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Raeford, NC Raving since 2016 Half Fanatics #13752 active 2 years, 6 months ago

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Personal Bests (4)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 3, 2018 3:29:32
Half Marathon Kitty Hawk, NC Apr 23, 2017 1:32:33
15K Charlotte, NC Feb 18, 2018 1:06:54
10K Whispering Pines, NC Mar 11, 2017 41:54

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Past Races (29)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 3, 2018 3:29:32
15K Charlotte, NC Feb 18, 2018 1:06:54
Half Marathon Pinehurst, NC Jan 20, 2018 1:59:00
Half Marathon Sea Island, GA Dec 2, 2017 2:00:00
10K Troy, NY Nov 23, 2017 43:26
Half Marathon Charlotte, NC Sep 24, 2017 2:45:38
Half Marathon Greenville, SC Sep 9, 2017 2:16:00
Half Marathon Nashville, TN Sep 2, 2017 2:16:30
Half Marathon Jonas Ridge, NC Jul 15, 2017 1:42:25
Half Marathon Cary, NC May 21, 2017 1:39:48
Half Marathon Kitty Hawk, NC Apr 23, 2017 1:32:33
10K Whispering Pines, NC Mar 11, 2017 41:54
10K Lumberton, NC Mar 4, 2017 42:24
15K Nashville, TN Feb 11, 2017 1:07:17
Half Marathon Wilmington, NC Nov 6, 2016 1:37:51
Half Marathon Fayetteville, NC Oct 22, 2016 1:38:56
Half Marathon Raleigh, NC Oct 8, 2016 1:46:27
Half Marathon Ocean Isle Beach, NC Oct 2, 2016 1:44:27
Half Marathon Raleigh, NC Jun 4, 2016 1:47:23
Half Marathon Sunset Beach, NC May 21, 2016 1:38:54
Half Marathon Farragut, TN May 17, 2016 1:52:00
Half Marathon Oak Island, NC Apr 16, 2016 1:36:28
Half Marathon Memphis, TN Apr 9, 2016
Half Marathon Wilmington, NC Feb 21, 2016 1:34:40
Half Marathon Oak Island, NC Feb 13, 2016 1:36:02
Half Marathon Durham, NC Dec 12, 2015 1:35:27
Half Marathon Pinehurst, NC Nov 13, 2015 1:37:20
Half Marathon Winston-Salem, NC Oct 25, 2015 1:42:38
Half Marathon Fayetteville, NC Sep 6, 2015 1:45:58

My Raves

Weather.....Winds gusting to 40 knots. Temp is not an issue but the wind was a major factor for all. It is my understanding it is like that most times. MORE

Weather…..Winds gusting to 40 knots. Temp is not an issue but the wind was a major factor for all. It is my understanding it is like that most times.

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Route was fair and just had some rolling hills. Not too difficult. Corrals were confusing at first. ABC was for the 5K and DEF etc...was for the 15K. Should have … MORE

Route was fair and just had some rolling hills. Not too difficult. Corrals were confusing at first. ABC was for the 5K and DEF etc…was for the 15K. Should have just left them like the 5K. Still had people trying to catch up for the 5K as we were about to start the 15.
The after stuff was the same as Nashville 17 but less items in the sales tents and not as many vendors and the location was quickly turning into a mosh pit due to the weather.
Overall not a bad run certainly not as crowded as Nashville which is not a bad thing.
Supposedly there is a program that rewards repeat races but it is for the same location and it should also include if you run different locals. That maybe a better incentive for people to travel to the other locations to run this event.

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I have ran this course before in 2015 for another race so I knew what to expect. Race production was good but the expo and items for sale by the … MORE

I have ran this course before in 2015 for another race so I knew what to expect.
Race production was good but the expo and items for sale by the sponsor was disappointing along with the fact that there was no shirt for the race. 52.00 for a beanie is way too much. No shirt and a canvas bag that was weeks later after the race. UNSAT.
The post race party was top notch. Food was much better than sea island and the band seemed like they were getting into it. The food alone made it worth it.

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Great scenery at the start point. Route was pleasant, shady and flat. Regret not racing this one. A low key run through a nice area with great volunteers and some … MORE

Great scenery at the start point. Route was pleasant, shady and flat. Regret not racing this one. A low key run through a nice area with great volunteers and some decent spectator turn out.
After party was at a up scale beach club. Post race food was a bit disappointing considering it looked and tasted like microwaveable stuff. Well run and staffed.

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A great experience if you like a bigger event. Well organized and it was really cool to see the long line of runners. Disappointed with the finishing medal considering the … MORE

A great experience if you like a bigger event. Well organized and it was really cool to see the long line of runners.
Disappointed with the finishing medal considering the days theme and the number of racers participating. Could have used a lot more warm fluids considering the temp.
Enjoyed the experience and had a pretty good time.

