What's up with this early reminder? I guess everything clicks the week of St. Patrick's Day. Erin Go Braugh!
Reminder: Wednesday group run in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. 5:17 AM. Plan on a little over one hour at a slow pace. Same location. Send a note if you need directions. Newbies are always welcomed.
What a great weekend for trail running. Phoenix is currently experiencing incredible weather. Sunny in the upper 80's. Saturday was the Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs in the White Tank Mountains just outside of Phoenix. 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K runs. Lots of WMRC friends in attendance. Check out some random pics Here.
Runner of the week: Laura Encinas ran in the Mesquite 50K. Her first "Ultra Marathon". Finishing 3rd female overall.
Runners up: Paulette finished 1st female overall in a time of 5:16 (here is Paulette's race report). Andrew Heard finished not to far ahead in a time of 5:11 to finish 4th overall. Other WMRC notables to finish the 50K: Jon Roig, Jeremy Dougherty (who ran a crazy unsupported 50 mile run last weekend), John Pearce, Monoj Nagalla and Mark Hellenthal.
In the Marathon division Mark Cosmas ran his first race in some time. It was great to see him out there. It was also great to see James Bonnett out competing in the half Marathon. James won in a time of 1:29. Nathon Coury not to far behind in a time of 1:38. Great Job everyone!!!