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@venator12

Stroudsburg, PA Raving since 2021 50 States hopeful/finisher, 100 Half Marathons Club Active 14 hours, 25 minutes ago

About Me

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    Indy Mini

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    Will Run For Bling!!

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Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Half Marathon Mackinac Island, MI Oct 26, 2019 2:26:51

Future Races (19)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Half Marathon State College, PA Dec 4, 2022
Half Marathon Coplay, PA Jan 1, 2023
Half Marathon New Holland, PA Mar 25, 2023
Half Marathon Scranton, PA Mar 26, 2023
Half Marathon Allentown, PA Apr 23, 2023
Half Marathon Indianapolis, IN May 6, 2023
Half Marathon Cincinnati, OH May 7, 2023
Half Marathon De Ruyter, NY Aug 12, 2023
Half Marathon Bird-in-Hand, PA Sep 9, 2023
Half Marathon Bar Harbor, ME TBD
Half Marathon Johns Island, SC TBD
Half Marathon Cape May, NJ TBD
Half Marathon Emerald Isle, NC TBD
Half Marathon White Sulphur Springs, WV TBD
Half Marathon Lake Placid, NY TBD
Half Marathon Louisville, KY TBD
Half Marathon Williamsburg, VA TBD
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX TBD
Half Marathon Youngstown, OH TBD

Past Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Palmerton, PA Nov 6, 2022 2:58:33
Half Marathon Waterfall, PA Oct 22, 2022 2:52:24
Half Marathon Manchester Center, VT Sep 10, 2022 2:29:39
Half Marathon Jim Thorpe, PA May 14, 2022 2:53:47
Half Marathon St. Michael\'s, MD Nov 6, 2021 2:44:20
Half Marathon Hartford, CT Oct 9, 2021 2:33:31
Half Marathon Jamestown, RI Sep 18, 2021 2:36:52
Half Marathon Old Forge, NY Sep 10, 2021 2:55:53
Half Marathon Davis, WV Aug 28, 2021 2:53:59
Half Marathon Mackinac Island, MI Oct 26, 2019 2:26:51

My Raves

This half is an out and back, mostly on a rail trail, but there is a section (about 3 miles) that you run on the dirt path the mules used … MORE

This half is an out and back, mostly on a rail trail, but there is a section (about 3 miles) that you run on the dirt path the mules used to tow the old time barges up river. Cool concept, until it downpours on race day. This is also where the turn around is, so on top of turning into a mid slick, its also the narrowest part of the course. The technical difficulty of not trying to fall is complicated by other runners coming at you. Its actually kinda dangerous if one were to fall the 6 ft or so down into the canal. Im sure its completely different when dry, and I know the race directors have zero control of the weather, but it presented for a very tricky situation. 3 runners headed out and 3 others headed towards you on a 5 ft wide path of mud and deep puddles is not safe. The actual execution of the race was great though! Packet pick up was quick and easy and parking, although tight, really wasnt an issue. 2 aide station (pass each twice) were well stocked w/ gatorade and plenty of gu gels, and the finish had a great announcer and tons of volunteers. The medal, IMO, wasnt as good as years past, but its definitely not anywhere near the worst Ive gotten. Long sleeve tech shirt was nice too! Id definitely run it again, as long as the weather is dryer!

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This race is an absolutely unique experience. Its an out and back course on an abandoned section of the PA turnpike that was bypassed in the 60s. Parking get a … MORE

This race is an absolutely unique experience. Its an out and back course on an abandoned section of the PA turnpike that was bypassed in the 60s. Parking get a little tight so id suggest being a little early. The course surface is a little tricky too since its a blacktop road thats had no maintenance in the last 50 years. Lots of broken up pieces and chunks of asphalt. You run through 2 different tunnels, twice for a total of about 4 miles and the turn around is right after tunnel #2. Lighting is required for these sections. Packet pick up was quick and easy and the long sleeve tech shirt and medal were top notch! October is a great month for this run too as the leaves changing make the course extra scenic!

