Race: Two Cities Marathon
Runner: Steven B
Race Date: 11/03/2019
Location: Fresno, CA
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
- Great support from community
- Good weather
- Tons of fun
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
Narrow running lanes that merge into half marathon runners.
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
First marathon, I’m happy to be able to finish with a great time and have a base for myself. Crossed the finish line with no injuries and a smile.
Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
Pacing yourself consistently throughout a long race is definitely a lesson for me.
Lessons you learned that will help you next time around
Pay more attention to my pacing during each mile.
Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race
Just have fun and run.
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?
Yes well organized.
Competition – Is there a strong field?
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?
Fair – about a station stations every 3-4 miles.
Weather and typical race conditions
Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next guy?
Just bring gels to bring.
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?