Race Roundup: Late July 2019

Ugh, my apologies for not getting this done sooner. If you’ve been watching the news over the past week, you heard that Cape Cod got it first tornado in years. I work for the cable company and it’s been all hands on deck for days and days now, so time is very limited. That said, I can’t contain the awesomeness that is SHVP for much longer, plus we got some cool stuff that has happened with our runners.

Here it goes…

On July 20th (into the 21st) Jason Mintz and Anna Walsdorff took on the Candlelight 12 Hour Overnight Ultra in Honeoye Falls, NY. Candlelight is an ultra where you “run as many laps/miles as you can in 12 hours. One Lap is about about 1.07 miles long. Race course is mix of cross-country, paved and unpaved surfaces but mostly cross country type of surface with rolling hills. Expect occasional horse-shoe made and tire track divots. Course will not be lit. Even it is not a requirement bring your own headlamp or flashlight for running in the dark.” Anna crushed it and ran 48.15 miles which got her second as a female finisher and Jason ran all the miles logging 60.99 and finishing first overall. Way to push the limits you two!

Also on the 20th, Steve Reddy raced the Duanesburg YMCA Triathlon in Duanesburg, NY. This was a sprint distance triathlon and per the Y’s site,  “The Duanesburg Triathlon is an event the whole family can enjoy! Swim (325 yards), Bike (10 miles), and Run (3.1 Miles).” Steve finished 1st in his age group and 8th overall with an amazing time of 1:01:23. Awesome job, Steve! Good to see you showing them young bucks how it’s done!

On the 21st of July, one of our newest members, Leisa Murphy, entered the The 25th Annual Millers Mills Sundae Run in West Winfield, NY. Per Leisa, the course was “VERY hilly (both ways!) and hot! It was a great and much needed speed workout for the upcoming Ragnar. Everyone gets a free sundae after which I happily forfeited mine and enjoyed a cruelty free orange instead.” Great job Leisa, any run at this point is Ragnar training, good idea running those hills too!

And not to be outdone, this past weekend Sam Hartman absolutely wrecked the Burning River 100 Miler in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Burning River is an “out and back course…. in Cuyahoga Falls. The 100 mile run and relay follow the scenic Cuyahoga River Valley Corridor to the halfway point at Silver Springs Park before turning around and heading back to Downtown Cuyahoga Falls.” Sam persevered and finished his very first 100 miler with an impressive time of 29:45:09. Sam, you are not only a beast in the gym but your determination and fortitude are admirable. Keep on rockin’ brother!!

ps. All those squat stretches have paid off! See Scott, he is a runner!!


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