As many of you get ready for IMAZ, we want to take the time to congratulate Heather Grahame on her race last weekend. Heather raced the National Championship Aquabike race in Miami last Sunday. An Aquabike race consists of a swim and bike, but no run. This particular form of multisport racing has seen a dramatic increase in popularity over the last 3 years. Here is a great article about what this sport is all about: https://www.wsj.com/articles/forget-triathlons-its-time-for-aquabike-1510542721#comments_sector
In Miami, Heather raced the 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike in 3:39 and took 3rd in her AG. She had a 42 min swim and a 2:52 ride on a day where the wind gusts exceeded 30mph Her result qualified her for the Aquabike World Champs in 2018 which will be held in Denmark!!
Nice job, Heather!!
“Golden Crowned Quakers” by CC athlete, Joan McGue – on exhibit at The Holland Gallery in Scottsdale
We had some big races this past weekend! Congrats to Mike Dalton who raced his first Ironman race at Ironman Florida this past weekend and finished in 13:19!! There were some nice times put in at the Phoenix 10K, too!
Instead of a race photo to go with this post, we’ve included a painting by one of our talented and longtime CC athletes, Joan McGue. The painting is titled “Golden Crowned Quakers,” and is on exhibition at the Holland Gallery in Scottsdale. So proud to have such a gifted artist in our ranks!
Mike Dalton – 13:19 – 1st IM!
Joan McGue – 61:57 – 6th in AG!
Vince Mazzocco – 49:46 – 10th in AG!
Phoenix 5K/10K double
Dave Frome race the 5K and then followed it up with the 10K. Dave ran the 5K in 25:24 and took 3rd in his AG. He ran the 10K in 52:22 and took 2nd in the AG!!
Frank Smith enjoyed some cooler weather for once this year and logged a nice 4:47 to keep his monthly marathon streak going!
Thought for the day to go along with this photo of CC athlete, Heather Grahame, making her training happen in snowy Montana!
“Mental toughness is having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to, generally, cope better than your opponents with the many demands (competition, training, lifestyle)that sport places on a performer and, specifically, be more consistent and better than your opponents in remaining determined, focused, confident and in control under pressure.”
2007 – Graham Jones et al University of Wales
Helena, Montana Nov 2017
Huge congratulations to Tali Toncray on her race at the Javelina Jundred 100K run this past weekend in McDowell Mountain Park. Tali fought off severe GI issues and unseasonably hot weather to finish in 14:08. This time was good enough for 39th overall and 21st female overall!! Nice job Tali!!
Congratulations to everyone who raced one super-hot AZ 70.3 this past weekend! Many props for running a ½ marathon at 1:30pm in AZ on a 95-deg day!!
Eero Allison – 6:26
Heather Wilson – 5:59 (pictured)
Eric Cummins – 6:21 – 1st 70.3!
Joe Gervais – 5:43 – 17th in AG!
Abby Pfeiffer – 6:43 – PR!!
Sorin Tohatan – 6:17 – 1st 70.3!
Ryan Mitchell – 5:51 – 1st 70.3!
Kory McCarthy – 4:52 – 10th in AG! Qualified for 70.3 World Championship to be held in South Africa!!
We also had Lenny Gold race the Marine Corps Marathon and finished in 5:37. Lenny races in the 60-69 AG!
Good luck to Tali Toncray and Brandon Welling who are racing the Javelina 100 Ultra Run this weekend! Tali is racing the 100K while Brandon is taking on the 100 miler!
The past couple of weekends have produced some great results! Super job to everyone who raced! We want to send a special congratulations to Heather Grahame. Heather has been racing Aqua-Bike races this year, and recently, she was ranked second nationally by USAT in the female 60-64 AG. She also attained All-American status for her efforts!
Tour de Scottsdale 30 mile
Cheryl Stadlman – 1:50 – 2nd in AG
David Hay – 1:28 – 1st in AG!
Towpath Marathon – Ohio
Frank Smith – Frank kept his monthly marathon streak alive with a 5:29 finish in hot conditions!
Estella Xterra Trail Run – 8K
Joan McGue (pictured) – 1:04 – 1st in AG! Finishing with cut knee that needed stitches, no less! Way to be tough, Joan!
Rockhopper Xterra Tri
Jennifer Talbot – 2:39 – 3rd in AG
Brian Toncray – 2:01 – 3rd in AG
Congratulations to Melissa Samuelson, who ran the Twin Cities Ultra Loony Challenge this past weekend in MN. The challenge consisted of running a 10K and a 5K the day before running the Twin Cities Marathon. Melissa nailed them all. She ran the 5K in 24:01 and the 10K in 47:13. The next day she ran a PR 3:45 marathon!! These results netted her 6th place female overall and 4th in her AG for the Challenge. Nice job Melissa!!
Toby Baum – Mountain Lakes 100 – Oregon
We had a nice weekend of racing last weekend from around the country!
Superfrog 70.3 – CA
Joe Gervais – 5:38 – 13th in AG!
Augusta 70.3 – GA
Frank Smith – 7:36 in horrendous heat and humidity.
Flagstaff, AZ 100 mile run relay
Dave Frome – team finished 2nd in div.
Brandon Welling – team finished in 21:16. Brandon ran a leg of 34 miles in 6:40 and then mountain biked for 66 miles!
Lastly, we want to congratulate Toby Baum for finishing his fourth 100 mile ultra-run in Portland, OR! He finished the Mountain Lakes 100 miler in 28:54 and has now earned enough points to race the famous UTMB Ultra Run in Chamonix, France in 2018. UTMB is considered to crown jewel of ultra runs and is as tough as it is scenic. Way to go, Toby! (picture with this post is from the race – gorgeous!)
Kyrsten Sinema – Lifetime Tri – 3rd in her age group!
Last weekend was super busy for racing! We mentioned Jona Davis in the previous post. She raced the ITU World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Denmark, placing 21st in her age group. But we had some awesome results stateside, too! Dana Kennedy stood atop the podium at the Lifetime Tri, while Kyrsten Sinema stood on her very first podium! Not to be left out, Melissa Samuelson also climbed up the podium steps for 2nd place at Lifetime. And in California, Sally Borg did it again at the Malibu Tri, placing 3rd in her age group. Congrats to all our stellar Camelback Coaching athletes!!!
Malibu Olympic Tri
Ryan Mitchell – 2:38 – 24th in AG
Sally Borg – 3:14 – 3rd in AG
Air Force Marathon
Frank Smith – 5:16 – 37th in AG – Frank has now run a marathon or longer each month for five straight years! What a streak!!
Tempe Olympic Tri
Jason Prenger – 3:58 – 21st in Ag – 44 min PR!!!
Tempe Sprint Tri
Melissa Samuelson – 1:21 – 2nd in AG and 10th overall!! PR!!
Kyrsten Sinema (pictured) – 1:33 – 3rd in AG!!
Dana Kennedy – 1:28 – 1st in AG!!
Bletch Trail Marathon, WA
Adela Riehle – 5:43 just a few weeks after doing the Titanium Man 140.6 race in MI!
Skull Valley Bike Ride
Joan McGue – 53 miles in 4:37 over a windy and hilly course.
Congratulations to Jona Davis who competed in the ITU World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Denmark this last weekend! Jona has been a Camelback Coaching athlete for over 10 years, and this was her FOURTH World Championships! She has also raced in Edmonton, Canada, Auckland, New Zealand, Cozumel, Mexico and now Rotterdam, Denmark. She took 21st in her AG this year! Way to go Jona!!