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@Necks97

South Lyon, MI Raving since 2015 Half Fanatics active 3 months, 1 week ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    Shipyard Old Port Half!!!

  • I run because:

    Only I control my destiny! It’s all about health and happiness.

My races

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 16, 2016 5:05:05
Half Marathon Toledo, OH Apr 23, 2017 2:12:19

Future Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Louisville, KY TBD
Half Marathon Huntington, WV TBD
Marathon Relay Pittsburgh, PA TBD

Past Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Minneapolis, MN Jul 4, 2019 2:45:09
Half Marathon San Marcos, TX Mar 10, 2019 2:47:02
Half Marathon Chicago, IL Jul 22, 2018
Half Marathon Portland, ME Jun 23, 2018 2:18:16
Half Marathon Ann Arbor, MI May 20, 2018 2:21:49
Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jul 9, 2017 5:31:43
Half Marathon Toledo, OH Apr 23, 2017 2:12:19
Marathon Detroit, MI Oct 16, 2016 5:05:05
Half Marathon Singapore, Singapore Dec 6, 2015
Half Marathon Huangpu, China Nov 8, 2015

My Raves

Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon

Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon

I was pumped for this even... but leave somewhat disappointed. Below are my notes: PACKET PICKUP & EXPO: It was located near St. Paul and hard to get to. I … MORE

I was pumped for this even… but leave somewhat disappointed. Below are my notes:

PACKET PICKUP & EXPO:
It was located near St. Paul and hard to get to. I took a train and bus from downtown. At the expo I was given my shirt and bib only… no bag to pre- pack for morning drop. No printed race guide. Small table selling extra race apparel.

RACE AID STATIONS:
Everyone was very nice and helpful. I think the organizer may have added aid stations because of heat and humidity.

SWAG:
Nice tech shirt. There was 1 common medal for all events… 5k, Half Relay & Half.

FINISH LINE:
Strong effort. Water, Gatorade, Chocolate Milk, choice of ice cream, bananas and hotdogs. Also provide a beer of choice from Summit brewing.

VIP EXPERIENCE:
This was a great addition. Bag check was good… but had to walk 0.2 miles each way from Half start to drop off. Extra beer, free massage, fruit bar. Special gift was a beach mat.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
3

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San Marcos Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

San Marcos Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

It was hard to find information on the course... much hillier then expected. Race starts and ends at the Tanger Outlets. Beat post-race food I’ve had in the USA!!! MORE

It was hard to find information on the course… much hillier then expected. Race starts and ends at the Tanger Outlets. Beat post-race food I’ve had in the USA!!!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
3
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Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon

One of the best races I’ve participated it. Majestic views of the Casco Bay and Back Cove. Weather was cool sub-60 at the start with a few bouts of rain. … MORE

One of the best races I’ve participated it. Majestic views of the Casco Bay and Back Cove. Weather was cool sub-60 at the start with a few bouts of rain.

Course itself was half road and half cinder trail (around Back Cove). Stay on the inside around the cove… I hit a root on the outside and ended up pulling a muscle trying to maintain balance. Watch out as there is about a 0.1km stretch of cobblestone before the finish… slow down to avoid an ankle injury.

This race is extremely well organized… everyone was excited that the start & finish wash relocated to the old port this year. After crossing the finish line you had 2 beer garden options… one with a live band! 2 free beers, pizza and ice cream topped the post race food offerings along with fruit, kind bars and maple water.

Swag included a tech tank (ran large) and a stained glass medal.

Highly recommended race!!!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Ann Arbor Marathon

Ann Arbor Marathon

The race expo was small and intimate. Very well organized. I was blessed to run this with my daughter... it was her first half! She took 1st place in the … MORE

The race expo was small and intimate. Very well organized.

I was blessed to run this with my daughter… it was her first half! She took 1st place in the 12-23 yo female division.

Race shows off the University of Michigan campus. Around mile 10 you switch to a cinder trail and encounter a significant hill.

At finish they announce everyone’s name. Unlimited pizza, ice cream sandwiches, bananas and water.

FREE race photos!!!

Fantastic experience… I will be back!!!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4
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Missoula Marathon

Missoula Marathon

Everything was first-class. Shuttle bus to remote start location was smooth. Start area well staffed & supported (toilets, bag drop, carbs & drinks). No shortage of aid stations... all with … MORE

Everything was first-class. Shuttle bus to remote start location was smooth. Start area well staffed & supported (toilets, bag drop, carbs & drinks). No shortage of aid stations… all with Powerade and water… 3 with Cliff shots. Great finish line food.

Best medal ever! Mediocre shirt. Cool Big 3 Challenge award.

A special note should be add to thank the residents of Missoula!! It seems the whole city is involved as volunteers or on-course support. I lost count of the number of families offering motivational support. Many had sprinklers on the road to keep runners cool. Some even set up their own aid stations stocked with tastes treats (water, ice, gummie bears, pop sickles, etc.)

DIFFICULTY
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5
SCENERY
4
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Glass City Marathon

Glass City Marathon

Great course... great food and 2 beers at finish. Nice new balance shirt (nothing special about logo or advertising). Huge medal (nothing special other than size) MORE

Great course… great food and 2 beers at finish.

Nice new balance shirt (nothing special about logo or advertising). Huge medal (nothing special other than size)

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon

Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon

Great 1st marathon. Pretty dry the entire race but got caught in downpours the last 4 miles. Race expo was at Cobo Hall... simple parking and very well organized. Unfortunately … MORE

Great 1st marathon. Pretty dry the entire race but got caught in downpours the last 4 miles.

Race expo was at Cobo Hall… simple parking and very well organized. Unfortunately there was a big issue with participant shirts as they were not available from the selected vendor… cool design… but as of April 2017 I have yet to receive mine!!!

My only complaint is that the post race party was closed down 5:30 minutes after the start of the marathon… 1 hour before the official cut-off.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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