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@runningthekeystone

Pennsylvania Furnace, PA Raving since 2018 active 2 days, 11 hours ago

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Personal Bests (8)

Race Distance Location Date Result
39.3 Challenge Kennebunk, ME May 15, 2016 6:14:40
Marathon Bath, NY Sep 30, 2018 3:58:47
30K Allison Park, PA Mar 31, 2018 2:46:33
Half Marathon Hershey, PA Oct 16, 2016 1:45:16
10 Miler Baltimore, MD Jun 4, 2016 1:24:56
15K Altoona, PA 2017 1:16:48
10K Bethlehem, PA Oct 17, 2015 50:53
5K State College, PA Sep 15, 2018 22:47

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Kiawah Island, SC Dec 8, 2018

Past Races (44)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD Nov 10, 2018 1:46:13
Half Marathon Hershey, PA Oct 21, 2018 1:45:35
Marathon Bath, NY Sep 30, 2018 3:58:47
5K State College, PA Sep 15, 2018 22:47
15K Altoona, PA Jul 4, 2018 1:20:03
Half Marathon South Fork, PA May 26, 2018 1:47:19
Half Marathon Frederick, MD May 6, 2018 1:48:39
30K Allison Park, PA Mar 31, 2018 2:46:33
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 11, 2017 1:46:01
Half Marathon Hershey, PA Oct 15, 2017 1:47:09
Marathon Bath, NY Oct 1, 2017 4:07:53
Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA May 7, 2017 1:50:59
Half Marathon Charlottesville, VA Apr 1, 2017 1:54:36
15K Altoona, PA 2017 1:16:48
Half Marathon Lewisburg, PA 2017 1:47:41
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD Nov 19, 2016 1:49:36
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2016 4:31:22
Half Marathon Hershey, PA Oct 16, 2016 1:45:16
5K Altoona, PA Jul 4, 2016 23:06
10 Miler Baltimore, MD Jun 4, 2016 1:24:56
39.3 Challenge Kennebunk, ME May 15, 2016 6:14:40
Marathon Kennebunk, ME May 15, 2016 4:20:40
Half Marathon Kennebunk, ME May 14, 2016 1:54:00
Half Marathon Adamstown, PA Apr 16, 2016 1:46:28
Half Marathon New Holland, PA Apr 9, 2016 1:51:54
Marathon Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 5, 2015 4:10:25
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD Nov 21, 2015 1:49:26
Half Marathon Bethlehem, PA Oct 18, 2015 1:52:48
5K Bethlehem, PA Oct 17, 2015 25:07
10K Bethlehem, PA Oct 17, 2015 50:53
Half Marathon Hollidaysburg, PA Oct 3, 2015 1:49:40
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD May 30, 2015 1:58:28
Marathon Gettysburg, PA Apr 26, 2015 4:28:09
Half Marathon New Holland, PA Apr 11, 2015 1:52:54
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 26, 2014 4:48:24
Half Marathon Bird In Hand, PA Sep 6, 2014 1:59:17
Marathon Cincinnati, OH 2014 4:51:59
Half Marathon State College, PA 2014 1:54:42
Half Marathon Lewisburg, PA 2014 1:53:56
Half Marathon Annapolis, MD 2013 2:01:49
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA 2013 2:13:19
10K Hershey, PA 2013 52:59
Half Marathon Allison Park, PA 2012 2:07:57
5K Pittsburgh, PA 2011 25:22

My Raves

Annapolis Running Classic

Annapolis Running Classic

I've run this race several times and have always enjoyed it. Despite the issues this year, I opted to still give it 4/5 shoes because I know it can be … MORE

I’ve run this race several times and have always enjoyed it. Despite the issues this year, I opted to still give it 4/5 shoes because I know it can be better. The course is scenic and the weather has always been perfect. They have a great afterparty (if that’s important to you) and fantastic medal. This year the race had some challenges for a variety of reasons. It was a holiday weekend and they lost a substantial chunk of volunteers. As a result, a turn was missed removing more than a mile from the course. This meant many people finished a “half” with only 11.8 miles done. I realized the issue and ran around the finish area until I got 13.1 before I crossed the line. The race director and team apologized and owned the mistakes and I appreciate that. They’ve always put on a great event and I know they will learn from this for the future. I’d still recommend the race to runners who are looking for a beautiful and challenging course. I, myself, will be back.

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Hershey Half Marathon

Hershey Half Marathon

I ran the Hershey Half for the fourth time in 2018. The course is really neat and enjoyable. You get to go through the park early on, which is a … MORE

I ran the Hershey Half for the fourth time in 2018. The course is really neat and enjoyable. You get to go through the park early on, which is a nice bonus. The spectator support is pretty fantastic throughout. This year the shirts were really nice and I loved the KitKat medal. It’s a nice addition to my collection. As always, the aid stations had great volunteers. The shirt this year was really nice, plus you get 2 free tickets to the park, a coupon for additional admissions and a coupon for some cookies from the bakery. They were delicious!

