Lake Sammamish Half Marathon Race Report – Chanelle Lansley

Race: Lake Sammamish Half

Runner: Chanelle Lansley

Race Date: 03/05/2022

Location: Seattle, WA

Results: 1:37:35

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

The route and the organizers were great!

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

The starting line was very congested due the narrow trails.

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

Reusable cups (it’s a good thing but was new to me)

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

I enjoyed the friendliness of other participants!!

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

The hill was longer than expected, but there was a nice, equally long downhill.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Find the right pace group!

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?


Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Not too difficult

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

Yes, very well managed.

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

Water, nuun, and gels available every 3 miles or so.

Weather and typical race conditions

Great weather!

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

If you need a lot of water, bring your own

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?


How’s the Swag?

T-shirt + medal

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

5 stars!