Saturday was the IRON GIRL 5K and 10K women-only run in Solana Beach, California, which had over 1,200 entered. CAITLYN BARKER ran the 10K in 57:37 finishing 216th overall. Caitlyn's exact words to describe the event: “This one was kinda hard, it was humid out. I know I could have done better but that is life. The race crew was awesome because they were all male! I’m sure they enjoyed the event more than the runners." I personally was out there riding my bike watching and I know I enjoyed it! STACEY JOHNSON also ran the Iron Girl in a time of 52:32 and had a blast.
SARAH MOOSBRUGGER did something a little different this weekend. She swam the first annual “I like the Sharks at La Jolla Shores” half-mile. She completed it in a great time of 24 minutes and participating in an event with a name like that is brave!
The SOLANA BEACH TRIATHLON was on Sunday (busy weekend in SB). Our PR queen TINA WILMOTT had a great time of 1:07:11 and finished 10th in her age group. She doesn’t want me to mention which age group...must have 25-29.
And the winners of the mixed relay division were ACTIVE.COM baby! CARRIE SMITH swam in 6:59; AIREY BARINGER biked in 24:45; and our running nut TOBY GUILLETTE ran in 18:43 to take the honors with a team time of 50:27. That was also good for the 15th team overall.
Two weeks back, we had an ACTIVE weekend trek to the top of Mount Whitney (see the photo). The crew of VICKEY EDELBERG, BRIAN MURPHY, MARQUES CHARBONNET, CHRIS BOHNERT, KRISTIN CARROLL, STEVE MAZZA, DAVE ALBERGA AND CHRISTINE ALBERGA powered to the top in two short days. And the best part: MOST of them made it to work on Monday morning.
PATTI ROSENTHAL did the DURANGO 100 road-bike race on a tandem with her husband, Mark. It's an annual 100-mile ride that starts in Durango, Colorado (Santa Rita Park), goes to Farmington, New Mexico, and returns to Durango. It is always held on the last day of the Tour de France. The first half is slightly downhill (great for the tandem) and the second half is mostly uphill (not so good for the tandem). Patti and Mark finished in 4 hours, 20 minutes (for an average speed of 23mph). Great job Patti and good for you for pulling Mark along!