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@rodrobey

Huntington Beach, CA Raving since 2016 Marathon Maniacs #14515, Half Fanatics #15852 Active 1 year, 9 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    A Snails Pace running club

  • Rave race:
  • Race that's calling my name:

    MCM

  • I run because:

    50 state goal.

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Half Marathon

Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jul 30, 2022 3:37:14
Half Marathon Big Bear, CA Nov 13, 2021 1:38:18
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA Oct 16, 2016 1:29:47
10K Dana Point, CA Nov 23, 2017 49:04
8K Brea, CA Feb 28, 2016 40:22
5K Irvine, CA Jan 11, 2020 21:03

Future Races (19)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Anchorage, AK TBD
4-Way Challenge (35.5 Miles) Cincinnati, OH TBD
Marathon Coeur d'Alene, ID TBD
Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Marathon Detroit, MI TBD
Marathon Eau Claire, WI TBD
Marathon Fargo, ND TBD
Marathon Olathe, KS TBD
Marathon Duluth, MN TBD
Marathon Indianapolis, IN TBD
Marathon Louisville, KY TBD
Marathon Knoxville, TN TBD
Marathon Lincoln, NE TBD
Marathon Frenchtown, MT TBD
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC TBD
Marathon Philadelphia, PA TBD
Marathon St. George, UT TBD
Marathon Burlington, VT TBD
Marathon Tulsa, OK TBD

Past Races (66)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 29, 2023
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 24, 2023
Marathon Weott, CA May 7, 2023
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 4, 2023
Marathon Portland, OR Oct 2, 2022
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Jul 30, 2022 3:37:14
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 2, 2022 3:45:04
Marathon Yorba Linda, CA Mar 5, 2022 4:26:54
Marathon Mesa, AZ Feb 12, 2022 3:45:24
5K Huntington Beach, CA Feb 6, 2022 24:50
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 12, 2021 3:51:17
5K Seal Beach, CA Nov 20, 2021 22:20
Half Marathon Big Bear, CA Nov 13, 2021 1:38:18
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 7, 2021 3:53:51
5K New York, NY Nov 6, 2021 26:34
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 10, 2021 3:53:49
5K Chicago, IL Oct 9, 2021 26:59
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Sep 11, 2021 1:48:31
Half Marathon Ashford, WA Jul 17, 2021 1:52:05
Half Marathon Tucson, AZ Mar 27, 2021 2:08:36
Marathon Pueblo West, CO Feb 23, 2020 4:25:31
5K Irvine, CA Jan 11, 2020 21:03
Half Marathon Riverside, CA Jan 4, 2020 1:45:47
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA 2020 1:44:49
5K Dana Point, CA Nov 28, 2019 23:24
Marathon South Williamson, KY Jun 8, 2019 4:11:45
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA 2019 2:17:53
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV Nov 10, 2018 2:39:34
10K Huntington Beach, CA Oct 14, 2018 1:00:55
5K Santa Monica, CA Sep 9, 2018 40:45
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 29, 2018 5:13:08
5K Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2018 34:22
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 5, 2018 4:43:13
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 29, 2018 4:47:42
Half Marathon Del Mar, CA Apr 22, 2018 2:25:23
Half Marathon Los Angeles, CA Apr 8, 2018 2:24:13
200 Mile Relay Huntington Beach, CA Apr 6, 2018
Half Marathon Irvine, CA Mar 25, 2018 2:00:21
Half Marathon Agoura Hills, CA Mar 24, 2018 2:24:13
Marathon Los Angeles, CA Mar 18, 2018 4:33:24
Half Marathon El Cajon, CA Mar 4, 2018 2:20:53
5K Los Angeles, CA Feb 25, 2018 26:59
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 4, 2018 5:36:22
Half Marathon Pasadena, CA Jan 21, 2018 2:23:48
10K Santa Monica, CA Dec 16, 2017 1:01:48
Half Marathon San Diego, CA Dec 16, 2017 1:54:03
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 10, 2017 1:56:52
10K South Pasadena, CA Dec 2, 2017 53:18
5K Dana Point, CA Nov 23, 2017 43:30
10K Dana Point, CA Nov 23, 2017 49:04
Half Marathon Berkeley, CA Nov 19, 2017 1:53:17
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 8, 2017 2:11:37
Marathon San Diego, CA Jun 4, 2017 6:03:20
Half Marathon Pomona, CA Dec 11, 2016 1:54:09
5K Irvine, CA Dec 3, 2016 23:59
5K Dana Point, CA Nov 24, 2016 23:24
200 Mile Relay Las Vegas, NV Nov 5, 2016
10 Miler Huntington Beach, CA Oct 16, 2016 1:29:47
Half Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 9, 2016 2:03:22
5K Baldwin Park, CA Aug 6, 2016 24:28
Half Marathon Anaheim, CA May 8, 2016 2:21:25
Half Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 1, 2016 1:59:14
Half Marathon Hollywood, CA Apr 9, 2016 2:03:21
5K Irvine, CA Mar 20, 2016 24:26
8K Brea, CA Feb 28, 2016 40:22
Half Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 7, 2016 2:12:08

My Raves

In chronological order; Packet pick up was smooth, but held on the sidewalk of the Nike store. I was disappointed that there wasn’t an expo for a race that’s been … MORE

