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!!


         It’s hard to believe I’m writing this, but in 2021, we are entering our 18th year of coaching. We absolutely must offer our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of you–Camelback Coaching        athletes past and present–for making this possible. For the last 17 years, it has been an honor and a privilege to work with you and help you in the pursuit of your goals. Here’s to a safe and healthy 2021 . . . hopefully, with actual races. 🙂


Anthem Turkey Trot and Ohio 5K

Congratulations to our athletes who keep putting it out there. Who continue to train day after day with either no event on the horizon, or if anything, just a virtual one. But we do have actual races from time to time, and last weekend, two of our CC athletes took advantage. Joan McGue raced the Anthem 5K and finished in 31:04, taking 3rd in her AG. Frank Smith actually ran something shorter than a marathon and clocked a 23-minute 5K in Ohio. Great job, guys!

DIY Ironman Arizona, Tennessee Virtual Half Marathon, Virtual Possum 50K, Ohio

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! The results from last week were virtual, but results nonetheless!

Congratulations to Sean Byrne who completed his DIY Ironman Arizona. IMAZ was to be Sean’s first IM, however, as most of you know, IMAZ was cancelled due to COVID precautions. Sean decided to run his own Ironman and covered the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run on his own in 16:08. Nice job Sean!

In Tennessee, Kemp Conrad and Ed Wallis ran a virtual ½ marathon. Kemp finished in 1:45 while Ed logged a time of 1:58.

In Ohio, Frank Smith ran the virtual Possum 50K on a treadmill! He finished in 7:22 and his knees and legs are still holding up!

Virtual Phoenix 10K and Tempe Splash and Dash

Congratulations to Joan McGue and Melissa Samuelson who each raced last weekend. Joan raced the virtual Phoenix 10K and finished in 1:05 and took 3rd in her AG. Melissa raced the local Splash and Dash in Tempe Town Lake and finished 2nd overall female. We love that our athletes are making it happen whenever and wherever they can. Way to go, guys!