Race: Sactown 10
Runner: Cesar Lira
Race Date: 04/03/2022
Location: Sacramento, CA
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
- Bathroom situation
- Post race
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
The water stations volunteers were not good at passing cups. Also the cups barely had any fluids.
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
I enjoyed the competition. Lot of fast runners kept you focused.
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
Don’t go out to fast and have enough in the tank to hammer out the last two miles.
Lessons you learned that will help you next time around
Just be prepared for warmer temperatures.
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
N/A. This year was the first time they ran this route.
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
No just too many turns for my liking and a nice moderate incline at mile 7 that spanned over a half mile
Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Competition – Is there a strong field?
Yes because it is Pacific Association USATF road series race. Also USATF held the masters 10 mile championship that day.
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.
Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?
Plenty of stations. They could have done a better job filling the drinks at the water stations.
Weather and typical race conditions
Warmer than expected. Would be a faster course on a cooler day
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?
Just my nike next % 2 shoes and a tank that breathes well.
Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?
How’s the Swag?
Didn’t get a shirt.
The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?
5 out 5