Race: Frost Eagle Half Marathon

Runner: Jorge P

Race Date: 01/19/2019

Location: Soaring Eagle Regional Park

Results: http://nwtrailruns.com/events/frost-eagle/#Results

Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/2089909586

frost eagle half marathon
Photo: Takao Suzuki

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

  1. The trails are the perfect amount of technical for my taste. A lot of single track, with mild elevation changes, super fun.
  2. Really well organized, as usual.
  3. Parking was relatively easy, no need to take a shuttle.

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

I liked everything.

Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

The pizza and hotdog runners. Which on the other hand, inspired me to dress up as a banana, my favorite food, one of these next races…

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I managed my effort pretty well so I didn’t feel like I ended with too much gas in the tank, but also had a strong finish.

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Starts with a relatively wide stretch and then it’s single track for a long time, so try to find your place early.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

I started a bit too fast the first mile trying to stick to a friend!

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

Yes!

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

I wouldn’t say so.

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Yes!

Competition – Is there a strong field?

I tend to always end in a similar position in the races from these series, so for me, same as usual 🙂 but I am not a particularly strong runner.

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.

Nothing special, super easy.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Bananas, water, nice people helping out.

Weather and typical race conditions

I hear it’s normally rainy and muddy. We were lucky this year. But I’d recommend trail shoes a few puddles, and wet branches.

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next guy?

Trail shoes!

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

No

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

10/10 love it.

frost eagle half marathon
Takao Suzuki