Sunday, May 30, 2010

Combat Tri Results

Four Team FSR athletes competed in the COMBAT Triathlon on May 29 in Texas City, Texas.

Team FSR Kent Morris (pictured above) won his 50-54 age group and placed 17th overall at the recent Combat Tri. Kent's overall time was 1:04:43. He swam the first leg in 5:06, 37:23 for the bike averaging 24.1mpg and the final run in 20:36 at a brisk 6:52 mile pace.

Kyle Mays took 3rd in his 45-49 age group with an overall time of 1:06:28. Dave Holsey took 6th in his 60-64 age group with an overall time of 1:22;36. John "Scott" Reaves came in 17th in the 35-39 age group, finishing in 1:12:58.

Great job!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Silverlake Sprint Tri

The Silverlake Sprint Triathlon was held in Pearland on Sunday, May 16. The distances were 400m+ swim, 10 mile bike and 3 mile run.

Carolyn Barron and her children, Lane, Hannah, and Katherine all competed. Hannah placed 1st in the 14 & under age group with a total time of 1:05:19.

Katherine posted a 1:07:57 time and a fourth place finish in the 15-19 age group.

Lane raced well beating his mom on the bike by a mere 1.2 seconds.

He also placed fourth in the male 14 & under age group trailing 3rd place by 42 seconds with a time of 1:02:26.

Carolyn improved her time from last years race by 3:17 and also placed 4/19 in the female 40-44 age group with a 1:07:30 time.

Overall a fun race!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Adventure Racing

Group photo from Muddy Buddy Adventure Race: Scott Pinkston (4th from left) and his teammate, Quentin, placed first. Steve Hardy (5th from left) and his teammate finished 5th. Other friends pictured placed 4th.

May 15/16 was another great weekend for adventure racing according to Finish Strong athlete Scott Pinkston. The first day was held at Camp Longhorn for the Terra Firma Promo Championship Series Race 1 at Burnet, Texas. Scott's team took 9th out of 23 teams.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tri Girl

Tri Girl held its 200 meter swim, 8 mile bike, 2 mile run triathlon on Sunday, May 9. Finish Strong female athletes and friends showed their stuff with outstanding performances.

Hannah Barron took 2nd in the 14 and under age group and 16th overall with a time of 46:43. Katherine Barron took 2nd in the 15 to 19 age group and 18th overall with a time of 47:08.

Judith Clark took 3rd in the 30 to 34 age group and 20th overall with a time of 47:37.

Emily Roper took 2nd in the 35 to 39 age group and 12th overall with a time of 45:02.

Laura Gaddy took 2nd in the 40 to 44 age group and 15th overall with a time of 45:49. Carolyn Barron took 3rd in the 40 to 44 age group and 21st overall with at time of 47:44.

Go girl power!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

YMCA 5K Trail Run

Happy Mother's Day! On Sunday, May 9, instead of waiting for breakfast to be served in bed, Finish Strong athletes and moms Susie Schrieber and Jackie Lewis laced up their running shoes for the YMCA 5K Trail Run with a 6:45a.m. starting time at Jones State Park. They took off and finished with fantastic results! Susie won the women's 50-54 age group with a time of 23:30. Jackie came in second in the women's 40-44 age group with a time of 24:41. Finish Strong moms rule!!

Vancouver Marathon

On May 2, Roger Mercier took on the Vancouver Marathon. Roger accomplished the 26.2 mile run in 4:41. Roger reported that Vancouver is a rather hilly course. Runners braced for the cold rain for 3/4 of the race. Despite, the cold, wet, hilly course, Roger finished the race strong. Way to go!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Thirty-three Finish Strong athletes participated at CB&I triathlon, the popular sprint triathlon held on Saturday, May 1 in The Woodlands. Thirteen FSR athletes enjoyed podium finishes and many others achieved personal best race performances.

Coach Dana Lyons, 52, led the way taking home the overall age group win with a time of 1:04:15. Dana was joined by other Finish Strong athletes Allan Richardson, Tom Schwartzkopf, and Kent Morris swept the M 50-54 age group by finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Mike Bard took 1st place in the men's 30-39 Clydesdale division with a time of 1:10:37.

Other podium finishers included Hannah Barron placing 3rd in the female 1-19 age group. This is even more impressive when you consider Hannah is only 12. Rodrigo Abascal took 2nd in the male 1-19 age group. In the male 25-29 age group, Scott Peterson took 2nd with a time of 1:08:25.

Tim Monk placed 2nd in the men's 35-39 age group. Patrick Sexton took 2nd in the men's 40-44 age group.

Jim Harrington and Ed York placed 2nd and 3rd in the men's 45-49 age group.
Cindy McMannis took home 3rd place in the female 50-54 age group.

In addition to the podium finishes, many athletes achieved personal bests. Kent Morris, Carolyn Barron, and David Kayda enjoyed shaving off 8-10 minutes from their efforts at this race last year.

Here's a quick glance at Finish Strong race results at CB&I.

Mike Bard Clysd M 30-39 1:10:37 Class Position: 1
Carolyn Barron F 40-44 1:25:56 Class Position: 12
Lane Barron M 1-19 1:21:39 Class Position: 13
Hannah Barron F 1-19 1:23:51 Class Position: 3
Will Blackbird M 45-49 1:27:12 Class Position: 29
Clint Bryant M 35-39 did swim & bike but due to injury didn’t run

Casey Clark M 35-39 01:15:24 Class Position: 15
Rodrigo Abascal M 1-19 01:10:23 Class Position: 2
Manuel Abascal (Sr.) M 40-44 1:22:22 Class Position: 20
Laura Gaddy F 40-44 1:22:48 Class Position: 7
Jody Gaddy still waiting for his results?

Jim Harrington M 45-49 1:10:17 Class Position: 2
David Kayda M 30-34 1:11:32 Class Position: 4
Jack Ladenheim M 1-19 1:13:57 Class Position: 4
Jackie Lewis F 40-44 1:24:45 Class Position: 10
Kyle Mays M 45-49 1:11:33 Class Position: 5

Cindy McManis F 50-54 1:31:34 Class Position: 3
Tim Monk M 35-39 1:09:04 Class Position: 2
Sharon Morin F 45-49 1:33:44 Class Position: 12
Kent Morris M 50-54 1:09:47 Class Position: 3
Susana Olivares F 35-39 1:53:21 Class Position: 58

Scott Peterson M 25-29 1:08:25 Class Position: 2
John Scott Reaves M 35-39 1:22:00 Class Position: 35
Rip Reynolds M 40-44 1:14:25 Class Position: 7
Allan Richardson M 50-54 1:08:13 Class Position: 1
Tom Schwarzkopf M 50-54 1:08:33 Class Position: 2

Patrick Sexton M 40-44 1:09:57 Class Position: 2
Bret Strong M 45-49 1:14:05 Class Position: 7
Mark Tefft M 55-59 1:23:42 Class Position: 5
Cindy Weller F 35-39 1:31:26 Class Position: 19

Dan Woodall M 35-39 1:34:27 Class Position: 71
Ed York M 45-49 1:11:18 Class Position: 3
Dana Lyons Age Group Overall 1:04:15 1

Congrats on an outstanding day of racing!!