I have put out a call for racing news from the members of the 2012 Brooks/SRC competitive team, and some responses have started to trickle in….
Marlene Farrell writes,
I have raced three times this spring. I did the Wenatchee Half Marathon on April 21st. I came in 1st. It wasn’t a super fast time for me (1:23:21 but I think the course is long) but I had a faster 2nd half, so I was happy about that.
I ran a low-key uncertified 5k called Run 4 the Nurses on May 12 in Wenatchee. I got a 17:57, for first place. I was psyched to win a handmade decorative belt a la WWF (made by a nursing student who used to make saddles)!
I ran the Red Devil Challenge 25k trail race yesterday, June 3rd, in Cashmere. It has somewhere in the vicinity of 4000 feet of elevation change. I came in 1st woman with a time of 2:18. I was happy with my result, given I was handicapped with only one contact in (and I have bad vision) because of minor eyelid surgery on Friday. One contact made foot placement on the descent a bit tricky. It was a beautiful course and I highly recommend it to SRC trail runners looking for a tough but runnable mid-distance trail race.
And I have the half marathon championship on June 16th, in conjunction with the Gary Bjorkland Half in Duluth, MN. Will give you all an update after that.
Trisha Steidl writes
I haven’t raced as much as I would’ve liked because of the track season, but I did represent SRC well last weekend at the Rhody Run. I finished 2nd woman, running a minute faster than last year. My [Seattle University track and field] team had a great season. We had far more medal winners (top 3) than we ever have in the past and our first distance event conference champion (Erik Barkhaus, who ran for us at XC Club Nats, in the 10,000m; he also earned the Most Valuable Athlete award for the 2012 Track & Field season).
Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs reports the following races done as preparation for the Angeles Crest 100 on July 21:
- 3rd Master, 6th Female at the Peterson Ridge Rumble 40 mile
- 2nd Master, 4th Female at the Capitol Peak 50 mile
- 2nd Master, 6th Female at the MacDonald Forest 50K
- 1st Female at the Soaring Eagle 50K