Turkey Trotting

27 Nov

A few Runnababez raced some local Turkey Trots around St. Louis this past week.  Jackie won the St. Charles Fleet Feet Turkey Trot in a time of 17:22.  Amy partook in the Arnold turkey trot setting a new road 5k in the process of 18:55, finishing 3rd overall.  Lisa ran in the Chesterfield Turkey trot finishing 6th overall.  All the turkey trots had several thousand runners participating!  Gobble! Gobble!

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Runnababez Win STL Marathon Relay

20 Nov

The Runnababez partook in the St. Louis Track Club relay yesterday.  The team consisted of Courtney McDermott, Justine Cantwell, Jessica File & Lisa Cary.  Instead of their weekend team long run, they used this race as a workout.

Each leg consisted of a 5k, handing off to the next runner who then ran a 5k, repeating again thru the line up so  each person completed two 5k’s. which added up to a marathon.

The Runnababez were led off with a speedy start by Courtney McDermott, who handed off to a  very solid second leg in Justine, and another strong 5k in Jessica.  They later figured out they were in second to Wash U’s team.  During Lisa’s first 5k the Runnababez caught WashU, and then WashU passed them back.  It was a great race! The Runnababez sealed the deal for the win, when Jessica  passed WashU for the final time on her last leg, handing it off to Lisa who grew the lead by over a minute.  The Runnababez finished the marathon in 2:58, beating WashU and having the 2nd fastest relay time for women in the relay history!

 

Ravage Racing Runnababez!

6 Nov

The Runnababez did some racing this weekend to say the least!  Let’s get things started with Amy Marxkors.  Amy ran in the Indiana Monumental Marathon.  She set a goal a while back on breaking 3 hrs for the marathon.  She had been sharing her journey and thoughts on the Fleet Feet articles that have gone out each week.  Amy ran a great race and  hit her goal, smashing her previous PR of 3:05, to run 2:59.55 in the process! She was also the first Missouri woman to finish the race, and 22nd female overall.

Jackie Pirtle-Hall participated in a St. Louis favorite race,  The St. Louis Track Club Half Marathon, she ran 1:20 to place second woman overall!  Meanwhile, Lisa Cary is trying to get back to serious training, ran in the Bass Pro Shop 5k, in Springfield MO.  She placed 2nd woman overall, in 20:02.

Amy Wins Gumbo Flats 10k!

24 Oct

Amy Marxkors ran the Gumbo Flats Pumpkin run taking place in Chesterfield MO, this past weekend. Amy placed first woman overall! She busted under the 40 minute barrier and ran 39:04 for the 10k, a new PR!

Jackie Wins Go Halloween 10k!

24 Oct

Jackie won the Go! Halloween 10k that took place downtown St. Louis, this past weekend.  She ran 35:44 to take home the win and some prize money,  over 2nd place competitor Diane Robison who ran 36:05.

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Courtney PRS in Marathon!

21 Oct

Last weekend Courtney McDermott  placed 2nd overall female in the Springfield IL Marathon. She set a new PR for the distance in 3:24, which also qualified her for the Boston Marathon!  Congrats to Courtney on a great run!

Runnababez Racing Weekend!

2 Oct

The Runnababez were busy racing this weekend!  Jackie started it off on Saturday racing the Miles for Meso 5k in Alton, IL.  A fun, but hilly race run part on cobblestone roads.  She brought home the first place women’s overall win in a time of 17:13!

Sunday, was the St. Charles, MO Cowbell Half Marathon.  Several Runnababez toed the line including Jessica, Lisa, and Justine.  The gun went off and they all ran their races well, helping push each other over the last miles.  They all finished within 35 seconds of each other!  Justine finished in 1:37.58 which was a 2 second PR!  Lisa finished right at 1:38 a P.P.R, finishing the half marathon, on the halfway mark of her being pregnant!  Jessica who was also helping pace a friend, finished in 1:38.31!

It was a great weekend weather wise for racing, and the Runnababez enjoyed it!

jackie   team cowbell