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Jemez Mountain 50K – NM; Flying Pig Marathon – OH; Greenland Trail 25K – CO

Frank and Phyllis Smith – Flying Pig Marathon

Congratulations to Todd Silva who ran the Jemez Mountain 50K trail race in NM last weekend. It was a rugged, mountainous course and Todd finished in 6:59. He placed 39th out of 136 finishers and 2nd in his AG! Way to go Todd!

Also, Frank Smith (pictured) ran the Flying Pig Marathon in OH, finishing in 6:38.

Frank’s son, Ian Smith, raced the Greenland Trail 25K in CO and finished in 2:33 taking 3rd in his AG!

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Oceanside 70.3, Country Mile 48-hour run – Marietta, SC

Congratulations to Matt Johnson and Dayn Pefferle who raced Oceanside 70.3 last weekend. Matt finished in 5:45 and Dayn crossed the line in 7:35. Nice racing, guys!

Frank Smith ran the Country Mile 48-hour ultra run in Marietta, SC last weekend and completed an impressive 100K. This placed him 151st out of 305 overall! His wife, Phyllis, also raced and completed 55.8 miles and placed 172nd.

Have a great weekend!

Memphis 10K Trail Run – TN, Hot to Hustle 5K – AZ, Behind the Rocks 50K Moab – UT, Race 4 the Blind 5K – AZ, Mainly Marathons Gulf Coast Series and Mainly Marathons Appalachian Series

Frank and Phyllis Smith
Mainly Marathons Gulf Coast Series

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are some great race results to start your weekend!

Memphis 10K Trail run
Kemp Conrad – 45:31 – 1st in Div!

Hot to Hustle 5K, AZ
Jon Byron – 20:45 – PR!

Behind the Rocks 50K, Moab UT
Craig Conley finished the notoriously difficult and beautiful course in 8:17.

Peter Ney ran the Race 4 the Blind 5K and finished in 17:30. He took third overall!

Frank Smith (pictured) had an impressive month of racing! After dealing with a leg injury for most of last year, Frank has been back at it accumulating more miles and races. He just finished the Mainly Marathons Gulf Coast series and the Mainly Marathons Appalachian series. These series essentially involve running a marathon a day for up to a week straight. For March, Frank has done a 10K race, a half marathon and 7 marathons!

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Tri 4 the Cure (AZ), Myrtle Beach Marathon (SC), Belgian Wafer Ride 68-mile bike ride (AZ), Mt. Cheeha 50K Trail Run (AL), Frank Horton Memorial Trail Run Series 10K (TN), Iceman Sprint Duathlon (AZ)

Jon Byron – Tri 4 the Cure – AZ

Great results last weekend from the Tri 4 the Cure here in AZ!

Matt Johnson – 1:12 – 3rd in AG!
Jon Byron (pictured) – 1:12 – 14th overall and 1st in AG!
Joan McGue – 1:47 – 2nd in AG!
Eric Cummins – 1:22 – 8th in AG!

Special shout out to Joan McGue! Joan is racing her first season in the F70-74AG and has been a Camelback Coaching athlete for 17 seasons! Joan has raced Ironman races and competed at multiple National and World Championships over various distances. Keep it going Joan!

Congratulations also go out to Frank Smith and Keith Munion. Frank finished the Myrtle Beach Marathon in 5:30. Keith raced the Belgian Wafer Ride bike race and finished the 68 mile route in 5:32.

And finally, results from two runs and a duathlon that happened just a few weeks ago that never made it into our results:

Mt Cheeha 50K trail run – AL
Craig Conley – 8:04

Frank Horton Memorial Trail Run Series 10K- TN
Kemp Conrad – 44:13 – 10th overall and 1st Grand Master

Iceman Sprint Duathlon – AZ
Joan McGue – 2:10

Congratulations to all our athletes!

Stoneman 14K Trail Race, Runner’s Den Pancake 10K, McDowell 15-mile Trail Race, Tennessee Trail Series (3K, 5K, 8K)

Doing some catching up here on race results!

Joan McGue ran the Stoneman 14K Trail race here in AZ and finished in 1:46 over the rugged course. More recently, she raced the Runner’s Den Pancake 10K in 1:06, placing 4th in her age group!

Kemp Conrad is running a winter trail race series in TN. He has raced a 3K and a 5K. He took 2nd in his AG in the 3K and finished 1st Grand Master in the 5K! And just last week, he raced the 8K in 39:37, placing 1st in the Grand Master division!

Finally, Robin Blankenbaker finished 1st in her AG in the McDowell 15-mile Trail Race, crossing the line in 2:37!

Congratulations to all our racers! Have a great week!

Carlsbad Marathon, CA; Rock and Roll 5k, 10K, Half Marathon, AZ; Daufuskie Island Marathon, SC

Frank and Phyllis Smith – Daufuskie Island Marathon, SC

Love the running season! Congratulations to everyone who raced last weekend!

Carlsbad Marathon, CA
Robin Blankenbaker – 4:13 – qualified for Boston!

Rock and Roll 10k, AZ
Brent Nye – 55:08

Rock and Roll 5K and 1/2 Marathon, AZ
Jon Byron – 24:32 in the 5K and 1:34 in the 1/2!

Daufuskie Island Marathon, SC
Frank Smith (pictured) – 5:38

TN 1-mile run, San Tan Scramble – 50K Trail Run

Excited to start out this new year with some great running race results!

Kemp Conrad ran a 1-mile race in TN. Running one mile as hard as you can is brutal. Kemp ran an impressive 5:46 and took 1st place in the Grand Masters Division!

Alex Elhilal ran the San Tan 50K trail race in AZ. While not as fast as running one mile, running 50K is brutal in its own way! Alex finished in 7:51 finishing his first ultra marathon!

Have a great weekend and good luck to everyone running the Rock and Roll races in PHX!

Happy 20th Anniversary to Camelback Coaching!

Life is so crazy lately, it took one of our first athletes (that’s you, Sue Berliner!) to remind us that we just passed the 20-year mark for opening our coaching business.

No way this would have been possible without the support of our athletes, your word-of-mouth recommendations, and your return trips for coaching, sometimes 5, 10, or 15 years after the first time you signed with us.

I especially love seeing all the friends we’ve made over these past 20 years pass by and wave or chat while I’m coaching on the pool deck. Bill and I have coached you, your children, and sometimes, even your grandchildren! It’s nuts.

But it has been and continues to be an honor and a privilege to serve our endurance sports community. We are so blessed.

Here’s to 2024, and hopefully, many more years of helping all of you achieve your goals, whatever they may be!

Hot Chocolate 15K, Estrella Mountains 24K Trail Race, Arizona Falls 5K

Hot Chocolate 15K

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year! Nice to round out the season with a few of the classic AZ running races!

Hot Chocolate 15K
Jon Byron (pictured, 2nd from left) – 1:05 – 34th overall and 1st in AG!

Estrella Mtns 24K Trail race
Robin Blankenbaker – 3:08 – 5th overall female, 1st in AG!

Arizona Falls 5K
Joan McGue 31:44

Congratulations, guys, and happy holidays!