Congrats to Finish Strong’s Ken Page who came in 4th in his 50-59 AG and 19th overall for the Huntsville Half Marathon Trail Race held on Sunday, February 19th. Way to go, Ken!
Way to go Andreas Grossman for conquering the Rocky Raccoon 50K in 5:36:06, 31st overall out of 168 and 1st in his 50-50 division on such a hot and humid day on Feb 5th!
|Place||Div Place||Gen Place||Bib||First Name||Last Name||Gender||Age||Event||Division||Splits Complete||Time||Status|
Congrats to Finish Strong Coach Ronnie Delzer for winning the title of 2017 USATF 100-Mile Trail National Champion at Rocky Raccoon on Saturday, February 4th! (photo above)
And congrats to Zach Miller who finished in 17:45 for a sub 18 hr finish! 11th overall and 8th in the USA Track & Field Championship! Zach also finished 1st in his age group 18-29!
Finish Strong’s Sheila Cook was the overall female winner at the Piney Woods TrailFest 50K on Feb 4th. Sheila states the race went great and that she had planned for under 5 hours. She felt good the whole race and was prepared and ready. Not bad for her first 50K! Way to go Sheila!
Congrats to our 19 Finish Strong and SelecTRI team members who braved the cold and raced the Du the Polar Bear Duathlon in Houston on January 29th at Lone Star Cy Fair campus. This race was a 2 mile run, approximately 10 mile bike, and 2 mile run was a great way to kick off the season.
Our SelecTRI Youth and Juniors (and parents) did great:
Under 14 AG Boys
Luca Menendez – 2nd – 1:04:53
Asa Wolfe – 3rd – 1:07:32
Tavish Quinn – 4th – 1:12:13
Bradon Arrant – 5th – 1:12:15
Jackson Reed – 8th – 1:20:43
Under 14 AG Girls
Chloe Diehl – 4th – 1:22:58
SelecTRI Coach and Parents:
Gemma Hollis – won female master’s – 54:48
Kyle Quinn – 11th in 35-39 AG – 1:12:13
Mario Menendez – 3rd in 40-44 AG – 54:42
Michael Diehl – 11th in 40-44 AG – 1:02:18
Darrell Arrant – 10th in 50-54 AG – 1:29:31
Finish Strong Duathletes:
Zach Miller (ran) and Alan Jones (biked) won the overall male relay in 48:39!
Julio Morales – 16th in 40-44 AG – 1:07:20
Dale Claudel – 2nd in 45-49 AG – 52:29
Gordon Irving – 14th in 45-49 AG – 1:06:56
Adnan Afzal – 6th in 50-54 AG – 1:06:51
Hernan Martinez – 10th in 50-54 – 1:15:30
Pam Meaux – 2nd in 55-59 AG – 1:04:48
Ken Page – 5th in 55-59 AG – 1:05:55
For more on results, go to:http://eztoregister.com/assets/Bear2017AG.HTM
Congrats to Finish Strong’s elite runner, Ryan Miller, for starting the 2017 run racing season with a victory in 51:15 at Texas 10 Boerne! Also representing Finish Strong well were Mike Menster, Kevin Baker, Katerina Savielova, and Mark Fanelli.
Ryan reports, “Hit fairly consistent splits throughout, negative splitting the 2x5mile course with 25:46-25:29. This race holds a special place in my heart, as it winds through all the old running routes my high school teammates and I would romp through back in the day. This was also my first race as a member of the Finish Strong Coaching elite team with Dana Lyons! The last 3 weeks of training under him have been fantastic and I’m really looking forward to this buildup to the 2017 US Half Marathon Championships in Columbus, Ohio on April 29th. Shoutout to the many people and sponsors who make the dream chasing possible, especially the RAD (running and dreaming) folks at RRabbit!”
Finish Strong’s Yasmin Wadhai from Abu Dhabi PR’d by six minutes in the Dubai Marathon yesterday – January 20, 2017. She crushed it with a 3:22.
Congrats Yasa! Any pics?
Congratulations to Finish Strong athletes who ran the 2017 Houston Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, January 15. Despite 70 degree temperatures and 90% humidity, our athletes got the job done! We had 24 compete in the marathon and 19 in the half marathon. Accomplishments were found in a multitude of ways. From Amanda Cruise who won her AG and came in 16th overall female in the marathon. To Eduardo Garzon, Senthil Kumar and John Tortorici who prevailed with a PR despite the heat and humidity. To Laura Machala and Linda Ramos who completed their first marathons. To Nancy Decker Lent and Amber Swan who just missed out on a Boston Qualifying time by seconds but had great comraderie and a winning attitude. We are so proud of this team! Here are the overall finishing times.
|Mark||Hanlon||half||1:35:26||5th in AG|
|Amanda||Cruise||marathon||2:57:33||1st AG – 16th female|
|Erik||Van Den Berg||marathon||4:01:45|
More awesome photos taken by the amazing Dominique Liu – fellow Finish Strong athlete and professional photographer!
Congrats to the Finish Strong and SelecTRI athletes who raced the Tavola Reindeer Run 5K or 1K race held in New Caney on Sunday, December 11. Kevin Baker took 2nd overall and 1st in his AG in 18:08/ 5:50 pace. Arran Keith took 3rd overall in 19:52.6 chip time / 6:24 pace and 2nd in his AG after Kevin. Austin Zambrano (FSC youth summer runner) came in and 1st in his AG. Fernanda Braniff (SelecTRI) was first overall female in the 5K in 22:07. Dana Lyons also ran along in 22:07. Lee and Jen Allen, Richard Zambrano also ran the 5K. In the 1K, Bailey Peterson (SelecTRI) was first overall.
