Saturday, December 22, 2012

Run The Woodlands 5K

Finish Strong's Lane Barron, Lee Allen, Kevin Baker, Edson Jones, Randy Barron and Katerina Savelieva competed in the Run the Woodlands 5k race on December 22.  Lane finished 8th overall in 19:49.  Lee finished in 20:09 (6:29/mi pace).  Kevin set a new 5K PR finishing in 20:10.  Edson Jones finished in 21:10.  Katerina also had a great race crossing the finish line in 25:36.  Randy Barron finished in 25:48.  All enjoyed the nice cold run.  Kevin and Katerina also  won the Luke's Locker raffle.  Merry Christmas!


Day After the End of the World Half Marathon

Finish Strong's Jane Foley finished first overall for females at the Day-After-the-End- of-the-World Half Marathon held on December 22.  Jane reports, "It was on trails, grass and sand so it was pretty tough. I was misdirected at the finish and did an extra 1/2 mile by accident. Anyway that said I was still the first woman to finish overall with a time of 1.44 (slower than I wanted but it was off road and 13.68 miles). My average pace was 7.38/mile, so I m very happy with the final result. So I did finally place in the top 3 in 2012 ."  Hurray!!!!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Finish Strong's Steve Hardy and Jackie Medina-Lewis competed in the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run 5K at Northshore Park on December 15.  Steve finished in 21:18 (6:51 pace), new 5K PR and won his 46+ age group.  Jackie also had a great race.  She had a PR, finished in 23:49, won her age group 31-44!  Way to go, Steve and Jackie!!

Dallas MetroPCS Marathon

Suzanne Young completed her first and last marathon at the Dallas MetroPCS Marathon also on Sunday, December 9.  It was a tough day for Suzanne as she suffered from back and knee problems.  Nonetheless, she managed to cross the finish line with friend Jenny Shell together in 5:43:37. 


Run Girl Half Marathon

Aubrey Young and Libby Sears ran the Run Girl half-marathon relay on Sunday, December 9th and placed 4th overall out of 120 teams with a time of 1:52:19.  Both girls had even splits. Way to go!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sugarland 30K

Congratulations to Finish Strong's Chris Weir (2:05:20, 5th AG), Edson Jones (2:29:45), and Brandon Sager (1:58:50, 2nd AG) who raced the Sugar Land 30k on Sunday, December 9.   Brandon is pictured above with his award.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Boerne Duathlon

Finish Strong's Jim Harrington raced at the Boerne Duathlon (5K run/25K bike/5K run) on Sunday, December 2 in Boerne City.

Jim reports that the race was very challenging with wet, slippery roads.  "It rained right up to the start of the race making the roads very slippery.  Add over half a mile to each run and 2 miles extra on the bike and it was plenty challenging for my first du."

Nevertheless,  Jim went from 25th after his first run (26:37)  to 14th after the bike (55:51) to his final run (26:08) to finish in 11th overall and 2nd in his 45-49 age group.  Jim finished with an overall time of 1:49:44.  Congrats!

Jingle Bell Run on December 13 at Luke's Locker