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@NewsWasGood

Jacksonville, AL Raving since 2023 Active 10 months, 4 weeks ago

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Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2023 4:35:00

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Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2023 4:35:00

My Raves

This was a great experience for my first marathon. On the plus side, this huge event is extremely well-organized, with great volunteers, a challenging course and tons of enthusiastic community … MORE

This was a great experience for my first marathon. On the plus side, this huge event is extremely well-organized, with great volunteers, a challenging course and tons of enthusiastic community support.

Organizers couldn’t control the weather, so I don’t hold that against them, but their response to the thunderstorms in the first 30-45 minutes left a bit to be desired. If you don’t delay the start of the race, it’s going to be impossible to “pause” it once you’ve decided conditions might be dangerous after all. Plus, if you announce to runners it’s “paused,” shouldn’t the clock be paused? Those of us who actually stopped and managed to find shelter in downtown parking garages got an extra 10+ minutes on our finish times but were no less soaked than the thousands who just kept running. Maybe our risk of a lightning strike was a bit lower for those 10 minutes? Hard to say. This is an eventuality for which this otherwise incredible race needs a much better plan in the future.

On the bright side, the rain and cloud cover kept me cool on the course, and once the storms had passed the run was a pleasant experience. Support from fellow runners on seeing my first-timer back bib was an extra motivator. Great expo, great swag and great city. I strongly recommend the Flying Pig, but keep an eye on the weather and the organizers’ plans for it in the future.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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