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

Jackie Wins 10k & Courtney Wins 5k!

25 Sep

Jackie & Courtney raced in the Octoberfest 10k & 5k this past weekend, on a warm fall day.  The race took place on the Katy Trail in St. Charles.  Jackie won overall the 10k in a time of 37:19, men included.  Courtney McDermott won first place overall for women in the 5k in a time of 20:34, 6th including men!



Courtney McDermott Wins & Sets 5k PR!

11 Sep

Congrats to Courtney McDermott who yesterday won the Knights of Columbus – Patriot’s Day 5k out in O”Fallon, MO.!  Courtney was the first woman or man to cross the finish line for the 5k.  She also managed to set a 5k PR, 8 months or so post-partum after having  baby Ruby, in a time of 20 minutes! Courtney is continuing to train towards an upcoming fall marathon!  Go Mama go!

~ Fun. Fast. Fabulous!



Jackie Places 3rd Overall Pike’s Peak Marathon!

29 Aug

Jackie competed in the Pike’s Peak Marathon, in Colorado and it is considered one of the toughest marathons in the country.  The race is mostly run on trail, that heads up and down Pike’s Peak.  She reached the ascent of around 14,000 ft. leading the females in 2 hrs 58 mins.  She finished the race badgering home as 3rd female overall, and 14th including men in a time of 4:46.  The two females who finished ahead of her were from Colorado.  This was Jackie’s first ,”Mountain Marathon!”

Jackie Wins Fleet Feet 5 mile!

8 Aug

Jackie Pirtle-Hall wins the Fleet Feet Flat 5 mile race this past weekend.  The race took place in St. Charles, MO finishing on the Katy Trail.  She ran 28:29 for first place female, and 5th overall including men!

Runnababez Racing Recaps

8 Jul

Over the past month a few Runnababez have toed the starting lines around town.  Today Jackie took home the win in the United Way 10k in Fenton, MO running 35:50, on a nice warm summer morning, good enough to place her 2nd overall men included!

A few weeks prior Jackie partook in the Go! All-American 5k, one of the most competitive summer St. Louis 5ks around.  She ran a 16:37 for the win, and also took home a traditional apple pie, along with some prize money!

Over in Peoria, Illinois Lisa Cary raced the Steamboat Classic 4 miler.  A famous road-race that draws elite runners from across the country.  It was a steamy humid day indeed, and Lisa found herself finishing in the top 25, at 18th place female overall. First place finisher was an Olympian for Burundi, Diane Nukuri…Fellow training partner “Runnadude” Fabian Munoz, who currently runs for Coach Cary training for Cross-Country at Lindenwood-Belleville, also placed 18th in the mens side.


Lisa and the top 25 women@ Steamboat Classic