This Week With Gazelles: June 11-17
Congratulations to Gazelles with great race finishes this past week:
Lisa Hernandez-Bobrow ran the Comrades Marathon in South Africa in 10:24:57. The race is 89km, about 55 miles.
Derrik Deyhimi finished Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon in 3:15:45.
Lots of Gazelles ran the Maudie's Moonlight Margarita Run on Thursday, June 7th. See the full list of finishers at the end of this blog post.
Upcoming local races and events
June 23: Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K/10K at Mueller, www.fitfoodierun.com.
June 23: Fun Stop 5K, formerly known as The Keep Austin Weird 5K
June 25: Drink for the Water Happy Hour benefiting The Gazelle Foundation. School House Pub, 6:00pm
Know of other upcoming races? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with info.
A fall marathon information session will be held this Saturday, June 16th at 8:30am at Gazelles HQ. If you are planning on training with Gazelles for a marathon this fall or winter, join us and learn about the Gazelles training method.
October marathon and half marathon training with Gilbert's Gazelles started on June 4, but It's not too late to sign up! Training for November races will start July 1st. Register here!
Member Highlight: James Connolly
How long have you been a runner?
I was lucky enough to run the London Mini Marathon in 1993, which is a race for kids that live in London that takes place on the final 2.6 miles of the full London Marathon course. That section of the course has truly amazing crowd support, and crossing the line I promised myself that one day I would run the full race. I procrastinated for a number of years until I found out that I was moving to Austin, which prompted me to sign up for charity places in the 2006 and 2007 London Marathons, which was the beginning of my marathon addiction.
Which group do you run with?
In my time at Gazelles I've alternated between the Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday 5:30am groups.
What's your favorite workout and why?
For a mid-week workout I relish the challenge of the progressive and tempo runs, and for longer runs it would have to be Mount Bonnell as the view from the top makes it all worth it, especially if you make it in time for sunrise.
What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
When I moved to Austin in October 2007, I signed up for the distance challenge as a way to prepare for the 2008 Austin Marathon. During the course of those races I met several Gazelles who encouraged me to join, which I did did in March 2008.
What's your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
It would have to be "stand tall like John Wayne", which is something I consistently fail to do...hopefully being better about doing the 20x20s after workouts will help hehe. There have been so many wonderful moments, including words of encouragement, and consoling words when things haven't gone as I'd hoped. I'll share a recent story that is typical of Gilbert's zest for life, and the joy he takes in helping others...it was the end of a core workout and I'd once again botched the "higher open" exercise so he took me to one side to help me do it correctly...after about 10 minutes I (mostly) did it properly, and I just remember how he was almost giddy with excitement at being able to help me. We are incredible fortunate to get to spend time with him.
Each Gazelle featured in the Member Highlight has been selected randomly from our active member list.
Gazelles Youth Summer Camp
Youth Summer Camp week #1 was a big success! Each day, campers followed Coach Gilbert through drills, exercises and games designed to make them stronger runners and more supportive teammates. We have two more camps this summer and it's not too late to join the fun. Register here!
Global Running Day
Moonlight Margarita 5K Gazelles Results
Aaron Geisberger 26:15.2
Allison Hall 30:48.5
Andrew Maebius 27:04.1
Austin Meissner 20:42.1 (1st in age group)
Betty Cunningham 26:55.3
Brandon Kirchner 17:46.7
Chad Whited 18:12.2 (3rd in age group)
Emily Ballenger 24:42.1
Ginger Bane 23:55.1
Henning Spruth 22:10.2
Ingrid Ristroph 20:43.0 (3rd in age group)
Jason Swift 18:29.5
Jennifer Harpel 21:21.0
Jennifer Marley 25:54.8
Jenny Stone 26:09.6
Jerry Fleming 46:04.0
Jessica Sinn 35:53.6
Jillian Townson 28:36.6
John Armstrong 31:51.6
Karen Saenz 19:49.0 (overall masters)
Kasey Hickman 31:58.7
Ken Turlington 22:52.0
Laura Jones 30:42.5
Lena Reese 23:31.5
Marc Hamel 20:06.7
Martha Broyles 26:52.1
Mary Garwood Yancy 44:20.8
Megan Zellner 23:44.4
Mike Fiocca 19:03.9
Mitchell Ammons 16:43.4 (1st in age group)
Pam Hess 19:48.9 (3rd in age group)
Robert Mazzetti 22:19.8
Sarah Watson 19:39.1 (1st in age group)
Sophie Ward 26:40.7
Tina Donahoo 41:15.0
Tracy Lau 35:23.0
Veronica Mailer 45:01.4
Zeeshan Malik 18:05.9 (2nd in age group)
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