Monday, November 26, 2012

Ironman Cozumel

"You are an Ironman" was announced to Finish Strong's Stephen Clouthier, Willy Ocejo, Amy Antley, and Casey Clark as they crossed the finish line at Ironman Cozumel on Sunday, November 25.  The swim conditions were brutal with a strong current causing the race directors to cut the swim distance short by 400 meters for the safety of the athletes. This did not stop Stephen, Willy, Amy and Casey from prevailing.  Here are the results:

Stephen CLOUTHIER

Rank:              114
Overall:           629
Bib:                1736
Age:               43
AG:                40-44
Swim:1:32:32
Bike:6:02:25
Run:4:32:52
Overall:12:17:15

Willy OCEJO
Rank:               24
Overall Rank:  165
Bib:                  2029
Age:                 42
AG:                 40-44
Swim:1:22:55
Bike:5:30:46
Run:3:28:48
Overall:10:31:06

Casey CLARK
Rank:              262
Overall Rank: 1536
Bib:                1338
Age:                41
AG:                40-44
Swim:1:32:02
Bike:6:38:40
Run:6:32:34
Overall:15:11:11


Amy ANTLEY
Rank:             51
Overall Rank:  1572
Bib:                  2174
Age:                 35
AG:                  35-39
Swim:1:32:20
Bike:7:35:06
Run:5:59:37
Overall:15:23:59

Fredericksburg 10K Turkey Trot

Finish Strong Racing's Sarah Pietraszek-Mattner not only finished strong, but also had a PR and took 2nd in her age group at the Fredericksburg 10K Turkey Trot.  She finished in 52:51:38.  Way to go, Sarah!!
 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sugarland Turkey Trot 5 Mile

Finish Strong's Michelle Howard ran the Sugarland Turkey Trot 5 mile race.  Michelle reports, "I can't believe I ran so fast!!! 1-8:54, 2-9:00 3-8:43, 4-8:36, 5-8:14, last .05 miles-7:54 I felt good. Happy Thanksgiving!!"  Michelle, you rock!

Ironman Arizona

Congratulations to Finish Strong Racing athletes who competed in Ironman Arizona on November 18.  Susan Hardwick-Smith (12:45:00 in her 1st IM), Shannon Crowe (12:20:26), Kari Gilley (11:22:07), Don Cole (12:24:12) and Michael Collins (11:19:04) all did a great job at Ironman Arizona.  BTW, this was Michael's 9th Ironman Arizona race -- he has competed in this race since its inception.

Susan Hardwick-Smith celebrates her first Ironman finish!

See below for detailed results:

Don COLE
Rank: 56
Overall Rank: 935
BIB: 253
Division: M50-54
Age: 53
State: Woodlands TX
Swim: 1:23:42
Bike: 5:44:41
Run: 4:37:58
Overall: 12:24:12

Michael COLLINS
Rank: 90
Overall Rank: 481
BIB: 2153
Division: M40-44
Age: 40
State: The Woodlands TX
Swim: 1:25:03
Bike: 5:13:46
Run: 4:29:30
Overall: 11:19:04

Susan HARDWICK-SMITH
Rank: 22
Overall Rank: 1108
Bib: 462
Divison: F45-49
Age: 45
Swim:1:29:28
Bike:6:23:53
Run:4:37:55
Overall:12:45:00
 
Shannon CROWE

Rank: 36
Overall Rank: 905
Bib: 819
Division: F40-44
Age: 42
Swim:1:18:50
Bike:5:53:33
Run:4:54:52
Overall:12:20:26


Kari GILLEY
Rank: 15
Overall Rank: 496
Bib:460
Division: 35-39
Age: 36
Swim:1:38:22
Bike:5:25:36
Run:4:03:55
Overall:11:22:07

Run thru the Woods - 3 Mile

Finish Strong athletes had fun running the 3 mile race at the Woodlands GE Run thru the Woods on Thanksgiving morning.  Here are the results.
 
Results for 2012 - Run thru the Woods - 3 Miler
The Woodlands, TX on Thursday, 11/22/2012
Just of Finish Strong Members as of 11-21-12

Female Finishers: 710
Male Finishers: 592
Total Finishers: 1302

Runner's Name
Chip Time
Division Award
Lane Barron
18:56.0
 
Marilee Poon
20:13.2
1st Female 40 to 44
Michael Everett
26:51.1
 
Ileana Carroll
28:16.4
 
Mary Wilson
31:41.0
 
Alex Svetlitski
36:17.2
 


Run Thru the Woods Race Website
Run Wild Race Results Website

Run thru the Woods - 1 Mile

Future Finish Strong athlete -- Miles Delzer, 4, competed in his first 1 mile race with dad, Ronnie!

