Stephen Thornock

2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    3/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    Very stimulating to be apart of in general. Too many pushy people at starting point,there should be better organization to start the race. other racers were fun to be around during the race. Couple laughs along the way. Finish line outcome was a joke. I crossed the line and could barely control my legs, (they started locking up on me) thought I was going to fall on my face. No one helped me with anything no water, no wet towel, no support so I would fall over. But I did get a lady in my face telling me to get out of the way. For other runners coming in. As soon as I was able to safely move forward trying to fight off the seizing of my legs, I searched for my self for 10 minutes trying to get everything to finally settle my system down as well as my marathon award which was in a box. Then they came to me again telling me that I needed to get out of the way in a different location. I notice every one else was getting star treatment when they finished the race. I left the race early in discuss that the beginning and middle were devalued by the end treatment. Way to long of lines for massage and other physical treatment opportunities. I left regretting my decision for my first marathon. Maybe I should just stick to salt lake marathon or the half in Yellowstone.

  3. Did you PR?

    Yes, I finally completed a marathon of any kind. Big deal and very emotional for me.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    Beautiful, breathe taking, peaceful.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    I don't train well, but I have completed this course before.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    Training as much as you can and don't wear too much clothing, it will get warm enough half way through course.

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

    Nothing. There is no fun before the race with waiting to start but cold and dark. Everyone is for themselves at the end. The best fun is to go home away from the circus and create my own fun.


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