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My 3rd time pacing a 13.1 event. Well organized and lots of energetic support from the DJ and the volunteers. The Police and the volunteers were top notch and I … MORE

My 3rd time pacing a 13.1 event.
Well organized and lots of energetic support from the DJ and the volunteers. The Police and the volunteers were top notch and I really thank them for doing a great job.
Course was nice and scenic, small issue with the narrow walking bridge on the trail but other than that a nice course.
Tip of the cap to Omega sports little “refreshment” table on the route. Very cool and makes for a fun as well as enjoyable run.
I hope to be keep pacing for more of these runs as its a good time to visit with runners and not worry about “racing” every time.

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Parking was great and easy to get to from from the start. Course has a couple of bottle necks at the start but after that it was a very nice … MORE

Parking was great and easy to get to from from the start.
Course has a couple of bottle necks at the start but after that it was a very nice course with good amounts of shade and open areas to run.
Appreciated the volunteers and police that provided enough security to allow runners to focus on the course and not on the intersections
Would have liked to seen more vendors and others there considering this was a inaugural event. A little light on after race snacks and such.
Overall this was a well managed event in a area that is prime for great running events. Hopefully they will have another next year and more folks will come out to support it.

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Well ran as most 13.1 events are. Staff was ready to go and had no issues with check in and instructions for the responsibilities of pacing. Would like to have … MORE

Well ran as most 13.1 events are. Staff was ready to go and had no issues with check in and instructions for the responsibilities of pacing.
Would like to have seen more snacks, etc…. after the run. One pizza tent was not enough but for the number of participants perhaps it was not a big deal.
Runners back with me were in mostly good spirits and it was a pleasure to pace this race.

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Running downhill is a challenge unto itself. Your adventure in going downstairs for the next couple of days afterwards will be a treat. I did not appreciate the point to … MORE

Running downhill is a challenge unto itself. Your adventure in going downstairs for the next couple of days afterwards will be a treat.
I did not appreciate the point to point aspect of the route but that cannot be helped.
The support staff (bus drivers, check bags, management) were top notch and friendly.
This is a race you want to run to say you have done it because it is unique but due to its location and some of the constraints I doubt I would return.

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The elevation profile is not indicative of the true nature of the gains on this course. Was a very humbling race for a newbie such as myself. I enjoyed the … MORE

The elevation profile is not indicative of the true nature of the gains on this course. Was a very humbling race for a newbie such as myself.
I enjoyed the group awards but the after race snacks were a little lame.
Overall a good race experience that let me know I have more training to do.

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EXPO was the best I have attended. I liked the optional Double Dare challenge. SWAG could have been a bit better. (Getting a pullover for the challenge would have been … MORE

EXPO was the best I have attended.
I liked the optional Double Dare challenge.
SWAG could have been a bit better. (Getting a pullover for the challenge would have been nice)
Disappointing that the challenge awards did not go three deep
The age group awards were underwhelming.
Finishing medals were nice for both races.
After party was not as active as advertised. I think this was due in large part to the weather.
The timing for both races had issues and seemed to be the biggest headache for the event. I appreciated the hard work the volunteers put into things considering the weather the day of the half.
Finally……the 5k needs to be better planned as to allow those who desire to run with effort to not have to dodge people who are there to be “social” runners. It is a annoyance to spend the last half mile or so running side to side to avoid the “gang” of party goers who are 7-8 abreast across the road!

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Well run event for a local level event. Course has a couple of hills that will catch you off guard. slower 5k runners became obstacles near the finish line. MORE

Well run event for a local level event.
Course has a couple of hills that will catch you off guard.
slower 5k runners became obstacles near the finish line.

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Start was a bit odd with 5k folks starting behind 10K. That didn't help things especially the early log jams at the start. Race was flat as advertised. I enjoyed … MORE

Start was a bit odd with 5k folks starting behind 10K. That didn’t help things especially the early log jams at the start.
Race was flat as advertised.
I enjoyed the print as an award but the announcer and the whole production was hard to hear due to the fair background noise and as the awards went on it seemed the folks handing them out were getting tired of doing it.

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The hoodie is nice and the finishing medal is unique. Mailing the group awards 6-8 weeks later is lame and I would have liked to have a little more of … MORE

The hoodie is nice and the finishing medal is unique. Mailing the group awards 6-8 weeks later is lame and I would have liked to have a little more of the chocolate goodies to enjoy.
My thanks to the A-hole that tripped me causing me to fall and injure myself at the start. (and kept running)…..I am pretty sure I know who you are and I want to thank you for screwing up my race day as well as a race I was entered but cannot participate now due to injuries sustained from your ignorance and inability to pay attention. I hope you don’t enter races often because I suspect that you have done this before and since you are a ignorant ass you are a menace to any race you enter. Do us all a favor and start in the back that way you can have less of a negative effect on other racers. JERK!

