Gina McCullough

2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 10, 2016, 10:47 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    First, it was a first of any kind of marathon/race I have ever done. I ran it with my sons. It was a fun course. The excitement in the air was awesome. It was a great experience.

  3. Did you PR?

    My personal record, this being my first ever marathon of any sort, was to just do it. See how I did. And, just to experience it. However, I could have done better, but one of my sons pulled a muscle and asked if I could just slow down a little bit for him so he / we / I could buoy him up in finishing the race . Little did I know he decided to book it the last 300 yds to the Finish Line. I could have done better than what I did.

  4. How would you describe the course?

    The course was perfect. Scenery was fine. The grade was definitely down hill. Elevation was fine. I had no problems.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    I have been going to the gym for the past 4 years. I have been running the treadmill every day. Sometimes I'd be an hour on the treadmill, others a half hour. I would always run on an incline. Sometimes trying different speeds, seeing how fast and how far I could go. I knew it was endurance for running marathons. That I have. I say, working on endurance.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    I would tell them to dress warm. The course is great.

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

    We're local, West Jordan. It was fun just being with my sons. Talking about 'our first' marathon we were running. After the race? Feeling the pain and walking with jello legs. It was hilarious! Went out and had Sushi! Just fun in sharing with each other our experience. And it was all great! Thank you!


  1. Gina McCullough
    Sept. 10, 2016, 10:50 p.m.

    It was fun enough, even through the pain of it all, we will be back next year! And we're going to bring more family with us. It was a great experience.

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