Runner: John Alcantara
Race Date: 08/13/2022
Location: Chicago, IL
Results: Third Place
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
Very welcoming, organizers and volunteers were super awesome and the course was great
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?
That they were an hardcore EDM concert going on lol
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
That I kept what I can to control at mind and throughout the race to help me finish.
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
Don’t go out to fast! Just go with what you can control and enjoy it
Lessons you learned that will help you next time around
Don’t drink lots of water at the start lol
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
Put yourself in a good position at the start and everything else will follow along.
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?
Well oiled machine
Competition – Is there a strong field?
Yup I say the top ten were all hungry for a good spot
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.
It’s a local race so anyone can either drive to the spot if your in the Chicago area.
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
Yup at the turnaround for the out and back
Weather and typical race conditions
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?
Not for this one
Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?
How’s the Swag?
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?
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