Dallas 8 Mile Turkey Trot

Congratulations to Finish Strong's Bret Strong who competed in the Dalls 8 Mile Turkey Trot.  Bret finished in 1:08:23 for 8.09 miles for a 8:27/mile pace.  Way to go, Bret! 

Katy YMCA Turkey Dash 10K


Congratulaton to Ira DeAquino for setting a personal record at the Katy YMCA Turkey Dash 10k.  Ira finished in 54:56 -- 11th in her AG!  Well done, Ira!!  Any pics?

Back-to-back races for Coopers

In addition to running the Run through the Woods on Thursday (43:20 for 5 miles at 8:40 pace), Rich Cooper went on to run the Conroe Turkey Trot 5K the next day.  Rich finished in 25:55 for a 8:21 pace and 1ST PLACE finish in his 45-49 AG.  Rich caught the guy in front of him in the last 200 yards of the race.  Rich's son, Davis, also finished his first 5K in 38 minutes in addition to the 1 mile Run thru the Woods in 9:21 the day.  Way to go Davis family!!!  Any pics?

 

TXU Turkey Trot 10K and 5K

Finish Strong's Pamela Ferguson ran the TXU Turkey Trot 10K.  She finished in 49:32, a new 10k PR by 3 whole minutes. Way to go, Pamela.

Finish Strong's Victor Kaiser ran the 5K race in 44:48.  Congrats, Vic!!

GE Run Thru the Woods - 5 Miler

Congrats to ALL 66 Finish Strong folks who ran the Thanksgiving morning Run Thru the Woods race.  Here's the results for the 5 mile event.  Everyone earned their turkey dinner!!

 Brandon Sager and Skip Moschell at the 5 mile race!
 CJ Stewart shows off his plaque pictured above with his son! 
Deb Lyons and Pam Meaux!  Pam kept pace with her son, Connor, and won 50-54 AG!

Results for 2012 - Run thru the Woods - 5 Miler
The Woodlands, TX on Thursday, 11/22/2012
Just of Finish Strong Members as of 11-21-12

Female Finishers: 1076
Male Finishers: 1177
Total Finishers: 2253



Runner's Name
Chip Time
Division Award
Brandon Sager
28:34.7
1st Male 30 to 34
Chris Weir
29:58.4
 
C.J. Stewart
30:11.1
3rd Male Master’s
Rip Reynolds
30:14.2
1st Male 45 to 49
Kimberly Mac Namee
30:21.0
1st Female Master Winners
Marty Miller
30:39.1
 
