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@Pmontele

Manlius, NY Raving since 2015 active 2 years, 1 month ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):
  • Rave race:

    Wineglass Marathon

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Big Sur

  • I run because:

    It helps me recharge, figure out life problems. And I love it!

My Races

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50K Leesport, PA Oct 2, 2016 7:15:30
Marathon Bath, NY 2012 4:11:00
Half Marathon Allentown, PA 2010 1:54:38
15K Jim Thorpe, PA Jul 4, 2015 1:30:52

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Past Races (31)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Westerly, RI Sep 9, 2018 2:28:52
Marathon Syracuse, NY Oct 8, 2017 5:22:12
Half Marathon Syracuse, NY Mar 26, 2017 2:11:11
Half Marathon Liverpool, NY Feb 26, 2017 2:11:00
Half Marathon Bethlehem, PA Oct 16, 2016
50K Leesport, PA Oct 2, 2016 7:15:30
Marathon Allentown, PA Sep 11, 2016 5:05:35
15K Schnecksville, PA Jul 17, 2016 2:18:25
Half Marathon West Yellowstone, MT Jun 11, 2016 2:26:36
Half Marathon Wilson, WY Jun 4, 2016 2:15:51
Half Marathon Allentown, PA Apr 24, 2016 2:02:46
Half Marathon Slatington, PA Nov 1, 2015 2:02:49
Half Marathon Bird In Hand, PA Sep 12, 2015
15K Jim Thorpe, PA Jul 4, 2015 1:30:52
Marathon New Holland, PA Apr 11, 2015 4:24:26
Half Marathon Tampa, FL Feb 22, 2015 2:20:34
Half Marathon Bethlehem, PA Oct 17, 2014 2:11:06
Half Marathon Lewiston, NY Sep 20, 2014 2:06:30
Half Marathon Pennsburg, PA Aug 24, 2014 2:16:58
Marathon Danville, PA May 3, 2014 4:35:37
15K Jim Thorpe, PA 2013 1:39:16
Half Marathon Allentown, PA 2013 2:08:32
Marathon Bath, NY 2012 4:11:00
Half Marathon Allentown, PA 2012 1:57:13
Half Marathon Allentown, PA 2011 2:06:58
15K Jim Thorpe, PA 2011 1:33:05
Marathon Forest City, PA 2011 4:43:47
Half Marathon Allentown, PA 2010 1:54:38
15K Jim Thorpe, PA 2010 1:32:22
Half Marathon Allentown, PA 2010 2:00:20
Marathon Allentown, PA 2009 4:30:44

My Raves

Basically flat course on streets around Misquamicut beach, Weekapaug and Watch Hill with great views of ocean and bogs. Well run, easy parking and run by the beach. Temps around … MORE

Basically flat course on streets around Misquamicut beach, Weekapaug and Watch Hill with great views of ocean and bogs. Well run, easy parking and run by the beach. Temps around 60 but windy. Still hard to complain.

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Fairly flat, all path/streets/concrete. Love the views around Lake Onondaga. Signing up was easy. Rest of production sucked. “Expo” had 2-3 vendors. Got t-shirt but nothing else. Parking was very … MORE

Fairly flat, all path/streets/concrete. Love the views around Lake Onondaga. Signing up was easy. Rest of production sucked. “Expo” had 2-3 vendors. Got t-shirt but nothing else. Parking was very confusing and not clearly marked. Decent number of water/Gatorade stops but only a few had garbage bags or something to throw away cups besides the ground. Will not run it again.

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Moderate size race (about 5000). All paved streets of downtown Syracuse. Moderate hill b/w mile 1.5-3 does take a bit out of you. Few small hills after that though much … MORE

Moderate size race (about 5000). All paved streets of downtown Syracuse. Moderate hill b/w mile 1.5-3 does take a bit out of you. Few small hills after that though much flatter. Production and schwag very good- nice hoodie! Temp low 30’s with drizzle so not bad. However, I heard last year very snowy and single digit wind chills. Nice to run once, not sure Inwould do again.

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Very flat paved course running 2 out and back loops. As advertised, "Lake Effect" weather was a factor. 30 with wind chill down to 17 and snow squall at start … MORE

Very flat paved course running 2 out and back loops. As advertised, “Lake Effect” weather was a factor. 30 with wind chill down to 17 and snow squall at start of race. Paved course clear of snow and nothing else stuck from snow during race. If weather was better (recognized this is Feb in central NY), this would be great opportunity for PR.
Nice schwag with cool long sleeve tech shirt and medal.

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My first Ultra: well organized. Trained doing weekly hills but still not prepared for constant up and down trail. Most of hills small but lots of them, 1 big hill … MORE

My first Ultra: well organized. Trained doing weekly hills but still not prepared for constant up and down trail. Most of hills small but lots of them, 1 big hill around mile 21. All added up to about 3000 ft elevation change and very sore quads. Aid stations were themed, fun, lots of food, basically fabulous, about every 4-5 miles. Since around a lake, scenery was very nice. Despite above, really enjoyed running the race.

