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@SlowJuan

Tulsa, OK Raving since 2017 50 States hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs #1684 active 1 month ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Marathon Maniacs, 50 States Marathon Club

  • Rave race:

    Bataan Death March Marathon (x2)

  • Race that's calling my name:

    The Loch Ness Marathon

  • I run because:

    “I just felt like runnin’……”

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

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Kansas City, MO 2009 5:16:04

Future Races (0)

Race Distance Location Date Paid

Past Races (33)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon South Williamson, KY Jun 9, 2018 6:41:42
Marathon Nashville, TN Apr 28, 2018 6:31:28
Marathon Ft. Lauderdale, FL Feb 18, 2018 6:14:07
Marathon Charleston, SC Jan 13, 2018 6:04:10
Marathon Tulsa, OK Nov 19, 2017
Marathon Baltimore, MD Oct 21, 2017
Marathon Gresham, OR Sep 17, 2017 6:18:49
Marathon Frenchtown, MT Jul 9, 2017 6:05:00
Marathon Olathe, KS Apr 22, 2017
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 19, 2017
Marathon New Orleans, LA Feb 5, 2017
Marathon Huntsville, AL Dec 10, 2016
Marathon Omaha, NE Sep 18, 2016
Marathon Tacoma, WA May 1, 2016
Marathon White Sands, NM Mar 20, 2016
Marathon Crazy Horse, SD Oct 4, 2015
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 1, 2015
Marathon Columbus, GA Nov 8, 2014
Marathon Rachel, NV Aug 10, 2014
Marathon Cincinnati, OH 2013
Marathon Tupelo, MS 2013
Marathon Lahaina, HI 2013
Marathon Humble, TX Dec 21, 2012
Marathon Little Rock, AR 2012
Marathon Jackson Hole, WY 2012
Marathon Apache Junction, AZ 2011
Marathon Fort Collins, CO 2010
Marathon Kitty Hawk, NC 2010
Marathon Kansas City, MO 2009 5:16:04
Marathon Staten Island, NY 2003
Marathon St George, UT 2001
Marathon Arlington, VA 2000
Marathon Chicago, IL 1996

My Raves

Hatfield McCoy Marathon

Hatfield McCoy Marathon

The most-asked question at this marathon is, "How far can you run carrying a stolen pig?" That's how the feud began and that's how the race begins. "Devil Anse" Hatfield … MORE

The most-asked question at this marathon is, “How far can you run carrying a stolen pig?” That’s how the feud began and that’s how the race begins. “Devil Anse” Hatfield and Ran’l McCoy start this event with a volley of gunfire and the race is on! This particular marathon is a 4H Project; Hills, Heat, Humidity with Hospitality. The local support is frequent and enthusiastic with plenty of ice water, popsicles, watermelon and even pickle juice along the entire course. (I could ‘a used a little of the local moonshine for pain management purposes, though.) There’s a massive hill at Mile 7 and another daunting one strategically situated at Mile 23. Be prepared to put ‘er in “Low” and grind ’em out. You’ll run alongside beautiful creeks through shaded green hollows, see dwarf horses and volunteers dressed as hillbillies. You’ll run past the private cemetery of the McCoy family, the original homestead of Ran’l McCoy and see the actual site of the “Paw-Paw Tree Executions.” It’s a beautiful little glade for such a heinous event. The course crosses the river via an awesome suspension bridge at Mile 18. Probably 50 yards long, 10-foot wide, 35-feet above the water and wood-plank flooring with 2-inch gaps. The women running over the bridge with me were highly agitated by my enthusiastic Short Round impression, “Look lady! Strong bridge!” (And I thought everybody loved Indiana Jones.) “Devil Anse” was at the Finish Line to congratulate the exhausted and over-heated runners. (95 degrees at the Finish.) I gratefully accepted my moonshine-jug-shaped-medal-that-doubles-as-a-beer opener, a Mason jar to drink my beer and a pulled-pork sandwich. (Ironic and delicious.) For the brewies: Be sure to take a tour of the new Dueling Barrels Distillery & Brewery in Pikeville and enjoy a “Hopfield & McCoy” IPA. Next year is the 20th Anniversary of the H&M Marathon and they’re already making big plans. Check into the new “Tour de Feud” that has been added to the Sunday agenda if you’d like to add a bike tour to your festivities. So, now the question you have to ask yourself; “Is you in or is you ain’t?”

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

I can't claim that nobody warned me. It was like being trapped in one of those M. C. Escher paintings where you just keep ascending stairs.....and never come back down! … MORE

I can’t claim that nobody warned me. It was like being trapped in one of those M. C. Escher paintings where you just keep ascending stairs…..and never come back down! But, the scenery, bands, aid stations and crowd support more than offset the elevation fatigue from those hills that just keep rolling into you like waves. Greatly enjoyed running past the honky-tonks on Broadway, down Music Row, around the warning track in the Sounds stadium, through The Gulch and East Nasty, the shaded streets of Shelby Bottoms and the big finish at Nissan Stadium. Most (and best) bands I’ve experienced on a marathon. Shout out to the band at Mile 19.5 that absolutely nailed Talking Heads’ iconic “Burning Down the House.” For the foodies & brewies out there; check out Yazoo or Jackelope or catch a pizza and a peanut butter porter at Tailgate Brewing. (You run right past it…..twice!) Put this marathon on your “to-do” list. Like everything else in Nashville, it’s a party that just keeps on coming.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon & Half Marathon

Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon & Half Marathon

The Lauderdale Marathon delivers on all promises. It's flat, fast, scenic and well run. Like any race, the weather is always the wild card. The 2018 edition was one hot, … MORE

