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Phoenix Half Marathon, Phoenix 10K, Phoenix 5K, Gilbert Half Marathon, Phoenix 10K Trail Race

Pre-race swim, IMAZ

Welcome to IMAZ weekend! It should be a great day for racing tomorrow! Ed Wallis and Craig Conley (pictured) jumped in for the pre-race swim and are ready and raring to go!

Here are some of the race results from last weekend. Great running weather!

PHOENIX 1/2 Marathon
Jake Metz – 1:55

Mike Haenel – 53:10

Joan McGue – 33:06 – 3d in AG!

PHOENIX 10K Trail race
John Pindar – 1:02

Gilbert 1/2 Marathon
Alex Elhilal – 1:44

Have a great weekend and good luck to everyone who is racing IMAZ!

New York City Marathon, Memphis Half Marathon, The Night Run – Scottsdale

Jennifer Delgado – New York City Marathon

It was a great weekend for racing last weekend. We hope you are all enjoying this wonderful fall weather!

The Night Run 5K
Jake Metz – 22:57 – 3rd overall male!

Memphis 1/2 Marathon
Kemp Conrad – 1:34 (just one week after the 70.3 World Championships!)

NYC Marathon (on one of the hottest NYC marathon days in the last 100 years!)
Jennifer Delgado – 5:36

Congratulations, everyone! Have a great weekend!

70.3 Worlds – St. George, UTMB points race – Puerto Vallarta (100K), Mount Everest Base Camp

Russ Perry – Everest Base Camp

Our Camelback Coaching athletes continue to impress!

Kemp Conrad raced his first World Championship event at the 70.3 Worlds in St. George, Utah last Saturday. Kemp finished in an impressive 5:23 over the hilly course.

Todd Silva raced the UTMB points race in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He ran the 100K event through the local jungles and mountains and finished in just over 17 hours at 17:16.

Over the past two weeks, Russ Perry has been trekking through Nepal on his way to Everest Base Camp. He reached camp and ascended even higher reaching 18,000′. Russ will be aiming for the Antarctica Marathon in March!

Congratulations to all our adventurous athletes!

Todd Silva – UTMB Points race – Puerto Vallarta, MX – 100K

AZ 70.3, Indian Creek 15-mi Trail Race (CO), Des Plaines River 50-miler (IL)

Josh Parks – AZ 70.3

Congratulations to everyone who raced last weekend! Those of you who raced AZ 70.3 did great jobs adapting to the Bike/Run format after the swim had been cancelled. You can only race the race that is presented!

AZ 70.3
Jake Metz – 5:05
Jon Byron – 4:45
Josh Parks (pictured) – 5:08
Lisa Volpentest – 6:14
Mike Volpentest – 5:11

Indian Creek 15-mile trail race (CO)
Ryan Searle – 3:45

Des Plaines River 50 miler
Terry Crowley – 11:18 (Terry’s second 50 miler this summer!)

Great job, everyone!

Memphis 5k, Whiskey Row Half Marathon, Castle Creek Sprint Tri

Miranda Crandall – Whiskey Row Half Marathon

Congratulations to Kemp Conrad, Miranda Crandall, and Joan McGue for their races over the last two weekends!

Kemp ran a 5K in Memphis and finished in 19:18. Going sub-20 min in a 5K is quite an achievement and is one third of running’s triple crown (20 min 5K, 40 min 10K, sub 3 hour marathon). Kemp finished 3rd overall male!

Miranda (pictured) ran the Whiskey Row Half Marathon in Prescott and finished in a personal best time of 2:41.

And long-time Camelback Coaching athlete Joan McGue raced the Castle Creek Sprint Tri. She finished in 2:19 and took 1st in her AG!

Great job, guys!

Augusta 70.3, Memphis 70.3

Ian Smith – August 70.3

Happy October everyone! First, we’d like to congratulate Ian Smith of Denver, CO. Ian completed his first 1/2 Ironman at the Augusta 70.3 last weekend in a time of 6:10! Nice job, Ian!

