Jean Despain

2015 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 12, 2015, 8:42 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    This was my first Half Marathon, everything seemed to be organized well and well staffed with friendly volunteers. The medal is amazing and I am proud of myself for finishing the race.

  3. Did you PR?

    Like I said this was my first half marathon.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    Very beautiful, I live by the finish line and we drive the canyon a lot. It sure seems longer when you are running it though. I love the downhill and the sound of the water running.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    Mostly trained in the fort Union area. Ran twice in the canyon two weeks before the race. I will definitely train more in the canyon next year for two reasons. First it is good for the calf muscles and second it is just so beautiful and cooler weather.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    Train on any downhill you can. Wear half size bigger shoe than normal. Lots of great dining areas in the area, we live right here so I eat at many of them. It was great weather this year and since I had the luxury of training in the canyon I knew I would not need a jacket. But I heard last year was cold so layers are always a good idea. Maybe for lodging having a link for the locals to advertise bedrooms for race travelers to rent cheap or free just to help them out with expenses.

  7. What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?

    Went home and took a long bath. I traveled 1.5 miles :)


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