White River 50M – Daisy C

Race: White River 50 Mile Runner: Daisy C Date: 7/30/16 Location: Near Crystal Mountain Resort outside Greenwater, WA Results: Favorable, given I had a couple of time sucks. 12:17 and change. Bests: On this particular day I would have to say the weather was perfect. Low 70’s, a nice breeze, sunny. I had done a training run there on the … Read more

Fueled by Fine Wine Half – Mark P

Race: Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon – https://fueledbyfinewine.com/ Runner: Mark P Date: 7/10/2016 Location: Dundee Hills (wine country), OR:  The 2016 race started and finished at Stoller Family Estate.  The course changes every year. Results: 1:25:56, 3rd place gun time (4th officially) 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most Running through wineries!  This … Read more

Bridle Trails 5k – Mark P

Race: Bridle Trails Party in the Park 5k – http://www.bridletrails.org/news_events/party-in-the-park-2015-event-details.html Runner: Mark P Date: 6/25/2016 Location: Bridle Trails State Park – Kirkland, WA Results: 17:08, 1st place 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most It’s a fundraiser for the park combined by other events including a pancake breakfast afterwards. I really like their 5k … Read more

Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon – Dionne H

Race: Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon – http://www.runrocknroll.com/seattle/ Runner: Dionne H Date: 6/18/2016 Location: Seattle, WA Results – 3:51.25 (PR!) 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most -It’s in Seattle. So the logistic is very easy and simple when the race is in your own hometown. – Known for not a fast course, … Read more

Mt. Si 50M – Matt K

Race: Mt. Si 50 miler – http://www.mtsirelay.com/ultras.html Runner: Matt K Date: 4/24/2016 Location: Snoqualmie, WA Results – 7:55:12 3rd Overall 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most First, the race feels like a fun, small, old school event.  I like that you can just focus on having fun and running a good race. … Read more

Orcas Island 100 – Ricardo H

Race: Orcas Island 100 miler – http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/orcas-island-100.html Runner: Ricardo H Date: 2/19/2016 Location: Orcas Island The distance raced and other options 100 miler. There is also on a 25k and a 50k on different weekends. Results – 9th overall, 26:44 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most Scenery Aid stations and race organization … Read more

520 10k – Mark P

Race: 520 Go Long 10k – http://promotionevents.com/520/index.php Runner: Mark P Date: 4/2/2016 Results: 10th overall, 34:30 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most: – The bridge – runners taking over a highway! – Strong and deep field – No lines at bag drop, even pretty close to race time … Read more

Squak Mt. Marathon – Josh B

Race: Squak Mt. Marathon – http://www.evergreentrailruns.com/squak-mtn-trail-run Runner: Josh B Date: 4/9/2016 Location: Issaquah WA Results – 7:30 or so. 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most Vertical Gain. I signed up for this as a training race only and it squeezes 8k of gain into a marathon. They have a 50k option that … Read more

Dupont City Trail Marathon – Rich W

Race: DuPont City Trail Marathon – http://www.dctmassoc.org/ Runner: Rich W Date: 3/5/2016 Location: DuPont, WA – Sellers Park Distance raced and other options: Marathon, ½-Marathon Results – 4:13:50 http://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=34208#id2991 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most – Fun, variable terrain… gravel double-track, dirt single-track, rocky beach, sidewalk.  Had a little bit of everything. – Running … Read more

Yakima Skyline 25k – Stephanie G

Race: Yakima Skyline 25k – http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/yakima-skyline-25k.html Runner: Stephanie G Date: 4/17/2016 Location: I’d call it more Ellensburg than Yakima Results: 3:05:37, 5th place Female 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most   One of the prettiest races I’ve ever done. The views went on forever (when you could look up from the ground) … Read more

Mercer Island Half – Jael A

Race: Mercer Island Half Marathon – http://mercerislandhalf.com/ Runner: Jael A Date: 3/20/2016 Results – 1:56:11 PR 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most The course runs around Mercer island so there is a nice view most of the way along the course.  The course wasn’t too crowded and as most of the … Read more

Chuckanut 50k – Stephanie G

Race: Chuckanut 50k – http://chuckanut50krace.com/ Runner: Stephanie G Date: 3/19/2016 Results: 5:24:44, 23rd Female 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most Nice soft trails The climbs are done after about mile 21 I really enjoy running along the ridge. It’s a fun trail with nice views. Not so much – aspects of the … Read more

Mercer Island Half – Dave S

Race: Mercer Island Half Marathon Runner: Dave S Date: 3/20/2016 Results – 1:21:53, 8th overall, 3rd Masters 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most Weather – This was my third time running the race and it’s been in the low 50’s each time Community Center – I love being able to wait … Read more

Mercer Island Half – Matt U

Race: Mercer Island Half Marathon – http://mercerislandhalf.com/ Runner: Matt U Date: 3/20/2016 Results: 4th overall, 1:15.09 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most The course was pretty. There were a good amount of fast runners in the race. It prepped me well for the hills in Boston and for the marathon in general. … Read more

Lake Sammamish Half – Dan S

Race: Lake Sammamish Half Marathon – http://www.lakesammamishhalf.com/ Runner: Dan S Date: 3/5/2016 Results: 1:29.10 Location: Starts at Redmond Town Center and finishes at Lake Sammamish State Park 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most This race was well managed (registration, packet pick-up, results posting, etc.) and supported (plenty of aid stations, most pretty … Read more

Lake Sammamish Half – Matt U

Race: Lake Sammamish Half Marathon – http://www.lakesammamishhalf.com/ Runner: Matt U Date: 3/5/2016 Location: Starts in Redmond Town Center and finishes in Lake Sammamish State Park Results – 2nd place, 1:12.47 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? The course is flat and fast. The race was deep with a good amount of fast … Read more

Orcas 50k – Stephanie G

Race: Orcas Island 50k –  http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/orcas-island-50k.html Runner: Stephanie G Date: 2/6/2016 Location: Orcas Island Distance raced and other options: 50k. 25k is the week before and the 100 miler is two weeks after the 50k. Results: 90th overall, 11th female; 6:23.15. 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? The views. I love running near the … Read more

Orcas 25k – Dionne H

Race: Orcas Island 25k – http://www.rainshadowrunning.com/orcas-island-25k.html Runner: Dionne H Date: 1/30/2016 Location: Orcas Island Distance raced and other options: 25k. 50k is one week later and the 100 miler is two weeks after the 50k. Results:  127th place, 53rd female in 3:49.51 3 Bests: The scenery/location, how well the race is organized, awesome race director and volunteers. Not so much:  How chaotic … Read more

Bridle Trails 5 mile Race Report- Matt U

Race: Bridle Trails 5 miler. http://www.seattlerunningclub.org/Events/Bridle/bridle.html Runner: Matt U Date: 1/9/2016 Location: Bridle Trails State Park, Kirkland WA Distance raced and other options: 5M, 10M, 50k, 50k relays 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? 1. Great Seattle trail running community race. Lots of locals out for this one which gives it a … Read more