Travys Townson
31:47.3
 
Ed York
32:41.6
 
Edson Jones
33:42.6
3rd Male 45 to 49
Christelle Gigant
34:24.3
 
Pam Meaux
34:31.2
1st Female 50 to 54
David Barnes
34:54.2
 
Jane Archer (Foley)
35:10.5
 
Kevin Golden
35:46.0
 
Kyle Mays
35:52.2
 
Lee Allen
35:54.7
 
Jennifer Zambrano
36:28.3
 
Phillip Deprang
36:30.2
 
Mike Novelli
36:46
 
Nora Wilson
36:57.7
1st Female 55 to 59
Steve Hardy
37:06.2
 
Katherine Barron
37:42.0
 
Steven Lopez
37:52.6
 
Lisa Hill
38:03.4
 
Kerry Gordon
38:04.3
 
Michael Niccum
38:21.9
 
Deb Lyons
38:37.2
2nd Female 50 to 54 (PR)
Andreas Grossmann
39:07.6
 
Kristin Collins
39:22.4
 
Scott Kahney
40:07.8
 
James Vultaggio
40:26.6
 
Jackie Medina-Lewis
40:52.3
 
Scott Schoenherr
40:53.4
 
Leela Duncan
40:54.4
 
Tammy Grado
41:09.2
 
Angie Corbeil
42:05.8
 
Aubrey Young
42:12.8
 
Linda Batton
42:34.2
 
Brian Waldrop
43:08.5
PR! (Clydesdale)
Richard Cooper
43:19.2
 
Brian Krueger
43:24.9
 
Cindy Mcmanis
43:40.1
 
Katherine Powell
44:16.3
 
Kelly Clemens
44:34.2
 
Blake Sims
44:30.1
(Clydesdale)
Kristie Chandler
44:36.2
 
Jody Gaddy
45:45.1
 
Don Hickey
46:11.4
 
Randy Barron
47:27.8
 
Carolyn Barron
47:28.3
 
Rhonda Katterhagen
47:34.1
 
Jeanette Hagelskaer
47:40.2
 
Cory Richard
47:40.6
 
Colleen Brown
48:09.4
 
Eric Yollick
48:30
Ran barefoot!
Llana Bingham
48:46.5
 
Michael Csikos
49:28.6
 
Ron Shaver
49:31.6
 
Gina Beauchamp
51:14.9
 
Sara Vanderford
51:25.1
 
Karen Peery
52:44.8
 
Janet Luna
52:54.3
 
Kim Neveu
54:39.7
 
Leticia Gonzalez
55:48.9
 
Alfredo Gonzalez
56:58.7
 
Mark Tefft
55:51.4
 
Alida Medina
58:02.8
 
Raymond Middleton
58:02
PR by 2 minutes
Tara Sagebiel
1:03:14.6
 
Matacha Saul
1:05:21.1
 





Run Thru the Woods Race Website
Run Wild Race Results Website


Generated on 1452 11-22-2012

Names may have been adjusted in the report. This can happen for race result typos, nicknames (Mike instead of Michael) and name changes

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Woodlands Girls and Boys Teams Bound for NXN!

The team of Madi McLellan, Ashley Guidot, Grace Huryn, Cara Zuspan, Anna Lyons, Katie Willard, and Abbey Piontek will represent The Woodlands at Nationals!

Congrats to The Woodlands!  Both boys and girls cross-country qualified for nationals by finishing 2nd at the NXN South Regional event held at Bear Branch park on Saturday, November 17.  Both teams head for Portland, Oregon on December 1st for NXN - Nike Cross Nationals!

HMSA Classical 25K

Congrats to the Finish Strong athletes who competed in the HMSA Classical 25K in Houston on Sunday, November 18.  Brandon Sager, Nora Wilson, and Quinci Morales all enjoyed podium finishes.
 

Results for 2012 - HMSA Classical - 25K
Houston, TX on Sunday, 11/18/2012

Female Finishers: 582
Male Finishers: 713
Total Finishers: 1295

Runner's Name
Chip Time
Division Award
Brandon Sager
1:38:48
3rd Male 30 to 34
Leo Morales
1:46:09
9th Male 40 to 44
Edson Jones
1:59:00
 
Nora Wilson
2:00:24
1st Female 55 to 59
Ron Mccauley
2:12:25
 
Quinci Morales
2:12:41
2nd Female 16 to 19
David Blake
2:19:34
 
Vanessa Servantes
2:21:48
 
John Flores
2:38:12
 
Hoang Nguyen
3:16:43
 

Turkey Trot in Oahu


Finish Strong Racing's Chantal Requier competed in the turkey trot race at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the Island of Oahu. Chantal placed first in her AG and 4th overall with a personal best of  44:12.  Way to go, Chantal!!
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

San Antonio Marathon

Finish Strong's Taylor Riall ran the San Antonio Marathon on Sunday, November 11.  She crossed the finish line in 1:42:25 - placing 6th in her 40-44 AG.  That's 6th out of 1513 women in her age group and 69 of all 10046 women!  Way to go, Taylor!

RWB Veteran's Day 10K

Finish Strong athletes raced in the RWB Veteran’s Day 10k on Saturday, November 10 in The Woodlands.  The results were as follows;

Kim Mac Namee – 38:48 / 6:09min / mile (Watch Time) – Placed Overall 1st Female

Richard Mac Namee – 44:38 / 7:11min/mile (Watch Time) Placed 1st AG 45-49 (Richard ran in combat boots and fatigues to honor his fellow veterans)

Charlie Schuber - 50:23.  Placed 7th in 50-54 AG

Leela Duncan - 53:20.4.  Placed 2nd in 45-49 AG

Katherine Powell -    57:42.  Placed 4th in 50-54 AG

In the 5K,

Katerina Savelieva - 27:17

Nora Wilson won her 55-59 AG with a time of 23:13.

Congrats to all!  For more details on the results, go to http://www.runhoustontiming.net/site.race_results

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Foley at Rest




Mike Foley's success to a 5:01:30 first time HIM can be attributed to his fashion while praticing the Brittish version of Yoga = Downward facing Britt!   (Caption winner: Travys Townson)