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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Run Raleigh, April 14-21 Updates

Jamie getting a kid from an SPCA dog during Run Raleigh Half
Austin finishing Run Raleigh Half

A lot of Capital Run Walk team members ran in the Run Raleigh 5K or Half Marathon April 14th.  It was a great turnout.

Syndey Jarrett paced a friend who was running her first ever half marathon.  Sydney and her friend did it in 2:40:48.  Great job pacing and helping a friend in her first half marathon!

Jamie during Run Raleigh Half.  Celebrating her birthday
Ethan Dodson placed 19th Overall in the Run Raleigh Half Marathon in 1:31:18 and was third in his age group.

Amy Michael ran the Run Raleigh Half Marathon in 1:47:25 and placed 2nd in her age group.  Her husband, Terry, ran it in in 1:59:06.

Elinor ran a PR of 1:52:48 at the Run Raleigh Half .

Holly Sasso Briggs also ran a PR at the Run Raleigh Half in 1:48:13.  Holly placed third in her age group.

Austin Balen is participating in the triple crown half marathon series.  He finished the Run Raleigh Half in 1:42:28 for fourth in his age group.  Austin's time was also a PR on a tough course with a tough uphill at mile 12.

Karen Bodie Hawkins dropped a lot of time off her half marathon PR, 3 1/2 minutes!  Karen ran the Run Raleigh Half in 1:54:34.  Karen also ran the Tarheel 10 miler in 1:27:07.

Jamie and I during Run Raleigh Half
Jamie Connerton ran the Run Raleigh Half Marathon on her birthday.  She stopped to kiss and take pictures with all the shelter dogs from the SPCA.  Jamie used to volunteer at the SPCA of Wake County before moving to Greenville.  She now volunteers at the Pitt County Animal Shelter and runs the 5Ks 4 K9s group. I ran the Run Raleigh Half with Jamie and took pictures along the way.  It was a fun way to celebrate her birthday.

Joey Anderson ran the Cary Road Race and was the 1st Grandmaster in 21:24.

Robert Bass ran Home Run for Kids 5K in Middlesex on April 20th.  He finished 3rd Overall!  Robert has been getting over injuries from a bad car wreck last November and hasn't been able to run much.  He's getting back into it and a top 3 finish in his first race back is impressive!  He's planning on racing the Run for the Heroes this weekend.

I ran the Angels Among Us 5K on the Duke campus on April 20th.  I finished 4th Overall, 1st in Age Group in 17:57.  The hills were tougher than I expected.

Finishing the Angels Among Us 5K
I think a lot of Capital Run Walk members also participated in the Boston Memorial Run.  It was an emotional race and and amazing turnout.

Congratulations everyone on your personal records and races!  Good Luck in your upcoming races!

Austin after Run Raleigh Half

Monday, April 8, 2013

First Weekend in April Race Results

John Adamof at Umstead 100 
John Adamof started the weekend off by racing the Umstead 100 miles Endurance Run.  John finished in 22:53:16!

Capital RunWalk was well represented at the 8th Annual St. Timothy's Spring Sprint 5K.  Sean was 3rd in his age group.  Elinor Angel and Ruben were 2nd in their age groups.  Dawn and Chris were 1st and 2nd masters.  Valencia and Rebecca also ran well on the hilly course and credited Coach Tim and the hill training sessions for their success.

Billy and Ronnie after Mountains to Sea Trail Race
Bobby Mack ran in the Cooper River Bridge Run.  Bobby was 3rd overall in 28:50 and the first American!  Also running in the Cooper Bridge Run were new CapRun team members Kris Vegh and her husband Tibor.  Kris was the 4th American female with a time of 34:47 and Tibor finished 22nd overall in 31:32.  Kris and Tibor were teammates of Bobby at NC State.

Ronnie Jones and Billy Unger ran the Mountains to Sea 12 miles challenge race.  They both enjoyed the perfect weather and the very technical single track trails that followed part of the perimeter of Falls Lake.  This was Billy's first long trail race and he ran sub 9:00 min/pace until the 6 mile aid station when they backed off a little.  Ronnie finished in 1:47: AND finished 38th out of 228 finishers. Billy finished 63rd in 1:54:23.