|Ethan, Michelle S., Doug, Amy S. Mo, Jeff, Cris, Stacie, Tyler, Amanda, Sherise, JJ and Dave. Not pictured: Lorena, Laura, Jen, Aaron, Ginger|
Tyler Wolf was the first PBer to finish the KC marathon with a time of 3:26:31 - Woosh! It didn't even look like he was breathing hard...Mo Fanty shocked Coach Amy and completed his FIRST full in 3:43:41 (his mom took second in her age group in the 5K by the way - now we know where he gets IT). Amy Stucky followed, breaking 4 hours after being sick for two weeks prior.
Aaron Garwood clad in tutu and braids helped Ginger finish her first full in 4:35:29 and Doug Stinson smashed his goal of breaking 5 hours with a 4:45:53! JJ had an amazing and emotional finish to her first marathon in 4:53 and had the help of PB runner, Michelle Scott along the way who finished just behind her.
Very far away and at a much higher elevation, Kendra completed the Duke City marathon in 3:27 and took sixth overall which was second in her age group!
Half Marathon News:
It ain't "just a half". It may not be a marathon, but its fast and furious! These folks did themselves proud: Cris lead our PBers in the half with a 1:53:40 finish and just three minutes behind him, Stacie finished with a 1:56. These two are Galloway successes! Lorena, surprised coach Amy and herself by breaking 2 hours with a strong 1:59:25.
Dave Rios (sorry I forgot to include you on the good luck list Dave!) finished with a 2 cool time: 2:02:02. Jen came back to visit us from her residency stint in Peoria to run with Dr. Jeff - they squeaked by with a 2 hour finish, but contest that the course is long by .1 miles - eek! Laura Lund, new to the PB family, finished her first half in 2:13:31 and Sherise, although she lost her timing chip, finished the KC half for the second year in a row with her dad after battling a nasty injury for months. And last but NOT least, our beloved Howie finished in 2:27.
Congrats to all our fabulous runners. Looking forward to NY, Tulsa, Vegas and Gobbler. Wohoo!
If we've left you off the podium or made a reporting error - its been know to happen - it certainly isn't because we don't love you and only because we not perfect. Simply let us know and we will correct it!