Congratulations also go out to Ed Wallis, Kemp Conrad and Craig Conley who raced Memphis 70.3 yesterday. Ed finished the course in 5:52, Kemp in 5:16, and Craig in 6:47. Great job, guys!

Craig Conley, Ed Wallis, Kemp Conrad – Memphis 70.3

Younglife Sprint Tri – MN, Mountain Man Olympic Tri – Flagstaff

Susan Geib – Younglife Sprint

We’d like to offer our congratulations to Susan Geib and Josh Parks for their outstanding performances last weekend.

Susan (pictured, center front in blue) raced the Younglife Sprint Tri in MN and placed 2nd in her AG with a time of 1:22.

Josh Parks – Mountain Man Olympic

Josh raced the tough Mountain Man Olympic Tri in Flagstaff and placed 3rd in his AG with a time of 2:54.

Nice job, guys!

Leadville 100 MTB, Leadville 10k Run, Gaslamp 5K – San Diego, Steel City 12-hour Ultra Run – Ohio

Keith Munion – Leadville 100 MTB Finisher!

Great race results from last weekend! We’d especially like to congratulate Keith Munion who raced the tough Leadville 100 MTB race. He finished in 12:22 over the high altitude course! Great job, Keith, and congratulations to all our athletes!

Leadville 100MTB
Keith Munion – 12:22

Leadville 10K run
Ryan Searle – 1:10

Gaslamp 5K (San Diego)
Melissa Samuelson – 23:04 – 2nd in AG!

Steel City 12 hour ultra run (OH)
Frank Smith – 33.44 miles covered in 12 hours. Frank keeps his monthly marathon or ultra streak alive and well!

Tri Boulder Long Course Tri, Mainly Marathon Series

Congratulations to Josh Parks who raced the Tri Boulder Long Course Triathlon last weekend. The race consisted of a 1.2 mile swim, 50-mile ride and a 9.3-mile run. Josh finished in 5:11. This time was good enough for 7th in his AG and 39th overall! Nice job Josh!

We also want to give a shout out to Frank Smith. Many of you have been reading about Frank’s marathon streak over the years, but he really put together a remarkable 8-day period in mid July. He raced the Mainly Marathon series over the course of a week. This included five 50Ks and two marathons. After finishing that week, he immediately competed in an 8-hour ultra run. The running club known as Marathon Maniacs has Frank ranked second nationally this year with 22 ultras or marathons completed this calendar year!

Great job, guys!

Mountain Lakes Sprint – AL, Timberman Sprint – MN, Leadville Silver Rush 50 – CO, Buffalo Bill Sprint – TN, 4th of July 4-Miler – Phx

Susan Geib – TImberman Tri – MN

Lots of summer racing to report!

Joan McGue braved the AZ heat and raced a 4 miler on July 4th. She finished in 45:49 and took 3rd in her AG.

Ed Wallis raced the Mountain Lakes Sprint Tri in Alabama last weekend and finished in 1:24, taking 7th in his AG. This was an 8-minute improvement over his time from one year earlier! This race is one of the oldest in the country at 35 years old. It is fun to think that Anne raced there in 1990 while in US Navy flight school!

Susan Geib (picured) had a great race at the Timberman Sprint Tri in MN. She finished in 1:27 and took 1st in her AG!

Terry Crowley completed a massive goal by finishing his first 50 mile running race this past weekend in Leadville, CO. Terry finished in 14:22 on a sunny, hot CO day. The entire race is run above 10,000′ and reaches some high points as high as 12,000′!

Also, at the end of June, we had two athletes race the Buffalo Bill Sprint Tri in TN. Ed Wallis finished in 1:40 and took 3rd in his AG! Kemp Conrad raced the bike leg as a part of a relay team and took 1st in his division.

Nice job, everyone!