Monday, March 26, 2012

A Chase For Child Abuse Prevention 5k Walk/Run

A Chase For Child Abuse Prevention 5k Walk/Run from EYE ON TACOMA on Vimeo.

This is a 5k run/ walk & 1k to Prevent Child Abuse!! A Chase for Child Abuse Prevention 5K run/walk is being held to raise money for child abuse awareness in honor of 16-year-old Chase Scheidt.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Run the 2012 Honda LA Marathon with Joe Taricani & The Marathon Show

Come out and see the sights and sounds as Joe Taricani of The Marathon Show with takes you all 26.2 miles. Joe says "The 2012 Honda LA Marathon was awesome!"

Visit the Marathon Show here!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dado Delivers Event Record at NYC Half

By: Jim Gerweck, Running USA wire

Kirui men's champion; event record 15,336 finishers at 7th edition; $4.8 million raised for charity

NEW YORK - (March 18, 2012) - For the seventh running of the NYC Half, the New York Road Runners brought in almost 90 professional athletes, ranking it as the most competitive half-marathon of the season. In the end, they could have cut that number down to four, as the event turned into a two-man and two-woman race right from the gun.

Njoroge, Sado Secure Honda LA Marathon Titles

Sado captures $100,000 gender challenge; 22,200-plus entrants at 27th edition

By: Ryan Lamppa, Running USA wire
LOS ANGELES - (March 18, 2012) - At the 27th Honda LA Marathon on Sunday morning, Fatuma Sado of Ethiopia was the unexpected storm that blew through the area with her impressive victory in 2 hours, 25 minutes, 39 seconds, a personal record by more than two minutes and the 4th fastest women's clocking in event history. In addition to winning the women's race, Sado, just 20, also won the $100,000 Challenge, a gender handicap competition where the professional women received a 17 minute, 31 second headstart on the rest of the field.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Video - 2012 St. Paddy's Day Run Tacoma

Sights and sounds from the St. Paddy's Day Run, March 17, 2012 in Tacoma WA. 
Over 2100 finishers in this 5k, 10k event.
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Mark your calendars, next year's event will be March 17, 2013. 1k - 5k - 10k - Half Marathon!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Race Results - Bud Light St. Paddy's Day Run Tacoma - 2012

Bud Light St. Paddy's Day Run Tacoma 2012 , start of the 10k!
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Race Results -
Bud Light St. Paddy's Day Run Tacoma
March 17, 2012

Top 10 finishers

top 10

Male Participants
1.      Dan McClean      15:55
2.      Jerrell Mock     16:21
3.      Ian Fraser       16:44
4.      Matt Ellis       16:58
5.      Jon Houk         17:13
6.      Smith Michal     17:16
7.      Tyler Eidsmoe    17:23
8.      Lance Docken     18:17
9.      Dan Hardebeck    18:28
10.     Edward Shvets    18:49
Female Participants
1.     Linda Muyck        18:23
2.     Kristi Houk        18:34
3.     Nancy Ellis        19:05
4.     Karen Steen        19:47
5.     Shamai Sullivan    20:46
6.     Marisa Gossweiler  21:30
7.     Avery Greene       21:33
8.     Selena Hoffman     22:20
9.     Maryanne Tomich    22:46
10.    Gail Moe           22:56

top 10

Male Participants
1.     Ben Mangrum      33:06
2.     James Roach      34:30
3.     Mike Lynes       35:36
4.     Doug Babbitt     36:14
5.     Bob Brennand     37:17
6.     Drew Fetherston  38:43
7.     Mickey Allen     40:26
8.     Connor Bates     40:40
9.     Kevin Gallagher  40:45
10.    Andy Piercy      41:05
Female Participants
1.     Ruth Perkins       37:25
2.     Allison Maxson     37:52
3.     Teri Rongen        38:19
4.     Tammy Bigelow      39:09
5.     Ginger Gruber      43:54
6.     Abby Callison      44:07
7.     Margaret Williams  45:39
8.     Erin Ellison       45:47
9.     Ginger Callison    45:59
10.    Heather MacPhee    46:56

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ironheart Mile- Evergreen State Cup

March 15, 2012

Now is your chance to show your speed and earn bragging rights for the year!

Ironheart Events is proud to announce the Ironheart Mile Race Series and the Team/Club "Evergreen State Cup".  How fast will your heart take you?  It's time to find out.  We will name one team the fastest in the Pacific Northwest at the conclusion of the 4-part race series.  Do you have what it takes?

Here's how it works...
Have your club members register for the Ironheart Mile.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Mountain Marathon online!

