Archive | June, 2014

Lisa Wins Race For Cure 5k! & Runnababez Racing Weekend Recap!

16 Jun

Lisa Cary  repeated as the women’s champion, as she won the Race for the Cure Saturday in downtown St. Louis!  She ran the hilly 5k course in 18:33. Carine Rossouw finished in 5th place overall, and Lauren Hubbard finished up in the top 10 coming in 8th place overall. Lisa, Carine & Lauren ran amongst 40 thousand runners and walkers supporting the cure for breast cancer.

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Meanwhile, Juli Stults was over racing the Steamboat Classic 4 mile, in Peoria, Illinois.  She finished 4th place overall in the elite field with 24:06.

Sunday saw the Runnababez toe the line at the GO! All-American 5k in Kirkwood, MO.  It is one of the most competitive 5k’s of the year in St. Louis, featuring most of the top runners in the area.  Lisa Cary lined up again  after running Race for the Cure the day earlier, and threw down all she had in the tank, to  finish in 17:24 for 3rd place overall.

Amanda Albrecht ran to a new 5k Road PR of 18:52! Breaking the 19 minute barrier for the first time, and finished 7th female overall.  Carine Rossouw also toed the line again after running Race for the Cure the day earlier, 14th overall and finished at 19:57.  Carine’s daughter Lene  age 8, is following in her footsteps, as she won the kid’s mile in just under 8 minutes! Her son JD also ran in the kid’s mile.  All the Runnababez placed over-all, or in their age-groups and brought home the prize of a McArthur’s Apple Pie!

 

GO 5k Start

GO 5k Start

Carine, Lisa, Amanda, & Lene

Carine, Lisa, Amanda, & Lene

Runnababez & Friend Mikey Aitken 5th overall Male

Runnababez & Friend Mikey Aitken 5th overall Male in the 5k

 

 

Wild Racing Weekend!!

11 Jun

The Runnababez were out and about this past weekend! Cheryl Held placed 1st overall at a night 5k in Florida, her home base for the summer, in the, “Billy Bowlegs 5k.”

Lisa Cary & Runnababez Rookie Juli Stults traveled to Nashville for the Music City Distance Carnival track meet. Lisa & Juli’s trip was filled with adventure to say the least..They were supposed to run on Saturday night in Nashville, but weather and tornadoes found the meet to be at first cancelled or TBD. They went and grabbed dinner waiting to hear if the meet would start up later in the night, cancelled or run off the following day. Hours later they found out the meet to be postponed to run the events on Sunday..This was Juli’s first post-collegiate track meet, 4 years later… And first race as a newly minted Runnababe! She finally got the chance to bust the rust off her spikes last Sunday, and put a post collegiate time on the boards, with a sub 19 minute 5k performance and in the middle of the humid day!

Lisa closed out her steeple season in a US caliber field…Her race went out in a USA Steeple record pace, as she heard while running…”Currently running at the fastest time in the USA this year!…” and she was trying to just hang on and stay in it as long as possible…That ended up being quite rough the last laps and she finished in on a 10:50 performance.

Meanwhile, back in the LOU, fellow Runnababe Amanda Albrecht ran a PR in the 800 of 2:21 at the Ozark Association meet at SLU! She followed that up with the overall men and women win at the high jump of a mark at around 5’4.

The Runnababez had a great weekend, and are looking forward to this upcoming weekend’s 5k at the GO ALL AMERICAN, where they hope to be FUN.FAST. & FABULOUS!

 

Lisa & Juli @ Music City Distance Carnival

Lisa & Juli @ Music City Distance Carnival

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Cheryl at Florida 5k

Cheryl at Florida 5k