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Three bridges will provide you the reality check but the scenery and the race production was top notch. The appreciation for the military folks was a nice touch. Ed Fore … MORE

Three bridges will provide you the reality check but the scenery and the race production was top notch. The appreciation for the military folks was a nice touch.
Ed Fore & Janice McSweeney deserve a lot of credit for their hard work and effort. I have enjoyed all of their races this year.

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Too bad there was less folks than last year. Very good job by all of the volunteers who were very into cheering the runners on. Police did a great job … MORE

Too bad there was less folks than last year.
Very good job by all of the volunteers who were very into cheering the runners on.
Police did a great job managing things on the A.A. Freeway
Overall a fair race but little light on the after race snacks and fluids.

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My thanks to the volunteers and the Raleigh Police. I had my doubts folks would show up due to the weather but my hat is off to all those folks … MORE

My thanks to the volunteers and the Raleigh Police. I had my doubts folks would show up due to the weather but my hat is off to all those folks who where there and made the run enjoyable and safe. You guys are the best.

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Get there early enough for parking and avoiding the bridge being closed. Nice time of year for the beach. Not too hot or crowded. Once your back over the bridge … MORE

Get there early enough for parking and avoiding the bridge being closed.
Nice time of year for the beach. Not too hot or crowded.
Once your back over the bridge the rest of the course is flat with some nice beach scenery.
Next years BAM medals are crazy. That alone is enough to get in on this series.
Great job by the organizers, especially Ms. Johnna and her daughter. They make a great team. Thanks to the volunteers for their assistance.

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Scenery around the lake was nice and shaded. Easy to run on and the traffic support through the housing and main streets was well covered. The first couple of miles … MORE

Scenery around the lake was nice and shaded. Easy to run on and the traffic support through the housing and main streets was well covered. The first couple of miles and return may surprise you.

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Well organized. Weather conditions made for a cooler run but the rain at times was a bit much. The BAM swag is as advertised. Cannot wait to finish the other … MORE

Well organized. Weather conditions made for a cooler run but the rain at times was a bit much. The BAM swag is as advertised. Cannot wait to finish the other two. Enjoyed the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the organizers. Very impressed with the volunteers being there considering the weather. I would recommend this race and will look at running it again.

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Nice route.....Windy and cool. Lighthouse and beach was a nice change. Having a head cold made for a more miserable run. Not a lot of snacks other than the pizza/orange/banana … MORE

Nice route…..Windy and cool. Lighthouse and beach was a nice change. Having a head cold made for a more miserable run. Not a lot of snacks other than the pizza/orange/banana items.

It was an okay event but when a person can run a event in a parrot suit in over two hours and get a hundred bucks I have to wonder.

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Race 13.1 does a great job communicating with the runners after the race as well as prior. Very professional and they work hard to insure all aspects of the event … MORE

Race 13.1 does a great job communicating with the runners after the race as well as prior. Very professional and they work hard to insure all aspects of the event satisfy the participants
I recommend race 13.1 to anyone who wants to enjoy a high quality runners event

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The medals are as advertised (SWEET) Track is fast but the overpass will catch you off guard! Weather was nice considering the cold and wind Need more port a johns!!!!!! … MORE

The medals are as advertised (SWEET)
Track is fast but the overpass will catch you off guard!
Weather was nice considering the cold and wind
Need more port a johns!!!!!!
A hot beverage and food option would have made it nicer. I appreciate the foo/drink sponsors but beer and pizza for that morning should not have been the only option.

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Course was okay, better than W.S. race. Great after race activities and the food was top notch. Good start location which was easy to get back and forth to my … MORE

Course was okay, better than W.S. race. Great after race activities and the food was top notch. Good start location which was easy to get back and forth to my car. May run again in 2016.

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No placing medals for second/third finishers in group awards. That sucked. Not many other vendors/other options for after race enjoyment. Route was okay but the train stopping the lead pack … MORE

No placing medals for second/third finishers in group awards. That sucked. Not many other vendors/other options for after race enjoyment. Route was okay but the train stopping the lead pack early on really caused a lot of heartburn. Finishing medal was nothing to write home to the folks about.

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Lack of support at water stations. Course was rumored to be 13.5 or more for those with GPS devices. Two water stations were unmanned. Some support folks were confusing with … MORE

Lack of support at water stations. Course was rumored to be 13.5 or more for those with GPS devices. Two water stations were unmanned. Some support folks were confusing with which direction to go. That damn hill downtown was no picnic.

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Race start was at a good local. Good atmosphere. Plenty of support and vendors. Poor showing by Ft Bragg or lack of post involvement. Would have liked to see the … MORE

Race start was at a good local. Good atmosphere. Plenty of support and vendors.
Poor showing by Ft Bragg or lack of post involvement. Would have liked to see the finishing medal be modeled more after the Ft Bragg demographic.

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