It’s hard to believe I’m writing this, but in 2021, we are entering our 18th year of coaching. We absolutely must offer our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of you–Camelback Coaching athletes past and present–for making this possible. For the last 17 years, it has been an honor and a privilege to work with you and help you in the pursuit of your goals. Here’s to a safe and healthy 2021 . . . hopefully, with actual races. 🙂
Congratulations to our athletes who keep putting it out there. Who continue to train day after day with either no event on the horizon, or if anything, just a virtual one. But we do have actual races from time to time, and last weekend, two of our CC athletes took advantage. Joan McGue raced the Anthem 5K and finished in 31:04, taking 3rd in her AG. Frank Smith actually ran something shorter than a marathon and clocked a 23-minute 5K in Ohio. Great job, guys!
Happy Thanksgiving weekend! The results from last week were virtual, but results nonetheless!
Congratulations to Sean Byrne who completed his DIY Ironman Arizona. IMAZ was to be Sean’s first IM, however, as most of you know, IMAZ was cancelled due to COVID precautions. Sean decided to run his own Ironman and covered the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run on his own in 16:08. Nice job Sean!
In Tennessee, Kemp Conrad and Ed Wallis ran a virtual ½ marathon. Kemp finished in 1:45 while Ed logged a time of 1:58.
In Ohio, Frank Smith ran the virtual Possum 50K on a treadmill! He finished in 7:22 and his knees and legs are still holding up!
Congratulations to Joan McGue and Melissa Samuelson who each raced last weekend. Joan raced the virtual Phoenix 10K and finished in 1:05 and took 3rd in her AG. Melissa raced the local Splash and Dash in Tempe Town Lake and finished 2nd overall female. We love that our athletes are making it happen whenever and wherever they can. Way to go, guys!
Congratulations to Mark Livingston for completing his first 100-mile run last weekend at the Javelina 100! Mark is a long time Camelback Coaching athlete with Ironman triathlons and 50-mile runs under his belt. Mark finished this grueling race in 24 hours and 48 minutes! Nice job Mark!!
We actually had a pretty full slate of racing this past weekend! Congratulations to everyone!
Our athletes raced virtually, in trail runs, and even competed in a local tri last weekend!
Finally . . .
Congratulations to all our athletes!
Looney Challenge Virtual Marathon
Melissa Samuelson – 4:07
Global Energy Virtual 10K
Sorin Tohatan – 33:56!
Zion Trail Fest 10 mile run
Michelle Muellner (pictured) – 2:41 – 2nd in AG!
Castle Creek Tri Olympic
Brad Baumgardner – 3:21 – 3rd in AG!
Castle Creek Tri Sprint
Joan McGue – 2:11 – 2nd in AG!
Another photo from ZION!
Congratulations to our first 70.3 finishers since the COVID outbreak! The New Roads ½ Ironman was held in New Orleans, LA, this past weekend. Ed Wallis finished in 6:16. Kemp Conrad finished in 5:36 and took 2nd in his AG! DJ McCabe came home in 5:16. Nice job guys!
Also, Frank Smith also kept his monthly marathon streak alive with a 7:06 finish in the Leaping Luchador 50K (virtual)!
Actual races are starting to happen again! Kemp Conrad and DJ McCabe raced the DeGray Lake Olympic Triathlon in Arkansas. Kemp finished in 2:46 and took 1st in his AG! DJ finished in 2:39 and took 4th in his AG. These two will be racing the New Roads ½ Ironman next weekend in New Orleans. Nice job guys!!