Monday, March 7, 2011

We have reached run #22 of the challenge. Here is a list of the runners and the routes they have completed :

Steve Hammann = 1-22,24,25
Kathy Whiteside = 1,4,11,12
Tony Carl = 1-26
Becky Eserhaut = 4,6,7,14,17,21
Paula Gillespie = 1-23
Jean Dragon = 2,9,11,15,16,18,19,22,25
Nancy Foxen = 1-23
Stacey Eberhard = 1-9,14,17
Jennifer Thompson = 1-22
Charles Potter = 1,7,10-16
Erin Roling = 1-22,25,26
Teri Miller = 1-6,8,9,11,13
Nancy Shell = 1-22,26
Sally Echelbarger = 4,10,14,17,21
Lisa Hughes = 1-25
Mario Garcia = 7-10,17,18,21,23
Lauren Gant = 1-24
Lori Eash = 1-3,6
Teri Lyon = 1-22
Bill Allen = 1-4,16,19
Peggy Bailey = 1-19
Terry Curry = 2,9.25
Jackie Liebmann = 1-17
Alex Dragon = 2,15,18
Becky Zeck = 1-13,16-22
Mike Each = 21,23
Daphne Donald = 1-12,14-22
Alma Brunson = 3,8
Angela Karkosh = 1-8,11,12,14,16,17,20,22
Chuck Prill = 17,21
Kevin Williams = 3,10,11,14,16-18,22,23,25-26
Mike Thomas = 11
Noel Spencer = 1,2,3,6,8,9,14,19,20,21,23
Rodney Kirk = 20
Bill Ryan = 1-3,6-8,12,17,21,22
Craig Phillips = 21
Terry Brendel = 2,14,15
Mike Donald = 11

Please let me know when you have completed a route. I will make sure to give you credit. If you would like me to send you a copy of a certain route, please e-mail me. Thank you.  Teri.

Route #1 = 7.3 miles Route #7 = 7.6 miles Route #13 = 4.9 miles Route #19 = 6.4 miles

Route #2 = 6.5 miles Route #8 = 6.9 miles Route #14 = 7.5 miles Route #20 = 5.9 miles

Route #3 = 4.5 miles Route #9 = 5.4 miles Route #15 = 7.3 miles Route #21 = 7.9 miles

Route #4 = 7.8 miles Route #10 = 8.3 miles Route #16 = 5.6 miles Route #22 = 7.1 miles

Route #5 = 8 miles Route #11 = 6.5 miles Route #17 = 7.5 miles

Route #6 = 4.7 miles Route #12 = 5.2 miles Route #18 = 6.2 miles

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Running Friends Run This Town challenge of 2011

We have reached run #15 of the challenge.

Here is a list of the runners and the routes they have completed :

Peggy Bailey - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19
Becky Zeck - _,_,3,4,5,6,_,_,9,13
Terry Brendel - 2,14,15
Tony Carl - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Mario Garcia - 7,8,9,10
Alex Dragon - 2,15
Paula Gillespie - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Kathy Whiteside - 1,_,_,4,11,12
Jean Dragon - 2,15
Steve Hammann - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,15,16,18,19
Noel Spencer - 1,2,3,_,_,6,_,8,9,14
Becky Eserhaut - 4,14
Lauren Gant - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Daphne Donald - 3,9,10,14,15
Stacey Eberhard - 8,14
Teri Lyon - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Bill Ryan - 1,_,_,6,7,8
Mike Thomas - 11
Nancy Shell -,6,7,8,9,10.11,12,13,14,15,16
Lori Eash - 1,2,3
Nancy Foxen - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Teri Miller - _,2,3,4 Erin Roling - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Charles Potter - 1,7,12,13,14,15
Jennifer Thompson - _,2,3,4,_,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
 Sally Echelbarger - 4,10,14
Jackie Liebmann - 1,2,3,_5,_,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Alma Brunson - 3,8
Lisa Hughes - _,2, 3,4,_,_,7,8,9,10,11,12,_,14,15
Terry Curry - 2,9
Angela Karkosh - 1,2,3,4,5,6,_,8,_,_,11,12,_14
Kevin Williams - 3,10,11,14

Please let me know when you have completed a route. I will make sure to give you credit.
If you would like me to send you a copy of a certain route, please e-mail me @ Teri Lyon. Thank you.

