It’s been a while since SCE had a blog post, but we have an excuse… we have been busy racing!!! Since the Capitola Half Relay, SCE members have participated in 5ks, 5 milers, 10ks, trail runs, triathlon, aquathlons, and, of course, Wharf to Wharf. We’ll save the Wharf to Wharf recap for a separate post (but spoiler, SCE runners ran a stellar race!) and focus on all the others races. SCE members represented the team not just in California but also Illinois and even internationally! What a great couple of months!
Auburn Half Ironman May 19, 2013
Johann Schimmel kicked off our races by racing the Half Ironman, coming in 5th in his age group and 21st overall. His finishing time was an impressive 5:50:06!
Mardi Gras Mushroom Festival 5k May 25, 2013
Our speedy lady, Leslie Haverstock, began her PR streak at the local Mushroom Festival by winning the women’s race!
San Jose Giant Race 5 Miler and 5k June 1, 2013
Five SCE ladies came to the SJ Giant Race to kick off June. While Meg and Hillary ran the 5 miler for fun and to support their teammates, Elise Nelson, Trinity Magas, and Leslie raced the 5k. Leslie took first place (19:41 another PR!), while Trinity finished right behind her for 2nd place (20:09). Elise took 1st in her age group (21:30).
Meg, Leslie, Trinity, Elise, and Hillary post race
Steamboat Classic June 15, 2013
Leslie traveled to Illinois to make her annual run at the 4 mile Steamboat Classic. She finished with a speedy time of 26:30, making her one of the top 25 women finishers at a very fast race.
Reservoir Olympic Triathlon June 16, 2013
The always fast Julian Sunn finished the olympic sprint tri in 2:06:09 in Morgan Hill.
Ironman Coeur d’Alene June 23, 2013
Monica traveled to Idaho to race in the Ironman triathlon. She finished in 12:14:39, a 90 minute PR! Wow!
Monica Martinez rocking the bike!
Merrell Challenge Pachacamac 11k June 23, 2013
Elise ran her first trail race this summer in Peru! Finishing the race in 1:11:24 made her the 9th woman finisher.
Threshold Racing, Stevens Creek Aquathlon June 23, 2013
Daniel Wirls took first overall in this semi-local event, that includes a one mile swim followed by a three mile run.
Santa Cruz Firecracker 5k & 10k July 4, 2013
SCE had several runners to represent the team at the local Santa Cruz 4th of July race.
In the 5k, Kim Thomas took 2nd her age group (20:51). Johan took 2nd in his age group as well (21:10).
In the 10k, Jeremy Page ran an impressive 45:09 on a hard, hilly course! In his age group, Dan Wirls took 1st and 10th overall (40:05).
Coronado Independence Day 5k July 4, 2013
While her teammates raced in Santa Cruz, Meg ran closer to her hometown at the Coronado 5k. She took 5th in her age group (22:10).
Meg in the 1st mile of the Coronado 5k
Santa Cruz Dip and Dash Aquathlon July 14, 2013
Dan W. competed again this time at an aquathlon closer to home. He finished the 1500m and 4 mile run 2nd in his age group and 5th overall (47:20).
Serre Chevalier July 14, 2013
Another SCE international racer! Benoit Pelczar showed off his speed at this night trail race with a finishing time of 46:06.
Jungle Run Half Marathon July 14, 2013
Dan McKinnon finished 3rd in his age group (1:27:35) and looked pretty strong running it too!
Dan McKinnon on the Jungle Run course
Vineman July 27, 2013
In the most recent event, Rohanna McCord competed in the Ironman in Wine County this past weekend, finishing with a time of 13:43:30.
What an exhaustive list of races and impressive performances by SCE team members! Look forward to upcoming recap of our Wharf to Wharf experience and mark your calendars for the Fall Edition of the Whale to Whale rogue race.