Racing Update - April 2017

The Tacoma City Running Club - JoeFroyo Racing Team (@drinkjoefroyo) started April on a winning note with Greg Leak's 5km win at the Shotwell Invite hosted by the University of Puget Sound on Saturday.  Greg won easily in his tune up for the Mt. Sac Relays 10km in Walnut, CA in two weeks.

On the youth side, Luke and Jacob Alfonso placed 2nd and 4th at the 5 km for the Feet this weekend in 17:56 and 19:04 as 7th graders! Great racing.

On the horizon, mark your calendars for Patriot's Day as Kate will race at the Boston Marathon.

Another great month is ahead for the team.

Luck of the Irish...

St. Patrick's Day weekend and some great racing in the new kits.  At the Chuckanut 50km, Kayla Campasino places 9th and Ben Mangrum finished 17th over the muddy, hilly Bellingham course.  In Steilacoom, Nicole O'Loughlin and Brien O'Loughlin win the women's and men's division, with Mary Hatcher winning the masters' womens at the Shamrock 5km.  This morning in Portland, Oregon, Francis Stick Reynolds remained upright during the 15km to place 4th.  We had to peel him off of the pavement during the warm-up due to a vengeful zipper.  In all it was a great weekend of racing in the new Tacoma City Running Club - Team JoeFroyo racing kits.  @joefroyo

 

 

March Racing Update

Over the last two weekends, TCRC has been busy.  Two weekends ago, Francis placed 2nd in the 10km at Puget Sound Ed Boitano Invitational as a rust buster. Kate and Greg got the double win at the Hot Chocolate 15km with Kate shattering the course record by 3 minutes as she preps for the Boston Marathon.  Greg is getting back into action for his 2017 spring season.  

This past weekend, Beth was the 3rd women at the St. Paddy’s Day 10km on a nasty day in the Pacific Northwest.  Alex Crabill made an appearance at Point Defiance this Sunday with the Crutch and the Coach.

And this coming weekend will be very busy with Kayla and Ben at the Chuckanut 50km, Francis at the Shamrock 15km in Portland, and Nicole and Brien at the Steilacoom Shamrock Shuffle 5km. 

Let's go racing!

Yearly Club Social and Membership Drive

Hello current members and potential new members,

We will be hosting our yearly club social and membership drive at:

Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza, 3518 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

Thursday, March 2nd at 7 pm.  

We will be in the back right of the restaurant.  If you cannot make the social, no worries, but please renew your membership on-line.  We will have iPads at the meeting so that you can signup electronically.  We will have club dri-fits to hand-out with the yearly membership, and you can order other club gear as well.  

See you Thursday night!

TCRC

Upcoming Races

Spring is in the air, and the racing schedule is heating up - Ben Mangrum and Francis Reynolds will be at the Fort Steilacoom 15 km and 15 miler this weekend. Kate Landau will race the Hot Chocolate 15km in Seattle as she gears up for the Boston Marathon. And many races are planned in March.  Check back here for more updates as the TCRC JoeFroyo Racing Team takes to the road and track this spring.   #fitlifethroughastraw  @drinkjoefroyo

Exciting Announcement: Sponsorship

Tacoma City Running Club is proud to announce a title sponsorship for 2017: JoeFroyo, the maker of the blended coffee drink made with frozen yogurt.  The sponsorship will assist the club in providing support for the new TCRC JoeFroyo Racing Team.  

You can learn more about JoeFroyo at www.joefroyo.com, on twitter @drinkjoefroyo, and on Facebook at DrinkJoeFroyo. 

In addition, you can follow the club at tacomacityrunningclub.com, on twitter @TCRCinfo, and on Facebook at Tacoma City Running Club.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Here are the results from this past week:

Luke Alfonso and Jacob Alfonso place 1st and 2nd in their age group (under 14) at the Sugarland,TX 5-mile Turkey Trot; 31:47 and 32:06 respectively. 

Nicole O'Loughlin and Nancy Ellis place 2nd and 3rd at the Tacoma Turkey Trot, where Brien O'Loughlin and Beth Carter set PRs.

Francis Reynolds places 2nd at the Norpoint Turkey Trot.