There will be no new routes for Saturday (February 26 ) and Sunday (February 27).

We will be using those two days as "catch up" days for anyone needing to complete a certain route. We will decide on the routes we run depending on who shows up and which routes are needed by the most people to complete. We may split up into groups to help as many runners "catch up" as possible. I will have a couple of maps of each route to pass out that day.

Let's have fun !
Keep Running ! Keep Smiling !


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Run this Town!!

Are you doing the "Run this Town" challenge? 

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Ok, so I took a little break from blogging for the Running Friends.  Not sure I'm gonna be back consistently but we will see how it goes.  If you've got something you want posted on this blog email it to me here Stacey

Keep Running, Keep Smiling!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Joe & Dave Timmsen, Mario Garcia, Jackie Liebmann, Danelle Much, and Jean Pfeiffer ran the Farmdale 30 miler in Peoria, IL on Saturday.

A message from Danelle :
Here is a website that has the results:  It was a fun run- a little hot for some of us- I like the heat, though. Mario did awesome. A few falls, some times of not feeling too good, and a little helping each other as well as other runners along. Overall it was a good run-Joe scared us a bit-we are glad he is ok, too!!!
Pretty day, pretty trails, nice people. Jean Pfifer was there, too. Her results are on that website as well.


A message from Jackie :
Mario finished in 4:46... 4th overall... 3rd in men. I finished in 6:03... second female...12th overall. Dave finished 6:15...14th overall. Danelle 6:31... 21st overall. Jean 8:05.

Congratulations ultra-marathoners !!!

The 5k Muskie Grass cross country race was held this past Saturday at Discovery Park.

ERIC PRILL was the male overall winner !

NANCY FOXEN was the female overall winner !

1st place for age division : Karen Kruger, Charles Potter, Rick Pahl, Joann Jensen, Alma Brunson, Lisa Hughes, Peggy Bailey, Mike Batenhorst, Willie Leza, Sara Swanson, Mark Lofgren, Mark Sievert

2nd place for age division : Larry Prior, Bill Ryan, Paula Gillespie, Landon Walsh, Angela Karkosh, Kevin Williams, Teri Lyon

3rd place for age division : Terry Brendel, Tony Carl, John Ihle
Congratulations to everyone who ran the challenging Muskie Grass race. Thanks Chris and Nancy Foxen for all your hard work in putting the race together !

The 5k and 10k Nancy Kapheim Memorial race was held this past Sunday (October 10) in Rock Island.

NANCY FOXEN was the female overall winner for the 10k!

5k - 1st place for age division : Tim Armstrong, Matt Roling

- 2nd place for age division: Jean Roeder

- 3rd place for age division: Micaela Brunson

10k - 1st place for age division : Erin Roling, Chris Foxen, Theresa Walter, Eve Reynolds, Jodi Heth

- 2nd place for age division: Teri Lyon
-  3rd place for age division : Alma Brunson, Jo Faris

By the way... Nancy Shell was 1 second away from placing 3rd for her age division.

Congratulations to everyone that participated !

Congratulations Dell Wagner and Peggy Bailey for completing the Milwaukee marathon on October 3rd. Peggy qualified for Boston !

The 4-H race was held this past Saturday at Musser Park on the riverfront.

ERIC PRILL was the male overall winner !

NANCY FOXEN was the female overall winner !

1st place for age division : Charles Potter, Rick Pahl, Joann Jensen, Peggy Bailey, Sara Swanson, Mark Lofgren, Larry Prior

2nd place for age division : Mark Sivert, Tonya Armstrong, Madonna Novak, Quaseem Zahir, John Ihle

3rd place for age division : Terry Brendel, Tony Carl, Willie Leza

Congratulations to Nancy Shell, Charles Potter, Nancy Foxen, Mario Garcia, Jason Wester, Steve Taylor, Teri Miller, and John Severs for completing the Des Moines marathon on Sunday, October 17th. Also... congratulations to Muriel Nauman, Patches Breed, Larry Sandhaas, and Julie Evans for completing the Des Moines half. Way to run !

Friday, July 16, 2010

 Party time ! The Running Friends are invited to a party at the Donald's house :

 “After The Bix” Party  
(Running the Bix 7 is not required!)

We will have plenty of food, drinks and fun. Please join us in a summer celebration!

