We are still unable to receive emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. It looks like email@example.com is working. If you need to get a hold of Bill, we are still receiving emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. So please use this for now if you need to reach Bill or just text. Thanks again for bearing with us as we endeavor to get this fixed.
EMAIL UPDATE FOR BOTH ANNE AND BILL – AUG 5TH – We are both having problems with our email now When you send emails to us, they are getting kicked back to you with error messages. So, for now, if you need to get a hold of us, texting would probably be the best option. So sorry about this. It has been over a week now that our emails have been acting up. We hope we can get this resolved shortly.
EMAIL UPDATE FOR ANNE: Still having difficulties as of August 5th. If you send me an email, most likely, I have received it, but you will most likely get an error message saying your email was not delivered because my mailbox quota had been exceeded. I apologize for this inconvenience. Hope to have it cleared shortly.
Just a quick administrative note. Anne is having trouble with her email. She can receive okay, but she can’t send anything. SO, if you’ve sent her an email from as far back as Sunday, July 26th, and have not received a response, that is why. If you have Anne’s cell, you can text her. If you’re a new athlete, just send us a FB message and we can connect that way. Sorry about this!
We’ll be giving our annual Ironman Race Strategy Lecture on Wed, Nov 13th, at 6pm, at Sole Sports Running Zone in Scottsdale.
Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/434065820627131/
Hope to see you there!
We hope you’re all enjoying this wonderful cool air and rain! Perfect for running!!
Hot Chocolate 15K
Krisstin Hammond – 1:13 – 12th in AG. She PR’d her 5K and 10K bests along the way!
Rebecca Felmly – 2:10 – massive drop in pace per mile since the summer!
Long Beach Rock the Bay Marathon
Frank Smith – 4:53
This race was a throwback to the early days of endurance sport. There were 12 racers. The course was marked by chalk on the sidewalk. Timing was done with pencil, paper and watch. There was 1 water stop, 3 staff members, no volunteers and 2 spectators! Just 12 determined souls to run 26.2 miles. Frank finished 6 of 12!
We had quite a few Turkey Trotters during Thanksgiving week! Congrats to all of you!
Joan McGue – 60:13 – 3rd in AG
Al Adli – 52:26
Peter Ney – 40:30 – 3rd overall male!
Frank Smith ran the Cincinnati Thanksgiving Day 10K. It was the 109th year of this race!! Frank finished in 54:33 and took 73rd of 414 in his AG!
We hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Bill and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our athletes, past and present, for your support. Put simply, we wouldn’t still be here, 15 years after starting this adventure, without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And to go with our thanks, here are some great results from IMAZ! The weather cooperated this last weekend and it was about as good as it gets at this race! Congratulations to everyone!
Ryan Clancey – 15:02 – 1st IM!
Joe Dundas – 12:42 – 1st IM!
Amy Engel– 16:47 – 10th IM!! Yes, 10th!!
Don Ennis – 14:47 – 1st IM!
Ryan Mitchell – 13:09 – 1st IM!
Abby Pfeiffer (pictured) – 13:59 – PR!!
Sorin Tohatan – 13:03 – 1st IM!
Jim Ustasiewski – 11:09 – PR and 8th in AG!!!
Congratulations to Marc Suarez who raced Ironman Wisconsin this past weekend and recorded a PR for the distance. He finished the hilly race in 14:45 which was 4 min faster than his IMAZ time from last year. Nice job Marc!!
Good luck to Brandon Welling who is running the Mogollon Monster 100 miler this weekend in AZ!
Also, good luck to everyone racing the Tempe Triathlon!
Congratulations to Marc Suarez and Frank Smith who raced the Steelhead 70.3 in Michigan under extremely hot conditions, which seems all too common this season! Marc finished in 6:44 while Frank came home in 7:49. There were over 655 DNS/DNF in this race. A huge number. So extra congrats to our two finishers.
At the USAT Sprint National Championships in Cleveland, David Hay placed an impressive 9th in his age group. The swim was cancelled due to a strong current, so the race was converted to a 2.7K run/20K bike/2.7K run. David finished in 1:11.
We also want to congratulate Nir Joels who raced Ironman Estonia. Nir finished in 12:54. Nir is a long time CC athlete who now lives in Israel.
Good luck to everyone racing Mountain Man this weekend up in Flagstaff!