Antelope Canyon 100-Mile Run, Antelope Canyon Half Marathon, 42nd Heart Mini Half Marathon – Cincinnati, OH

Tali Toncray – Antelope Canyon 100

We hope you all had a great week! Time to catch up from last weekend.  We had some impressive race results from tough venues.

Special congratulations goes out to Tali Toncray who raced the Antelope Canyon 100 Mile run and placed 30th overall and 8th female with a time of 28:38!!

Antelope Canyon 100M
Tali Toncray – 28:38 – 30th overall

Antelope Canyon ½ Marathon
Cortney Smith Ellish – 2:03 – 6th overall female and 1st in AG!
Joan McGue – 3:41 – 13th in AG

42nd Heart Mini Half Marathon – Cincinnati, OH
Frank Smith 2:06 – 35th in AG – There were over 32,000 runners at this event!!

Run Hard Marathon, Columbia, SC

Couple of running races to report on from this past weekend. Gotta love this weather! (Great photo from Rebecca Felmly’s latest training ride to the towers on South Mountain!)

Melissa Wiegand and Scott Wiegand each ran a 3.5 mile trail run on Saturday and followed it up with a local 5K on Sunday. Melissa ran the trail run in just over 40 min and did the 5K in just over 33 min. Scott did the trail run in 42 min and finished the 5K in 35 min. Melissa and Scott are looking to race some ½ marathons this year.

At the Run Hard Marathon in Columbia, S.C., Frank Smith kept his monthly marathon streak alive and finished in 4:51. This was fast enough to earn 3rd place in his AG.

Nice job Frank, Melissa, and Scott!

Black Canyon 100K, Ft. Lauderdale Marathon, Chinese New Year 5K, RAGNAR

Nine-Mile Hill – not like we’re used to!

Oh, my! What a fun day of snow (pic is from 9-Mile Hill). We hope you’re enjoying this awesome weather!

Quite a few races to report on from this past weekend.


Eero Allison – Black Canyon 100K

Congratulations to Eero Allison who finished his first ultra-marathon! Eero finished the Black Canyon 100K run in 14:55. Eero will be running the Boston Marathon later this Spring.

Frank Smith kept his marathon streak alive by finishing the Ft. Lauderdale Marathon in 5:47.

Joan McGue finished the Chinese New Year 5K in 29:34 and took 2nd in her AG!



Kathy Stanley – RAGNAR

Kathy Stanley and her team finished the RAGNAR Relay (RAGNAR del SOL) on Friday and Sat.

Congratulations, all!

Phoenix Marathon and Half Marathon

Kathy Stanley – Phoenix Half Marathon

Congratulations to everyone who raced the Phoenix Marathon and ½ Marathon this past weekend! It was a great day for running – cool and overcast!

Phoenix Marathon
Vince Mazzocco – 4:18 – PR!

Phoenix ½ Marathon
Pat Devine – 1:38
Terry Crowley – 1:50 – PR!
Rebecca Felmly – 3:14
Kathy Stanley – 1:50 – 4th in AG!
Andrew Broderick – 1:44 – PR!

Congrats, everyone!

Desert Duathlon

Peter Ney – Desert Duathlon

We hope you are having a good week. We know many of you are looking forward to the Phoenix Marathon this coming weekend! Looks like perfect running weather for Sat!

Last weekend, the long-running Desert Duathlon was held. Peter Ney (pictured) raced the Powerman Distance (10K run, 60K bike, 10K run) and took 5th overall male and 2nd in his AG!

Joan McGue raced the Standard Distance (5K, 38K, 5K) and finished the difficult course in 3:14, taking 2nd in her AG!

Great job, guys!

She Power Half Marathon, Aloha Marathon Series

Cheryl Stadlman – She Power Half Marathon

Another great weekend for running this past weekend! Congratulations to Cheryl Stadlman who ran the She Power ½ Marathon here in AZ. Cheryl finished in 2:27.

Good luck to everyone racing the Desert Duathlon this weekend! It looks like there could be some rain showers. This race is a ton of fun and has a history of some muddy days. Have fun!




Lastly, we want to recognize Frank Smith who ran the Aloha Marathon Series in Hawaii this past week. The event consisted of running 3 marathons and one 50K over the course of four days!

Day 1: Marathon – 5:29
Day 2: 50K – 7:17
Day 3: Marathon – 5:55
Day 4: Marathon – 5:46

Frank Smith – Aloha Marathon Series

Frank is a machine!!

Rock and Roll Half Marathon, Maui Oceanfront Marathon

We hope everyone had a great holiday season and your 2019 is off to a great start!

Our athletes are preparing for some super exciting adventures this year. Some are doing their first 100-mile run, others their first Ironman. Some are training for ultra-endurance swims, while others are preparing to climb Mt Rainier.

But the coolest thing is that as Anne and I begin our 16th year of coaching (can’t believe I’m writing that!), we’re continuing to help several of our athletes step into the arena for the first time. First 5Ks, first sprint tris, first time learning to swim. Many of the athletes who are now attempting these massive ultra runs, endurance swims, long-distance tris, and mountain climbs were once first-timers, too. And it has been our honor and privilege to watch and guide these athletes as they’ve grown and thrived and achieved more than they ever thought possible.

So, we are beyond excited about this year, another exciting one filled with adventures on every level!

Here is our first race results e-mail for 2019. ‘Tis the season for running!

Rock and Roll ½ Marathon
Vince Mazzocco – 1:40
Al Adli – 2:04
Mike Haenel – 2:03
Krisstin Hammond – 1:50 – her first ½ marathon!

Maui Oceanfront Marathon
Frank Smith – 5:14 – 1st in AG!

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!