2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 9:32 p.m.
Describe your race day.
We were in the porta potties when the gun went off. Mainly because they are so far away which is a huge problem because no one comes over and informs the runners that the gun is about to go off and you can't hear anything because they are so far away. Two years in a row, I have not heard an announcement that the gun is about to go off. If you insist on keeping them so far away then you MUST have someone inform all those still using them! By the time we got to the start the race had already begun and my pacers were long gone.
Did you PR?
Yes! I PR'd by almost two minutes.
How would you describe the course?
LOVE the course! SO gorgeous and such a wonderfully fast course! STUNNING views! The volunteers are great! This is the most organized race I have run. The perks are great too.....i.e. space blankets, gloves, free photos, videos, etc. etc.
Tell us about your training.
This was a training run for the St. George Marathon.
What advice would you give future runners?
Dress warm at the start! It would be so nice if the water and Gatorade cups were only half full or even less. That would really help those of us that try to run while drinking...haha. And those that need more could take two cups. So many of us end up pouring out half so we can drink it.
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Nothing. No time. Could you possibly make it so we could pick up our packets the morning of as well. It adds so much to the cost because we always have to get a hotel to stay the night. Otherwise I would just get up really early and drive in the morning. It's very inconvenient to not be able to get them in the a.m. like many other races allow.