Runner: Dan L
Location: Mercer Island, WA
Results – 1:35
3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most
1- Near home (overall convenient and well-run, too)
2- Cool outside
3- Can choose between two Starbucks directly across from each other for a post-race Frappucino
Not so much – aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
Weird factor – what’s the weirdest thing about this race
Highlights of your race – what did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
There’s two pretty big hills late in the race. A long, more gradual one around mile 9.5 and a really big one at mile 11.5.
Once around Mercer Island : )
Aesthetics – is it a pretty course
Difficulty – is it a tough course
Organized and well run – did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Competition – is there a strong field?
Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.
Weather and typical race conditions –
Awards – I’m pretty sure Uli Steidl wins an award every year.
The Overall Score – how many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it