Congrats to our 52 Finish Strong athletes who competed in turkey trots this Thanksgiving holiday. At The Woodlands Run Through the Woods race, we had many Finish Strong family members running at either the 3 mile or 5 mile race or kid’s 1 mile race. The 3 mile race was dedicated in loving memory of Lou Wilson – husband of our own Nora Wilson.
It was a great morning for the Belforti family. Gabe won 1st place male master’s for the 3 mile. Julia won 2nd place female master’s for the 3 mile. Oliver took 3rd place in his age group for the 1 mile; Valentina took 1st and twin Camila took 2nd place in their AG for the mile. Way to go!
Others who captured personal bests were Rebecca Tortorici (under 7 min miles for 5 mile race!); Yves Puisieux (2nd male master’s in 3 mile race) and Eduardo Garzon (the PR King!).
More race results to follow!
Results for 2016 – Run thru the Woods – 3 Miler
The Woodlands, TX on Thursday, 11/24/2016
Just of Finish Strong Members as of 12-2016
Female Finishers: 719
Male Finishers: 657
Total Finishers: 1376
|Runner’s Name||Chip Time||Division Award|
|Gabriel Belforti||3rd Male Master Winners|
|Yves Puisieux||1st Male 55 to 59|
|Julia Belforti||2nd Female 40 to 44|
|Pamela Paling||3rd Female 45 to 49|
|Ileana Carroll||1st Female 50 to 54|
|Run thru the Woods 5Miler MATRIX for Finish Strong 2011-2016|
|Ann Erickson||41:33.8 (1st)|
|Kevin Baker||31:08.1 (2nd)||31:30.9 (1st)||29:38.3 (2nd)|
|Andreas Grossmann||39:13.0||39:07.6||38:48.9||39:27.6||38:23.0||35:20.6 (7th)|
|Abby Jones||35:44.8 (6th)|
|Michael Novelli||38:59.7||36:46.4 (6th)||38:09.6||33:49.6 (5th)||35:53.4 (4th)||33:26.3 (3rd)|
|Nancy Lent||38:54.8||37:52.8 (6th)||39:15.8 (7th)|
|Zach Miller||30:40.1 (1st)|
|Eugenio Lhuillier||31:15.1 (1st)|
|Deb Lyons||40:58.5 (7th)||38:37.2 (2nd)||40:42.5 (1st)|
|Sharon Morin||36:37.9 (4th)||42:37.4 (6th)||42:54.4 (7th)||38:34.9 (6th)|
|Mark Fanelli||31:24.5 (2nd)|
|Bill Glaser||31:59.3 (2nd)|
|Tammy Grado||42:42.4||41:09.2||40:52.5||41:00.7 (9th)||41:25.6 (7th)|
|Bret Strong||40:35.4||36:01.8 (8th)|
|Dulce Del Angel||38:28.3 (10th)|
|Cindy Byer||39:01.4 (6th)|
|Rebecca Tortorici||34:34.2 (2nd)|
|Jane Archer||37:59.9 (8th)||35:10.5 (6th)|
|Alan Jones||58:51.7||34:15.3 (4th)||42:58.0|
|Tim Monk||32:01.6 (3rd)|
|Travys Townson||31:47.3 (6th)||31:58.7 (3rd)|
|Paul Allan||34:15.2||35:42.0 (9th)||33:50.3 (6th)||36:14.5||35:37.4 (7th)|
|Nora Wilson||36:57.7 (1st)||37:40.6 (1st)||42:47.8 (4th)|
|Chantal Requier||35:28.9 (3rd)||37:47.9 (4th)|
|Tim Vibrock||32:42.4 (6th)||34:51.3 (5th)||35:38.3 (3rd)||33:42.8 (3rd)|
|Kristen Gohlke||46:25.8||33:48.2 (5th)||45:10.9||39:05.2||35:29.5 (3rd)|
|John Tortorici||39:02.9||33:45.6 (7th)|
|Shirley Santangelo||49:48.1||45:44.5||43:54.8 (7th)||46:05.9|
|Ed York||32:03.6 (4th)||32:41.6 (5th)||01:54.4|
|Katerina Savelieva||40:21.6 (5th)||42:53.8||40:24.3 (10th)|
|David Barnes||37:43.0||34:54.2 (7th)|
|Pam Meaux||34:56.9 (2nd)||34:31.2 (1st)||34:07.4 (3rd)||42:25.7 (4th)||37:01.0 (1st)||35:12.8 (1st)|
|Sarah Moore||41:57.1||39:08.5 (4th)||35:45.7 (4th)|
|Sheila Cook||37:46.4 (5th)||37:46.9 (7th)||37:51.7 (5th)||37:56.8 (3rd)||40:25.4 (5th)||37:09.6 (3rd)|
|Michael Menster||30:04.5 (3rd)||31:47.2 (2nd)||29:38.4 (1st)|
|Becky Fletcher||58:31.2 (8th)|
|Dana Lyons||29:46.6 (1st)|
|Christina Farooq||35:21.3 (2nd)|
|Kimberly Pilcher||45:12.9||43:02.3 (8th)||45:11.7|