Great racing results from our athletes including a huge 38min marathon personal record for Gayle Oulighan
First of all, we want send our best wishes to all our athletes and friends in the Northeast and anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy.
In addition, we want to share some of the latest athletes results who toed the line at different events through the world this weekend.
In South Africa, Coach Brett is taking part in the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, a 7 day, 160 mile, self-supported race through the Kalahari desert in temperatures hovering over 120 degrees F. So far he has completed 3 days (18.6mi, 26.6mi and 19mi) and is facing the toughest part of the race, with the 49 miler coming up. Out of 45 starters, 7 have withdrawn, but Brett is holding up strong at 17th place. Check some of the video action below:
In Maui, HI, Dan Arnett participated at the Xterra World Championship and successfully completed it finishing 22th in his AG
At the Marine Corps Marathon:
- Gayle Oulighan successfully completed the race after working with us for a bit over 11 months and having help her train smart & injury free which caused her to be on the sidelines in past years. She posted a HUGE personal record completing the race in 4:37hrs (a 38 min PR) in the 50-59 age group and having a blast in the process. In her own words: “Finished just 2:31 off of goal per my racing plan. Was really worried since my training mileage never got that high, but apparently the optional training paid off! I did manage to hold back in the 1st half (always tended to start out too fast before). Was tired in the 2nd half but did not feel like dying like I have in my other 2 marathons. A significant PR for me, this is 38:20 minute improvement over my last marathon. That BQ is still a ways away, but not sooo far off anymore 🙂 THANKS AGAIN!!”
- Other friends also successfully completed the race, Billy Theodat had a big PR finishing in 3:23hr. Gayle Love successfuly competed the race in 4:44hr
Finally, at the 11th Annual Canton Cup Cyclocross Race, Coach Patricia made her cross debut and successfully completed the race and did so in one piece (for most part!). Also, Noah Manacas, also completed the race and managed a solid result in the Cat 4s.
Great job everyone!