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Hawaii 70.3, Show Low Olympic and Sprint, Startline 5K

We had a nice variety of racing last weekend, including a first Olympic tri finish for Tyler Crandall and a super windy Hawaii 70.3 for Mike Haenel! Congratulations to all our athletes!
Show Low Olympic Tri
Tyler Crandall – 3:57 – 2nd in his division in his first Olympic Tri!
Show Low Sprint Tri
Maria Warner – 2:05 – 1st in her AG!
Startline 5K (AZ)
Joan McGue – 30:28
Hawaii 70.3
Mike Haenel – 7:49 on a big-wind day on the Kona coast!

RAGNAR Zion, 4 x 4 x 48 Challenge, virtual Trot Peace and Love 50K

Good luck to everyone racing the Show Low tris this weekend, as well as Hawaii 70.3!
These past few weekends have included some nice events. Tyler Crandall ran in the RAGNAR Zion Trail relay race a couple of weeks ago. He’s racing in Show Low this weekend.
Frank Smith ran an unusual endurance event known as the 4x4x48 challenge. The idea is to run exactly 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. That comes out to 48 miles on no sleep. Frank completed it and added a few more extra miles for good measure. Frank also ran the virtual Trot Peace and Love 50K race this past weekend and finished a long training day in 6:29.
Finally, Inger Erickson and Jona Davis are training hard for their attempt on Mount Kilimanjaro. This photo is of Inger in Ouray, CO.
Have a great weekend!

St. George 70.3, Cactus Man

Sand Hollow Reservoir – St. George 70.3

It’s getting warm, but race season (actual racing) is upon us!

Congratulations to Jenifer Garner who raced St. George 70.3 on Sat. Jenifer finished in 7:10 in one of the first Ironman events to be held this year! (Picture is from race morning at Sand Hollow Reservoir).
Locally, it was great to welcome back Cactus Man – Olympic and Sprint tris – once again.
Joan McGue – 2:03 – 3rd in AG!
Melissa Samuelson – 1:32 – 3rd in AG and 11th overall female!
Andrew Broderick – 2:44 – PR!
Congratulations, guys!

Go! St. Louis (Virtual) Marathon

Good luck to everyone racing at CactusMan and St. George 70.3 this weekend! (How fun to finally be able to say something like this!)
Also, congratulations to Frank Smith who ran the Go! St. Louis Marathon. He finished the virtual race as a nice training run of 6:05 and kept his monthly marathon streak going!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Tucson Half Marathon, Virtual Taco Summer 50K

This spring weather is just the best! It goes along well with the positive vibes that are growing in the endurance community now that more in-person races are returning.
Congratulations to Nadine David who ran the Tucson ½ Marathon last weekend. Nadine broke the 2 hour mark with a time o f 1:58 and took 2nd in her AG!
Frank Smith continued his monthly marathon streak by completing the virtual Taco Summer 50K last week. Frank completed the 50K in 7:30.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tri for the Cure, Miami 70.3, Running with the Rarawuri 50-Mile, OH, Phoenix 10K

Kemp Conrad and his awesome family!

Finally . . . events are slowly starting to return. We had quite a few people racing last weekend! Congrats to all!

Tri for the Cure Sprint Tri
Joan McGue – 1:39
Tri for the Cure Sprint Aqua Bike
Brad Lundahl – 47:49 – 1st overall!
Running with the Rarawuri 50 Mile – OH – Frank keeps his monthly marathon streak going!
Frank Smith – 12:11
Miami 70.3 Tri
Kemp Conrad (pictured) – 5:14 – Kemp will be racing his first Ironman later this summer!
Local Phoenix 10K
Nadine David – 53:56
Great job, guys!

Iceman Duathlon – Lake Pleasant, AZ

We want to give a shout out to Joan McGue who raced the Iceman Duathlon last weekend at Lake Pleasant State Park. Joan finished the 5K run, 20K bike and 5K run in 2:11 with the second run faster than the first! This was one of the first multi-sport races to be held in AZ this year. Nice job Joan!

Lost Dutchman 10K and Half Marathon, AZ, Sylamore 25K and 50K Ultra Runs, AR, Crossing CO Virtual 50K

Ed Wallis – Sylamore 50K

We had some great run performances last weekend! The Lost Dutchman here in Phoenix, the Sylamore Ultra Runs in AR, and Frank Smith knocked out a virtual 50K on his treadmill in OH!

Special congratulations go to Ed Wallis (pictured) who ran his first 50K at the Sylamore race. He finished in 7:08 on a technical course that was covered in ice and snow with temps in the teens. Nice job ED!
Lost Dutchman 10K
Melissa Wiegand – 1:08
Lost Dutchman ½ Marathon
Laura McGhghy – 2:14
Sylamore 25K
Kemp Conrad – 3:30
Sylamore 50K
Ed Wallis – 7:08
Crossing CO virtual 50K
Frank Smith – 7:14
Have a great weekend!

Christmas Fixes Everything Virtual Marathon – OH, 8-mile Trail Run – TN

Happy New Year, everyone! First results from 2021 and one last result from 2020. Frank Smith completed the “Christmas Fixes Everything” virtual marathon in Ohio. Frank finished in 6:04. This marks his 169th marathon or ultra-race!!
Kemp Conrad ran an 8-mile trail race this last weekend in TN and finished in a strong 59:57 over a rugged course. His time was fast enough for 20th overall and 1st in his AG! (Photo L-R: Matt Haaga, Kemp, Michael Franks)
Great job, guys, and let’s hope for more actual races in 2021!!