Last Seven Reviews

2015 (2:29)

Beat the Blerch - East

I enjoyed the theme of the race very much, with lots of "Blerch" activities and swag. I also realize this was their first race in this location, so there were bound to be some snags. Packet pickup was about 40 miles from the race venue, and pre-race communication was almost non-existent right up until the week prior. While this was advertised early as a trail race, it wasn't presented as a truly...

2015 [2:26]

Brewers Mini Marathon

An extended loop course including the downtown, Marquette, passing the domes, crossing several bridges, and returning to the stadium through a couple of neighborhoods. The course was paved roads, gently rolling with a climb up an exit ramp to cross a bridge in mile 10. Excellent infrastructure with many aid stations, traffic control, EMS on the course. This was a mild day, temperatures in the...


The Oak Tree Half Marathon

Course: The race was mostly on dirt roads. There is a monster hill at around the 4/11 mile marker. Please note you are going UPHILL on the way back. The finish is within the high school stadium. Course Support: Water/Gatorade about every few miles. No noticeable Port-a-Johns. Crowd Support: Outside of families, little to none. Though there was a great bluegrass band playing at one point...

2014 (2:05)

Erie Marathon at Presque Isle (with Half)

This was a very flat race with wind coming off of Lake Erie -- very refreshing!

2015 [1:39]

Tacoma Narrows Half

One would thing a course where you didn't have to loop back, would be scenic, but most of this race was running on trails next to the highway. Miles 7-11 were a constant uphill that you'd have to be mentally ready for, as well as keep something in the tank for the sharp downhill after mile 11. Airport start was interesting (parking there was easy), and the bridge was pretty, but rest of race...

2015 (2:05:28)

Boyscout Soaring Eagle Half Marathon

This was a well organized race. I liked that the full course was wide. Often races 'neck-down' a mile or so in and that was not the case with this course so runners were well positioned for a PR on this course. Nice variety of neighborhoods combined with paved trail through trees. There were frequent aid stations and great post-race snacks. Well designed participant T-Shirt. The only down...

2015 (2:18)

The Legend

Love this trail run with plenty of hills and lots of shade. Placed 3rd in my category...sweet!

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