Oceanside 70.3, Go! St. Louis Marathon, Montana Masters Swim Meet

Great racing this last weekend! Congratulations to everyone who raced Oceanside 70.3, one of the iconic races on the Ironman calendar!
Oceanside 70.3
Pat Haenel – 5:34 – 37th in large AG!
Mike Haenel – 6:37 – Pat’s Dad, how cool is that?!
Don Ennis – 6:22
Cheryl Stadlman – 7:43
Al Adli – 6:37 – PR!!
Montana Masters Swim Meet
Heather Grahame stepped out of her comfort zone and took on the Montana Masters State Swim Meet. Doing single sport events like this is a great way to expand your endurance sport experience!
1650 Free – 1st in AG
100 Free – 1st in Ag
500 Free – 1st in AG
50 Breast – 2nd in AG
200 Free – 1st in AG
50 Fly – 1st in AG
Go! St. Louis Marathon
Frank Smith – 4:41 – 30th in AG – Keeps his monthly marathon streak alive on a day when the temperature at the start was 28 deg!
Congratulations, everyone!

Bartlett Lake Tri, Diamondbacks Cancer Run 5K

Race season is gaining steam! Congrats to our athletes for their efforts over this last weekend!

Bartlett Lake Olympic Tri

Joe Dundas – 3:31 – 2nd in AG in his first ever tri!!

Bartlett Lake Sprint + Tri (1,000yds swim, 12.8mi bike and 4 mile run)

Peter Ney – 1:30 – 2nd overall male!

Diamondbacks Cancer Run 5K

Robert Scovill – 28:17 – 37th in AG

Good luck to everyone racing the Oceanside 70.3 this weekend!

Pride 10K – Tempe, Anthem Sprint Tri, New South Trail Half Marathon – NC, Phoenix 5K

The race season is starting to get busier! Congratulations to all our racers!

Pride 10K – Tempe

Kyrsten Sinema – 53:52 – 1st in AG!

Anthem Sprint Tri

Robert Scovill (pictured) – 1:20 – 3rd in AG! This was Robert’s first ever triathlon!


New South Trail ½ Marathon – N.C.

Frank Smith – 2:53 – 10th in AG

Phx 5K

Ken Clark – 20:44 – 6:35/mile!

Good luck to everyone racing the Bartlett Lake Tri this weekend!

Mesquite Canyon 50-Mile Run, Puerto Rico 70.3, St. Paul Minnesota Half Marathon, Tri for the Cure Sprint, SW Valley YMCA Mini Sprint, Cincinnati Heart Health Half Marathon

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!

Mountain 2 Fountain 15K, Chattanooga Marathon

Congratulations to Cheryl Stadlman who ran the Mountain to Fountain 15K in Fountain Hills this last weekend. Cheryl ran a 1:40 and logged her PR for that distance!
Frank Smith kept his monthly marathon streak alive with a nice 4:38 at the Chattanooga Marathon in TN. This time was good enough for 7th in his AG!
Great job, guys!

Phoenix Marathon, Phoenix Half Marathon, Phoenix 10K

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!

Phoenix Marathon

Abby Pfeiffer – 4:25
Melissa Samuelson – 3:38 – PR and BQ!!
Kyrsten Sinema- 3:59




Kathy Stanley

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!

Phoenix 10K

Ken Clark – 42:17 – PR!!

So proud of all of our athletes! Way to go, guys!

Black Canyon 100K, Desert Duathlon, Lost Dutchman Marathon

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!

Hilton Head (SC) Marathon

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!

Runner’s Den Pancake Run 5K and 10K

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!