The 6th annual Conquer the Bridge 5.3 mile race in San Pedro is an arduous race where you are either climbing up or screaming down the Vincent Thomas Bridge. It is a 5.3 mile course where you start the climb up the bridge immediately into the race. Kelle and Kimmy went out and ran well in this Labor Day race. Kelle was 2nd in a time of 36.58 and Kimmy was 7th in a time of 38.52. Alison Kielty, former West Torrance HS and Arizona State distance star, won the race in a time of 33:26.
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August is the time for long tempo runs, long runs and maybe one or two long interval workouts. It is not the time to run a scorching fast mile but a few of our Janes did just that today in spite of the traditional build up cross country type training. Rachel, Ena and Tania went down to the El Toro Airfield and ran in the Southern California USATF Road Mile Championships. This race is a part of the Southern California Grand Prix Road Series too.
In this point to point race where you are just staring down the finish line from start to finish, the Janes started all together in the Elite Women’s race to run some fast times. Rachel, who just joined the sub-5 club, ran a personal best of 4:55.93 running in fourth place in a very competitive race. Ena was second for the Janes running fifth overall in a time of 5:02.41 and Tania was seventh in a time of 5:09.29. Tania was the first masters by a forty seconds.
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June 14, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore. - Tania thought it would be like any other masters 3000 at the Portland Track Festival. This year was a little different. When she showed up, she learned that she was the only masters runner who had signed up for the race. But all was not lost, Tania was fortunate to have another open 3000 to hop into last night. She rose to the occasion by finishing in third and running a fast 10:13.07. Way to go Tania!
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June 7, UCLA, Calif. - Kirsten and Rachel ran in the 5000 as their final race of the season. Rachel WON in a personal best time of 17:18 with a fast last lap that helped her break from the 2nd and 3rd place women. Kirsten was fourth in a time of 18:24. For Rachel’s win, she gets the traveling cup for the year.
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Thursday, June 5 – San Diego, Calif. – The Janes had a once-in-a-lifetime race at the Jim Ryun Festival Miles this past week. Brushing shoulders with famous runners from the past was a cool part of the event Jim Ryun, Mary Decker Slaney, Meb Keflezighi, Jearl Miles Clark, Deena Drossin, to name a few – The Janes put on their own good show in the masters mile. Tania, Kirsten, Christine and Claudette all had a good showing and were fortunate to race together at the beautiful Balboa Park Stadium at Balboa Park in San Diego with Tania and Kirsten going first and third respectively. The picture at right shows Tania and Kirsten (with Grace Padilla who finished 2nd) on the podium getting a picture with Jim Ryun.