Tri for the Cure, Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, TX

Frank Smith – Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon

We had some great performances over the past couple weeks!

Tri for the Cure, AZ
Matt Johnson – 1:17 – 1st tri!
Joan McGue – 1:47 – 4th in AG

Also, Frank Smith (pictured, in kilt!) has been recovering from an unusual fracture in his leg (knee) over the past few months but has been cleared to walk some spring marathons. This weekend, he finished the Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon in Texas in a time of 7:44. His knee held up and he is on track to race Ironman Florida later this year! This was his 225th marathon or ultra distance race!

TN 5K, 10K, Half; Mesa Marathon and Half Marathon, Mississippi River Half Marathon, Pancake 10K Phx

We had some great running races last week! Ed Wallis had a particularly big weekend in TN as he raced a 10K and a 5K on Saturday. He finished in 53:00 for the 10K and 25:20 in the 5K. On Sunday, he ran a 1/2 marathon in 2:02! Ed is getting ready for his first 50K in a few weeks.

Mesa Marathon
Alex Elhilal – 3:56 – sub 4!

Mesa 1/2 Marathon
Jennifer Delgado – 2:25 – Jennifer will be racing the London Marathon in a few months.

Mississippi River 1/2 Marathon (MS)
Gretchen Pearson – 1:49 – 1st in AG!

Pancake 10K (PHX)
Joan McGue – 1:11 – 4th in AG!

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Mount Kilimanjaro, Memphis 10K, Mountain Mist 50K – TN

Happy February, everyone!

First, we’d like to congratulate John Pindar who summited Mount Kilimanjaro two weeks ago! Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa at 19,341 feet. John will be racing Oceanside 70.3 in April.

And from our Memphis athletes, Kemp Conrad ran a 10K in Memphis and finished in a strong time of 42:02. Craig Conley completed his 20th(!) 50K at the Mountain Mist 50K in TN. Craig finished the technical hilly course in 8:08.

Nice job, guys!

Swamp Stomper 25K, TN; Rock and Roll Half Marathon, AZ; Hill and Dale 8 Miler, TN

The New Year is in swing with running races galore! A great start to 2023 for our athletes!

Swamp Stomper 25K Trail Race, TN
Craig Conley – 3:38 (pictured, left)
Kemp Conrad – 2:53 (pictured, middle)

Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon, AZ
Lisa Volpentest – 2:21
Jon Byron – 1:34
Mike Volpentest – 2:01
Mike Haenel – 2:23
Peter Haenel – 1:59
Melissa Samuelson – 1:54

And finally, Kemp Conrad ran the Hill & Dale 8-Miler in Millington, TN two weekends ago and finished in a strong 59:09. This was fast enough for 19th overall and 2nd in his AG!

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Mountain to Fountain 15K

Happy holidays, everyone!

Last weekend, Joan McGue ran the Mountain to Fountain 15K in Fountain Hills and finished in 1:46 over this tough, hilly course. The time was fast enough for 2nd in her AG! Nice job, Joan!

Have a great week and look forward to a great 2023!

Florida 70.3, Phoenix Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

More December race results!

Congratulations to Ryan Searle who raced the Florida 70.3 last weekend. Ryan finished his first 70.3 in 7:13.

Jon Byron raced the Hot Chocolate 15K in Phoenix and finished in 1:05. This time was good enough for 20th overall and 1st in his AG! Melissa Samuelson ran the 5K at the same event and finished in 23:50. This was fast enough for 5th in her AG!

Great job, guys!

YMCA Pittsburgh Turkey Trot, Memphis 4-miler, Phoenix 10K Turkey Trot

Congratulations to our Turkey Trotters from last Thursday. We had racers in AZ, TN, and PA!

YMCA Pittsburgh Turkey Trot Double Gobble (5K and 5 Mile)
Jon Byron
5K – 21:36 – 11th overall and 6th in AG!
5 Mile – 36:26 – 5th in AG
Total time for both races – 58:02 – 1st in AG!!

Memphis 4 Mile run
Kemp Conrad – 25:15 – 1st in AG!

Phoenix 10K Turkey Trot
Jennifer Delgado – 1:01
Joan McGue – 1:09 – 5th in AG

IMAZ, El Tour de Tucson 100K bike race

We hope you all were able to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving Day weekend. It was an especially nice break for three of our IMAZ racers! Congratulations to Ed Wallis, Craig Conley, and Josh Parks for their IMAZ finishes! In addition, Andrew Broderick also enjoyed the turkey day weekend after completing the El Tour de Tucson 100K bike race. Great job, guys!

Ironman Arizona
Ed Wallis – 13:27 – 1st IM!
Craig Conley – 14:29
Josh Parks – 13:47 – 1st IM!

El Tour de Tucson 100K Bike Race
Andrew Broderick – 3:08 (177th of 1831 finishers!)