Indian Wells 70.3, Scottsdale Half Marathon, 12Ks of Christmas, Kiawah Island Marathon (SC)

Kathy Stanley

We hope you are having a nice week and are looking forward to the weekend! Here are some nice results from this past weekend:

Indian Wells 70.3
Alex Craviotto – 6:33 in her first 70.3!

Scottsdale ½ Marathon
Joe Dundas – 1:29 – 49th overall and 5th in his AG!
Kathy Stanley – 1:50 – 3rd in AG
Joan McGue – 2:17 – 6th in AG

12Ks of Christmas
Cheryl Stadlman – 1:22

Kiawah Island Marathon (SC)
Frank Smith – 4:39 – 28th in AG – Yes, two marathons in 7 days!

Hot Chocolate 15K, Long Beach Rock the Bay Marathon

We hope you’re all enjoying this wonderful cool air and rain! Perfect for running!!

Hot Chocolate 15K
Krisstin Hammond – 1:13 – 12th in AG. She PR’d her 5K and 10K bests along the way!
Rebecca Felmly – 2:10 – massive drop in pace per mile since the summer!


Long Beach Rock the Bay Marathon
Frank Smith – 4:53
This race was a throwback to the early days of endurance sport. There were 12 racers. The course was marked by chalk on the sidewalk. Timing was done with pencil, paper and watch. There was 1 water stop, 3 staff members, no volunteers and 2 spectators! Just 12 determined souls to run 26.2 miles. Frank finished 6 of 12!

Turkey Trots

We had quite a few Turkey Trotters during Thanksgiving week! Congrats to all of you!

Joan McGue – 60:13 – 3rd in AG
Al Adli – 52:26
Peter Ney – 40:30 – 3rd overall male!

Frank Smith ran the Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day 10K. It was the 109th year of this race!! Frank finished in 54:33 and took 73rd of 414 in his AG!

Ironman Arizona

We hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Bill and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our athletes, past and present, for your support. Put simply, we wouldn’t still be here, 15 years after starting this adventure, without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And to go with our thanks, here are some great results from IMAZ! The weather cooperated this last weekend and it was about as good as it gets at this race! Congratulations to everyone!

Ryan Clancey – 15:02 – 1st IM!
Joe Dundas – 12:42 – 1st IM!
Amy Engel– 16:47 – 10th IM!! Yes, 10th!!
Don Ennis – 14:47 – 1st IM!
Ryan Mitchell – 13:09 – 1st IM!
Abby Pfeiffer (pictured) – 13:59 – PR!!
Sorin Tohatan – 13:03 – 1st IM!
Jim Ustasiewski – 11:09 – PR and 8th in AG!!!

Colossal Vail 50 Mile Run, World’s Toughest Mudder 24-hour Challenge Race, Honor Run Half Marathon, Tempe Splash and Dash

What a great week for training and racing! Fingers crossed it stays this way through the weekend for IMAZ (looking good, we think!) CC athletes had wonderful results last weekend in a variety of races. Great job, guys!

Colossal Vail 50 Mile run
Tali Toncray (pictured) – 9:59 – 2nd overall female!!

World’s Toughest Mudder 24 hour challenge race
Brandon Welling – 50 miles covered – 142nd overall out of over 1200 starters!

Honor Run ½ Marathon
Frank Smith – 2:06 – 16th in AG.

Tempe Splash and Dash
Joan McGue – 1K swim/5K run – 1:00

Cabo 70.3, Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Joshua Tree Half Marathon, Tempe Draft Legal Sprint Tri, Phoenix 10K, Lake Pleasant Olympic Tri

What a great weekend for racing! We love the variety of events that the fall and winter months bring and our athletes are taking advantage. Great job, everyone!

Cabo 70.3
Liz Flint – 6:44

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Frank Smith – 4:37

Joshua Tree ½ Marathon
Cortney Ellish – 2:02 – 3rd in her AG!

Tempe Draft Legal Sprint Tri
Peter Ney – 1:08 – 10th overall. Peter also did the Tempe 3K open water swim in 30:01!

Phoenix 10K
Joan McGue – 1:01 – 10th in AG
Mike Haenel – 54:13

Lake Pleasant Olympic Tri
Andrew Broderick – 3:15 – 1st ever tri!!

Ironman RACE STRATEGY lecture – Wednesday, Nov 7th, 6pm

Just a reminder that the Ironman Race Strategy Lecture will be held this Wednesday, Nov 7th, at 6pm, at Sole Sports Running Zone in Scottsdale.

This lecture comes just before Ironman Arizona and for good reason. Like nutrition, a proper race strategy is crucial to having the race you envision. Even if you haven’t been able to attend the other lectures, come to this one! It’s that important! We’ll discuss racing and pacing strategies to ensure you have your best possible race. Information is also applicable to the Half Ironman distance.

Drinks will be provided and all attendees will receive 15% off any purchase made at Sole Sports on lecture night. The event is free and is open to everyone. Hope to see you there!

AZ Tri Series Age Group Champion!

Congratulations to Kathy Stanley for winning the AZ Tri Series for her age group in short course! Kathy is returning to racing after a series of serious medical setbacks, so this is truly a hard-earned and well-deserved award. We are so proud of you, Kathy. Way to go!