SCE Starts the 2013 Race Season Off Strong
On February 3, Santa Cruz Endurance members stepped out to run their first races of the year. We had runners at both the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon (Kaiser Half) and the local Santa Cruz Track Club’s Super Bowl 10k. And without hyperbole SCE runners dominated at both events and showed what some serious training can do!
At the Kaiser Half, four SCE runners showed what they can do. Running together, Leslie Schaffer-Haverstock and Samantha Forde finished at 1:33:44 and 1:33:45, respectively. Leslie took 14th in her age group, while Sam took 7th in hers. This was a PR for Leslie! Julie Stockwell finished at 1:36:39, taking 34th in her age group. And representing the SCE guys, Daniel Wirls destroyed the competition with a finishing time of 1:22:18, taking 1st in his age group and 79th overall. Wow!
Closer to home, SCE showed Santa Cruz what it’s all about at the annual Super Bowl 10k. SCE coach and runner Aaron Jacobsen took the overall win (and of course 1st in his age group) with a speedy finishing time of 34:01. Finishing just 25 seconds later, Julian Sunn took 3rd overall and first in his age group. Josh Mader took 5th in his age group with a time of 42:52. Meg Gudgeirsson scored a new PR, 2nd in her age group, and 4th overall woman, finishing at 45:28. And last, but definitely not least, Elise Nelson ran the 10k in 46:06, also achieving a new PR and taking 3rd in her age group.
What a great weekend for Santa Cruz Endurance! Congrats to all on their amazing runs and to those who secured some new personal records!