The new rankings of the Southern California Road Racing Grand Prix Series and The Janes remain in second place. Due to the team’s strong showing in the past few Grand Prix races – the Road Mile Championships and the Santa Monica 5k – The Janes have kept their team ranking high. The solid and large Club Ed Running Team is still in first place with 21,441 points, The Janes in second with 20,628 points and Track Club LA in third with 19,539 points. To note here, these team scores take into account male runners on a team. Since The Janes don’t have any men on their team, this is a great accomplishment since they have to compete with men who add to the total scores.
Tania Fischer remains the woman to beat with 4420 points to a strong running Club Ed Running member, Alison Atkinson, in second place with 4371 points. Kirsten Leetch is in fifth place and Adrienne Schumm is in sixth.
For complete results and to read more about the series, click here.
The Janes dominated the Kickin’ Cancer 5k road race in Brentwood yesterday. Tania took home the honors of first woman while also finishing in fifth place overall. Kirsten worked with Tania for 2 miles before Tania pulled away that last mile finishing as 2nd women. Adrienne, Jenna, Amanda, Emily, Allyson, who was making her debut of racing after knee surgery, and Cambria (also recovering from a knee injury) followed in that order all running under 19:30.
Our own nutritionist, Emily Mitchell, led the USA Marathon Training session yesterday with a nutrition talk for endurance athletes up at Griffith Park this past Saturday. Emily has been making the rounds with the local teams and groups of runners in the area.
To learn more about the USA Marathon Training group or to join their Facebook page, click here.
The Janes ran solid at the Santa Monica 5000 where the competition was fierce. Olympian Jen Rhines of Mammoth Lakes set the tone by running 16:00 for first woman. The Janes ran together helping each other out, placing 5th -10th, starting with Tania, Adrienne, Kirsten, Sarah and Jenna all running within 30 seconds of each other. Amanda Rondash ran in the 10k finishing in 40:01 as the first masters woman.
The Janes are gearing up for their cross country season and getting a preseason 5km under their belts. It was a great team effort! Next race will be another local 5km , Kicking Cancer 5km next Sunday.
For complete results, click here.