Date: July 24, 2010

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Place: 1559 Washington St. Muscatine, Iowa

Questions: Mike or Daphne 263-1094

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Let's catch up!!!

So it's been awhile since the blog has been updated!!  What have the "Friends" been doing?

TOMRV (Tour of the Mississippi River Valley). Two day, 200+ mile bike ride from Bettendorf to Dubuque and back. It rained both days but still had a great ride !

- June 19 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ----- St. Malachy's Steeple Chase - 4.65 miles - Muscatine
Tony Carl, Daphne Donald, Mario Garcia, Stacey Eberhard, and Andrew Carson met at the soccer complex, ran to St. Malachy's church, ran the Steeple Chase, and then ran back to the complex. (20+ miles) Wow, GREAT migration ! Thank you Paula Gillespie... you were much appreciated as their sag wagon ! Jackie Liebmann was the overall female finisher.  Great run, Jackie ! Congratulations to all that ran !

Also, the church yard was a muddy mess. A man got his vehicle stuck in the yard. The Running Friends came to the rescue.  Charles Potter and Chris Foxen got covered in mud?

Nancy Shell and Teri Lyon were the only Muscatine Running Friends that raced in Geneseo. Nancy is getting her "groove" back after breaking her wrist on Easter Sunday. She placed 2nd in her age division.

Several Muscatine athletes participate in the QC Tri. Congratulation to Connie Mann, Tonya and Tim Armstrong, Julie Evans, Dave Timmsen, Logan Guerra, Andrew Bennett, Jeremy Oepping, Ashley and Eric Schmeig, Eric Furnas, Becky Brooker, and Craig Oppel !

A message from Connie Mann : Subject: Lake Geode Challenge  - July 17, 2010

We are pleased to announce XTERRA WETSUITS as the official wetsuit and wetsuit rental sponsor for the
2010 Lake Geode Challenge. As part of our partnership, race participants receive exclusive discounts on the
XTERRA WETSUITS product line, receive $10 off wetsuit rentals, and have the opportunity to win XTERRA WETSUITS at the race. Visit Xterra Wetsuits and use coupon code R-GEODE to purchase or rent the best selling triathlon wetsuit in North America! 

A message from Chris Mann :

Hey guys!  I hope your summer is going well! I just wanted to take the time to personally invite you to the 2010 Cyman Triathlon. The event will be on Sunday, September 12th, 2010 at 10am at Big Creek State Park. This race would be perfect for experienced racers and first-time triathletes alike. We have altered our course to provide one of the fastest (and easiest) courses you will EVER find with a 90% flat bike, 95% flat run, and 100% flat swim!!! Early registration fee is $50. Here is the link to the online registration:
CYMAN Triathlon 2010

I look forward to seeing you there and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!
-Chris Mann
Iowa State University
ISU Triathlon Club President

A Wednesday night group run ... 8 miles.

Our biking friends!!!  

Charles Potter and Ernesto Venzor both ran Marathon to Marathon and Railroad Days 10k  

Annual Migration to Grandview Freedom Run   

1st place Male at Freedom Run in Grandview - Jaron Byrum  
1st place Female at Freedom Run in Grandview - Jackie Liebman

10k Firecracker Run in East Moline. Record number of runners this year... 2000+ runners ! Mario Garcia and Vinton Cromer placed 2nd for their age divisions. Awesome job guys ! Thank you for being the carpool drivers, Daphne and Mike Donald ! Much appreciated !!!

WHEW!!  I think I'm caught up until the next newsletter comes out.....TODAY!!!!
Until then, have a great RUN!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

(((( JUNE )))))

Hello Running Friends,
Welcome to the month of June ~

Lori Belokopitovs    June 3 (Thursday)
Eric Walsh & Carlos Rondon
June 11 (Friday) June 13 (Sunday)

Joe Timmsen and Noel Spencer raced in a 5k in Cedar Rapids. Read Joe's message :

Noel, Jon Appelbaum, Anthony Krumbholtz, Brian Garrett (Retiree), and myself from MFD and Deputy Willy Leza from the Sheriff's office. Went to the Cedar Rapids Fire Dept's annual 5k. They have a team division for Public Safety agencies. MFD was first over Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, fire and police teams. I'm off to "Another Dam 50k" in Dayton Ohio this weekend. Enjoy Dam to Dam.

Congratulations Muscatine Fire Department ! (Picture below) Good luck Joe in the Dayton, Ohio 50k !

