With the warmer weather upon us (a major understatement for some parts of the country), spring racing is in full swing. Here’s an update on the results we’ve had recently….
Lisa Mire – On March 7 Lisa ran a very impressive race at the Corporate Cup Half marathon, in the midst of her training for the Flying Pig marathon (which takes place this Sunday). Lisa’s time was just under 1:36, on what was to be a marathon paced effort. She recovered quickly and resumed for her marathon. Keep an eye out for her result from Flying Pig early next week.
Bill Risch – On April 10th Bill ran a very smart race at the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler. Bill averaged 7:24 pace, finishing with a time 1:13:51. Not bad considering his original goal was closer to 8 minute pace. Something worth mentioning about Bill’s race is that his finial mile only varied by 3 seconds from his first.
Everett Hill – On April 11th Everett better his 7k PR by 30 seconds. In my opinion Everett’s 7k PR from April of ’08 was his strongest up until this point. To have bettered that race by 30 seconds was impressive, to say the least.
Phil Manning – On April 25th Phil Manning dropped his 10 mile PR from a year ago (from 1:15:30) by almost 2 minutes (to 1:13:31). Phil is currently training for the Cleavland Half marathon, on May 17th.
Alex Gardner – Alex decided very early in the year that it was time to focus on the 5k, rather than the marathon this spring. She set a very respectable goal of lower her PR by over a minute and thirty seconds. Alex has run a handful of 5k races this spring and every one of them has beat her previous PR from a year ago. Her best time to date stands as 22:17 (over 1:20 better that her PR from a year ago). Alex has a couple more chances to achieve her 5k goal before it’s time to shift to marathon training.
Stay tuned for more results over the next few weeks. There are several races to come.