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@slease1

Wellington, OH Raving since 2018 active 3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 13, 2019 6:22:13
Half Marathon Kelleys Island, OH Nov 12, 2017 2:45:00

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon Las Vegas, NV TBD

Past Races (9)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 13, 2019 6:22:13
Marathon Relay Akron, OH Sep 28, 2019
Half Marathon Akron, OH Aug 10, 2019
8K Akron, OH Jun 29, 2019
Half Marathon Toledo, OH Apr 28, 2019
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 4, 2018 6:51:03
Half Marathon Kelleys Island, OH Nov 12, 2017 2:45:00
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 29, 2017 3:17:46
5K Charleston, SC 2015

My Raves

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

This was my first time running Chicago and my second marathon. My experience was much like everyone else but thought a couple of things were worth mentioning. We stayed at … MORE

This was my first time running Chicago and my second marathon. My experience was much like everyone else but thought a couple of things were worth mentioning.

We stayed at the Hyatt Regency on Wacker Drive which coincidentally also served as a stop for the shuttle to the expo at McCormick Place. We went to the expo after we arrived on Friday and rush hour was just getting underway. We were able to get on the bus right away but it did take a little bit of time to get to the expo. On the way back there were huge lines of people waiting to take the shuttles back and we waited in line for more than an hour for our shuttle. Apparently there was a bad accident along the shuttle route, thus slowing things down even more in the heavy evening rush. While this isn’t the fault of the marathon, it should be noted that if you go later in the day on Friday you run the risk of delays getting back to your hotel. We were on our feet much longer than we wanted to be that day.

As for the race it was great! Getting to Grant Park and the start was not a problem. Water stops were plentiful as were the spectators. I very much appreciated the crowds in the Pilsen and Chinatown neighborhoods late in the race. They were lively and really lifted me up. It was nice to still see so many out cheering for us back of the pack runners. Post race it appeared that they had blocked off access to the party, which was disappointing to say the least. That said, they were handing out beers to runners as they were walking through the chute which made up for it…a little.

I would definitely consider running Chicago again as overall it was a great experience.

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5
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SWAG
4

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New York City Marathon

New York City Marathon

I ran the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon as a St. Jude Hero and raised money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. As such I had access to the Charity Village at … MORE

I ran the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon as a St. Jude Hero and raised money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. As such I had access to the Charity Village at the start. St. Jude provided a heated tent, food, coffee, and chairs for all of their runners which was a nice touch. Getting out to Staten Island and Fort Wadsworth was a relatively painless process. I chose to utilize the St. Jude provided bus and it was a slow go from Central Park South out to the start. Having access to the Charity Village made the long wait not so bad. The logistics of getting 50,000+ runners out to the start must be a nightmare, however New York Road Runners pulled it off seamlessly! This event was very well organized and every bit as exciting as advertised. The crowd support was like I’ve never experienced and there were only a few areas along the course where the crowds were sparse (except for the bridges-no spectators allowed on any of them). I started in wave 4 and am a slower runner so I was very impressed with the remaining crowds later in the race. The race volunteers were wonderful and the ones at the finish were especially nice (thanks to ALL of you!). This was my first marathon and I am so happy that I chose NYC! From the expo to the finish the TCS NYC Marathon runs like a well-oiled machine.

DIFFICULTY
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PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
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5

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Kelleys Island Half Marathon

Kelleys Island Half Marathon

This half marathon takes place in mid-November which, in Ohio, can be a mixed weather bag. Also, there are not a whole lot of visitors on the island at that … MORE

This half marathon takes place in mid-November which, in Ohio, can be a mixed weather bag. Also, there are not a whole lot of visitors on the island at that time of year so you do not get any crowd support. That said, it is a scenic and fairly easy course to run. Course congestion is not an issue since it is a small event. The islanders are very welcoming and were able to pull off the race without a hitch. After the race there was quite a bit of food for the runners and race volunteers. If you wish to have a post race beer you can head around the corner to the Village Pump for that or one of their signature brandy alexanders. It is an easy 30-minute ferry ride from Marblehead, Ohio.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
4
SWAG
2

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