Turkey Day Wins!

Tania Turkey TrotTania ran in the Palisades 2nd Annual Bank of California Turkey Trot this past Turkey Day in Pacific Palisades and won in a time of 18:47 where she was never challenged.

Click here to see the Palisades-Post article and interview.

In Torrance, Rachel and Kirsten came in first and second place respectively in the 35th Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Torrance Turkey Trot over a three mile course.

 

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USATF SoCal XC Championships

IMG_5703The Janes had a successful outing at Will Rodgers State Park this past Sunday for the USATF Southern California Cross Country Championships. The course was an arduous 8k that went up into the Santa Monica mountains….twice.

Erika was second in the overall cross country series, Rachel was third overall, Tania was first in her age group (45-49) and Kelle was first in her age group (50-54).

Next up….USATF Club Nationals where Tania, Kelle, Christine and Kirsten look to improve on their second place team finish in the masters division and Rachel will run in the open division.

For complete results of the USATF SoCal Championships, click here.

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Mission Inn Run

Erika-Mission-runErika ran in the 37th Annual Mission Inn 10k Run in Riverside this past Sunday in a winning time of 37:51. Erika, who grew up in Riverside, has run this race for years.

For complete results, click here.

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Two Cities Marathon Update

Unknown-1It was near perfect conditions this past Sunday for the Two Cities Marathon in Fresno for her west coast marathon debut. Despite a couple injuries, Krystine managed to run a 3:07:15, placing third female overall and the first in her age group. She now looks forward to a bit of rest and recovery before coming back stronger.

For complete results, click here.

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New York, New York!

Erin NYC MarathonErin Chenoweth ran the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2 with 50,866 amazing people!

Here’s what she had to say about the amazing event after running a fast 3:04.43 for 84th place:

It had been a dream of mine since I was a little girl, and when I went to run two years ago and the race was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, I knew it would happen one day.

It was the most amazing experience of my life. To be surrounded by the elite athletes at the start, and to watch them warming up, was exhilarating!

The weather was New York’s way of saying- we want the best from you and we are gonna give you all we got! It was freezing and winds up to 50 mph for the entire race. So much so that the race clocks had been blown over, the tents at the start had all been taken down, and without exaggeration, we were being blown sideways into each other as we ran. The group of girls I was with could not stop laughing! We were tripping on our own feet, because you could not tell which direction it was going to come from!
What you learn, is that if you can race in that, you can race in anything, and there is no fear about that from here on out!
The crowds in NYC are something that are always talked about. You hear, you dream, but to experience it first hand is truly one of the best things I have ever witnessed in my life. The view of the city at the top of the Verrazano Bridge for the first 2 miles is breathtaking and silent. Then you hit the road, and from then on the crowds are 5 people deep, screaming your name ( Lots of people write their names on their jersey so people will cheer for them.) I had not written my name, but was wearing the pink Janes jersey and everyone screamed “Go Jane!” Every time, I smiled! They love to see a girl amongst men.

The course is challenging with the hills of 5 bridges and the hills in Central Park in the last 2 miles, but I must be honest and say this is my new favorite course. They give you little goals through the race and makes it go by quickly.

The people of New York live for this day, and they did not disappoint. In fact, they changed my life. The crowd, the volunteers, everything.

Such an honor to run with such amazing people, in such an amazing city! Can not wait to go back!

View all results here.

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