2019 52:39
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Nov 24, 2018 1:58:13
10K Mason, OH Nov 22, 2018 53:45
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 3, 2018 1:54:44
Half Marathon Dayton, OH Oct 14, 2018 1:56:43
5K Cincinnati, OH Sep 30, 2018 24:12
Half Marathon Hamilton, OH Sep 1, 2018 2:26:44
Half Marathon Morrow, OH Aug 12, 2018 1:59:56
Half Marathon Miamisburg, OH Jul 21, 2018 2:03:55
5K Liberty Township, OH Jul 4, 2018 26:47
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 6, 2018 5:10:58
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH Mar 18, 2018 2:22:39
5K Cincinnati, OH Sep 30, 2017 26:56
Half Marathon Morrow, OH Aug 13, 2017 2:14:17
10K West Chester Township, OH Mar 19, 2016 1:00:24
10K Cincinnati, OH Oct 3, 2015 1:00:56
10K Cincinnati, OH Sep 12, 2015 1:00:19
10K Morrow, OH Aug 16, 2015 1:02:46
5K Liberty Township, OH Jul 4, 2015 29:20
5K Cincinnati, OH May 23, 2015 29:29

My Raves

Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

The Flying Pig Marathon is billed as “more than just a marathon because it is. Flying Pig Weekend starts Friday with the expo and a one mile evening race. Saturday … MORE

The Flying Pig Marathon is billed as “more than just a marathon because it is. Flying Pig Weekend starts Friday with the expo and a one mile evening race. Saturday has multiple races, including a 10K, 5K, and two kids runs. There’s even a run for dogs Saturday afternoon. The main event, of course, is the full and half marathons on Sunday morning. The course is challenging, but incredible. Start off next to Paul Brown Stadium, then run past Great American Ball Park and cross the river into Northern Kentucky. After a couple of miles, you cross back over the river with a beautiful view of the stadiums and downtown. The course takes through downtown, then up into Eden Park where you’ll get another incredible view of the river. From there, the course makes its way through several Cincinnati suburbs before turning back toward the city. The hardest part of the course mentally is the few miles along Route 50 before settling onto Riverside Drive for the final few miles into the city. The crowd support along the course is fantastic, providing refreshments and entertainment above and beyond what the is provided by the race. Water stops have both water and Gatorade and are large enough that you don’t have to stop to wait for a cup. After the race, the post race party in Smale Riverfront Park is a great place to hang out with your fellow racers to eat and drink while recounting your achievements over the weekend. Whether a first time marathoner or a seasoned veteran, the Flying Pig Marathon should be on your short list of “must run” races.

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ORRRC Marathon & Half Marathon

ORRRC Marathon & Half Marathon

The course is relatively flat with some rolling hills throughout. No monster climbs, but far from a cakewalk. My only real issue with the race is that even though it … MORE

The course is relatively flat with some rolling hills throughout. No monster climbs, but far from a cakewalk. My only real issue with the race is that even though it was chip timed, they only reported gun times. I started near the back of the pack because I was hanging out with friends prior to the start and wasn’t concerned about gun time. Had I known, I would have started closer to the front. As a result, my official time is 35 seconds slower than my watch time. Several of us have inquired about this and they are looking into it, but be aware of that in the future. UPDATE: The timing company acknowledged the problem with reporting gun time instead of chip time and have fixed the issue.

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Cincinnati Hungry Turkey Half Marathon & 5K

Cincinnati Hungry Turkey Half Marathon & 5K

The course is mostly flat with a couple of small hills. Because it's on the bike/running path around Lunken Airport, the course is a bit crowded until after the 5K … MORE

The course is mostly flat with a couple of small hills. Because it’s on the bike/running path around Lunken Airport, the course is a bit crowded until after the 5K turn-around.

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Turkey Day 5K & 10K Deerfield Township

Turkey Day 5K & 10K Deerfield Township

The course is pretty easy, only a few hills, but it ends on an uphill. 10K runners have to dodge the 5K walkers at the end. The start and finish … MORE

The course is pretty easy, only a few hills, but it ends on an uphill. 10K runners have to dodge the 5K walkers at the end. The start and finish are a bit crowded, as is the after race food line.

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Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

The course starts and ends in downtown Indianapolis, going past Lucas Oil Stadium and through Monument Circle, though the course outside of downtown was less interesting. It's almost completely flat, … MORE

The course starts and ends in downtown Indianapolis, going past Lucas Oil Stadium and through Monument Circle, though the course outside of downtown was less interesting. It’s almost completely flat, with plenty of aid stations along the way. My only real complaint is that the Gatorade was mixed a little too strong. 🙂

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Dayton River Corridor Classic

Dayton River Corridor Classic

This is a smaller race, without some of the frills of bigger events. Even so, it's an enjoyable run with enthusiastic volunteers, a relatively flat route, and topped off with … MORE

This is a smaller race, without some of the frills of bigger events. Even so, it’s an enjoyable run with enthusiastic volunteers, a relatively flat route, and topped off with a pancake breakfast. It was a cold, wet, gloomy day, but I still enjoyed the race. I’ll do it again next year.

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Hamilton NightGlow Marathon & Half Marathon

Hamilton NightGlow Marathon & Half Marathon

Being in the evening at the beginning of September, this is a hard race to run, in spite of the flat course. The 10K is one lap, the Half is … MORE

Being in the evening at the beginning of September, this is a hard race to run, in spite of the flat course. The 10K is one lap, the Half is two laps, and the Full is four laps.

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Little Miami Half Marathon & 10K

Little Miami Half Marathon & 10K

This is one of my favorite races because it was my first 10K and then my first Half Marathon. The course is mostly along the Little Miami Bike Trail, which … MORE

This is one of my favorite races because it was my first 10K and then my first Half Marathon. The course is mostly along the Little Miami Bike Trail, which is nice for a summer run because it’s mostly shaded. Not a very interesting course (a quick loop through downtown, then 12 miles on the bike trail), but there are well-staffed aid stations every couple of miles and a nice after-run gathering in the park.

The event is well run, with great volunteers. Highly recommended for an easy summer Half Marathon or 10K.

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1/2 Way to Christmas Half

1/2 Way to Christmas Half

Not a bad race. Fun theme, but not thing special. Easy, flat course along the Great Miami River — out and back. Good aid station support. Course gets a little … MORE

Not a bad race. Fun theme, but not thing special. Easy, flat course along the Great Miami River — out and back. Good aid station support. Course gets a little crowded. There are several distances happening at once and all the participants are fighting for the same narrow bike trail.

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Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

This was my first full marathon, and what a great race for a first. The course winds through downtown and into historical districts east of the city, finishing along the … MORE

This was my first full marathon, and what a great race for a first. The course winds through downtown and into historical districts east of the city, finishing along the Ohio River. The hills are challenging, but not ridiculous. Copious water/aid stations along the course and enthusiastic crowds help keep you going, especially in the final few miles. Can’t wait until next year.

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