More Pat’s Run Results and Mallorca Triathlon, Spain

Kim Essendrup in Mallorca

Kim Essendrup in Mallorca

More race results!

Kim Essendrup raced the Mallorca Draft Legal Olympic Tri this past weekend. What an awesome place to race! He finished in a nice 2:46. Check out the photos below. I have often said it, but if you ever get a chance to race in Europe – go for it! It can be a lifetime moment!

I also forgot to mention Kyrsten Sinema in the Pat’s Run results. Kyrsten ran a 33:33 and took 48th in her AG of 2,917! This was a Pat’s Run PR for her. For her next race, Kyrsten will be defending her title at the ACLI Capital Challenge in May. This is a 3 mile race where the “fastest member of Congress” is crowned!

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Big Sur Marathon, Pat’s Run, Superhero 5K

Great weekend of racing! Congrats to everyone who ran Pat’s Run! Here’s what we have so far.

Pat’s Run

Karla Delord – 34:27 – 19th in her AG!

Steve Sharp – 54:16

Robin Grenko – 41:07

Joan McGue ran the Super hero 5K and finished in 27:27 taking 7th overall female!

A big shout out goes to Vicki Monsey. You may remember that Vicki ran an impressive 3:21 at Boston just a week ago. This past weekend she did the legendary double of running the Big Sur Marathon just 6 days after Boston. Vicki ran a super 3:29 at Big Sur. Vicki was one of 227 women who took on the challenge of Boston and Big Sur. Her combined time placed her 9th overall female for the double!! Her average pace when both marathons were combined was an impressive 7:50/mile!

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Boston Marathon, Bartlett Lake Tri, Arcadia 5K

Bartlett Lake Finisher Trophy Tali Toncray 5th overall female Apr 16We had some great results this past weekend! We especially want to recognize Vicki Monsey. Vicki ran the Boston Marathon on Monday and logged one of the best paced marathons we have seen. She finished in 3:21 and took 19th in her AG of over 1,200! She went through 13.1 miles at 1:40 – exactly ½ of her finishing time! The difference between her fastest mile and slowest mile was only 13 sec. Several of her fastest miles occurred in the last 5K! It was a perfectly executed race. To top it off, she is slated to run the Big Sur Marathon this weekend!

The Bartlett Lake Triathlon was also held this weekend. It is one of the toughest race courses in AZ, and this year, included strong, blustery winds. Huge congratulations to Peter Ney who placed first overall in the sprint distance!


Peter Ney – 1:29 – 1st overall male!

Steve Sharp – 2:21 – 4th in AG


Brian Toncray – 3:04 – 2nd in AG

Kory McCarthy – 3:05 – 2nd in AG

Tali Toncray – 3:27 – 2nd in AG, 5th overall female!

Adela Riehle – 3:40 – 1st in AG!

Kristin Patterson – 3:50 – 2nd in AG – Kristin will be racing her first IM at IMAZ later this year.

Team Taylor 5K – Arcadia

Mike Auther – 21:26 – 14th overall!

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Ohio River Road Runners Club Marathon, St. Louis Half Marathon, D-Backs 5K

We had some nice running races this past weekend. Congratulations to Frank Smith who finished the Ohio River Road Runners Club Marathon in 4:26. Frank kept his monthly marathon streak alive and took 5th place in his AG!

We would also like to recognize Mark Livingston who ran the St. Louis ½ Marathon in 1:39 and took 13th in his AG. Mark is aiming for his first 50-miler later this year.

Locally, Mike Auther PR’d at the D-Backs 5K with a nice time of 21:03!

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

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Oceanside 70.3, SW Valley YMCA Tri-Family Sprint

Oceanside 70.3 medalGreat weekend of racing at long and short races this weekend! Congratulations to everyone who raced Oceanside 70.3. The race included one of the tougher swims in recent years with plenty of chop and large swells.

Oceanside 70.3

Joan McGue – 8:13 – 11th in AG

Mike Haenel – 6:42 – 42nd in AG. 2nd ever 70.3 after racing sick in Tahoe last year!

Kyrsten Sinema – 6:45 – 67th in AG

SW Valley YMCA Tri Family Sprint

Marc Suarez – 1:14 – 12th overall and 3rd in his AG!

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Tri for the Cure, Hippity Hop Marathon

Kara Gibson Hippity Hop Marathon

Kara Gibson Hippity Hop Marathon

Loving the blustery weather! We had a couple of races this past weekend. Congratulations to Kyrsten Sinema who raced the Tri for the Cure. Kyrsten finished in 57:39 ( 5 min faster than last year!) and took 6th in her AG. Kara Gibson ran the Hippity Hop Marathon, finishing in 4:21 which was strong enough for 10th overall female and 2nd in her AG! Nice job Kyrsten and Kara!

The first big race of our long course triathlon season happens this weekend. Good luck to everyone racing Oceanside 70.3!

