8-hour Dream Endurance Run, Indianapolis

The 8-hour Dream Endurance run was held last weekend. This was an actual, live, in-person ultra-race held in Indianapolis, IN. This race was done on a looped course and the goal was to complete as many miles as you could within 8 hours. Frank Smith took on the race and completed 31.1 miles. This was good enough for 3rd in his AG! Nice job Frank!
 
Since we don’t have a photo from Frank’s race, I added one of our son climbing in Flagstaff. 🙂
 
Enjoy the monsoon weather this weekend!

Guntersville, AL Sprint Tri

Happy Saturday, everyone!
 
Believe it or not, triathlons are actually being held in the US! The Guntersville, AL Sprint Tri was held this past weekend and Ed Wallis raced it. It was Ed’s very first tri and he finished in a super time of 1:34. Nice job Ed! (The photo is from this morning’s hike in McDowell Mountain Regional Park). 

Bryce Canyon 50-mile Ultra-Run and Memorial Day Virtual Half Marathon

Mark Livingston – Bryce Canyon 50-miler

Well, what a week. . . .

In the midst of EVERYTHING, we are thrilled to be able to present some race results.

Scott Wiegand completed a virtual ½ marathon over Memorial Day weekend and finished it in 2:34. As many of our athletes have found, virtual races have been a great way to continue to compete, as well as test one’s fitness.

Mark Livingston raced the Bryce Canyon 50-mile ultra-run this past weekend. Yes, it was held with plenty of COVID-related restrictions in place. But this is one of the first endurance events to be held since the outbreak and may provide a roadmap for other events. Mark finished the race in 13:29 under hot conditions. This time was good enough for 5th in his AG!

Congratulations to both Scott and Mark! Have a great weekend!

Virtual Racing

Congratulations to all 2020 graduates! I have to say, Bill and I had never envisioned a drive-through graduation from high school for our kids, but it was actually pretty great!
 
We’d like to give shout out to a couple of our athletes who enjoyed virtual races last weekend. These virtual races can be a great way to keep your competitive juices flowing! Congratulations, guys!
 
6K Run
Sorin Tohatan – 24:48
 
Sprint Triathlon
Laura McGhghy – 1:35

Spring Thaw Virtual 50K, Ohio

Happy Mother’s Day, all!

We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy, while enjoying this spring weather/heat!

We just wanted to give a shout out to Frank Smith who kept his monthly marathon streak alive last weekend when he completed the Spring Thaw Virtual 50K in Ohio. Frank ran 31 miles in 7:01 on an 80-degree day! Nice job keeping it going, Frank!!

Have a great weekend!

“Running Not Cancelled” 50K

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Happy Sunday, everyone! Yes, we have race results! Actually, it is just a single result and a virtual one, but a result nonetheless.

As many of you know, our longtime athlete from Ohio, Frank Smith, possesses quite the running streak. He has completed a marathon or ultra-event every month for over seven years! In these uncertain times, it looked like Frank’s streak might just screech to an unceremonious halt. Fortunately for him, and for athletes everywhere, event directors nationally are taking a page from the swimming community, who have been running “postal swims” for years, where each athlete swims on their own and posts his or her time to see who wins.

Frank ran the “Running Not Cancelled 50K” last weekend (in Ohio) and finished in 6:46. Well done, Frank! And long live streaks!

Wishing all of you continued health and safety . . .

Glendale 4K, Antelope Canyon Half Marathon

Scott and Melissa Wiegand

We’d like to recognize a few race performances that happened last weekend. Congratulations, Scott, Melissa, and Mark!

Glendale 4K
Scott Wiegand (pictured) – 19:09 – 3rd in AG!
Melissa Wiegand (pictured) – 20:52 – 1st in AG!

Antelope Canyon ½ Marathon
Mark Livingston – 2:11 – 1st in AG!

It appears this might be the last race results posting for a while, but if you’re out on a hike or run or ride and happen to snap any photos, we’re happy to post them here. Hang in there, athletes. We realize we have a bit of a bumpy, unknown road ahead, but we’ll get through this.

IM New Zealand, Run Hard South Carolina Marathon, Mesquite Canyon Half Marathon

Congratulations to Frank Smith, Liz Flint and Rebecca Felmly!

Frank kept his years long, monthly marathon streak alive with a 4:35 finish at the Run Hard South Carolina Marathon. Frank finished 1st in his AG!

Liz Flint finished her first Ironman at the epic Ironman New Zealand. Liz finished in a solid 15:30! Nice job, Liz!

Here in AZ, Rebecca Felmly finished the Mesquite Canyon ½ Marathon. Go Rebecca!

Have a great weekend!R

Black Canyon 60K, Lost Dutchman Marathon and Half Marathon, 24 Hours of Old Pueblo MTB Race

Heather Wilson and Eero Allison – Black Canyon 60K

Happy rainy day! Our athletes shined in several long-distance running races last weekend along with one very long MTB race!

Black Canyon 60K Ultra-run
Eero Allison – 6:54- 2nd in AG!
Heather Wilson – 7:54 – 7th in AG!

Lost Dutchman Marathon
Jodi Ehrlich – 4:23 – 6th in AG!

 

 

Lost Dutchman ½ Marathon
Melissa Wiegand – 2:22
Scott Wiegand – 2:28 – PR!!
Laura McGhghy – 2:11

24 Hours of Old Pueblo MTB race
Kyle Higham and his team completed an impressive 12 laps in 24 hours.

Scott and Melissa Wiegand – Lost Dutchman Half Marathon

 

 

Phoenix Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

Kathy Stanley – Phoenix Half Marathon

We had some nice running results from last weekend!

 
Phoenix Marathon
Melissa Samuelson – 3:59
 
Phoenix ½ Marathon
Kathy Stanley (pictured) – 1:51 – 8th in AG! 5th straight year of running this half!!
 
Phoenix 5K
Scott Wiegand – 30:09
 
Good luck to those of you running Lost Dutchman this weekend!