Monday, September 26, 2011

Pics from Berlin

Some pictures from Europe...

Mark, Seth, and Pekka in front of Brandenburg Gate

East meets West

At expo with Katherine Switzer

With a piece of the Berlin Wall outside a restaurant


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Marathon Results (Berlin and Akron)

Results are in for the weekend marathons.

In Berlin, Mark Buschman, Seth Geoghegan, Pekka Stenholm, and Mick Slonaker ran in favorable conditions and posted some solid times (Mark - 2:36:33, Seth - 2:50:51, Pekka - 3:02:52, Mick - 3:07:20). No news yet about the actual race, but hopefully we will get some of those details up soon. I do believe Seth's time may be a PR of about 3:30!

In Akron, Adam Wytko toed the line with the goal of running a sub-2:50 marathon. Mission accomplished! His final time was 2:49:20.

Splits are posted below. For the guys in Germany -- Enjoy Oktoberfest!

Mark Buschman

Seth Geoghegan

Pekka Stenholm

Mick Slonaker

As a final note, Berlin saw a new World Record set in the marathon, as Patrick Makau broke Haile Gebrselassie's previous mark of 2:03:59 by 21 seconds!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Striders Prepare to take on Berlin ...

In less than three days, a group of Striders will make their way to Germany to participate in the 38th annual Berlin Marathon. Weather conditions look favorable so far. Combined with a fast course, we could see some monster PRs. Gun goes off at 9AM, Central European Time.

Good luck to: Mark, Seth, Pekka, and Mick!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Just in...

Carlos rock n' rolled his way to a sub 1:10 half marathon earlier this morning along the streets of the city of Brotherly Love!

Official splits:

Carlos Renjifo
Bib: #1055, Race: Half Marathon
Point Time Time of Day Pace
START 00:00:00 8:00:27 am --
5K 00:16:17 8:16:43 am 05:15
10K 00:32:45 8:33:11 am 05:18
10M 00:53:08 8:53:35 am 05:24
FINISH 01:09:54 9:10:20 am 05:24
Avg. Pace 05:20

I believe he beat his half-marathon PR by two minutes AND set a 10 mile PR along the way! AWESOME JOB, CARLOS!!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tuesday Workout

We will be doing our weekly track workout on Tuesday this week. Due to high school sports games, we will be moving to HCC this week. Warmup starts at 5:30pm. Workout to be determined once we get there...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

No Trails Tomorrow

With all the rain we have had in the past few days, it is very likely that the trails are in bad shape. Since I'm sure nobody wants to risk getting hurt less than 3 weeks out from their fall marathons/half marathons, we will not be meeting at the trails this week. Track workout, however, is still on for Thursday.