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@thebloker

La Mesa, CA Raving since 2019 active 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Ojai, CA May 26, 2019 3:05:00

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Past Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Ojai, CA May 26, 2019 3:05:00

My Raves

Mountains 2 Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Mountains 2 Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Surprisingly well supported, more water & electrolyte drink stations than I've seen over other races...including the substantially more expensive Rock and Roll marathon events. The only difference is there's not … MORE

Surprisingly well supported, more water & electrolyte drink stations than I’ve seen over other races…including the substantially more expensive Rock and Roll marathon events. The only difference is there’s not multiple bands playing on the route and fewer people cheering…and it’s $100 less. Put in some headphones and enjoy the views.

Bathrooms galore at the start, be prepared to be waiting outside in the cold if you take and early tram…the only place for “refuge” is the Post Office which can only hold about 100 people. Plan on using bag check or a thermal blanket.

Mainly downhill, although not at a fantastically steep grade, small uphill the first couple miles, small uphill around mile 23-24…all in all, relatively fast course.

Having the beer garden on one side of the finish line “trough” is a phenomenal way to close out a race.

Ran it back in 2018, although you can’t predict the weather the 2019 course was phenomenally beautiful with green grass lining the hills and low hanging clouds. 2018 – sunny, dry, and warm. It’s coastal CA, you get what you get.

Town of Ventura is a nice little sleepy beach town, perfect sized for this race and good options to eat/drink without the hustle and bustle of LA. I get the same feeling at this race as I did the San Dieguito Half Marathon – its a “runners race”. You are going to see faster times and a lot of BQ’s. If you’re looking to run/walk half the course with people cheering you on every step of the way – probably look elsewhere.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3

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