8 February 2019 - Greg Leak took to the starting line this morning at the Husky Classic in the Dempsey Indoor facility on the campus the University of Washington and finished 4th in a new lifetime personal best of 14:02.75 for 5km. A great start to the 2019 track season.
The 45th Annual Resolution Series
Presented by Tacoma City Running Club
January 5, 2019 – 5 Mile or 5K
January 26, 2019 – 10 Mile or 10K
February 23, 2019 – 15 Mile or 15K
March 23, 2019 – 20 Mile or 20K or 5K
Great day at the USATF Pacific Northwest Regional Championships at Magnuson Park in Seattle for Tacoma City Running Club - Team JoeFroyo on Sunday, November 25th. Kate Landau and Nicole O’Loughlin kicked the day off in the women’s combined open and masters’ race, and took 2nd and 4th in the women’s race. Kate was the master’s women regional champion.
The second champion of the day was crowned in the men’s combined open and masters’ race as Greg Leak won the regional championship in 25:10. Ben Mangrum placed 3rd in the master’s championship. The men’s team placed firth with strong runs by Dennis Keith, Cameron Freshwaters, Francis Reynolds, Jens Nielsen, and Brien O’Loughlin. Mike Lynes placed 5th in the 50-55 category.
Complete results of the races can be found here.
Next racing will be in Spokane, Washington at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships.
Whether you are the world’s greatest marathoner or a new runner logging your first miles, you need a good pair of running shoes. Tacoma City Running Club with the generous support of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and South Sound Running is proud to announce its first shoe scholarship for youth runners who are in need of running shoes for their training. You can find more details HERE on our website.
You can also find information on the 2nd Annual South Puget Sound Youth Cross Country Championship hosted by Tacoma City Running Club on Sunday, October 29th HERE.
Many thought he had retired to run the quiet trails of Anacortes to search for Sasquatch, or to ponder the relevancy of the yield curve in the 21st century world economy. But no, Dan McLean dusted off the singlet and returned to the starting line last weekend to win the Tunnel Light Marathon in 2:30:26. Was it a one-time occurrence or will lightning strike twice?
Congrats to Greg Leak, Trevor LaFontaine and Kate Landau who set lifetime bests at the Overlake Redmond Town Center Labor Day Half-Marathon this Labor Day morning, September 3rd. Greg placed 3rd in 64:25; Trevor placed 4th in 69:29; and Kate won the overall and masters women's race in 76:19. What a great way to start September. On to the fall marathons we go! @drinkjoeforyo #drinkjoefroyo #fitlife
In her return to the track after a 20 year absence, Kate Landau raced to a 35:12.38 10km at the Portland Track Twilight on Saturday night. Kate's time was just 14 seconds off of the American Record for 10km for master's women. Stay tuned for her next track race...
Racing season is upon us - and spring has been good. Congrats to Kate Landau, winner of the Eugene Marathon in an A standard time of 2:35:44; Kayla Campasino, winner of the Washington BDay Marathon; Ben Mangrum, winner of the Tacoma City Marathon; Greg Leak, course record setter at the Hot Chocolate 15km; Brien and Nicole O'Loughlin, lifetime best for the road 5km this spring; and Daryl Phill, debuting at the marathon. Next up - see Team Joefroyo's Tacoma City Racing Team in action in Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tacoma in the months of May and June. @drinkjoefroyo
Sunday, December 3rd, Greg Leak and Kate Landau qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials in the marathon with two fantastic performances at the California International Marathon in Sacramento, California. Greg placed 17th and ran a LPB of 2:16:56. Kate ran 2:42:39 to grabbed 2nd masters honors and 30th place overall.
Also, setting a lifetime personal best in his debut was Francis Reynolds, who ran 2:27:24.
It was a great day for Team TCRC-JoeFroyo.
On November 4th, Francis Reynolds won and set the course record at the Lake Washington Half Marathon. Great prep work as Francis as he prepares to make his marathon debut at the California International Marathon.
The next day, the Tacoma City Running Club competed very well at the PNTF Association Cross Country Championships. Started off the day with Nancy Ellis placing 2nd in the Master's Race. In the next race, Nicole O'Loughlin battled through the cold and tough conditions and won becoming the new PNTF Open Women's Champion!
This past weekend, Nicole and Nancy were racing again at the USATF Regional Cross Country Championships in Portland, Oregon. Both captured the runner-up, silver medal position, Nicole in the open division and Nancy in the masters division.
Next up for TCRC-Team JoeFroyo are Turkey Trots in Washington and Missouri, and the California International Marathon on Sacramento, that is serving as the USATF Marathon Championships this fall.
GO @drinkjoefroyo #fitlifethroughastraw