Carolyn Ashburn

2016 REVEL Big Cottonwood Half Marathon
Published: Sept. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
  1. Overall Rating

    5/5 Stars

  2. Describe your race day.

    It was my first half marathon and I was happy to complete it. In fact, with all the great volunteer support at the aid stations (handing out water, goo, bananas and cheering us on), it was easier than I thought it would be. Thank you, fantastic volunteers!!!

  3. Did you PR?

    I didn't have a record at all. First time runner

  4. How would you describe the course?

    Gorgeous! I knew it would be since I lived in SLC for 20 years prior to moving to Philadelphia.

  5. Tell us about your training.

    My husband and I ran together for several months before the Revel Run, about four miles twice a week and a longer six to eight miles on the four weekends prior to the race. Of course we were training at low altitude and knew what we would be facing in SLC, but we couldn't do much about that.

  6. What advice would you give future runners?

    I got a good tip from a friend before the race. PIn your bib to your undershirt (a racer back tank) - but leave it showing - and layer a long-sleeve shirt over it.

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

    Visited with friends, attended a Red Butte Gardens concert, visited the Museum of Natural History at the U.

    We came from Philadelphia, where we currently live.


  1. Carolyn Ashburn
    Sept. 11, 2016, 3:32 p.m.

    Thanks, Revel Run!

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