Archive | April, 2012

2 weeks later…Jackie runs another marathon & wins!

29 Apr

No this isn’t an April fools joke… Jackie ran the Illinois Christi Marathon yesterday at Champaign, IL and badgered herself to another victory!  She claims her plan now is to rest and recoop.  We shall see, I bet she runs another one next weekend. hahah!  Congrats to Jackie!  She ran really well yesterday!

Below are some before race pics of fellow STL runners Christine Fisher, Amy Marxkors, Jackie & Lisa.  Congrats to both Amy & Christine for setting new PR’s in the race as well !  Lisa acted as pacer& running buddy popping in and out amongst all.


Jackie Pirtle-Hall Breaks GO! STL Marathon Record! & Lisa Cary sets Steeple PR!

24 Apr
  • Jackie ran an amazing & inspiring race at the GO! STL Marathon on April 15th, she took the title and also broke the marathon course record by minutes setting a new PR in the process of 2:42! Way to go Jackie!
    Recent article in the Post:Jackie breaks GO! STL Marathon record
  • Lisa Cary ran the steeplechase on April 14th at the Pomona Pitzer Invite, winning the event and setting a new PR in 10:50, she will now be chasing the Olympic trials qualifier in Steeple since only  seconds off!  Lisa ran the 10k at the Mt. Sac Relays on April 19th , didn’t have a great race in her eyes.

Runnababez gearing up to RACE !

9 Apr

WEll right now, Jackie & I are getting ready to race our guts out in a week!  We are both full of VIM & VIGOR as we are peaking for these key races…Jackie is racing the full mary (aka Marathon) on April 15th in STL!  Aiming for victory & marathon hometown win!  Definitely possible! Check out her recent article in the post discussing her training schedule! STL Post Dispatch Article on Jackie’s upcoming GO! STL Marathon 2012 (also a video under our results/articles page)

I will be headed out for a track trip in California, running the steeplechase on April 14th, and a 10k the following weekend!  I am super excited to get spiked up and run against the best tracksters in the nation out at the Mt. Sac Relays!

We both have trained hard over the winter, and put in solid training, now we finally get to feel fast, fresh, and full of ENERGY…it’s been a while ! Good luck to all those running track races and the GO! marathon as well! It’s time to lay it on the line!  Push through the pain and conquer some PR’s and VICTORIES!