I do so love morning swim lessons in the winter. Treated to spectacular sunrises on a regular basis!
We had some nice races this past weekend! Congrats to everyone!
White Tanks 8K Trail Run
Peter Ney – 28:10 (6:14/mile off road!) – 3rd overall male!
6 hrs of Papago MTB race
Mark Livingston – 9 laps – 62 miles. Mark will be racing the Leadville 100 MTB race this summer!
Dopey Challenge (FL) – 5K, 10K, ½ Marathon and marathon done in four days!
Good luck to everyone racing the R&R ½ marathon this weekend!!
We hope you all had a Happy New Year and are looking forward to a great 2017!
We just wanted to take a moment at congratulate Frank Smith. Frank is our longtime athlete from Cincinnati with a healthy obsession for running a marathon or ultra every month! Frank went short on New Year’s Day and ran the Frost Bite 5 miler in Fort Thomas, KY. He finished in 42:22 and took 5th in his AG. In a couple of weeks, Frank will be racing four 50K runs in four days in Hawaii at the Mainly Marathons event. Good luck Frank!!
(Had to include a photo of the coach on holiday – ha!)
Last weekend was a great weekend for racing! Congrats to Kory McCarthy (pictured) who ran the Buckeye 10K in 39:57 and took 1st overall!
Anthem Sprint Tri
Joe Gervais – 1:08 – 1st in Ag and 15th overall!
Scottsdale ½ Marathon
Peter Ney – 1:30 – 5th in AG
Kyrsten Sinema – 1:58 – PR!
Bo Micek – 1:54 – 35th in AG
David Hay – 26:07 – 4th in AG!
Mike Auther – 21:09 – 1st in AG!
Kiawah Is Marathon
Frank Smith 4:23 – 33rd in AG. Frank keeps his monthly marathon streak alive!
12Ks of Christmas
Beth Lofquist – 1:10 – 3rd in AG!
This past week, Tri-Family Racing compiled their overall results for the 2016 race season. Our own Kory McCarthy took 2nd overall male for the year! See his overall results below:
Spring Peoria Maxi Sprint: 4th OA
Spring Bartlett Oly: 2nd AG
Fall Bartlett Sprint Plus: 2nd OA
Halloween Maxi Sprint: 1st OA
Thanksgiving Reverse Sprint: 3rd OA
Nice job, Kory!!
This past weekend was almost perfect for racing! We want to especially congratulate Dave Frome (pictured) who ran a 4:05 at the California International Marathon and qualified for Boston!
Hot Chocolate 15K
Andrea Helmrath – 1:39
Pat Devine – 1:06 – 5th in AG
Chris Kline – 1:29
Sally Borg – 1:32 – 8th in AG
Melissa Samuelson – 1:19
Karla Delord – 1:29
CJ Ketterer – 1:12 – 3rd in AG
Joan McGue – 1:29 – 3rd in AG
Hot Chocolate 5K
Rebecca Felmly – 48:42
Yikes! It’s taken me a whole week to get caught up post Thanksgiving! Congratulations to everyone who started their days off with Turkey Trots or Tris!
Results are below, but first, good luck to those of you racing the Hot Chocolate 15K this weekend. The weather should be absolutely perfect for racing. Remember to dress as though the temperature is 20 deg warmer than what it is on the start line. In other words, if the morning low is supposed to be 40 deg, dress as though itis 60. This will keep you from over dressing and getting too hot in the first mile of the race. Have fun!
Chris Kline – 26:44 PR!
Peter Ney – 20:40 – 3rd overall male!
Mike Auther – 21:56 – 3RD in AG
Robert Hess – 1:04 – PR!
Al Alper – 1:01
Frank Smith – 52:43 (in Cincinnati!)
Joan McGue – 59:08 – 2nd in AG
Turkey Sprint Tri
Kory McCarthy – 51:35 – 3rd overall male!
Hope you all are enjoying a pleasant Thanksgiving weekend!