The weather was sunny, but very windy this year adding a new challenge. The course is hilly, but scenic. I enjoyed getting a photo with a Hershey character…Reese’s Cup…at the finish!

Only thing I’d say that needs improvement are the food bags at the end. The bag itself was nice, but there was very little in it this year.

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Wineglass Marathon & Half Marathon

Wineglass Marathon & Half Marathon

This was my second year running the Wineglass Marathon and it didn't disappoint. I achieved all three of my goals. It rained, but the temperatures were perfect as a result. … MORE

This was my second year running the Wineglass Marathon and it didn’t disappoint. I achieved all three of my goals. It rained, but the temperatures were perfect as a result. I’m most definitely going to be back again in the future. Great organization, great course, great swag, just GREAT!

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You Matter 5K

You Matter 5K

I joined a friend to participate in this race for the first time. It benefited a local organization and is one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. This year … MORE

I joined a friend to participate in this race for the first time. It benefited a local organization and is one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. This year they surpassed their fundraising goal. I hadn’t raced a 5k in a long time and was looking forward to seeing how I’d do. The course incorporates both bike path and neighborhood streets and is very hilly. They make it a family event with face painting, a bike tour, a bounce house and plenty of food. It was a fun morning!

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Angie Gioisa 4th of July Memorial Race

Angie Gioisa 4th of July Memorial Race

The YMCA does a great job organizing this race. The volunteers are wonderful. The post-race food is plentiful and full of variety. The best part are definitely the popsicles! For … MORE

The YMCA does a great job organizing this race. The volunteers are wonderful. The post-race food is plentiful and full of variety. The best part are definitely the popsicles! For age group finishers, there is a nice medal. The three race distances is also a nice plus!

With this being a July race, more than likely it’s going to be hot. This year was no exception. The community and fire departments come out along the course to provide extra water and hoses to run through. The course is challenging with long gradual climbs and short downhills.

This was my third year and I still like this race better than the one where I live. It’s worth the 45 minute drive.

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Path of the Flood Historic Races

Path of the Flood Historic Races

This was my first time participating in this race. I signed up on the recommendation of 2 friends who ran it in 2017. It's a small town race, but offers … MORE

This was my first time participating in this race. I signed up on the recommendation of 2 friends who ran it in 2017. It’s a small town race, but offers 3 distances to suit any runner. The race is in its 5th year and this was the biggest yet. The half marathon boasts a course that is almost entirely downhill. There are a few small climbs, but nothing major. About 8 miles of the race is on a gravel rail trail surface and offers excellent shade. Despite a hot day, it was less intense. The last 3 miles are unshaded city streets, so that was tough but you were almost done. A neat aspect of the course is the old rail tunnel you run through. They line it with paperbag lanterns and it creates a neat experience. The tunnel is also 20-30 degrees cooler than outside temperatures so it’s a nice break.

The shuttle service was well-run before the race, parking is easy and the after party was nice with music and a free beer.

It was also neat to learn a bit of history. The course follows the path from South Fork to Johnstown of the 1889 Flood that killed more than 2,200 people. There’s a national memorial in South Fork, I’d recommend visiting to learn more.

With Johnstown being a city in poor a economic state, this was a feel good race in that you knew you were benefiting a community in need of economic activity. The race officials are very humble and thankful for the support of their race and community. I will definitely go back.

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Frederick Running Festival

Frederick Running Festival

I think this race was outstanding! Frederick didn't try to overdo it with gimmicks, crazy innovation, etc. It truly was a classic running festival with various distances, strong support, great … MORE

I think this race was outstanding! Frederick didn’t try to overdo it with gimmicks, crazy innovation, etc. It truly was a classic running festival with various distances, strong support, great medals and premiums, and a lovely course. If you’re looking for a nice midsize race with a small town feel, this is a great option. I am looking forward to returning for another go at it in the future!

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Just a Short Run

Just a Short Run

This is a great race to prep for a spring marathon. A lot of people use it in prep for Pittsburgh's Marathon in May. This was actually my very first … MORE

This is a great race to prep for a spring marathon. A lot of people use it in prep for Pittsburgh’s Marathon in May. This was actually my very first half back in 2012 and I did the 30K in 2018. It’s a small race, but the park you run around is lovely. You loop a lake and see lots of wildlife, including waterfowl and deer. The only drawback is it’s a looped course so for the 30k you see everything three times. However, I found it enjoyable. They have a great pace team, a nice and large medal, and it’s well organized!

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Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon

Richmond Marathon & Half Marathon

I really enjoyed this race. I ended up going down solo, but had a good time. The expo was nice and organized. There are a good number of hotels with … MORE

I really enjoyed this race. I ended up going down solo, but had a good time. The expo was nice and organized. There are a good number of hotels with convenient access to stores, downtown, and the race. I thought the course was organized and very nice, volunteers were upbeat and did a good job, and the swag was excellent.

Note to participants, have cash for the parking garages near the start/finish. Traffic is a nightmare getting to them and most of them do not take cards.

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