All photos from the 2012 Mountain Marathon and Hill Billy Half are now online. Look here to view and purchase your race day photo!

Kimberly K├╝hlmann performs her famous (now routine) finish line jump!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gray, Ailes-Istnick Capture USA 50K Road Crowns

Senior Masters superstar Kathryn Martin, 60, finishes 4th overall in 3:58:37 and sets several U.S. age group records on the 5K course

By: Roy Pirrung

LLOYD HARBOR, N.Y. - (March 4, 2012) - For the sixth consecutive year, the Greater Long Island Running Club, one of the largest running clubs in the U.S., hosted the USA 50K Road Championships at the Caumsett State Park Preserve on Sunday.

This year's national champion in the men's division was newcomer to the distance, Joe Gray, 28, Newcastle, WA, who produced a near course record time of 2 hours, 56

Video - Mountain Marathon & Hill Billy Half - 2012

Some sights and sounds form the Mountain Marathon & Hill Billy Half, March 3, 2012 held at Rock Candy Mt. in the Capitol Forest near Olympia WA.

See all the race day photos here & Race Results here

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

World Class Mountain Runners Take Titles in Washington

March 3, 2012

OLYMPIA, WASH.- Guerilla Running’s 2nd edition of the “Mountain Marathon and Hillbilly Half” provided the opportunity for some of the best mountain runners in the country to test their legs on the under-respected trails of the Capitol State Forest west of Olympia.

This year’s Hillbilly Half teamed up with the La Sportiva Mountain Cup as the fourth stop in their ten race series. The series offers runners from around the country to compete for points. The highest accumulated points in their best in five races put competitors in contention for a piece of the total prize purse of $25,000. Several runners traveled from various places in the country to compete.

Gina Luarezi of Carbondale, Colo. came into the race as the leader of the La Sportiva Cup, having run both the Moab Red Hot 33k and the Ugly Mudder 7 Mile Trail Run this year. Luarezi finished 10th overall in a time of 1:49:26.97, a seven minute lead over her nearest rival Christina Bauer (14th,1:56:56.47),and a new course record. Bauer (Flagstaff, Ariz) came into the race in 5th place in the Mountain Cup standings. Luarezi and Bauer are first time competitors in the Mountain Cup and are looking strong in the overall standings after today. Local runner Sarah Kjorstad (Tacoma, Wash.) was the third finisher in 25th place (2:02:57.90).

The first four finishers in the men’s division were all from out of Washington. Winner Matthew Byrne of Scranton, Penn surprised 2011 Mountain Cup winner Jared Scott (Grand Canyon, Ariz) by navigating the challenging conditions better than anyone today. Byrne, runner-up in the 2011 Mountain Cup, set a course record by nearly ten minutes with his time of 1:26:27.91. Scott was three minutes back in 1:29:38.10. Another Arizonian, Robert Krar (Flagstaff) finished less than a minute back from Scott in third (1:30:16.38). All three were in the top four of this year’s standings coming into the event.
Guerilla Running was more than happy to host such talented athletes, who made a great impression not only for their speed but their friendly and enthusiastic selves. The next stop on the Mountain Cup is the “Hell's Hills 25K” in Smithville, Tex. on April 7th.

At each race La Sportiva partners with the race directors to select someone in a series race for the “Standout Award.” Guerilla Running and La Sportiva voted on Wendy Neidig for this award. Neidig (41) of Centralia, Wash. is new to trail running and today’s race was not only her first trail race but her first ever half marathon. A regular in Guerilla Running training runs, Neidig has sprinted into the spirit of mixing community values with the life changing benefits running can bring. For this Neidig received a gift package from La Sportiva and their partners.

Words used to describe the Mountain Marathon course ranged from “gnarly” and “awesome” to “brutal” and “sadistic”. While just 58 runners of the 70 starters finished the race, oddsmakers might have bet less after surveying the course. The 2011 race had to alter both courses, eliminating much of the elevation and trail sections runners experienced today. For runners to better, or come close to bettering, the winning times in this year’s race was indeed impressive.

Despite the conditions, the top two finishers made the race look easy. Partners Sean Meissner and Cassie Scallon, of Sisters and Tigard, Ore. respectively, finished with smiles on their muddy faces. The two finished exactly five minutes apart with Meissner finishing in 4:14:34 to Scallon’s 4:19:34. The two are no strangers to trail running and Meissner directs a great Northwest event each April, “The Peterson Ridge Rumble”.

Thanks to a great crew of volunteers throughout the course, including Thurston County Search and Rescue, everyone made it out of the mountains relatively unbroken.

Special thanks to Guerilla Running for providing this article! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012