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!
Congratulations to Joan McGue who raced the Luke Jones Memorial 5k this past weekend. Joan is a long time Camelback Coaching athlete — 11 years!!! — and has raced all types of endurance races over the years, including Ironman races and even the Duathlon World Championships in Spain! She ran this weekend’s 5K with a time of 29:31 and took 2nd in her AG! Joan will be racing the Desert Du in Feb and Oceanside 70.3 later in the Spring. Go Joan!
What a great weekend for racing this past weekend. 2018 got off to a great start with the Rock and Roll Marathon here in Phoenix. I want to especially congratulate Joe Dundas who raced his first marathon and finished in an impressive 3:27. This was good enough for 11th in his AG and 112th overall. Not bad for his first time out!
Rock and Roll Marathon
Joe Dundas – 3:27 – 1st marathon!
Vince Mazzocco – 4:27 – 1st marathon!
Rock and Roll ½ Marathon
Kyrsten Sinema – 1:59
Abby Pfeiffer – 1:59 – PR!!
Don Ennis – 1:59
Melissa Samuelson – 1:43 – PR!! 25th in her AG!
Rock and Roll 5K
David Hay – 24:36 – 2nd in AG!
Lenny Gold – 55:40
Frank Smith – 4:54 – 26th in AG! Kept his monthly marathon streak alive!
Here’s to a great 2018! We hope everyone is looking forward to a great year of training and racing!
We had one race this past weekend. Frank Smith raced the Frost Bite 5 miler in Kentucky. Frank has been doing this race each year since 2008. He faced -8 deg wind chill weather this year but still finished in 45:18 taking 13th in his AG. Well done, Frank!
Mike Haenel – crusin’ the Beeline . . .
Congratulations to our five intrepid finishers from this year’s Ironman Arizona! The day was a hot one with no clouds in the sky and the wind on the Beeline Hwy was as strong as ever! We would especially like to recognize Russell Vanbeber who raced IMAZ one year after having serious knee surgery. It was a long journey but he went from a hospital bed to an IM in 12 months. The day was long, but he got there!
Joe Gervais – 13:19
Mike Haenel – 14:35 – 1st IM!
Abby Pfeiffer – 15:38 – 1st IM!
Marc Suarez – 14:49 – 1st IM!
Russell Vanbeber – 16:02
Time to start dreaming of the 2018 season!!