Reminder: Group trail run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve Wednesday morning at 5:14 AM. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow to moderate pace. With all the rain over the last few months the area is lush and green as ever. We’re also being treated to a sunrise at the end of the runs now. Don’t miss out!!!
When you complete your first 50-mile race you are pretty much guaranteed a Runner Of The Week Award (hint for some of you). Congratulations to Jason Klonoski who has been on a roll lately. January Cave Creek Trail Marathon – Done; February Pemberton 50k – Done; March Old Pueblo 50 mile – Done! Jason overcame a 4-mile wrong turn at mile 19 and persevered to the finish. What’s next? I see a 100K then a 100-mile in your future…
Also a huge congrats to Rachel Jones who also finished her first 50 mile. Rachel ran the race with her two good friends Liz and Laura and crewed by her husband Jeff. It doesn't get much better than that. Great job all of you!!
Another Old Pueblo 50 standout performance from Jody Chase. 2nd female overall in a time of 9:46:23. Expect big things from her this year!! Already running strong.
The traveling Coury brothers are on their way back to Phoenix from their Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon run in Mexico. Nick was the first international runner finishing 6th overall in 7:29 behind 5 Tarahumara runners. Jamil finished 12th 7:56 as the 3rd international runner. Nick said the weather was great all day and just an amazing experience running with the Tarahumara.
Its not Copper Canyon but it is still beautiful. Don’t forget to come out for the Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs in the White Tanks Mountains March 20th. Sign up!!