Nancy Shell and Peggy Bailey ran a 10k in Texas last Saturday. Read Peggy's message :
Stonebridge Memorial Day Race - McKinney, TX
Nancy and I were both in the Dallas area for the memorial day weekend so we participated in a 5K / 10K race.  There were 517 participants. We ran the 10K.  Nancy placed 1st in her age group and I placed 2nd in my age group.  Lots of fun!
Congratulations ladies ! Way to run !

Charles Potter informed me of the following results in the Springfield duathlon this past weekend :
Saturday's Capital City Duathlon in Springfield, Illinois:
Tim Armstrong won his age group and was 11th overall.
John Fletcher was third in his age group and was 12th overall.
- Charles

Congratulations Tim and John !

Last Sunday was the Melon City bike races. Read the local results from Greg Harper :
Results of the 32nd Melon City Criterium, May 30, 2010 held in Muscatine’s Weed City Park.  Beautiful hot Sunny day for bike racing. 569 entries from 24 states, Canada and the Ukraine. 
Results for the Melon City Bike Club/ Harper’s Cycling & Fitness racing team:
Greg Harper finished 4th in the Masters 50+ and 16th in the master’s 40+
Bill Ford finished 22nd in the masters 40+
Chad Bishop 1st in the category 3 men’s race.
Jon Sulzberger finished 38th in the category 4
Josh Long finished 25th in the category 4.
The Memorial Day Weekend of racing finishes Monday in Rock Island at the Quad Cities Criterium.
Greg Harper

Last Sunday, Chad and Becky Zeck ran a half marathon in Elkhart, WI. How did that go for the Zecks?

Upcoming races :
June 12 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ---- Race for the Cure - 5k - Moline, IL
June 12 (Saturday) ----------------- Marathon to Marathon - 26.2 miles - Storm Lake, IA
June 19 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ---- Maple City 4 - 4 miles - Geneseo, IL
June 19 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ----- St. Malachy's Steeple Chase - 4.65 miles - Muscatine
June 19 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ----- Paul Skeffington - 5 miles - Dewitt, IA
June 27 (Sunday @ 8 a.m.) ------- Hennepin Hustle - 5k - Colona, IL
July 3 (Saturday @ 7:30 a.m.) --- Freedom Run - 5k - Grandview
July 4 (Sunday @ 7:30 a.m.) ------ Firecracker Run - 5k or 10k - East Moline, IL
July 10 (Saturday @ 9 p.m.) ------ Moonlight Chase - 4 miles - Eldridge, IA
July 18 (Sunday @ 8 a.m.) --------- West Liberty Fun Run - 5k - West Liberty
July 24 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ------ BIX - 7 miles - Davenport

A message from Kent Ferris :

Hi Everybody! I know some of you, but I haven’t been to many races these past years. I’ve really enjoyed watching the Running Friends grow! It is truly amazing! My wife, Lori, and I read the updates and marvel at the races and runs y’all get in. My own “update” would be that I’ve hit the best stretch of running that I’ve had since 2003! I’ve slowly increased my mileage and am going pretty consistently again. Lori and I rotate who gets to go outside and who is on the treadmill (age of our kids and all). Enjoy your runs! Remember, KRKS goes on and on…

Dam to Dam (Iowa's Distance Classic) - 5k or 20k - Des Moines, IA - June 5 (Saturday)
Here is a list of the times at Dam to Dam of the Running Friends :
Lee Hammerand 1:19:59   Teri Lyon 1:49:00
Joe Brown 1:32:30   Alma Brunson 1:55:12
Lisa Hughes 1:39:54   Mike Donald 1:55:30
Andrew Carson 1:45:30   Paula Gillespie 1:58:01
Stacey Eberhard 1:45:40   Charles Potter 2:04:46
Daphne Donald 1:45:54   Nancy Shell 2:13:21

Lee Hammerand placed 4th in his age division, Lisa Hughes placed 6th in hers. WOW !!!
Congratulations to all of the runners ! Awesome run !

Joe Timmsen... how was the 50k you ran in Dayton, OH last weekend?

