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@xiaojun.wang

New York, NY Raving since 2024 Active 2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Burlington, VT May 26, 2024 4:20:54
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 24, 2024 1:49:35

Future Races (13)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Marlboro, VT Aug 25, 2024
Half Marathon Montreal, Canada Sep 21, 2024
Half Marathon Staten Island, NY Oct 13, 2024
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 3, 2024
Marathon Dallas, TX Dec 15, 2024
Marathon Atlanta, GA Mar 2, 2025
Half Marathon Keene, NH 2025
Half Marathon Fairfield, CT 2025
Half Marathon Wilmington, DE 2025
Marathon San Francisco, CA 2025
Half Marathon Jersey City, NJ 2025
Half Marathon Beacon, NY 2025
Marathon Staten Island, NY 2025

Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Bryce Canyon, UT Jul 13, 2024
Half Marathon Bristol, RI Jun 22, 2024 1:51:11
Marathon Burlington, VT May 26, 2024 4:20:54
Half Marathon Philadelphia, PA Mar 24, 2024 1:49:35
Half Marathon New York City, NY Feb 25, 2024 1:53:28
Half Marathon New York, NY Jan 28, 2024 2:01:03

My Raves

Pros: - Price of $70 quite reasonable. - Clear info on website and in pre-race emails. - Efficient bib pickup. - Pacers. - Water station every 2 miles or so. … MORE

Pros:
– Price of $70 quite reasonable.
– Clear info on website and in pre-race emails.
– Efficient bib pickup.
– Pacers.
– Water station every 2 miles or so.
– Pretty nice medal.
– Good after-race snacks.

Cons:
– So humid (98%), shirt and shorts got soaked by sweat after only a few miles.
– Course is very hilly, more than 600 ft total elevation gain. And there are just too many turns.
– Small crowds.
– Scenery is so-so. I just find the red-white-blue lane divider quite beautiful.

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4
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Pros: - Clear info on website and in pre race emails (except for how hilly the course is). - Efficient bib pick up. - Easy parking near start. - Provided … MORE

Pros:
– Clear info on website and in pre race emails (except for how hilly the course is).
– Efficient bib pick up.
– Easy parking near start.
– Provided bus from Double Tree to start, and from finish to Double Tree.
– Parts of the course are scenic, love the lake view.
– Lovely crowd at start/finish, and by the course in residential areas. Neighbors offered supplies and water sprays, so nice.
– Free race photos!

Cons:
– Website says “course is mostly flat with some rolling sections. The biggest uphill, mile 6.0-7.1 and 19.1-20.2, gains about 120′ of elevation”. I don’t think this adequately reflects how hilly the course is. My Garmin logged 856 ft. I gave this feedback to the race director, who promptly replied and said they will add more info about the course elevation gain on the website.
– It would be nice if there was a wall backdrop at either the expo or race for photos.
– Pacers only offerred for limited finish times, for example, only for 4:00 and 4:30 but nothing in between.
– It’s quite hot this year. Not anybody’s fault but just be aware.

Overall, I enjoyed the race and it’s my first marathon!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
3
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Flat course (apart from crossing a bridge twice), beautiful city tour of Philly, great production, good swags (medal, nice T-shirt which runs small, mug, and beer). Perfect weather. MORE

Flat course (apart from crossing a bridge twice), beautiful city tour of Philly, great production, good swags (medal, nice T-shirt which runs small, mug, and beer). Perfect weather.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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The course is Central Park loop x2 with 2 times running up Harlem Hill and 3 times running up Cat Hill. Pretty no-frills race but the price is way higher … MORE

The course is Central Park loop x2 with 2 times running up Harlem Hill and 3 times running up Cat Hill. Pretty no-frills race but the price is way higher than a similar race organized by NYRR. I registered when I was searching a NYC half marathon in Feb and this NYCRUNS race showed up on Google ( I did not know what NYRR was then). Would not run again given the price.

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SCENERY
3
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3

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This race is Central Park loop x2 with 3 times running up Harlem Hill, overall a pretty tough race for me. It's a NYRR no-frills race and the price is … MORE

This race is Central Park loop x2 with 3 times running up Harlem Hill, overall a pretty tough race for me. It’s a NYRR no-frills race and the price is pretty low ($35), would be a good winter run.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
3
SWAG
3

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