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@ucd76

Benicia, CA Raving since 2018 Boston Marathon finisher active 9 months ago

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Personal Bests (5)

Race Distance Location Date Result
200 Mile Relay Blaine, WA Jul 15, 2016 2:57:48
120 Mile Relay Soda Springs, CA Jul 21, 2017 2:57:52
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 7, 2018 3:29:01
Half Marathon Walnut Creek, CA Dec 8, 2018 1:39:40
12K San Francisco, CA May 18, 2014 57:08

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Past Races (23)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Walnut Creek, CA Dec 8, 2018 1:39:40
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 7, 2018 3:29:01
Half Marathon Santa Rosa, CA Aug 25, 2018 1:40:53
Half Marathon Bay Point, CA May 26, 2018 1:40:40
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 16, 2018 4:05:22
Half Marathon Livermore, CA Mar 4, 2018 1:42:25
120 Mile Relay Soda Springs, CA Jul 21, 2017 2:57:52
Marathon Weott, CA May 7, 2017 3:35:38
Marathon Folsom, CA Dec 4, 2016 3:55:29
Half Marathon Tiburon, CA Oct 2, 2016 1:47:20
200 Mile Relay Blaine, WA Jul 15, 2016 2:57:48
Marathon Folsom, CA Dec 6, 2015 3:50:58
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 20, 2015 3:44:17
200 Mile Relay San Francisco, CA Sep 19, 2014 3:22:00
Marathon Santa Rosa, CA Aug 24, 2014 3:49:14
12K San Francisco, CA May 18, 2014 57:08
Marathon Calistoga, CA Mar 2, 2014 3:35:42
Marathon Greenville, CA Aug 17, 2013 3:57:37
Half Marathon Acampo, CA May 19, 2013 1:45:52
Half Marathon Paso Robles, CA Mar 17, 2013 1:48:50
Marathon Weott, CA May 6, 2012 3:58:49
Marathon Calistoga, CA Mar 6, 2011 4:07:20
Marathon San Francisco, CA Jul 25, 2010 4:12:36

My Raves

Walnut Creek Running Festival at Christmas

Walnut Creek Running Festival at Christmas

Fairly small, local type run. Parking can be difficult so arrive early. Start was pretty much on time. All events started together. Small enough numbers to not really matter but … MORE

Fairly small, local type run. Parking can be difficult so arrive early. Start was pretty much on time. All events started together. Small enough numbers to not really matter but a larger turnout could be problematic. Lots of different paces for different distances all along one fairly narrow pathway with active traffic.
Flat course except for a significant pair of hills from 4.3-7. Also a steep downhill from 7-8. The final miles are through a park. Could use better markings as there are lots of turns.
Overall a fun run. Lots of age group awards. A PR day for me despite the hills.

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Very flat course. It can be a bit crowded but the course covers the entire roadway so plenty of room to maneuver. Well organized start, plenty of PP's, well stocked … MORE

Very flat course. It can be a bit crowded but the course covers the entire roadway so plenty of room to maneuver. Well organized start, plenty of PP’s, well stocked water stations with friendly volunteers. The crowd supports most of the course despite wet conditions. My wife was able to see me easily at a couple of locations though she couldn’t get near the finish line.

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Santa Rosa Marathon

Santa Rosa Marathon

This is a well run event. Good parking, perfect weather (no wind), flat and fast course. Friendly runners and excellent support at the aid stations. You do share quite a … MORE

This is a well run event. Good parking, perfect weather (no wind), flat and fast course. Friendly runners and excellent support at the aid stations. You do share quite a bit of the course with the slow half and full marathoners. Not a problem if you pay attention.

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

The bad weather killed this race. The village was under water and full of mud. Got soaked just trying to get to the PP's. Cold wind and rain the entire … MORE

The bad weather killed this race. The village was under water and full of mud. Got soaked just trying to get to the PP’s. Cold wind and rain the entire course. Happy to have survived the day.

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Running with the Bears

Running with the Bears

Beautiful course and awesome small town feel. Great cause and passionate organizers. The luau was great fun afterwards. I also enjoyed the Saturday start. That said, this run is at … MORE

Beautiful course and awesome small town feel. Great cause and passionate organizers. The luau was great fun afterwards. I also enjoyed the Saturday start. That said, this run is at 3,500 feet. It’s a BQ’r but near impossible for someone from sea level. Pretty course that winds around high country meadow. Be ready for the hills at 23. Accomodations can be interesting. This is of the beaten path. The

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Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon & 5K

Avenue of the Vines Half Marathon & 5K

Arrive early to beat the traffic. Well organized. Lots of vineyards but long straight sections of road make it a bit tedious. Wind can be an issue too. Good support … MORE

Arrive early to beat the traffic. Well organized. Lots of vineyards but long straight sections of road make it a bit tedious. Wind can be an issue too. Good support and nice post-race spread.

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Wine Country Runs Half Marathon

Wine Country Runs Half Marathon

Well run, small town event. Late arriving crowd and limited parking in a field. Rolling hills and windy roads. Nice scenery along the river. Hill at the end sucks. Wine … MORE

Well run, small town event. Late arriving crowd and limited parking in a field. Rolling hills and windy roads. Nice scenery along the river. Hill at the end sucks. Wine at the end along with raffle.

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Avenue of the Giants Marathon & Half Marathon

Avenue of the Giants Marathon & Half Marathon

Small and well organized run. Great scenery. Can be cold and windy or just right. This race was super. Very twisty road so one needs to pay attention if looking … MORE

Small and well organized run. Great scenery. Can be cold and windy or just right. This race was super. Very twisty road so one needs to pay attention if looking for a PR. Double loop is nice for spectators. A bit uphill coming back on the last loop. Few aid stations so helpful to carry fluids. Overall a very nice race run by people that get it right. Get your accomodations early as choices are few and far away from the start.

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Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon

Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon

Start drop-off is congested so arrive early. Plenty of rolling hills and twisty roads keeps the course interesting. Several good access points for spectator viewing. Small aid stations. Long last … MORE

Start drop-off is congested so arrive early. Plenty of rolling hills and twisty roads keeps the course interesting. Several good access points for spectator viewing. Small aid stations. Long last couple of miles after trying into town.

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San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco Marathon

Be prepared for the hills, especially in the second half. Take it easy on the first half. Be prepared for cold and fog. Lots of turns so pay attention to … MORE

Be prepared for the hills, especially in the second half. Take it easy on the first half. Be prepared for cold and fog. Lots of turns so pay attention to running the tangents.

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