Andy Biladeau won the Race For Our Kids 10k by 57 seconds this past weekend in Baltimore, Maryland, finishing in 30:26. Biladeau has been running well as of late, as this comes just a week after placing 4th overall at the USATF Road 5k Championships.
Full Results: Race For Our Kids 10k
Donnie Cowart ran the Virginia 10 Miler while Ann Mazur ran the Virginia 4 Miler this past weekend in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cowart ran an impressive time of 51:39 on a very tough, hilly course, earning him a 4th place finish overall. Mazur also placed high in her respective event, running 25:44 for 3rd female overall.
Full Results: Virginia 10 Miler ~ Virginia 4 Miler
Kelleher (86) celebrates on the podium
Nicole Kelleher placed 4th overall and was the 3rd American at the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Kelleher used her patience and strong running background to go from 10th overall to the U.S. podium on the run, splitting 38:56 for 10k.
Searchable Results: USAT Elite National Championship ~ Recap of Race ~ Pre-race Interview
Nicole, Louise, Vicky, and Ann raced for Ragged Mountain Racing at Charlottesville’s 2010 Women’s 4-miler on September 4th. Nicole and Louise made things interesting, finishing within a second of each other. For the “play-by-play”, see Mark’s Daily Progress article. “Someone yelled out at me at the Hunt Country store that I had a comfortable lead, so I thought I was OK,” said Nicole. “I let my guard down as I raced to the finish line and all of a sudden there was Louise passing me. For a brief second I was stunned. Thank goodness, I had something left to catch her back. I learned my lesson to always race through the finish. Hats off to Louise for her great race as she pushed me to the most amazing finish of any race I’ve ever competed in.” The RMR ladies finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 7th for the team win.
Louise and Ann welcome newest addition to the RMR "family"
Alexis Evelyn Thiele, born August 1st, has enjoyed meeting her RMR family. Shannon, Ann, and Louise all visited Alex in her first days of life. She looks up to the RMR ladies, and hopes to be one some day. Now, she settles for “mascot” status. Alex already has her first pair of running shoes – NB 990’s in gray (her dad’s old favorite) and she is “running” around town in the BOB stroller. Alex won’t be racing in 2010, but has her long term sights set on Brazil 2016.
First Running Shoes
Louise Knudson and Thomas Adam competed in the ING Philadelphia Half Marathon this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both RMR runners were able to salvage solid performances after quick starts in the highly competitive field. Knudson ran a personal best time of 1:21:17, good enough for 33rd female overall. Adam was 31 seconds off his PR, running 1:10:21 for 50th overall. This was the last tune up race for both of these athletes as Knudson is gearing up for the Chicago Marathon on October 10th and Adam focusing on the Columbus Half Marathon on October 17th.
Searchable Results: ING Philadelphia Half Marathon
Biladeau (middle, all blue) on podium
Andy Biladeau and Macklin Chaffee competed in the USA Road 5k Championships held this past weekend in Providence, Rhode Island. Biladeau represented RMR well as he placed 4th overall in a time of 14:06. Chaffee turned in a solid performance himself, placing 16th overall (14th American) in a time of 14:48. A summary of the race by letsrun.com can be found here.
Full Results: USA Road 5k Championships ~ Photos ~ Race Highlights
Five RMR athletes competed this past weekend in a variety of races.
Louisiana Gold Mile
Mike Hendry won the 2010 Louisiana Gold Mile in 4:13 this past Friday, September 3rd in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hendry powered away from runner up Pat Gavin in the final 400 meters to secure victory. Video and results of the race can be found below (the elite race is at the end of the video, Hendry is wearing a white top and black shorts).
Full Results: Louisiana Gold Mile ~ Race Video
Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
Seth Hutchinson, Charlie Hurt, and Melissa Rittenhouse competed in the Virginia Beach Half Marathon this past weekend in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was a rough day for RMR as all three athletes struggled in their races. Hutchinson finished 14th overall, running 1:10:33, Hurt ran 1:12:32 and placed 17th overall, and Rittenhouse finished in 1:23:40, good enough for 16th female overall. Although today did not go as planned, all three runners trained through this race and should be ready to go for their peak marathon races coming up this fall.
Searchable Results: Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
North Coast Challenge 5 Miler
Thomas Adam competed in the North Coast Challenge 5 Miler this past Saturday in Westlake, Ohio. Running through the wind and rain, Adam finished 8th overall (2nd American) in 25:26.
Full Results: North Coast Challenge 5 Miler