June Bug Jog - 5k - Hampton, IL June 5 (Saturday @ 7 p.m.)
Eric Walsh & sons, Nancy Shell, Jim Tiedemann, Rodney Kirk, and I competed in the June Bug Jog.  Everyone received awards for their age divisions. Yahoo ! (picture below)

This week's group runs :
Wednesday - 5 p.m. @ the Y (6-8 miles)
Saturday & Sunday - 8 a.m. @ the Y both days. I will not be there, riding TOMRV this weekend.
Charles Potter is running Marathon to Marathon this Saturday in Storm Lake. Good luck Charles ! Ernesto Venzor, are you also running this race?

Dave May sent information for an upcoming race that some of you may be interested in :
Lots of money to be won at this race.
- Dave

Terry Curry has suggested the first "migration" of 2010 :
Do we want to run to Grandview on July 3rd? And then run the 5K Freedom Run? Put it out there and see how many we get. - Terry

For the past 3 years we have met at the Musco parking lot before dawn and ran 12.5 miles to Grandview...
then we run the 5k Freedom Run. Who's game?

The Des Moines Marathon is Sunday, October 17th. (3 weeks after the QC marathon) Is anyone interested
in going as a group to Des Moines? Nancy Shell and Charles Potter are planning to run it. I would like to run the QC half and the full in Des Moines. Please let me know if you would like to go. I will set up hotel reservations. Thank you !

Friday, May 21, 2010

Green Bay report and other races...

Hello Running Friends,
On Saturday, May 15th twenty eight Muscatine Running Friends carpooled to Green Bay, WI.  Nancy Foxen sent us on our way with a big bag full of goodies... chocolate chip cookies, Sun Chips, and Rice Krispie snacks. Thank you dear Nancy... you are so very thoughtful !  We ran the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon on Sunday. There were several PR's set that day and some Boston / New York qualifying times :

PR's set by : Noel Spencer (4:00:37) Daphne Donald (3:54:38) Mike Donald (4:16:17) Kevin Williams (3:43:44) Jaime Williams (3:50:27) Teri Lyon (4:00:44)

Boston qualifiers : Terry Curry (3:45:52) Mario Garcia (3:28:13) Mike Thomas (3:11:19) Daphne Donald Teri Lyon
New York qualifiers : Lisa Hughes (1:42:36) Terry Curry Mario Garcia
First time to run a half marathon : Mike Allbee (1:41:55)

Half marathoners : Mike Allbee Jackie Liebmann Lisa Hughes Vikki Curry Lavene Payne Dave Hughes Paula Gillespie

Full marathoners : Nancy Shell Charles Potter Chuck Prill Mike Donald Kevin Williams Jaime Williams Daphne Donald Terry Curry Ernesto Venzor Mike Thomas Noel Spencer Mario Garcia Bill Ryan Steve Hammann Teri Lyon

Charles Potter wrote an article for the Muscatine Journal, it appeared in yesterday's sports section.
Thank you, Charles ! Congratulations to everyone !

Check out the Cellcom Green Bay website : Do you recognize the runner? Yes, it is Terry Curry. A celebrity !

Kandice Tjebkes ran the Chicago Spring Half marathon this past weekend and also set a PR of 1:42. Way to run, Kandice !

Shelly Bell ran her first half marathon in Cleveland on Sunday.  Great job Shelly!!  Stacey Eberhard ran the full marathon in Cleveland.

Joe & Dave Timmsen will be heading to New Mexico later this week to run a marathon. Let's wish them both the best of luck ! GOOD LUCK JOE AND DAVE !!!

This week's group runs : (Color scheme for this week... wear yellow / gold. )
Wednesday - 5 p.m. @ the Y (6-8 miles)
Saturday & Sunday - 8 a.m. @ the Y both days. I'll be in Decorah on Saturday... be back on Sunday.

Upcoming races :
May 22 (Saturday) ------------------ Marathon in New Mexico
May 29 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ----- The Wild Five - 5k - Gold's Gym in Davenport, IA
June 5 (Saturday) -------------------- Dam to Dam (Iowa's Distance Classic) - 5k or 20k - Des Moines, IA
June 19 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ---- Maple City 4 - 4 miles - Geneseo, IL
June 19 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ----- St. Malachy's Steeple Chase - 4.65 miles - Muscatine
June 19 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ----- Paul Skeffington - 5 miles - Dewitt, IA
July 4 (Sunday @ 7:30 a.m.) ------ Firecracker Run - 5k or 10k - East Moline, IL
July 10 (Saturday @ 9 p.m.) ------ Moonlight Chase - 4 miles - Eldridge, IA
July 18 (Sunday @ 8 a.m.) --------- West Liberty Fun Run - 5k - West Liberty
July 24 (Saturday @ 8 a.m.) ------ BIX - 7 miles - Davenport

