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@SnailSandy

Huntington Beach, CA Raving since 2015 Boston Marathon finisher active 5 years, 4 months ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Snailspace Fountain Valley

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

    Anything on trails

  • I run because:

My Races

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Marathon

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(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 4:53:00
10K Los Angeles, CA Sep 27, 2015 52:54

Future Races (0)

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Past Races (7)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Long Beach, CA Oct 11, 2015 4:53:00
10K Los Angeles, CA Sep 27, 2015 52:54
16K Laguna Niguel, CA Sep 26, 2015
15 Miler Big Bear Lake, CA Jun 7, 2015
Marathon Newport Beach, CA May 3, 2015
5K Carlsbad, CA Mar 29, 2015
Marathon Huntington Beach, CA Feb 1, 2015

My Raves

Race management tried to accommodate the heat by allowing the half-marathon runners to start with the marathon runners. Unfortunately, there was no management of the start or attempt at a … MORE

Race management tried to accommodate the heat by allowing the half-marathon runners to start with the marathon runners. Unfortunately, there was no management of the start or attempt at a wave start, resulting in a crowded, unpleasant mosh for the first several miles. Also, parking was jammed with so many people hitting downtown for the 6 am start. The race directors should plan for the heat with managed, waved start times beginning as early as possible and spaced appropriately. As it was, the bike riders, marathon runners and most of the half-marathon runners were all jammed into that 6 am start.

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Pros: Nice shirt (but sized very large and loose), nice finisher medal/pin, good food giveaways at the start/finish, low cost Cons: Late start on a hot day, 10K racers hit … MORE

Pros: Nice shirt (but sized very large and loose), nice finisher medal/pin, good food giveaways at the start/finish, low cost

Cons: Late start on a hot day, 10K racers hit a wall of 3K walkers, forcing the runners on to the sand, poor website, lacking timely information on parking, no link to race results

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Fast course, one extended uphill stretch that has some very steep sections. The first and last 1/2 mile are on a flat road, so you have time to warm up … MORE

Fast course, one extended uphill stretch that has some very steep sections. The first and last 1/2 mile are on a flat road, so you have time to warm up at the start and sprint to the finish (if you have anything left). Well-marked with tape, signs and flour on the ground. Food at the finish was good. Cotton T-shirt, but still very nice. Only small glitch was the start time was moved earlier to allow for the heat and some folks didn’t get the message. Maybe they need to just plan on the earlier start in future since the last few years have been very hot in September.

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Nicely placed and plentiful aid stations with my favorite boiled red potatoes! The 15 miler (which was only 14.5 on my GPS) starts with a climb up a couple miles, … MORE

Nicely placed and plentiful aid stations with my favorite boiled red potatoes!

The 15 miler (which was only 14.5 on my GPS) starts with a climb up a couple miles, then a loop through a valley which was gently rolling, moderate hills, a short stretch along the Pacific Crest trail with awesome views, then back down on the same trail we went up. The valley loop is on fireroads, the rest is on trails.

Only 300 people participated across the three distances offered, so it was not crowded in any way.

Finish line at the picnic area had chilli and smoothies for runners and their family. Yes, it was canned chilli, heated on a coleman stove, but it definitely hit the spot.

Love the T-shirt and water bottle.

My family stayed near the downtown area, and I was able to ride my bike to the start (only a few miles away), so they could sleep in and meet me later. For those who drove, there was plenty of parking. The start/finish is a nice picnic area with tables, bathrooms, water, dumpsters, etc.

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Easy to park. Easy to catch shuttle to the start. No problems with support stations. Nice design on the shirt this year. Easy to park at Expo. Nice free beer … MORE

Easy to park. Easy to catch shuttle to the start. No problems with support stations. Nice design on the shirt this year. Easy to park at Expo. Nice free beer at the finish.

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Well run race with good shirt, nice medal, good finish line organization. Race day packet pickup, makes it nice for out-of-towners. Generous beer garden, although the beer was not to … MORE

Well run race with good shirt, nice medal, good finish line organization.

Race day packet pickup, makes it nice for out-of-towners.

Generous beer garden, although the beer was not to my taste (hops too strong).

Parking can be tough, so get there early.

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Expo gets very busy. Parking can be a big hassle - come early or better yet, get dropped off. I only live a couple miles from the start and ride … MORE

Expo gets very busy. Parking can be a big hassle – come early or better yet, get dropped off. I only live a couple miles from the start and ride my bike.

Finish line is well organized. Plenty of volunteer support.

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