Archive | April, 2016

Jackie Wins Go! Marathon! Amy sets PR!

13 Apr
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Jackie Winning Go! Marathon

The Runnababez had a great weekend at the St. Louis Go! Marathon this past Sunday.  Jackie Pirtle-Hall & Amy Marxkors hit the roads for a 26.2 mile venture of the streets of St. Louis with several thousand other runners.  Going out under control and running very even,  Jackie quickly developed an early lead. As the race continued to unfold while the wind and weather worsened, Jackie still had a smile on her face as she climbed the Market Street hill.   Despite running into a wicked headwind over the last several miles, she made it look easy.  Working off the cheering from fellow runner friends,  she crossed the finish line, with her second GO! St. Louis marathon title (also won in 2012) in a time of 2:49!

Amy set out on Sunday morning to take down her marathon PR.  While Jackie was owning the course, Amy was running one heck of a race herself.  Settling into a nice even pace rhythm she found herself on goal pace as she started back from Forest Park.  Running up Market into the wind, Amy gave everything she had and came away with a new marathon PR of 3:09! Good enough to earn her a top 10 spot finishing as the 6th woman overall.

Both Runnababez as they crossed the finish line donned backward hats…Not planned.  Coincidence?  No, probably not. When a Runnababez digs deep, a hat might go backwards, gloves thrown off, bottles dropped, necklaces torn off, shirts ripped off, grunting might be heard, and smoke blowing through a snout, or as a quote has been mentioned numerous times while watching a Runnababez dig deep in a race.. “Sh#t is about to get real! ”

What will be next for the Runnababez? The question is more like, what won’t be next for this group of Runnababez?!

Fun. Fast. Fabulous!

Check out the article on Jackie’s win from STL Today.

STL Today Article – Jackie Wins Go!

 

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Before the Marathon , Game time!

 

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Amy mid marathon

 

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Jackie running up Market to the win!

 

 

 

 

 

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Lisa Wins Steeple Season Opener!

5 Apr

Lisa Cary opened up her outdoor track season with a steeplechase this past weekend, at the Wash U Track Invite under the lights, Saturday night.  What better way to enjoy a chilly windy evening than get a steeplechase season opener out of the way?  During the race, while running one time through the water pit she landed funny,  and later found out she jammed her calcaneuos/heel bone.  Thank goodness for good chiropractors!  Dr. Feder fixed her all up and she is back ready to get after it.   There is never a dull moment while competing in the steeplechase, it’s all just part of the thrill, you never know what can happen when water pits & barriers are involved in a competition!   Lisa ended up running  away with the win regardless, leading wire to wire.   Lisa looks forward to more competition at upcoming track meets! All the Runnababez are gearing up for a big spring of racing a multitude of different distances!  Fun. Fast. Fabulous!

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