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@peterbergmann

Portland, OR Raving since 2022 Active 2 months ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Portland, OR Oct 3, 2021 2:36:54
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Feb 6, 2022 1:13:17

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Past Races (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon San Francisco, CA Feb 6, 2022 1:13:17
Marathon Folsom, CA Dec 5, 2021 2:39:04
Marathon Portland, OR Oct 3, 2021 2:36:54

My Raves

This race is a well-organized half-marathon in Golden Gate Park. The course was fairly flat for the first 4-5 miles (some light rolling hills) but the long gradual downhill from … MORE

This race is a well-organized half-marathon in Golden Gate Park. The course was fairly flat for the first 4-5 miles (some light rolling hills) but the long gradual downhill from Mile 5-7 was very helpful. The last 6 miles along the Great Highway were very flat, which was nice for the second part of the race. Only tough part of the whole race was the uphill finish for the last 400 meters or so. Make sure you save some energy for it. Mile markers were clear (except for Mile 2, which no one saw). Aid stations were sufficient but it would have been nicer to have better differentiation between water and electrolytes and to have each option at every aid station. Pre-race parking and transportation was very smooth, especially for a city race. Scenery in Golden Gate Park and along the ocean was also beautiful. The website was pretty confusing and information was hard to find pre-race but eventually I got all the info I needed. Suggested improvements would be an improved website, slightly more organized aid stations, and making sure each mile marker is very clear. Other than that, it was a great race. The course was fast and enjoyable and I would do it again and recommend to others.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
2

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This race was an excellent one if you'd like to break a personal record in the marathon. You can tell it is organized by runners, for runners. Everything from the … MORE

This race was an excellent one if you’d like to break a personal record in the marathon. You can tell it is organized by runners, for runners. Everything from the website to the bus shuttles to the course mile markers are geared to helping you run your best. The scenery is not the best, as you just go through suburban Sacramento, but it is a fast downhill course with sufficient aid stations, lots of quality runners, and a fun finish at the Capitol. I think it’s the best race on the West Coast for a fall marathon, especially if you want to run a fast time, and I plan to run it multiple times. My only caveat is to be careful to not go too fast in the first half. Although it’s downhill, the rolling hills in the first half can beat up your legs if you go out too fast so be conservative in the first half of the race to take advantage of the flat last 6 miles.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
2
SWAG
4

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This race was the best-organized race that I've ever done. Everything from the registration policy to the race website to the aid stations was thoughtful and runner-friendly. The course was … MORE

This race was the best-organized race that I’ve ever done. Everything from the registration policy to the race website to the aid stations was thoughtful and runner-friendly. The course was well-marked and even with challenges (streetcar routes, etc), the race had a plan to make sure no runners ever had to stop at a light or for a train crossing with adequate pre-race planning and alternative routes. It was very good. The aid stations were generous and well-organized, the mile markers were clear, and the route gave you a great tour of Portland. The only downside to this race is that the course is a bit challenging so I wouldn’t expect a flat, easy race. There are quite a few hills so I would go with a bit more conservative pace (I aimed for 2-3 minutes slower than my goal marathon time for a flat course). Other than a challenging course, I have no critiques and really appreciated all the thoughtful work that went into the race. Highly recommend!!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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