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Arizona Rock and Roll Marathon and Half Marathon, Museum of Aviation Marathon – Ohio

Congratulations to our athletes who raced the Rock and Roll Arizona ½ Marathon and Marathon last weekend!
We also want to recognize Frank Smith who raced his 200th marathon or ultra this past weekend at the Museum of Aviation Marathon in OH. Frank finished number 200 in 5:51!
Rock and Roll ½ Marathon
Jon Byron – 1:35 – 10th AG and 207th overall!
Nadine David – 1:57 – PR!
Nanci Walker – 2:11
Melissa Samuelson – 1:46
Rock and Roll Marathon
Bo Micek – 4:53
Museum of Aviation Marathon (OH)
Frank Smith – 5:51
Congratulations, guys!

HAPPY 2022!

Pat Haenel – White Tanks 20K Trail Run


First, we need to add a couple of race results from the end of 2021. Nadine David ran the Tucson ½ Marathon and set a PR time of 1:58. This was also fast enough for her to place 2nd in her AG! And Joan McGue ran a local 5K here in Phoenix and placed 3rd in her AG with a time of 31:27!
For 2022, we hope your new year is off to a great start. Our athletes have some great adventures planned this year. We have people training to do multiple Ironmans, Ironman 70.3’s, 50- to 100-mile ultra-runs, mountain climbs of Rainier and Cotopaxi, multiple marathons, and even a 6-day stage running race in Iceland! Pretty cool!
This past weekend, Pat Haenel (pictured) ran his first trail race at the White Tanks 20K here in Phoenix. Pat finished in a solid 1:50 and kept the rubber side down!
Looking forward to many more results in the coming year!

La Quinta 70.3 – CA, San Antonio Half Marathon, Memphis Marathon, Hear Comes Santa Claus 5K, 12K’s of Christmas, Colossal Vail 50-Mile Run, Kiawah Island Marathon – SC

Russ Perry – La Quinta 70.3

Our athletes have been quite busy over the last two weekends! Congratulations to everyone who raced!

La Quinta, CA 70.3
TJ Moruzzi – 6:57 – 1st triathlon!
Maria Warner – 7:52 – 1st 70.3!
Russ Perry – 6:38 – 1st triathlon!
San Antonio, TX ½ Marathon
Melissa Weigand – 2:49
Memphis Marathon
Kemp Conrad – 3:32 – 1st marathon!
Here Comes Santa Claus 5K
Nadine David – 24:36 – 1st in AG!
12Ks of Christmas, AZ
Jon Byron – 1:07 – 5th in AG!
12Ks of Christmas 5K
Melissa Samuelson – 23:01 – 1st in AG!
Colossal Vail 50 Mile run, (near Tucson, AZ)
Tali Toncray (her clever finishing medal – a railroad spike – is pictured below)– 10:43 – way to get back to racing Tali!!
Kiawah Island Marathon, SC
Frank Smith – 5:20 – this was Frank’s 197th marathon or longer!

Colossal Vail 50-mile Run
Railroad Spike Finishers Medal

Ironman Arizona, Turkey Trot 5K – Memphis, TN, Turkey Trok 10K – Cincinnati, OH, Anthem 10K Turkey Trot, Memphis Half Marathon

We hope you all enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving weekend! The past seven days have seen quite a few races. From IMAZ to Turkey Trots to a ½ marathon in Memphis TN, we had some great results!
Special congratulations again to Melissa Samuelson (with an AWESOME finish line picture) and Sean Byrnes for completing IMAZ last weekend. This was the first Ironman race for each of them after missing last year due to the pandemic. Melissa finished in 13:53 and Sean came home in 15:58! Nice job guys!
Turkey Trot 5K – Memphis, TN
Kemp Conrad – 19:58 and 1st Masters! Going under 20 minutes in a 5K is one of the three Holy Grails of road racing. The others are breaking 40 minutes in the 10K and going under 3 hours in the marathon. Congratulations, Kemp!
Turkey Trot 10K – Cincinnati, OH
Frank Smith – 55:42
Anthem 10K Turkey Trot
Joan McGue – 65:30 – 2nd in AG!
Memphis ½ Marathon last weekend
Kemp Conrad – 1:32 – 1st in AG – PR!
Memphis ½ Marathon this weekend
Ed Wallis – 1:54
Congratulations to all our athletes!

Ironman Arizona

Congratulations to our first-time Ironman finishers, Melissa Samuelson and Sean Byrnes, who competed at a windy IMAZ this weekend! Melissa finished in 13:53 and Sean in 15:58! They had both trained for a year getting ready for IMAZ last year when it was cancelled for COVID, so it was extra special for them to both cross the line this year. Great job, guys!

RAGNAR Trail Relay, Phoenix 10K, Veterans Day 5K

Happy IMAZ weekend!
Last weekend saw some good results from local races!
RAGNAR Trail Relay
Nanci Walker
Mike Haenel – 56:16
Joan McGue – 1:06 and 1st in AG!
Veteran’s Day 5K
Andrew Broderick – 20:38 – 3rd overall and 1st in AG!
Good luck to Melissa Samuelson and Sean Byrnes who are racing IMAZ today. They both had IMAZ cancelled on them last year due to COVID. It’s been a two year journey for them to get to do this race! Go get ‘em!!

Oceanside 70.3, Flying Pig Marathon – OH, Indianapolis Marathon, Phoenix 5K

Catching up on some race results! First, Kemp Conrad and Jared Roskelley had great races at Oceanside 70.3. Kemp had a PR 5:17 and finished 24th in his AG, and Jared finished his first Half in 8:02! Great job, guys!
Frank Smith finished the Flying Pig Marathon in 4:49 – 27th in his AG – two weekends ago. This year, in addition to keeping his monthly marathon streak alive, Frank is trying to accumulate biking and running miles that would equal crossing the United States. He is trying to do this in a calendar year and has just under two months to go. His run mileage for the year is up to 2,029 miles which is 83% of his goal. He covered 316 miles just in Oct! His bike mileage is up to 2,364 and is 92% of his goal. Frank also ran the Indianapolis Marathon last weekend and finished in 4:47. A sub 5-hour marathon after racing 4 marathons and ten 50Ks or longer over the past 8 weeks is amazing! Keep it going Frank!
Here is Phoenix, Scott and Melissa Weigand raced a local 5K. Scott finished in 36:35 while Melissa finished in 31:08 and took 3rd in her AG.
Congratulations to all our athletes!

Colfax Marathon – CO, Paris Marathon – France, Walkin’Tall 25K Trail Run – TN, AZ 70.3

Paris Marathon

Wow! What a crazy two weeks it has been. Our e-mail is back up and running and things are settling down. If you’ve sent us an e-mail that we haven’t yet responded to, please let us know!

We had several great performances during the last couple of weekends.
Frank Smith is having quite the October. He raced the Colfax Marathon (5:09 and 9th in AG!) in CO and then immediately followed that up with 4 consecutive 50Ks in NC, SC, GA and AL. Each 50K was done in 7:11 to 7:23. His monthly marathon or ultra streak is alive and well!
Nadine David finished her first marathon at the spectacular Paris Marathon last weekend. She finished in a strong 4:27!
Kemp Conrad ran the Walkin’ Tall 25K Trail Run in TN and finished in 2:56. This earned him 20th place overall and 8th in his AG! He also raced a 10-miler a week later and took 24th overall and 1st in his AG with a 1:14!
Jon Byron had a strong AZ 70.3. He finished in 6:16 on a hot, AZ day.
Congratulations to all our athletes!