Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sugarland 30K

Finish Strong runners Leo and Julio Morales (pictured directly above), Quinci Morales, Jose Contreras, Sandy Vasser, Brandon Sager, Colleen Sager, Mike Menster, Skip Moschell (pictured at top), Jessica Menendez, Scott Pinkston and Rich Cooper all enjoyed good performances at the recent Sugarland 30K held on December 11.

Several of the athletes were using this race as a training run, but many still managed podium finishes.

Brandon Sager took 2nd in his 25-29 AG in a time of 2:03:44(6:39/M pace).
His wife, Colleen, crossed the line in 3:00:47.

Jessica Menendez also captured 2nd in her 35-39 AG. Jessica finished in 2:20:56 (7:35/M pace). She blew away her pace from last year and credits the difference with her training with Finish Strong Coaching.

Michael Menster took 6th in his competitive 40-44 AG in 2:06:21 (6:48/M pace).
Also in the 40-44 AG was Scott Pinkston who finished in 2:52:51 in (9:18/M pace).

Skip Moschell took 4th in his 50-54 AG in 2:09:21 (6:57/M pace).

Leo Morales finished in 2:25:07 at a 7:48 per mile pace. Leo's brother, Julio, was close behind finishing in 2:37:43 at 7:56 per mile pace. Leo's daughter, Quinci came in 3rd in her AG with a time of 3:01:26.
Jose Contreras finished in 3:00:45 achieving negative splits. Sandy Vasser(who raced both Saturday and Sunday) finished in 2:42:56. Rich Cooper crossed the finish in 3:15:21.

Congrats runners!

IM 70.3 Asia-Pacific

Finish Strong Racing's Buck Snyder participated in the Asia-Pacific 70.3 race held in Phuket, Thailand on December 2. Held at the resort of Laguna Phuket, the event provided a very challenging course set along a picturesque tropical paradise.

Buck swam the 1.9 kilometer course in 41:49. The 90 kilometer bike course was so steep that he actually had to get off his bike during certain points, but he was still able to complete the course in 3:10:07. He made up time on his competition by running the final half marathon (21.1K) in 1:47:19. His overall time was 5:46:01.

Congratulations, Buck!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Delaware Marathon

Christelle Gigant had a fabulous race at the Delaware marathon. She represented Finish Strong Racing well by finishing 2nd in her age group and 4th female overall in a time of 2:20. We can't wait to see the pics! Hurray for Christelle!!

Jingle Bell Houston 5 mile race

TOTAL Jingle Bell 5 mile run was held in Houston on December 11. Three Finish Strong athletes -- Rusty Davis, Kirk Langford, and Terry Peppers -- were among the over 1,000 runners who finished this holiday race.

Terry Peppers came in 8th in his AG and finished in 35:03 at a brisk 7:01/M pace.
Rusty Davis kept up a 7:52/mile pace to finish in 39:21. Kirk Langford maintained a steady 9:09/mile pace to finish in 45:44. Well done!

Run Girl Half Marathon

Aubrey Young finishes 3rd in her AG at the recent Run Girl Half marathon!
Suzanne Young overcomes injury to run a PR race at Run Girl. (above middle)
Finish Strong Coaching gals were looking confident at the recent Run Girl Half Marathon held on Sunday, December 11 in Humble. Aubrey Young placed 3rd in her 14 and under age group with a time of 1:55:40 (a PR by 5 minutes!)

Suzanne Young ran in a time of 2:15:43 which is also a PR by 6 minutes! (Just imagine what Suzanne will achieve when she is injury-free!)
Tammy Grado finished in 2:00:49. Katherine Powell finished 18th in her AG with a time of 2:16:31.

Amanda Fails completed her first half marathon in 2:45:15.8. Way to go!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rock 'N Roll Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half-Marathon were held at night on Sunday, December 4, 2011. The event attracted 44,000 official entrants from all 50 states and 54 countries. Among them were Finish Strong's Susie Schreiber, Javier Noyola, Mary Kerschbaum, Karyn Perugini and Scott Lowery.
Susie completed the half marathon in 1:55:52. Javier's time was 2:04:57. Karyn posted a PR in 2:09:38. Mary finished in 2:21:28. Scott ran the full marathon in 3:55:52. Good job, everyone! Any pics?