Tali Toncray – Black Canyon 100K
Great racing this past weekend! Some cooler weather has finally arrived and that always makes racing fun!
The cool air was of particular help to Tali Toncray and Brandon Welling. Tali and Brandon ran the Black Canyon 100K race and had great times over the challenging course. Tali finished in 15 hours and Brandon finished in 13:52. Tali will be taking on her fist 100 Miler later this spring in Zion!
At the Desert Duathlon, Cheryl Stadlman and Joan McGue had solid races. Cheryl finished 11 min faster than her time last year while Joan finished in 1:44!
At the Lost Dutchman Marathon, Peter Lofquist finished the hilly course in 4:44 and took 12th in his AG!
Good luck to everyone racing the Phoenix Marathon races this weekend. The lows are supposed to be in the upper 30s. This is absolutely perfect marathon weather!
Kyrsten Sinema – Ironman World Championship, 2015. Photo: Tony Svensson/Ironman
Check out this great interview with longtime Camelback Coaching athlete, Kyrsten Sinema. Kyrsten has done so much for the sport of triathlon, particularly her work with getting women involved and participating in the sport. She talks about her work here, along with how she uses long training runs to reach out to politicians on the other side of the aisle (they run training loops with her!). Now that’s a great approach to getting the job done! Keep up the great work, Kyrsten!
“Golden Crowned Quakers” by CC athlete, Joan McGue – on exhibit at The Holland Gallery in Scottsdale
We had some big races this past weekend! Congrats to Mike Dalton who raced his first Ironman race at Ironman Florida this past weekend and finished in 13:19!! There were some nice times put in at the Phoenix 10K, too!
Instead of a race photo to go with this post, we’ve included a painting by one of our talented and longtime CC athletes, Joan McGue. The painting is titled “Golden Crowned Quakers,” and is on exhibition at the Holland Gallery in Scottsdale. So proud to have such a gifted artist in our ranks!
Mike Dalton – 13:19 – 1st IM!
Joan McGue – 61:57 – 6th in AG!
Vince Mazzocco – 49:46 – 10th in AG!
Phoenix 5K/10K double
Dave Frome race the 5K and then followed it up with the 10K. Dave ran the 5K in 25:24 and took 3rd in his AG. He ran the 10K in 52:22 and took 2nd in the AG!!
Frank Smith enjoyed some cooler weather for once this year and logged a nice 4:47 to keep his monthly marathon streak going!
Thought for the day to go along with this photo of CC athlete, Heather Grahame, making her training happen in snowy Montana!
“Mental toughness is having the natural or developed psychological edge that enables you to, generally, cope better than your opponents with the many demands (competition, training, lifestyle)that sport places on a performer and, specifically, be more consistent and better than your opponents in remaining determined, focused, confident and in control under pressure.”
2007 – Graham Jones et al University of Wales
Helena, Montana Nov 2017
Huge congratulations to Tali Toncray on her race at the Javelina Jundred 100K run this past weekend in McDowell Mountain Park. Tali fought off severe GI issues and unseasonably hot weather to finish in 14:08. This time was good enough for 39th overall and 21st female overall!! Nice job Tali!!
Toby Baum – Mountain Lakes 100 – Oregon
We had a nice weekend of racing last weekend from around the country!
Superfrog 70.3 – CA
Joe Gervais – 5:38 – 13th in AG!
Augusta 70.3 – GA
Frank Smith – 7:36 in horrendous heat and humidity.
Flagstaff, AZ 100 mile run relay
Dave Frome – team finished 2nd in div.
Brandon Welling – team finished in 21:16. Brandon ran a leg of 34 miles in 6:40 and then mountain biked for 66 miles!
Lastly, we want to congratulate Toby Baum for finishing his fourth 100 mile ultra-run in Portland, OR! He finished the Mountain Lakes 100 miler in 28:54 and has now earned enough points to race the famous UTMB Ultra Run in Chamonix, France in 2018. UTMB is considered to crown jewel of ultra runs and is as tough as it is scenic. Way to go, Toby! (picture with this post is from the race – gorgeous!)
Here are some more photos from Brandon Welling’s adventure race, the Endeavor Team Challenge, that started on September 9th, 2017, in the Stanislaus National Forest. The event included a Crucible Road March (15+ miles), Night Navigation, rock climbing, orienteering, obstacle course, and more, as well as a Final Run (10+ miles). Brandon and his teammate finished 2nd overall!
Approaching the Mammoth Crest
Toby high on Independence Peak
Skinning toward Mount Morrison above Convict Lake
Some fun photos from Toby and Bill’s latest back country ski trip to the Sierra!