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This is a great quintessential “Vermont” run that starts at a nice park, runs through the small town of Manchester, winds you through some back roads (paved and gravel), and … MORE

This is a great quintessential “Vermont” run that starts at a nice park, runs through the small town of Manchester, winds you through some back roads (paved and gravel), and ends back at the park. You get to experience Vermont’s “small town” feel and the countryside in the same race, while looking at beautiful mountains in the background. There are 2 sections of the course that are pretty long, grueling mile long hills (miles 1-2 and 8-9) but your then rewarded with an equal amount of easy down hill glides and a fairly flat last couple miles to the finish. Post race had an ok spread of snacks like fruit and chips along with gatorade and water. Medal was nice too, and was part 3 of a 3 year series and shows the state of VT w/ a small rind stone where the race took place and ribbon custom to the race. Would definitely run this race again!

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The run starts in Jim Thorpe train yard and is on a packed gravel rail trail so wear appropriate shoes. Water stops were plentiful, (at least every 2 miles) and … MORE

The run starts in Jim Thorpe train yard and is on a packed gravel rail trail so wear appropriate shoes. Water stops were plentiful, (at least every 2 miles) and they offered u-can carb/energy goo pouches near the turn around. The course is super flat and follows the river and RR tracks and crosses the Lehigh river so while I wouldn’t say its super scenic, you still have plenty to look at while your running. Post race was average, but this years medal was the best one yet. Very unique metal/wood combo w/ a layered look. Jim Thorpe is also a great little town to walk around post race with lots of little shops and good places to eat and/or drink.

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This race is a great scenic and flat course. You park at the finish and are shuttled to the start. The course winds through the bay inlets and farmland. Aide … MORE

This race is a great scenic and flat course. You park at the finish and are shuttled to the start. The course winds through the bay inlets and farmland. Aide stations were great and the running lane was coned off from vehicle traffic, but there was hardly any cars anyway. Finish was great with snacks and beer. The only real disappointment was the medal. In past years it was a nice medal with an actual sliding draw bridge but the years was a generic round medal with a sticker on it. I travel for a lot of races and past medals is definitely a factor in my race selections. Had I known this was going to be a cheap generic medal I probably would have not picked this race.

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Awesome, well organized run for the number of participants. This half was the largest I ran this year and one of the most well organized. The start and finish are … MORE

Awesome, well organized run for the number of participants. This half was the largest I ran this year and one of the most well organized. The start and finish are extremely close to each other and the course winds you through the city and past some great old time architecture, over some highways and along a river for a bit. Aide stations are frequent, the crowd support was awesome. The finish line is at the famous arch and is lined with mums and has a ton of post race stuff to do. The medal was great too. This years was of the arch w/ mums and is a great memento to hang on your wall.

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Great race through a very scenic and historic place! The start and finish are at the same place, and post race activities are so-so but the medal was awesome and … MORE

Great race through a very scenic and historic place! The start and finish are at the same place, and post race activities are so-so but the medal was awesome and creative and depicts a scene from a past race with a historic building in the background and a blue “stained glass” effect. Very unique! The course was pretty hilly, but gorgeous! Aide stations were frequent and port o potties spread throughout the course.

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Ran the “Loon” challenge this weekend which was a 10k on Friday evening and a half marathon Saturday morning. Both runs start and end at the same point and are … MORE

Ran the “Loon” challenge this weekend which was a 10k on Friday evening and a half marathon Saturday morning. Both runs start and end at the same point and are on dirt roads and gravel snow mobile trails that wind through the scenic mountains. Perfect definition on “rolling hills”. Nothing crazy but there are some ups and downs. Aide stations are set up at intersections as the course criss crosses itself a little. Post race was great with plenty of food and drinks for everyone and the medals were killer. Animal themed w/ glitter and bonus medals for completing a challenge.

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First off, I cannot say enough about this running company. They really have their sh*t together! There was a lot going on at this event and it was so well … MORE

First off, I cannot say enough about this running company. They really have their sh*t together! There was a lot going on at this event and it was so well coordinated. The ambiance was killer. The start/finish arch glowed bright neon green. There was live music and food trucks and really cool swag available for purchase. The run itself was in a state park that is considered a “dark park”. Not much really to see around you bc its so dark. Headlamps are required. The course was two 6.55 mile loops to make the half marathon distance and it was surprisingly hilly. Like very hilly. The finishers medal was great too, very high quality and is of the races logo.

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