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Net 240 foot decline. Absolutely gorgeous scenery run along river, creek and canal system. First 5-6 miles mostly street/pavement, rest gravel/dirt trail, some single, some double track, not technical at … MORE

Net 240 foot decline. Absolutely gorgeous scenery run along river, creek and canal system. First 5-6 miles mostly street/pavement, rest gravel/dirt trail, some single, some double track, not technical at all. Weather can be a bit warm but very much potential PR race. Lots of support throughout race.

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Used as training run for trail ultra. As they say, very challenging hills but great for training. Very nice scenery. Actually loved water crossing near end. Not for PR but … MORE

Used as training run for trail ultra. As they say, very challenging hills but great for training. Very nice scenery. Actually loved water crossing near end. Not for PR but well worth experience and very cool tech shirt.

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Well run Half by Vacation Races group. Somewhat hilly trail race at altitude and part of Grizzly Double (with Grand Tetons half 1 week before) so not a great race … MORE

Well run Half by Vacation Races group. Somewhat hilly trail race at altitude and part of Grizzly Double (with Grand Tetons half 1 week before) so not a great race to PR in. Not terribly technical but very rocky from around miles 8-11 so had to pay attention. Great scenery through woods, next to creek and thankfully no bears!

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Fairly flat, mostly path/road with last 4 mi on dirt road with fantastic view of Tetons through finish line. Well run by Vacation Race group. Only challenge was running at … MORE

Fairly flat, mostly path/road with last 4 mi on dirt road with fantastic view of Tetons through finish line. Well run by Vacation Race group. Only challenge was running at altitude (6500 feet) and ran as part of Grizzly Double (Yellowstone Half following week) so did not attempt as PR. Hard to argue with location.

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Half marathon on D&L trail follows Lehigh River. Mostly gravel/cinder trail. Very flat! This year they switched direction now going from Slatington to Northampton (prior years opposite direction with big … MORE

Half marathon on D&L trail follows Lehigh River. Mostly gravel/cinder trail. Very flat! This year they switched direction now going from Slatington to Northampton (prior years opposite direction with big wind in your face). In November so generally cool (30’s-40’s). Well run by staff/volunteers. Very nice tech shirt and lots of food at finish. Very nice course to PR on.

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4th time running this race. Beautiful course starting and ending in downtown Jim Thorpe, PA. Mostly single track trail with roots, rocks, etc. A bit of everything: starts and ends … MORE

4th time running this race. Beautiful course starting and ending in downtown Jim Thorpe, PA. Mostly single track trail with roots, rocks, etc. A bit of everything: starts and ends on streets, mostly trail, some grass and cinder around lake. First approx 4 mi are gradual uphill. Good news, last 4 miles all downhill! Usually around 4th of July weekend so can be very warm. Lucky this year it rained, cool 65 degrees. Well run race that benefits local churches.

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They only talk about 2 big hills at 5 and 22 miles but beware all the "rolling hills" in between. Although realistic from start that this is not a race … MORE

They only talk about 2 big hills at 5 and 22 miles but beware all the “rolling hills” in between. Although realistic from start that this is not a race to PR in, it was still the toughest marathon I’ve run (out of 7)- a strong constant headwind didn’t help either.

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Very flat course around Davis Island (though in the dark) and along Tampa Bay. Well organized, lots of cool swag and awesome Expo. Did Micholob Ultra challenge (15K/5K Saturday, Half/8K … MORE

Very flat course around Davis Island (though in the dark) and along Tampa Bay. Well organized, lots of cool swag and awesome Expo. Did Micholob Ultra challenge (15K/5K Saturday, Half/8K Sunday) so not concerned with time. Really enjoyable race weekend!

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Moderately hilly Half course through Bethlehem, PA. Great production and swag. Whole weekend was one big party. I ran the Hat trick: 5k and 10k Saturday, Half on Sunday. Similar … MORE

Moderately hilly Half course through Bethlehem, PA. Great production and swag. Whole weekend was one big party. I ran the Hat trick: 5k and 10k Saturday, Half on Sunday. Similar courses. Not great for PR but good training run/prep race.

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Downhill race first few miles then essentially flat, nice for PR. Very scenic with Niagara River close by and run through State Park. Well set up/run. Definite do again. MORE

Downhill race first few miles then essentially flat, nice for PR. Very scenic with Niagara River close by and run through State Park. Well set up/run. Definite do again.

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Very hilly, late August race. Well staffed, very streamlined production. I used mainly as prep for fall marathons. Plus it benefits local Hemophilia chapter! MORE

Very hilly, late August race. Well staffed, very streamlined production. I used mainly as prep for fall marathons. Plus it benefits local Hemophilia chapter!

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Beautiful, scenic course along Susquahanna River through 3 small towns. Very quaint, mostly flat. One small hill around mile 7. Definitely a course to PR on. Don't expect much from … MORE

Beautiful, scenic course along Susquahanna River through 3 small towns. Very quaint, mostly flat. One small hill around mile 7. Definitely a course to PR on. Don’t expect much from production, fairly low key, small town set up.

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From production to race, just an awesome experience. Mostly farm country, beautiful scenery. Course is almost all gradual downhill. Temps generally upper 40's so perfect for PR! Best swag including … MORE

From production to race, just an awesome experience. Mostly farm country, beautiful scenery. Course is almost all gradual downhill. Temps generally upper 40’s so perfect for PR! Best swag including glass medal and small bottle of champagne.

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