Sunday, August 9, 2015

Pittsburgh Olympic Tri

Congrats to Finish Strong's Alan Jones who placed 2nd in his AG and 12th overall at the Pittsburgh olympic distance tri held on August 9. The Olympic or International Distance Tri featured a 1500 Meter Swim, 40K Bike, and 10K Run.  Alan finished in 2:24:04.  He bested his time from last year by 2 1/2 minutes.

Here are Alan's splits:

Swim1500 Meters0:28:0028
Bike40K (25 Miles)1:09:459
Run10K (6.25 Miles)0:44:2025

Alan places 2nd in his 40-44 AG and 12th overall!

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Mt Sneffles Half Marathon, Ouray, Colorado

Finish Strong's Pam Paling and Frank Halter raced Mt Sneffles Half Marathon in Ouray, Colorado on Saturday, August 8.  Pam finished in 2:01:27 setting a course PR of 7 minutes.  Frank finished in 2:11:11.  Great job you two!

Pam and Frank are loving their Colorado getaway - with fantastic results at recent Mt Sneffles Half Marathon!

Run through the Woods 5K

Finish Strong dominated Saturday's Run through the Woods 5K hosted by Luke's Locker starting at Barbara Bush elementary school in Alden Bridge - The Woodlands on August 8.   Finish Strong swept with Ronnie Delzer - 1st, Zach Miller - 2nd, and Kevin Baker - 3rd.  We had 31 Finish Strong runners racing - many of whom are training for 10 for Texas with Finish Strong Coaching.  Happy training!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

5K Run to Help Horses

Finish Strong Coaching swept the local 5K race held on Sunday, August 2 at Barbara Bush School in The Woodlands and helped raise money at this local charity run.  Thanks to Finish Strong's Nora Wilson for organizing the 5K to help HSPCA with the 201 horses with medical treatment and rehabilitation. Ronnie Delzer coasted to an easy win, Ignasi Aliguer took 2nd and Kevin Baker placed 3rd. The event raised $2,660 for the horses!

River Cities Triathlon - Shreveport

Finish Strong athletes Kerry Gordon and David Kudlak took on the River Cities Triathlon in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 2.  David reports that the run course was much hillier than here in The Woodlands. He particularly enjoyed the bike leg with rolling terrain.  Kerry suffered with his hamstring injury on the run but still toughed it out to finish the event.  

David Kudlak  54 21:30.4 swim  51:19.8 (20.7/mi) bike  30:42.6 (9:52/mi) run  1:49:53.2
Kerry Gordon 52  19:44.6 swim  56:44.5 (19.2/mi) bike 1:00:14.6 (19:26/mi) run  2:23:53.5

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League City International Tri

Congrats to Finish Strong athletes Susan Hardwick-Smith and Carl Holt who competed at the League City International (Olympic distance) tri on August 2 located near Clearlake.  Susan placed 3rd in her AG in 3:01:27 and Carl placed 4th in his AG in 2:55:13.  Way to go!

League City International (Olympic distance) results:

Susan Hardwick-Smith 48 35:55.4 23:57/K 1:23:51.9 1:49/K 58:01.8 9:21/M 3:01:27.54
James (Carl) Holt 46 34:47.8 23:11/K 1:24:39.9 1:50/K 52:11.2 8:25/M 2:55:13.9

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