A nice time to reflect on what happened LAST weekend, as far as racing goes, anyway. Of course, I’m talking about IMAZ.
But first, also last weekend, congratulations to Kyrsten Sinema who ran the JFK 50 Miler and finished in a solid 12:30! Kyrsten remarked that it was definitely tougher on the body than an IM. Our hats are always off to ultrarunners.
As you know, for IMAZ, the race took place under near perfect racing conditions. How great that you all can remember a world record was set on the course this day. Great job to all our racers!
Eero Allison – 11:44, PR!!
Heather Wilson – 12:13 with a 4:15 marathon!!
Sally Borg – 14:13 – PR and 6th in AG!!
Steve Sweeney – 12:23 in his first IM!!
Amy Engel – 15:27 and her 8th IM!
Joe Gervais – 12:27
Heather Grahame – 14:28 and 7th in AG in her first IM!
Tali Toncray – 11:39 with a 4:04 marathon and 7th in AG!
Kristin Patterson – 13:59 in her first IM!
Paul Kluzak – 11:35 in his 7th IMAZ!
Bring on the meat of the running season and look forward to 2017!!!
Despite the warm weekend, there were some good races out there!
Adela Riehle completed the Phoenix Summit Challenge (7 hi points in Phoenix in a day). Kyrsten Sinema did the first 4 and then cut it short to save herself for her first 50 mile run which is this weekend!
At the Tempe Splash and Dash (1K swim, 5K run), Jennifer Talbot finished as 1st overall female!
David Hay ran the Veteran’s Day 5K and finished in 25:30 which was fast enough for 1st in his AG!
Tomorrow night (Wed) at 6pm is our race strategy lecture for IMAZ. We’ll go over pacing and race strategy for Sunday. Good luck to our IMAZ racers!!
The running and MTB season is finally underway here in AZ! Hopefully the weather will continue to cool for IMAZ next week. There were some nice races this weekend.
Frank Smith kept his marathon streak alive by finishing the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis. Frank finished in 4:40 and took 115th in his AG about a month after doing IM Maryland!
Peter Ney ran a nice 2 hour run at the San Tan 25K off road run. Peter took 15th overall male.
We had several people race the Phoenix 10K and 1/2 marathon this weekend.
Joan McGue – 59:01 – 4th in AG
Mike Auther – 47:55 – 9th in AG
CJ Ketterer – 48:16 – 3rd in AG
Phoenix ½ Marathon
Dave Frome – 1:50 – 3rd in AG
Near Zion, Utah, Ric Emery raced a 25 hour endurance MTB event called the 25 hours of Frog Hallow. Ric had an excellent race and covered 195 miles in 25 hours. This was good enough for 2nd in his division and also ranked him as the number 2 single speed endurance racer on the circuit nationally! Nice job, Ric!
As a reminder, our next IM lecture is on Wed, Nov 16th at 6pm. We will meet at the Comfort Inn in Fountain Hills. This meeting will cover proper pacing and race strategy for IMAZ. We are holding the meeting during IMAZ race week so that the information stays fresh in everyone’s mind! Hope to see you there – all are welcome!
Loving the cooler weather and rain today! We have three races to report on from the weekend, of which two of them could have used these cooler temps. First, Kory McCarthy won the overall title at the Tri-Family Halloween Sprint Tri. He finished in an impressive time of 1:06. At the same race, Tanya Perry completed here first triathlon and took 3rd in her AG with a time of 1:43!
The hot weather made things pretty tough for the ultra-runners at the Javelina 100 in McDowell Mountain Park. Toby Baum was not deterred and finished the 100 mile run in 27:56!
In Texas, Sharon Johnston competed in the Austin 70.3. The swim was cancelled due to fog and Sharon crushed the bike/run course with a time of 5:11 and took 3rd in her AG!
Only 17 days until IMAZ! Keep your fingers crossed for overcast skies and light winds!