In chronological order; Packet pick up was smooth, but held on the sidewalk of the Nike store. I was disappointed that there wasn’t an expo for a race that’s been around as long as this one has.
Transportation to the start was the responsibility of the racer. They said there would be busses to bring us back to the parking lot at the finish line (I waited over an hour for the bus) The day was forecast to be hot and humid, so they started the race 30 min earlier and had extra water stations.
The course was fantastic! Very scenic with quite a few bridge crossings. I wore all terrain shoes and was happy with the choice due to the changing ground cover from loose gravel to hard packed dirt. This is a dual track trail race.
The finish line is minimalist with a few things for the runners. Shade was hard to come by at the finish. The medics were not well supplied for those that were extremely dehydrated or cramping (Usually the weather for this race is much cooler). And as stated earlier, the busses were few and far between causing some to call for an Uber due to having to get to their hotels on time for checkout and/or the airport on time for their flight.
The redemption of this race coordination is the trail itself, B-E-A-utiful gradual shaded downhill.

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The expo was well organized and fairly large for a COVID race (masks are optional). The city of Dallas LOVES this race and the sponsor (BMW) gives away a 4 … MORE

The expo was well organized and fairly large for a COVID race (masks are optional). The city of Dallas LOVES this race and the sponsor (BMW) gives away a 4 series BMW. Lots of communication from the organization via Pre race emails.
There’s great energy at the start/finish line with a giant video board and the announcers are top notch and keeping everyone hyped up. The corrals are well spaced so as not to be too crowded during the first couple of miles.
The scenery is OK and you run by the infamous spot where JFK was shot within the first mile. There are some large homes/ palatial estates you run by in Highland Park, near the homes of Troy Aikman and Jerry Jones. There’s a 10mile loop around White Rock lake that is preceded by a steep downhill and finishes coming up the hill on the way back which is at mile 20. Once you get to mile 21 it’s downhill the rest of the way. With countdown markers at 8, 6, 4 & 200 meters the excitement increases from the roar of the increased spectators and the finish line music. The chute exit is short and leads right to the gear check and post run festivities. It’s a great race, but light on crowd support. Plenty of hydration throughout.

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Well managed race with a great opening race dedication with the dancing dragons and fireworks. The beer garden is always a rockin’ time. ********************************* MORE

Well managed race with a great opening race dedication with the dancing dragons and fireworks. The beer garden is always a rockin’ time. *********************************

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The 5k is pretty flat and fast. The 10k has 2 big hills that makes the run more fun and challenging. Most of the runners show up 15 min. before … MORE

The 5k is pretty flat and fast. The 10k has 2 big hills that makes the run more fun and challenging.
Most of the runners show up 15 min. before the race starts which I don’t recommend because if you’re doing race day packet pick up you’ll need extra time to find out which room in which building inside the school has the bibs.
Once the race starts, it’s fun and there is plenty of volunteers on the course, but don’t expect a finishers medal at the end.

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Well put together and a Southern California tradition for 40yrs. Great support from the shops and the community. The race announcers are top notch! The course is fairly flat and … MORE

Well put together and a Southern California tradition for 40yrs. Great support from the shops and the community. The race announcers are top notch! The course is fairly flat and what “Hills” are there are tiny. I seem to get a PR every year.

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Has the feeling of a small, local 5k. There are multiple distance races going off roughly the same time. The course is really narrow at points and is extremely difficult … MORE

Has the feeling of a small, local 5k. There are multiple distance races going off roughly the same time. The course is really narrow at points and is extremely difficult to maneuver around the slower runners/walkers that are doing the shorter distances as the shorter distances courses blend together with the half marathon.
At the end, everyone gets the exact same finishers medal.

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10.1 miles of the 1/2 marathon course is great. Very organized and scenic course minus the 3miles of bike path. Everyone remembers the bike path, it's hard on the feet, … MORE

10.1 miles of the 1/2 marathon course is great. Very organized and scenic course minus the 3miles of bike path. Everyone remembers the bike path, it’s hard on the feet, navigating walkers slows you down and the sun is brutal without shade. Otherwise, it’s fun and has a great expo (bring a bag for the goodies).

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The hill on the 163 at mile 22-25 will be hell on your joints because of the left to rt lean and then the rt to let lean. The course … MORE

The hill on the 163 at mile 22-25 will be hell on your joints because of the left to rt lean and then the rt to let lean.
The course support is excellent as is the enthusiasm of the locals

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Plenty of parking (costs $10) and easy ingress and egress. Nice wide starting gate followed by a smooth run up and down a drag strip, leading to rolling hills the … MORE

Plenty of parking (costs $10) and easy ingress and egress. Nice wide starting gate followed by a smooth run up and down a drag strip, leading to rolling hills the rest of the way. The course is fairly scenic. Really good volunteers.

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Staggered starts for the different distances keeps the crowd in check for the start of the race. The ocean breezes and starting times keeps the race cool. MORE

Staggered starts for the different distances keeps the crowd in check for the start of the race. The ocean breezes and starting times keeps the race cool.

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Pretty flat except for 2 bridges and the final 3 miles have a steady uphill grade. As you start the final 3 miles the cheering crowds encourage you and have … MORE

Pretty flat except for 2 bridges and the final 3 miles have a steady uphill grade.
As you start the final 3 miles the cheering crowds encourage you and have doughnuts and other food to keep you going!

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I love HB and have lived here for 20yrs, but the course needs some pizazz. Too many people starting in the wrong corral making everyone else weave through MORE

I love HB and have lived here for 20yrs, but the course needs some pizazz.
Too many people starting in the wrong corral making everyone else weave through

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