Runner: Dan L
Location: Seattle, WA
Results – 19:48, 1st place
Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1254213028
3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most
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
Did I mention that I won? That was the highlight.
Lessons Learned – share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner or yourself on the next time around
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
Largest “hill” is about 1 km in. A good number of turns, but they are well marked. Pay attention the first lap through and you will be fine. If, however, you happen to be leading the race as I was, you may have the extra glory of running behind the lead bicycle.
Organized and well run – did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Logistics – Anything special regarding getting to/from the race, hotels around the course, registration…?
Weather and typical race conditions
Spectators – is this a friendly course for your friends and family?
How’s the swag?
The Overall Score – how many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it
I won’t rate the race in stars… Set your expectation properly, though, and these are great races. They are really convenient and provide plentiful opportunities to race. Definitely would recommend to others to do these.