Jackie Hungry for a Turkey Win!

30 Nov

This Thanksgiving Jackie was hungry for a 5k Turkey Trot win in St. Charles, running 17:13!  Following in her Mom’s running footsteps, was the young 7 year old Samantha Pirtle-Hall who placed 3rd in the girls fun run!

Amy PRS. Jackie Wins. Lisa Returns.

10 Nov

Busy weekend of racing this past week.  The Runnababez were all about everywhere racing.  The weekend kicked off with Amy Marxkors setting a huge marathon PR at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.  She busted out a 3:05 on the course!


Amy Post Marathon Celebrating new PR!

The next day saw Jackie Pirtle-Hall ready to toe the line in yet another half marathon, the St. Louis Track Club race in Clayton, MO.  Her 3rd half marathon in the fall, and her 3rd win! She finished the race consistently in 1:17.

Lisa Cary returned to racing, after being out of training for several months due to health issues.  She battled herself back to the racing lines at the Bass Pro 5k, in her former college town Springfield, MO.  She was good enough to place 2nd overall.


Lisa at Bass Pro 5k




1 Nov

Runnababez were off-roading this past weekend at the Fleet Feet Quivering Quads 13.1k trail race, that took place at Cuivre River state park.  Jackie was excited to enter her first trail race, and brought home the win in an average of 6:45 per mile.  She also placed 3rd overall including men.  Fellow runnababe Jessica File toed the racing line as well, and finished 3rd in her age-group.


Jackie Rockin’ & Rollin’

27 Oct

Jackie has been a busy racing runnababe over the last several weeks!  Two weeks ago winning her 2nd half marathon in a month, the Rock & Roll St. Louis half marathon in 1:17. Last week she raced in the GO! Halloween 10k, placing 2nd female overall, 1st American in 35:15.

Jackie Wins Mo Cowbell Half Marathon!

10 Oct

Jackie won the MO Cowbell Half Marathon in a stellar time of 1:16.38, to take home the win in St. Charles, MO last weekend. She placed 6th overall including men. This was only a minute off of her best time ever in the distance.  Look for the Runnababez to continue lining up in the upcomgin fall racing scene!

Jackie Wins Miles for Meso 5k!

26 Sep

Congrats to Jackie Pirtle-Hall for  winning the Miles for Meso 5k, in Alton, IL this past weekend!  Jackie won by a commanding 17:18 on the hilly course beating the second place competitor by over a minute!  Look for her to this upcoming weekend representing the Runnababez at the Cowbell Half Marathon!  Fun. Fast. Fabulous!

Lisa Competes In Her First Half Ironman

16 Aug

Lisa Cary competed in her first Half Ironman (Steelhead 70.3) this past weekend. After coming off of an injured heel bone which knocked her out for 2 months in the late spring, while trying to qualify for the Olympic trials in the steeplechase, she found herself cross-training a lot to try and maintain fitness with biking and swimming.  She didn’t end up having enough fitness or time to qualify in the time needed for the steeple, so she thought why not venture in and try to complete her first half Ironman.

The national level triathlon, which draws people from across the US brought in 3000 competitors.   Lisa had a little over a month of serious training towards the Half Ironman, which started out with a 1.2 mile open water swim in Lake Michigan. Lisa completed the swim in 36 minutes. Right after the swim it was followed by a 56 mile bike, in which she averaged 20.1 mph.  This was almost as fast as she averages in shorter distance triathlons in the past!  This also happened to be  her longest bike ride ever, completing a 50 mile bike ride in training a few weeks prior…This along with learning she needed to consume much more calories on the bike caused some pretty dead out of gas legs for the half marathon run which was to follow the 56 mile bike. She said the whole run, felt like she was starting at mile 20 of a marathon.  Lisa managed to trudge on, but way slower than expected on the half marathon run, and badgered in to complete her first half Ironman, in a time of  5 hrs, and 31 minutes finishing 23rd in her age-group.  She is looking forward to “tri-ing” another! Who knows what’s next?!