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@vcuheel05

Glen Allen, VA Raving since 2018 50 States hopeful/finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher active 1 month, 3 weeks ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    RVA race team, richmond road runners

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

    Flying Pig Marathon

  • I run because:

My Races

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Marathon

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(Marathon or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Future Races

Personal Bests (3)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 17, 2019 4:46:23
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 10, 2018 2:10:17
10K Richmond, VA Apr 13, 2019 56:46

Future Races (12)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 21, 2021
Marathon Chicago, IL 2022
Marathon Jacksonville, FL TBD
Marathon Cincinnati, OH TBD
Marathon Rachel, NV TBD
Marathon London, United Kingdom TBD
Marathon Los Angeles, CA TBD
Marathon Lahaina, HI TBD
Marathon Myrtle Beach, SC TBD
Marathon Marlboro, VT TBD
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA TBD
Marathon Wilmington, NC TBD

Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
10K Richmond, VA Jun 6, 2021
Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 16, 2019 5:27:34
Half Marathon Ashland, VA Aug 24, 2019 2:34:36
10K Richmond, VA Apr 13, 2019 56:46
Marathon Virginia Beach, VA Mar 17, 2019 4:46:23
Half Marathon Richmond, VA Nov 10, 2018 2:10:17

My Raves

I ran the half last year and signed up for this full the next day. The weather was a good temperature and dry, but very windy. You cross two long … MORE

I ran the half last year and signed up for this full the next day. The weather was a good temperature and dry, but very windy. You cross two long bridges around miles 7 and 17 and the wind was blowing directly in my face on both. The course is deceptively hilly but has a downhill finish the last .3 mile. I finished about 40 minutes slower than my PR, but that is mostly due to inconsistent training over the summer. Proud to say that the hometown race lives up to the World’s Friendliest Marathon moniker.

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A lot of rolling hills through corn fields. The course was a lot hillier than I expected (my fault for not looking at the course closely), so not a great … MORE

A lot of rolling hills through corn fields. The course was a lot hillier than I expected (my fault for not looking at the course closely), so not a great personal result. Nice tech shirt and medal. Minimal crowd support.

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This was my first full marathon. Overall the course was pretty flat, but there is a big arched bridge you cross over twice at around 15.5 and 23 miles. You … MORE

This was my first full marathon. Overall the course was pretty flat, but there is a big arched bridge you cross over twice at around 15.5 and 23 miles. You start out with the half marathon runners, so it is a bit crowded for the first half, then the second half is more spread out with just the full marathoners. There were a lot of aid/water/GU/portapotties during the first half but seemed to be much more spread out in the second half. I think I would have preferred if the marathoners did the two halves flipped so there would be a lot less crowding and more aid at the end of the run. I was able to get a hotel about 3 blocks from the starting line and right where my corral was.
After the race, you get a medal, hat, blanket, banana, cookie, granola bar, water, Gatorade, a bag of chips, a drawstring bag, 4 beers, and Irish stew.
There were several stretches with no spectators and 2 stretches of running through military bases (make sure your bib is visible, they will stop you if it isn’t).

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This was my first organized race other than a 5k I walked with my kids and I did the half marathon. The course is very flat with a downhill finish … MORE

This was my first organized race other than a 5k I walked with my kids and I did the half marathon. The course is very flat with a downhill finish ( don’t try to go too fast or you might face plant). I was able to finish with a five minute faster time than my fastest training run on an indoor track. There were a lot of encouraging spectators and funny signs. The course takes you through VCU campus, around the Diamond, and through Bryan Park before taking you back to the finish at Tredegar. There were a lot of water stations and an energy gel station. I think there was a junk food station too, but I was too focused on running that I missed it. Finishers get a hat, medal, blanket, ton of food, and a free beer. Weather was pretty mild, I think it was around 40 at race start and there was some wind. I liked it so much I signed up for the full next year.

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SCENERY
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SWAG
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