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@sandtar79

Forney, TX Raving since 2019 50 States hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs #3793 active 3 weeks, 5 days ago

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    Marathon Maniacs, Texas Beef Team, Dallas Running Club

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Fort Worth, TX 2013 4:14:00

Future Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Berlin, Germany Sep 27, 2020
Marathon Cincinnati, OH TBD
Marathon Deadwood, SD TBD
Marathon Des Moines, IA TBD
Marathon Rachel, NV TBD
Marathon Fargo, ND TBD
Marathon Louisville, KY TBD
Marathon Arlington, VA TBD
Marathon Pocatello, ID TBD
Marathon Minneapolis, MN TBD

Past Races (23)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Atlanta, GA Mar 1, 2020 5:21:00
Marathon Little Rock, AR Dec 28, 2019 5:50:00
Marathon Indianapolis, IN Nov 9, 2019 5:18:00
Half Marathon Irving, TX Apr 6, 2019
Marathon Kansas City, MO Oct 21, 2017
Marathon Jackson, MS Jan 9, 2016
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 1, 2015
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 12, 2014
Marathon Fort Worth, TX 2013 4:14:00
Marathon Staten Island, NY 2013
Marathon Dallas, TX 2012
50K Fort Worth, TX 2012
Half Marathon New York City, NY Mar 20, 2011
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK 2011
Marathon Fort Worth, TX 2011
50K Fort Worth, TX 2011
Marathon Dallas, TX 2011
Marathon Knoxville, TN 2011
Marathon Allen, TX 2011
Marathon Cedar Park, TX 2010
Marathon Dallas, TX 2010
Marathon Dallas, TX 2010
Marathon Norman Manley Blvd, Jamaica 2009

My Raves

Aid stations were plentiful on the route, as were volunteers and police support. However, bathrooms were definitely lacking. City streets were not in great shape. There were very few people … MORE

Aid stations were plentiful on the route, as were volunteers and police support. However, bathrooms were definitely lacking. City streets were not in great shape. There were very few people out spectating and cheering. The expo was small given this was an event in a major city… I was in and out in less than 10 minutes. I would definitely NOT recommend this race.

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The volunteers and aid stations were top notch! The aid stations were hosted by trail runners, and there were food and beverages galore! Shots of fireball, vodka, beer, tater tots, … MORE

The volunteers and aid stations were top notch! The aid stations were hosted by trail runners, and there were food and beverages galore! Shots of fireball, vodka, beer, tater tots, cookies, peanut butter sandwiches, etc. could be found at various spots along the route. The trail was well maintained and the scenery was pretty. The expo was held at the local running store and they offered a great discount on apparel for the day. Would definitely recommend this race!

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I really enjoyed this race. The expo had great vendors and was easy to get to. The course was pretty and had great crowd support. There were signs placed around … MORE

I really enjoyed this race. The expo had great vendors and was easy to get to. The course was pretty and had great crowd support. There were signs placed around mile 20 that included trivia about Indiana that kept your mind occupied during a mentally tough portion. I enjoyed this entertainment! Would definitely run this race again!

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Course was an out and back on several major streets where one lane was dedicated to runners. Zero shade on the course made it difficult once it warmed up. Aid … MORE

Course was an out and back on several major streets where one lane was dedicated to runners. Zero shade on the course made it difficult once it warmed up. Aid stations were not prepared and ran out of water, Gatorade and cups.

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Again with the hills! I guess I need to start reading about the race course to be better prepared. The course took us through some lovely neighborhoods, but the hills … MORE

Again with the hills! I guess I need to start reading about the race course to be better prepared. The course took us through some lovely neighborhoods, but the hills just never stopped coming!

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I was not aware of how many hills were in this race! Very tough, but the course ran through some beautiful neighborhoods. The finishers medal is HUGE and I love … MORE

I was not aware of how many hills were in this race! Very tough, but the course ran through some beautiful neighborhoods. The finishers medal is HUGE and I love the quarter zip long sleeved shirt that came with packet pickup.

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I love the crowd support in big city races. I appreciated that there were buses around the city that were designated to take you to the expo. That really helped … MORE

I love the crowd support in big city races. I appreciated that there were buses around the city that were designated to take you to the expo. That really helped streamline the process. The race shirts were incredibly boring. Plain black with white writing. I actually donated mine the moment I got home because there was nothing special about it. I really enjoyed the after party.

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I consider Cowtown to be my hometown race. I love completing the challenge of running either a 5k or 10k the day before to earn an additional medal. There are … MORE

I consider Cowtown to be my hometown race. I love completing the challenge of running either a 5k or 10k the day before to earn an additional medal. There are a few hills on the course (one monster one around mile 9), but overall I don’t feel this course is too challenging. Good crowd support and small town feel.

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This race is pricey, but worth every penny, in my opinion! I love the crowd support and getting a taste of each borough. My favorite is running through Brooklyn and … MORE

This race is pricey, but worth every penny, in my opinion! I love the crowd support and getting a taste of each borough. My favorite is running through Brooklyn and the incredible neighborhood parties they have cheering the runners on. To me, this is just a classic taste of what NYC has to offer and I would love to come back time after time.

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I love racing in New York City! This course did a loop of Central Park before heading toward Times Square and the finish line. The rolling hills of central park … MORE

I love racing in New York City! This course did a loop of Central Park before heading toward Times Square and the finish line. The rolling hills of central park can be tricky, but the crowd here was awesome! There didn’t seem to be much of a finish line party, but I had a great time at the actual race.

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This race used to be run around the Dallas White Rock Lake. I found that course to be rather boring, as there isn't much but a lake to look at … MORE

This race used to be run around the Dallas White Rock Lake. I found that course to be rather boring, as there isn’t much but a lake to look at for the majority of the run. While the lake is beautiful, the majority of the locals run around this every day. I was glad they decided to change the course of this race to include more of the city.

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The hardest part of this race is that it starts at midnight and is run on a 3 mile loop through the park. Once you get past that, the race … MORE

The hardest part of this race is that it starts at midnight and is run on a 3 mile loop through the park. Once you get past that, the race is a blast! I see this race as a big party and every 3 miles, you have the opportunity to party along with your support team.

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If I would have done some research on this one, I would have known about all of the hills! I was definitely not prepared. The course ran through some beautiful … MORE

If I would have done some research on this one, I would have known about all of the hills! I was definitely not prepared. The course ran through some beautiful parts of town. The Tennessee hospitality was great and the expo was easy to navigate.

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This race was held at a park and was a three loop course. If I recall correctly, most of the course was on a crushed limestone path. The swag was … MORE

This race was held at a park and was a three loop course. If I recall correctly, most of the course was on a crushed limestone path. The swag was my favorite part of the race, as we received socks and a long sleeved shirt the year I ran. Very small, intimate race.

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Jamaica is beautiful, but very humid. The majority of people participating in this race are doing the half-marathon, so the second half of the race is very quiet. There is … MORE

Jamaica is beautiful, but very humid. The majority of people participating in this race are doing the half-marathon, so the second half of the race is very quiet. There is also very little crowd support, so that was challenging as well. If I were to run this race again, I would stick with the half-marathon and enjoy the post-race ocean cool down.

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