Regional Cross Country Championships 2018

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.

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Shoe Scholarship

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.

Some quality work on Labor Day!

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

Spring Racing 2018

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

2020 Olympic Trials Qualifier and the debutante

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.

Racing Update - November

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.  

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