Race #307 – Step One 5k – Shelby, NC – 08/29/15

2015-step-one-LOGOAfter last week’s big city race I decided to dial it back a notch this week and go to a small local race in Shelby. There were some friends there from both Gaston and Cleveland County, and that’s always nice, and running buddy from the GCR Andy Inman was the overall winner, while another friend, Amy Edelstein, was the overall female winner. This was my first time to run this race, and from what I heard from a few others who had run it in previous years, it was a little disappointing this year (almost no post-race food, 10-year age groups, etc.) and the crowd was down from previous years.

Race Number:  307

Race Name:  Step One 5k

Location:  Shelby, North Carolina

Date:  August 29, 2015

Race Rating:  62

Winners:

  • Andy Inman (Gastonia, NC):  18:32
  • Amy Edelstein (Shelby, NC):  20:18

2015-step-one-mapCourse:  A few small rolling hills through local neighborhoods but nothing major.

Elevation:

  • Elevation Gain:  100 feet
  • Elevation Loss:  107 feet
  • Minimum Elevation:  816 feet
  • Maximum Elevation:  887 feet

 

Weather at Start:  Sunny, 63 degrees, 88% humidity.

 

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My Stats:

Time:  21:57
Pace:  7:04
Age Group: 1 of  5
Overall:  7 of  86
Average Heart Rate:  161
Maximum Heart Race: 172
Age Graded Equivalent Time:  17:24  (74.59%)

 

2015-step-one-GCR

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RACE COURSE
0 – Chip Timing: (3 points if yes)
0 – Starting Mat: (2 points if yes)
2 – Water Stops: (0)none (2)normal (5)extras [Gu, sports drink, etc.]
1 – Course Marking: (0)bad (1)good
3 – Course Scenery: (0-5) 1=bad and 5=fantastic
1 – Mile Markers: (0)poor or none (1)normal (2)with clocks or time called out
2 – Volunteers: (0)too few (2)good
4 – Finish line: (0-9) 0=bad and 9=spectacular!
0 – Certified Course: (0)no (2) yes
2 – Correct Distance: (0)no (2)yes
1 – Partly or fully on unpaved roads: (0)yes (1)no

REGISTRATION
2 – Cost: (0)expensive (2)reasonable (5)cheap!
3 – Race Day Registration: (0)no (3)yes

RESULTS
2 – Posted online within 24 hours: (0)no (2)yes
1 – Easy to find results: (0)no (1)yes

AGE GROUPS
2 – 3 deep awards: (2)yes (0 for anything less)
0 – 5-year age groups (5 points) (0 for anything less)
1 – 14 and under group (1)
0 – 65+ group (1)
1 – 70+ group (1)
2 – Top Overall M/F: (0)none or first only (2)top 3 or better
0 – Masters Category(40+): (0)no (2)yes
0 – Grand Masters Category (50+): (0)no (3)yes
0 – Senior Grand Masters Category: (0)no (5)yes

AWARDS
2 – Overall Winner Awards: (0)none (2)yes (5)excellent
2 – Age Group Awards: (0)none (2)yes (5)excellent
0 – Door Prizes or Drawing: (0)no (2)yes (5-9)fabulous door prizes!
0 – Finisher Medals for All Finishers: (0)no (3)yes (5)really cool medals

POST RACE
2 – Food for Race Participants: (0-10 with 5 being average)
3 – Entertainment: (0)no (1-9)yes
2 – Finisher times posted after race: (0)no (2)yes

REST ROOMS
0 – Porta Potties: (0)no (1)limited, long lines (2)plentiful
2 – Indoor Restrooms: (0)no (1)limited, long lines (2)plentiful

T-SHIRTS
2 – T-Shirts: (0)no (2)yes
1 – Design: (0)not good (1)not bad (2)nice (5)beautiful!
2 – Material: (0)cotton (2)technical fabric
0 – Discount for no-shirt option: (0)no (2)yes

PHOTOGRAPHY
0 – Professional Photography: (0)no (5)yes
x – Prices: (1)expensive (3)reasonable (5)cheap
0 – Free Photographs (newspaper, etc.): (0)no (1-10)yes

PARKING
2 – Close to Start: (2)yes (0)no
2 – Close to Finish: (2)yes (0)no
2 – Plenty of spaces: (2)yes (0)no
2 – Free Parking: (2)yes (0)no

OTHER
2 – Shelter from Inclement Weather (needed or not): (0)no (2)yes
2 – Swag (free socks, water bottles, etc.): (0)no (2)yes, some (5)excellent
0 – Part of race series or Grand Prix: (0)no (2)yes
2 – Kids Fun Run: (0)no (2)yes
0 – Miscellaneous not covered above: (-10 to +10)

TOTAL:   62

 

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