What a weekend for racing! Lots to report, from Puerto Rico to Cincinnati! We’d especially like to recognize Brandon Welling, who ran the Mesquite Canyon 50-Miler in 11:44. Regardless of time, though, running 50 miles is just freaking legit. Congratulations, Brandon, and to all our racers this weekend!
St Paul Minnesota ½ Marathon
Marc Suarez – 2:01 – Marc will be racing IM Wisconsin later this year.
Tri for the Cure Sprint Tri
Kathy Stanley (pictured)– 52:52 – 1st in AG!
Puerto Rico 70.3 on a hot and humid day!
Abby Pfeiffer – 6:42 – PR! 16th in AG
Kyrsten Sinema – 6:38 – 19th in AG
Mesquite Canyon 50-Mile Run
Brandon Welling – 11:44 – PR!! Brandon took 12th overall!
SW Valley YMCA Mini Sprint
David Hay – 1:02 – 1st in AG!
Cincinnati Heart Health ½ Marathon
Frank Smith – 2:05 – 47th in AG. Frank kept it short this weekend, but will be back at the marathon distance this coming weekend in Charlotte!
Melissa Samuelson BQ qual
What a weekend for our athletes at the Phoenix Marathon! Congratulations to Melissa Samuelson who ran a 3:38 and earned a PR and a Boston Qualifying time!
Abby Pfeiffer – 4:25
Melissa Samuelson – 3:38 – PR and BQ!!
Kyrsten Sinema- 3:59
Phoenix Half Marathon
Kathy Stanley – 1:49 – 4th in AG!
Al Adli – 2:05
Heather Wilson – 2:01
Lenny Gold – 2:05 – 11th in AG!
Ken Clark – 42:17 – PR!!
So proud of all of our athletes! Way to go, guys!
Congratulations to Toby Baum who ran the Antelope Canyon 50M ultra-run this last weekend in 11:33! Toby will be heading to France to race the UTMB 100M ultra-run later this summer! Way to go, Toby!
Tali Toncray – Black Canyon 100K
Great racing this past weekend! Some cooler weather has finally arrived and that always makes racing fun!
The cool air was of particular help to Tali Toncray and Brandon Welling. Tali and Brandon ran the Black Canyon 100K race and had great times over the challenging course. Tali finished in 15 hours and Brandon finished in 13:52. Tali will be taking on her fist 100 Miler later this spring in Zion!
At the Desert Duathlon, Cheryl Stadlman and Joan McGue had solid races. Cheryl finished 11 min faster than her time last year while Joan finished in 1:44!
At the Lost Dutchman Marathon, Peter Lofquist finished the hilly course in 4:44 and took 12th in his AG!
Good luck to everyone racing the Phoenix Marathon races this weekend. The lows are supposed to be in the upper 30s. This is absolutely perfect marathon weather!
Congratulations to longtime Camelback Coaching athlete, Frank Smith, who ran the Hilton Head (SC) Marathon this past weekend. On a hot day, Frank finished in 5:23. More importantly, Frank kept his monthly marathon streak alive. He has now finished a marathon or longer in each month for the past 5 years and 5 months! This marathon was also his 120th marathon or ultra that he has completed! Frank is racing Ironman Chattanooga later this year as well as many more marathons!
Looks like great racing weather for this weekend’s Desert Duathlon! Good luck everyone!
We had a couple of good performances turned in at the annual Pancake Run 5K and 10K this past weekend.
Melissa Samuelson ran the 5K in 22:34 and took 5th in her large AG. Melissa is getting ready for the Phoenix Marathon in a couple of weeks.
Joan McGue ran the 10K in 60:18 and took 3rd in her AG. Joan is getting ready for the Oceanside 70.3 in April. Check out Joan’s race number signed by the great Bill Rodgers. Pretty cool!
Earlier this month, Nir Joels ran an impressive 3:15 at the Tiberias Marathon in Jerusalem! Nir will be racing Ironman Estonia later this year. Locally, David Hay ran the Desert Classic 10K last weekend and took 1st in his AG with a time of 54:18! David will be racing the USAT National Sprint Champs in Aug. Congrats, Nir and David!
Kyrsten Sinema – Ironman World Championship, 2015. Photo: Tony Svensson/Ironman
Check out this great interview with longtime Camelback Coaching athlete, Kyrsten Sinema. Kyrsten has done so much for the sport of triathlon, particularly her work with getting women involved and participating in the sport. She talks about her work here, along with how she uses long training runs to reach out to politicians on the other side of the aisle (they run training loops with her!). Now that’s a great approach to getting the job done! Keep up the great work, Kyrsten!
We’d like to give a shout-out to Camelback Coaching athlete, Robert Scovill, who was named 2018 Concert Sound Mixer of the Year for his work with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. It was an extra special award for him this year, given the circumstances, but what an honor. I’m telling you, fifteen years into this coaching business, we’ve had the incredible privilege of working with some truly amazing people. Congratulations, Robert!