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Old 02-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #3766
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I also emailed them an official 10k time, I thought that is what we were supposed to do.
That's what you have to do if you update the time later, but at the point of registration, you just type it in. No need to email it. I know of at least 1 person who did this.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #3767
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Gotta say I am sooo disappointed with the Marathonfoto pics. Nothing of me crossing the finish line at all. I even high-fived Donald. For me, it looks like they focused on 2 areas of the race. What a disapointment.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:15 PM   #3768
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Gotta say I am sooo disappointed with the Marathonfoto pics. Nothing of me crossing the finish line at all. I even high-fived Donald. For me, it looks like they focused on 2 areas of the race. What a disapointment.
Are they all done assigning photos now? I hoped to see some castle photos. I just thought maybe they weren't finished yet.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #3769
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For those that stopped to take a photo with the Villains have any of them shown up for you guys?
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #3770
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Are they all done assigning photos now? I hoped to see some castle photos. I just thought maybe they weren't finished yet.
I figured they were because the little tab saying they were still identifying pics is gone.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:40 PM   #3771
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That's what you have to do if you update the time later, but at the point of registration, you just type it in. No need to email it. I know of at least 1 person who did this.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #3772
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I really, REALLY don't think this is a runners vs. walkers thing. It's mainly logistics. The field is too big and the course is too tight. Even if someone lied about their time to get in A, if they are much slower than they will be naturally shaken out soon after the run starts.

That being said, it WOULD benefit Dis greatly to at least spot check the submitted times. For those who don't know, I'm pretty sure that runDisney does NOT check all those submitted times. I like the previous poster's idea about at least spot checking and those who gave an invalid race / time get automatically moved to H. So,yes, you are basically counting on people's honesty.

However, all that being said, I think it would still be a minimal impact if the course supported the field. I'm a hybrid - I am a slightly faster runner - between a 10:00 and 10:30 pace - but I also do run/ walk, usually run half a mile and walk 1 minute. I've earned a Corral B placement each of the 3 years I've done this and started in C the last 2 years with friends. This is the first year I have seen such bottlenecking.

My inexperienced opinion is that this race needs to be capped at 20,000, or many, many more corrals added. I've run the Peachtree Road Race 10K the last couple of years (60K runners) and they have corrals A-Y! It's crowded, but not to the point where you just can't get around. They also run along a course that provides 4-5 lanes of road.

Finally - where are the princesses?!?! I mean, this is the PRINCESS half marathon. Why aren't all the princess characters out in full force? In the MK we saw Belle and then Cinderella, about to be switched out with Aurora. At the very least, they could do what they do with the heroes - a bundle of princesses all at one stop. Just kind of a pet peeve for someone who does this for fun and pictures (and does NOT lie to get into B corral! )
I totally agree with this!!! I was so disappointed with the lack of the number of princesses out in the course. I was expecting so many more!

I also think they need more corrals to help spread out the field.

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #3773
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Gotta say I am sooo disappointed with the Marathonfoto pics. Nothing of me crossing the finish line at all. I even high-fived Donald. For me, it looks like they focused on 2 areas of the race. What a disapointment.
Me too! They had like 20 photographers at the finish and not one was able to snap a pic of me??? Seriously?

I wasn't impressed with the ones at Tink either so I don't know why I'm surprised...
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #3774
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sorry about all the bad marathonfotos stuff.

Crazy but this is the best they have done for me. If you click on a photo like you are going to purchase it and it takes you to the next screen...look for some small orange writing next to packages to see video of castle and finish.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:03 PM   #3775
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I totally agree with this!!! I was so disappointed with the lack of the number of princesses out in the course. I was expecting so many more!

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I liked it when they had a princess at every mile marker along the road....like mile 6 or 7 through 9, plus the evil step mother and sisters at the Epcot turn around..no one there this year. They used to have 3 character stops back stage at the MK.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:07 PM   #3776
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I figured they were because the little tab saying they were still identifying pics is gone.
Mine still says that they are identifying photos so I'm not sure why yours says the opposite.

MarathonFoto has been known to be slow so I wouldn't give up quiet yet.

I also noticed that the course seemed emptier compared to last year's in the miles I did complete. But I also thought it may have had something to do with the placing of where I was.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #3777
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Just got an email from marathonfoto saying photos are ready.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #3778
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I got back from disney yesterday and wanted to check in/brag. I planned to run/walk for the first five miles then speed walk the rest. But quickly realized that my teammate and I had vastly different paces so we split from each other and said we would meet back at the hotel. She ran off and didn't stop to walk at all while I was on a 45 second walk/ 45 second run interval. Not only was my 5k split my fastest ever but so was my 10k! I was feeling good so I kept up with my intervals until mile seven when the humidity suddenly hit me. I still finished but miles eight, nine, and ten were crazy long. I latched on to someone to keep pace at mile ten and finished strong.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:23 PM   #3779
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Just got an email from marathonfoto saying photos are ready.
One thing I know from experience that email being sent doesn't mean they are all up. I've done four races where they are the photographers. They tend to send out emails long before all the photos are up and sorted. Give them a few more days before making assumptions. Also make sure to check the partial bib matches under lost and found. I've found several photos that way before.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #3780
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Gotta say I am sooo disappointed with the Marathonfoto pics. Nothing of me crossing the finish line at all. I even high-fived Donald. For me, it looks like they focused on 2 areas of the race. What a disapointment.
Just got an e-mail from Marathon Photo saying my pics were ready and then clicked on the link to discover picture of me solo at the official photo end was not there...photo of DH and I is there...makes no sense since my solo shot was before the two of us. Only other pics were at the finish and before entering the corrals. So happy I stopped for pics that they can't identify...really...have they not heard of facial recognition software and/or get a better software that can read the bib numbers ! I did go through some of the pages of unidentified photos and I believe even my greyhounds could read the bib numbers. !
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