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Ironman 70.3 Monterrey (Mexico), Lake Havasu Olympic and Sprint, Super SEAL Olympic, Run for Ryan House 10K, GCU 10K, Mining Country Challenge Bike Ride

Mirinda Carfrae, Jane Esahak-Gage, Dwight Lundell, Sharon Johnston  Ironman 70.3 Monterrey (Mexico)

Mirinda Carfrae, Jane Esahak-Gage, Dwight Lundell, Sharon Johnston
Ironman 70.3 Monterrey (Mexico)

The spring racing season is in full swing, and we had a busy weekend!

Congratulations to Sharon Johnston and Dwight Lundell who raced the Ironman 70.3 Monterrey in Mexico. Sharon and Dwight both won their age groups, which qualifies them to race in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship to be held in Mooloolaba in Queensland, Australia on September 4th!

Thank you to George Esahak-Gage for this great photo from Monterrey. Standing next to Dwight, for those of you who don’t know, is George’s wife, the amazing and highly accomplished racer, Jane Esahak-Gage, who placed 2nd in her age group. And, of course, we all know Mirinda Carfrae on the left!

And a special shout out to Peter Ney had another stellar race at the Havasu Olympic Tri. He finished in 2:14 and took 2nd overall!

Congrats to all of our racers!

Ironman 70.3 Monterrey (Mexico)

Sharon Johnston – 5:46 – 1st in AG! Qualified for 70.3 World Championships in Australia!

Dwight Lundell – 5:52 – 1st in AG! He will be headed to Australia as well!

Havasu Olympic

Peter Ney – 2:14 – 2nd overall!

Steve Teodoro – 4:19 – 4th in AG.

Havasu Sprint

Steve Sharp – 2:19 – 8th in AG

Super Seal Olympic Tri (San Diego)

Marc Suarez – 2:53 – 31st in AG – 1st ever Olympic Tri!

Steve Sweeney – 2:50 – 46th in AG

Run for Ryan House 10K (a result from last weekend)

CJ Ketterer – 48:25 – 1st in AG!


Mike Auther – 47:36

Mining Country Challenge Bike Ride – 100K

Sue Frome – 4:48

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Run for Ryan House, Mesquite Canyon Half Marathon, TriZona Sprint Tri, Heart Half Marathon Cincinnati, Peoria Sprint Tri

Jona Davis Pat Devine Run for Ryan House AG winners 13Mar16Catching up on last weekend’s race results, and we had some high overall finishes! Spring season is fully underway!!

Run for Ryan House

½ Marathon –  Jona Davis – 1:48 – 1st in AG! (pictured)

10K – Pat Devine – 42:31 3rd overall, 1st in AG! (pictured)

Mesquite Canyon ½ Marathon (Trail)

Adela Riehle – 2:41. 23rd overall female.

TriZona Sprint Tri

Peter Ney –1:09 1st overall! Ran a 15:10 5K!

Heart ½ Marathon Cincinnati

Frank Smith 2:00 – 20th in AG

Peoria Sprint Tri

Kory McCarthy – 4th overall! – 1:01

Marc Suarez – 1:18 – 6th in AG

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Columbia Marathon, Fallen Officer 5K

We had a couple of nice results from this past weekend! Congratulations goes out to Frank Smith who kept his monthly marathon streak alive by finishing the Columbia Marathon (S.C.) in 4:25 and taking 6th place in his age group! Here, locally, Mike Auther ran the Fallen Officer 5K in 21:58 and took first place in his age group and was top 10 overall!

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Phoenix 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Desert Duathlon

Kathy Stanley Phx Half Marathon Feb 2016What a great weekend for racing! Hard to believe it’s March 1st!! Unfortunately, heat is the number one inhibitor of endurance performance. This meant overall slower times for the Phoenix Marathon this year. But all in all, some great results!


Phoenix 10K

Kory McCarthy – 39:56 – 3rd in AG and 15th overall. Kory broke 40 min in a 10K for the first time. This is a huge result. The two “holy grails” in road racing are the 3 hour marathon and the 40 min 10k. Way to go Kory!!

Kevin La Ra – 42:38 – 1st in AG!!

Steve Sharp – 1:22 – 35th in AG

Phoenix ½ Marathon

Kathy Stanley – 1:52 – 8th in AG! This was an amazing run as Kathy suffered a stroke last fall in the lead up to IMAZ. Yes, you read that correctly! This was her first event since recovering. You are awesome, Kathy!!!

Heather Wilson – 1:49 – 39th in AG.

Robert Hess III – 3:00 – PR!!

Kyrsten Sinema – 2:12 – 197th in AG

Phoenix Marathon

Dave Frome – 3:59 – 11th in AG

Eero Allison – 4:06 – 66th in AG

Kara Gibson – 4:18 – 54th in AG

Desert Classic Duathlon – some great AG results!

Peter Ney – 2:00 – 2nd in AG and 6th overall

Joan McGue – 3:33 – 1st in AG

CJ Ketterer – 2:30 – 3rd in AG

Jim Walton – 3:12 – 2nd in AG

Robin Grenko – 3:23 – 5th in AG

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