Claim Your Results Like Me on Athlinks!

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!

The “best half marathon” in the United States is done and I was able to claim my results on Athlinks. It’s a website where you can find all your race results; running, trail and even obstacle course races! They’re usually ready within a day. Or you can wait (like I do sometimes) and claim them after  a few days have gone by.Screen Shot 2018-10-25 at 5.45.52 PMScreen Shot 2018-10-28 at 5.31.05 PM

Race Review: Lucky Leprechaun 7K

Another St. Patrick’s Day holiday has come and gone and so has the 6th Lucky Leprechaun 7K, personally the third for me. And I must say this was the best of all three so far, all thanks to the simple fact it was a sunny day! The two previous years it was temps in the 30s and rain/freezing drizzle; not ideal conditions at all. This year was still chilly temps, but so much more reasonable to deal with thanks to the sun.

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The packet pickup was the day before and located at a local running store. All nice and easy there with giving my name and getting my bib and shirt. After checking out a few running shoes and other gear, I was on my way. Next up: race day the next morning.

I was running behind and parked quickly and easily on a side street near the starting point so no getting nervous about missing the start. I think that is one of the best aspects of this race; there is enough parking in the area that you don’t have to worry about being miles away and having to walk forever to get to the race. As I walked up attaching my bib with my new BibRave Bibboards, I could hear the DJ pumping out pre race music and the countdown to start being shouted out. Once to the start, I stretched all the necessary areas and moved up as the clocked ticked down. With no trains coming (the race crosses tracks right at the beginning), the gun went off and we all were off and running! I chose an easy but steady pace as I was moving around and through people. After a half mile, I found myself in a nice spot and in a nice running flow and stuck with it. The reward for doing so: passing more people and and setting myself up at a great pace. And the reward for that? Setting my 7K PR WITH this race! And a thanks to Athlinks for finding my results and letting me claim them!

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And after that PR and it being St. Patrick’s Day, of course you must celebrate with a refreshing beverage…green beer!

The DJ was dropping the beats, the beer was flowing, the party of post race finishers was jumping, the coffee and hot chocolate was also being poured for all to enjoy. After the post race party, the option existed to go across the street to the main sponsor’s location, Leff’s Lucky Town. This is such a fun race, even more when the weather is cooperating for all to enjoy. And it also means you can get a post race pic with “Lucky” the fastest leprechaun!

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So, all in all, it was a great race day experience this year. No injuries and no crappy weather. Winning situation all the time!



Athlinks + BibRave: A Match in Results Heaven!

Disclaimer: I reviewed Athlinks as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

I’ve never really kept a close enough attention to my race results as time as gone on. Don’t get me wrong, after running a race I was quite eager to find out what I did that day but I would tend to forget those numbers as the days went by. So, knowing if I PRed a distance or how much I might have improved a time (or took a step back) was never easy and required more guesswork than actual fact. Not anymore. The Athlinks website is a great device that locates your personal results from any race that you have run over the years and connects them to your profile. And it’s has simple as registering your name and creating said profile.

Once your profile is created you’re off to the races, no pun intended, as you search out your results. My most recent race in February was ready to “claim” approximately one week after running it.

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Once you claim your result it is added to your list of races and compiled by year. Screen Shot 2018-03-25 at 10.50.07 PM

Another neat feature lies at the top of your home page. The site gives you your PR marks in various distances and also provides number/percentage comparisons to others on the site.

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Another fun feature is the “Rivals” tab and it is exactly what you would expect. It finds your friends from your social media sites, if allowed to, and shows how you’ve done in the races you both participated in. I clearly have my work cut out for me against my “rivals” and need to step it up!

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When you click on the name of a rival, it will show what the races were, so even if you are just becoming friends with someone, you will still be able to see back to races you both ran well before you ever knew each other. Pretty cool stuff!

Lastly, for all those upcoming races, you simply search for the race, add it to your list and fill in the info of what distance and your goal time. The site then adds it to your home page and others can see what events you have in your future.

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So, why wouldn’t you sign up with Athlinks too? So much information and a lot of fun competition too!

Will you be my next rival? (I might have stolen that line from Lisa Dretske, who has an awesome blog that you should check out!)