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Half-marathons that I have participated in  


I started running half-marathons in 2010, in an effort to stay in better shape and remain physically active.  In the year 2018, I made a change in the way that I participated.  I grew weary of paying a $70 or $80 entrance fee, of getting on a bus at 4:30 or 5:00 am to be bused up to the starting area of the race, of waiting for an hour and a half for the race to begin, usually in freezing weather, etc.  I decided to just run my own half-marathons, avoiding all the falderal (folderol is the British spelling) associated with organized races.  I had my own medals made and called my runs the ‘Taylor Half’.  Using the ‘Run Tracker’ app on my iPhone, I jog 6.55 miles away from the house, and then turn around and run back on the same track, completing the 13.1 miles for the half-marathon.  I listen to books-on-tape whenever I run, and have a grand time.  I should mention that I only have two goals for each race — no stopping and no walking.  Thus far I have met those two standards with every race.  One can see that I missed running half marathons in 2014 and 2015, as we were serving our full-time mission in New Zealand.  I hasten to add, however, that I ran 4 to 5 miles every single day (excepting Sundays) during our years in New Zealand.  I only missed two days, due to sickness. Following are the half-marathons I have completed:

  1. Halloween Half — October 2010
  2. Moab Half — May 2011
  3. Utah Valley Half — June 2011
  4. Nebo Half — September 2011
  5. Halloween Half — October 2011
  6. Provo City Half — May 2012
  7. Utah Valley Half — June 2012
  8. Provo River Trail Half — August 2012
  9. Nebo Half — September 2012
  10. Halloween Half — October 2012
  11. Thanksgiving Point Half — April 2013
  12. Provo City Half — May 2013
  13. Utah Valley Half — June 2013
  14. Hobbler Half — July 2013
  15. Nebo Half — September 2013
  16. South Jordan Half — October 2013
  17. Tulip Festival Half — April 2016
  18. Alpine City Half — May 2016
  19. Hobbler Half — July 2016
  20. Nebo Half — September 2016
  21. Halloween Half — October 2016
  22. Salt Lake Tri Club Half — February 2017
  23. Tulip Festival Half — April 2017
  24. Utah Valley Half — June 2017
  25. Hobbler Half — July 2017
  26. Timpanogos Half — July 2017
  27. Mapleton Moonlight Half — September 2017
  28. Halloween Half — October 2017
  29. Riverton Half — March 2018
  30. Provo City Half — May 2018
  31. Utah Valley Half — June 2018
  32. Hobbler Half — July 2018
  33. Taylor Half # 1 — September 2018
  34. Taylor Half # 2 — November 2018
  35. Taylor Half #3 — March 2019
  36. Taylor Half #4 — May 2019
  37. Taylor Half #5 — September 2019

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