Sunday, April 05, 2009

Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans / California 70.3/ Glencoe Icebreaker 10 km

My good friend Cat Morrison tore it up in New Orleans today finishing second in a blistering time! Looks like the trip from Scotland was well worth it! Prior to the race Cat was worried that her bike and run were not as strong as she would like. I guess she does not need to worry too much about that now!

Magali Tisseyre from Canada also had a great race.

Professional Women Top Ten

Natasha Badmann - 4:17:50 - Course Record
Catriona Morrison - 4:18:43
Joanna Zeiger - 4:22:25
Caitlin Snow - 4:22:51
Nina Kraft - 4:23:17
Magali Tisseyre - 4:24:40
Linsey Corbin - 4:26:28
Kate Major - 4:28:02
Lisa Bentley - 4:28:57
Jessica Myers -4:31:34

Yesterday at Ironman California, Speed Theory teammate and Olympian, Lisa Mensink of Calgary rocked to a 6th place finish. Lisa had an awesome run off the bike!

Top 10 Professional Women

1. Mirinda Carfrae 04:25:02
2. Sarah Groff 04:25:23
3. Leanda Cave 04:25:43
4. Erika Csomor 04:28:31
5. Tine Deckers 04:31:12
6. Lisa Mensink 04:32:17
7. Samantha Warriner 04:32:57
8. Dede Griesbauer 04:32:58
9. Mary Beth Ellis 04:33:53
10. Kim Loeffler 04:37:08

Locally, it was the Glencoe Icebreaker 10km. Fitting name given some of the ice on the roads and paths. It was a sunny day and slightly cool. But fun was had by all. Most of Kronos raced today. This was the first 10km for the club and everyone was excited by the easy week providing for fresh legs. Those fresh legs resulted in personal best times with some individuals running 2 to 3 minutes faster on this course over last year. It is great to see a program working and the confidence of the athletes increasing. Bart and I are very proud! I too raced to a 6th place finish (41:30 min). This was my tune-up race for the Vancouver Sun Run in two weeks. I am excited to race in two weeks at sea level and on a flat course! I am feeling strong and now just need to rest and do some sharpening work.

My niece, Faye (19 yrs old) ran as well. She has only ran one 10km previously; this one last year. She rocked to a third place finish running 38:56 and 25 seconds faster than last year. She dresses just like me for these cooler days.

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