Latest reviews by Ben Wachter

(2016)
"IT's hot out here"
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This is my 3rd year running the Moonlight 4 Miler and it was the hottest one for sure. Real Feel temp was around 98 degrees at the start and it felt like it. The race started promptly at 7pm and was well marked. The local officers working the event asked everyone to stay in certain lanes as it was not a closed course and did agreat job directing traffic. The course is a L shaped loop that feels like your going uphill both ways. There were 2 waterstops at mile 1.5 and 3.
After the race everyone was treated to popsicles.

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(2016)
"Where did all the people come from?"
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My 3rd year running the Monument Ave 10k and each year I get a little bit faster. After the last several years of 40k plus runners, the directors listened and cut the amount of entries. The race seemed to go smoother this year, so I'm guessing that's a good thing to do.
The scenery is wonderful. The amount of people out cheering, bands almost every half mile playing and well stocked and manned water stops make for a good time. Part of the race is on cobblestone streets so you need to watch your step but it's not that noticeable.
The expo seems to be lacking this year, compared to past ones, but the post race party was much improved.

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(2015)
"Are we there yet?"
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This was my second marathon my first one on road. The expo was well organized and pick up was very easy. Parking on race day was so-so, I just put my car in a parking garage instead of circling for something else. The start was well done with wave starts and pacers every half hour.
The course is beautiful. From the River, the city skyline, and the old neighborhoods, to the wonderful people cheering you on every where you look, you can tell the city gets into this event.
Post race was a party on the riverside, so that was pretty cool too.

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