The Lauderdale Marathon delivers on all promises. It’s flat, fast, scenic and well run. Like any race, the weather is always the wild card. The 2018 edition was one hot, humid whamma-jamma! 70 degrees at the Start and over 80 at the Finish. Running east towards the sunrise at Mile 3 is spectacular. There’s a scenic circuit through Birch State Park at Mile 5, then back to Hwy A1A. The northernmost turn-around point consists of a circuit through an elegant neighborhood with beautiful, palatial homes at Mile 15-16. Then, due south to the Finish. There was an inflatable Publix “false finish” archway at Mile 26 (that’s just mean!) that caused me to initiate a “false kick” a bit too early. But, a great medal, lots of food choices and cold beer were waiting at the true Finish to ease the agony of da’ feet. For the Foodies and Brewies out there, check out Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox for a great burger and stop by one of the many microbreweries for a cold one; Funky Buddha, Bangin’ Banjo, Invasive Species. Gotta love those names!

DIFFICULTY
1
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Charleston Marathon & Half Marathon

Charleston Marathon & Half Marathon

If you like your marathons mixed with a little history, hospitality and Southern cuisine, then you need to do the Charleston. The race starts near The Citadel and wends its … MORE

If you like your marathons mixed with a little history, hospitality and Southern cuisine, then you need to do the Charleston. The race starts near The Citadel and wends its scenic way past views of the channel, marina, mansions, mortars and Battery Park, then straight up King Street past historic row houses, quaint shops, seafood restaurants, bars and grills. The first six miles are very scenic and pass quickly, but the next eight are through an industrial area to get you to North Charleston. The loop through Riverside Park at Mile 24 is beautiful with the live oaks draped in Spanish moss and its views of the bay. Starting at Mile 18, the course actually passes near the Finish Area several times in the final eight miles and you can clearly hear the festivities. (That’s just mean.) But, the shrimp and grits and beer that await you at the Finish Line make it all worthwhile. Nice shirt and beach towel, great medal, fond memories. Be sure to catch the Sunday brunch at Holy City Brewery; chicken & waffles and a beer flight! Y’all should go!

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

Williams Route 66 Marathon & Half Marathon

The Williams Route 66 Marathon is a hidden gem. Everything aspect of this race is done right. If you're a Swag-Monkey, what other marathon gives you a race jacket and … MORE

The Williams Route 66 Marathon is a hidden gem. Everything aspect of this race is done right. If you’re a Swag-Monkey, what other marathon gives you a race jacket and a Finisher’s medal that wins awards every year? And Maniacs, Fanatics and 50-Staters all get special edition medals, as do 1st Time Marathon Finishers. The Expo is large, well staged and efficient. The Starting Line will send you off in a cloud of confetti and rock tunes. Don’t forget to take the Center of the Universe detour! It adds 0.3 miles to your marathon at Mile 25, but you receive a commemorative coin and bragging rights for completing the world’s shortest Ultra. Be warned, though: The Tulsa course is beautiful with its autumn color and scenic landmarks, but it is 26 miles of rolling hills that just keep coming. And if you can’t hold your liquor, this might not be the run for you! Be prepared for scores of yard parties along the route and plenty of opportunities to share-a-shot with friendly Okies. (Think of it as “pain management.”) What are you waiting for? Get kicking!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Baltimore Running Festival

Baltimore Running Festival

All the rumors were true: It's a hilly, challenging course! But, it's a well-organized, scenic, festive event and one to include on your bucket list. The Marathon Start at Camden … MORE

All the rumors were true: It’s a hilly, challenging course! But, it’s a well-organized, scenic, festive event and one to include on your bucket list. The Marathon Start at Camden Yards had a powerful, respectful presentation of the National Anthem beneath a massive American flag. And, I was impressed by the number of technical wheelchair racers (over 15) and moved by the handicapped children in wheelchairs with handlers (more than 20) at the Start. Great priorities, Baltimore! You KNOW the race shirt is going to be good when Under Armour is a sponsor. And the Baltimore medals are the best. Not a medal that will languish in your sock drawer. So….. quit crabbing about missing out and sign up for next year!

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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Boring Marathon & Half-Boring Half Marathon

Boring Marathon & Half-Boring Half Marathon

Gotta love a race where one of the sponsors is the Boring Brewery! Nice, well-run marathon with that comfortable, small-town feel. Most of the course is on a rails-to-trails system, … MORE

Gotta love a race where one of the sponsors is the Boring Brewery! Nice, well-run marathon with that comfortable, small-town feel. Most of the course is on a rails-to-trails system, so level, secluded, verdant and quiet. Great aid stations with enthusiastic staffers to help you along. Particularly enjoyed the Luau Station at Mile 16; can personally recommend their rum punch. The Boring race shirt and Boring medal will bring a smile and the swag bag included a Boring Brewery pint glass and goat soap! What’s not to like?!?

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
4

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Missoula Marathon

Missoula Marathon

Well organized and administered event. Staff did a remarkable job of adjusting for unseasonably warm weather. Beautiful, largely rural race course. One difficult hill at Mile 13, but the overlook … MORE

Well organized and administered event. Staff did a remarkable job of adjusting for unseasonably warm weather. Beautiful, largely rural race course. One difficult hill at Mile 13, but the overlook of the Clark Fork River is worth the climb. Loved the lone bagpiper at the crest of the hill. Very nice medal, but a boring shirt. Thank you, Big Sky Brewing, for your sponsorship and the Friday night Beer Run!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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