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Eljay REPEAT RUNNER '19

I've done the 5k the last two years with my little daughter - it's always a PR course for her - but she had a conflict so I decided to … MORE

I’ve done the 5k the last two years with my little daughter – it’s always a PR course for her – but she had a conflict so I decided to do a half. This is only my fourth half, and the first with Brazen, usually I do more an “event” half where I have to get a hotel room and there’s spectators and all that. I’ve never done a quiet local half before.

The course is great, you hug the coast until the Albany Bulb, there’s a weird little loop there through the trails. Everything else is paved so you’re half way into a pancake flat half marathon and it’s like by the way, we have a kilometer or so on this semi hilly trail section, and due to some construction it’s extra weird this year. It’s not bad – my muscles actually appreciated the change – but be aware of it. There’s also more sharing the paths than I’m used to, not a big deal but keep your eyes out for confused cyclists and whatnot.

I’m a back of the packer for a half and maybe only 10% of the field was behind me and I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I rolled into the finish area hours after the 5k people went home. And what I got was the usual – Sam announcing my name, some cheering people at the finish, It’s It ice cream (I was afraid they’d run out), and a full spread of food – there might have been one or two things missing but there was tons to eat.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Naomiegardner REPEAT RUNNER '19

Love this course, love Brazen racing - not enough love to go around. LOVE! Beautiful scenery on a flat, cool, straightforward course. I've done the half several times - each … MORE

Love this course, love Brazen racing – not enough love to go around. LOVE! Beautiful scenery on a flat, cool, straightforward course. I’ve done the half several times – each time with a PR, the 10k and now the 5k. I just love this course.

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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