Race: Run with the Kokanee 10k

Runner: Jeff J

Race Date: 10/12/2019

Location: Sammamish, WA

Results: 12 of 73

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run with the kokanee race report

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

Very flat, well organized, nice people.

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

There were a couple of times where I had to wait for traffic at a light.

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

Having to stop for cars at a light in the middle of the race twice.

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

I didn’t have much for expectations of pace and heart rate but I felt really good going in, got some good warm up and decided to just push myself. I managed to shave off close to 9 minutes from my first and only 10k two months ago so felt great about that.

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

Some grassy area, some dirt, some pavement. A few puddles but not bad.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

The 10k is 2 laps so make sure you turn right after the first lap!

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

It’s very flat and has various terrains.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

It’s a pretty nice run. I would t call it beautiful but nice.

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

No.

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

Organizers have done this course for years and are well organized.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Top 12 are all under 50 minutes.

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.

Pretty straightforward registration process. In fact, my wife and son decided to join me at the last minute and did a walk in registration.

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

Standard.

Weather and typical race conditions

Nice and brisk with no rain!

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Not really a place to watch everyone run except at the beginning and end.

How’s the Swag?

Great swag! Gift certificates, Hays, chocolate milk! Lol

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

I’d give it a 6 or 7 though I haven’t run many races!

run with the kokanee race report