Sunday, February 6, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS SBAA SBRR RUNNERS!

What a GREAT weekend for our runners!
Some highlights:

USATF Cross-Country Nationals:

Our SBAA Team came in a very solid 4th place at the Master's Nationals Saturday, Feb 5th. This race is one of the toughest races in the country as people who race X/C are generally ready to suffer from start to finish and since it's run on grass up and down hills, a runners time or pace is not important so it's simply about beating as many people as you can and being as fit as possible to withstand the terrain and surges on soft surface. It's grueling and so much fun when your legs give out crossing the finish. We had a few of these performances which made it even more special.

Drea ran in one of the most competitive fields possible in the country today and was 42nd. Everyone who ran Drea's race was the real deal. She ran an incredibly tough mental race after having the stomach virus for two weeks. Her toughness is inspiring.

Mens results:

Rusty Snow, 4th overall (3rd in age group)
Eric Forte, 28th (16th in age group)
Tim Strand, 34th (20th age group)
Mike Swan, 44th (23rd age group)
Ignacio Jimenez, 71st (2nd in age group)
Joe Macphee, 87th (32nd age group)
John Brennand, 124th (1st in age group)

Sunday 2/6:

Mike Shalhoub won the Superbowl 4 miler today running a superb race! I was lucky enough to see Mike come back from way and with 1/2mile to go make a brilliant move taking a tangent that took him from 50meters behind Todd Booth to within 10meters (yes, in a road race you can take the shortest possible line as this is how all certified courses are measured.)
Mike caught Todd and ran a 21:19 (57 second PR on this course!)
Jamie Hagaar also ran a superb race coming from way back and running a big PR at 22:10 and beating some runners he hasn't beaten before.
Ricky ran well since he's not fit yet after his stress fracture.
Kent Harris was 3rd in his age group and was 47 seconds better than last year!
Phil Gans was 24 seconds faster than last year with John "the Unit" Nelson right behind him
Jessica Douglas ran a solid race coming in 2nd @24:41

It was a beautiful weekend with some great running.

See you all Tuesday

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