Latest reviews by Yehuda

(2015)
"Small Town - Fun Vibe"
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Ran with my daughter, had a blast even though we arrived a little late. The terrain was a combination of road and trail, and though I'm not a fan of loops, this one was liveable. No expo, but I don't go for the expo. Race was well-managed, fun, the locals were really friendly and welcoming. The medals were chintzy but the price was low.

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(2015)
"One of my favourites"
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This was my 4th year running the Meitar Night Race, and I had a riot. There is a chill small town feel to the race, and was generally well-managed by Sportweb. Nothing ostentatious about it. no expo, modest trophies/medals, a challenging course (hills). I felt my race was slow, but a 3rd overall and 1st in category say otherwise. My sons ran the 5 and the 10k, and really enjoyed it. The only serious complaint I have was about on-course directions. Those of us in the lead group had a momentary crisis when the course direction was unclear. The young fellow who was supposed to direct runners was staring at his phone (argh) I felt really bad for the lead runner who took a wrong turn; he later rejoined us, and went on to win the race, but the psychological toll that would take on most runners would be devastating.

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(2015)
"A great big party"
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The whole family ran this year, my sons on their own, me with the stroller. Beforehand, great DJs and festival atmosphere, definitely one of the better "city" races in the country. The course was secure, aid stations were friendly. Getting kits was easy and organized. Though lack of English registration was annoying to some friends. The only significant complaint was the lack of category prizes, especially for the kids. My sons 14 and 12 both ran very well, and would love to podium some day.

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(2015)
"Most symbolic Marathon in the World"
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Classy international event in one of the most iconic cities in the World. I've run ultra-marathons that aren't this hard with 3+ grinding ascents, but the view and experience is worth the burn. Part of the route goes through the Old City, which alone is enough to cause chills to run up and down your spine. The expo is the best in the country, and the race itself is a thrill and the finish is epic.

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(2015)
"Great community race"
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Ran the 1/2 with my daughter, had a blast. Small town feel, welcoming community. The view was kinda boring, and two loops didn't enhance things much. But overall most races run by Sportweb are well done, efficient and reasonably priced. Medals instead of the shopping-cart key-chain thing would be more to my liking though, but the shirt and tote bag were nice.

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