Our next out-of-town group adventure will be on Saturday, June 5th... Dam to Dam in Des Moines. Would you like to join us? If so, let me know. We will be leaving on Friday, returning on
Saturday after the race... 5k or 20k. Here is a list of Running Friends who have entered thus far :
Nancy Shell Charles Potter Daphne Donald Mike Donald Stacey Eberhard Mario Garcia Drew Carson Alma Brunson Joe Brown Paula Gillespie Lisa Hughes Teri Lyon

Is anyone interested in getting a group together to run the Des Moines marathon on Sunday, October 17th? Nancy Shell and Charles Potter have registered. It is not far for the group to carpool. I realize it is only a few weeks after the QC marathon but I plan to run the half in the Quad Cities and then the full in Des Moines. 
Well... what do you think? Let me know so I can get rooms reserved for us. Thank you !

A message (picture below) from Carlos Rondon :
A special "Hello" from Seoul, South Korea to my Running Friends in Muscatine, Iowa! I was thinking of all my Running Friends today.   I am sorry I was not able to join the group for the Green Bay marathon. But, hopefully I will join the group in another race. For now, I am  wearing my Running Friends shirt at the gym in the hotel until I get familiar with the running places. I have been running everyday early in the mornings before going to work. I hope to make contact with some runners’ group soon. Today, I ventured to the Hang River and I discover one of the most popular biking paths. I saw some few runners. So, I will be running there soon. I have to take a taxi or get the subway to access the running places. So far I am doing baby steps to get familiar with the basics. The cultural shock is a real factor to manage in a daily basis.

- Carlos

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost." - Charles Caleb Colton

Keep Running ! Keep Smiling !

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Betcha' thought I'd never update this blog, huh!!

Hello Running Friends,

Kandice Tjebkes May 11th
Danelle Much May 12th
John Appelbaum May 15th

Tonya and Tim Armstrong competed in the National Duathlon Championships last month :

Here is some info on the National Duathlon Championships:

The USAT National Duathlon Championships were held on April 24th and 25th in Richmond, Virginia. Over 1800 athletes competed in the two day event, which was the largest duathlon ever held in the U.S. The race consisted of a 5K run, 38K bike (3 loops), and another 5K run. Both 5K runs were the same course with hills and cobblestones! The bike course was an 8 mile loop that was ridden 3 times. The bike course had lots of turns, overpasses, bridges with slats (like Mississippi River bridge), wet roads, thorns, etc. It was a very technical bike course. This was the only qualifier for the World Short Course Duathlon Championship in Edinburgh, Scotland from September 3-5, 2010. The top 18 in each age group qualify automatically to go to the World Short Course Duathlon Championship, with unused spots on the team rolling down to 25th place. I placed 28th in the women’s 45-49 age group and Tim was 24th in the 50-54 age group. Tim still has a chance for a roll down slot to compete in the World Duathlon Championships in Edinburgh, Scotland. I hope he has a chance to compete there! Tim and I are also USAT Duathlon Commission co-chairs, so any ideas on how to promote duathlon and the number of duathlon races are appreciated! I also spoke at the first USAT Duathlon National Town Hall meeting where we reported what the commission is doing to the group of athletes competing at the National Championships. It was nice to meet other duathlon commission members that I had spoke to on the phone, but never met before. It was quite the trip!


Congratulations Tonya and Tim !

Larry Sandhaus and Danelle Much ran in the Ice Age 50 last Saturday :

For your could you not like a race with sleet and rain and hail and mud and wind? Larry

Looks like we missed out on all the fun ! Great run, Danelle and Larry !

May 9 (Sunday @ 7:30 a.m.) ----- Q. C. Distance Classic - 5k or 13.1 miles - Rock Island, IL

Results for the 5k : Ryan Kruger - 2nd overall / 1st for age division
Rick Pahl - 4th overall / 2nd for age division
Karen Jarvey - 1st for age division
Results for the half marathon :
Vinton Cromer - 1st for age division
Joe Timmsen - 2nd " "
Jackie Liebmann - 2nd " "
Dave Timmsen - 2nd " "
Eric Prill - 2nd " "
Chris Mann - 4th " "
Mike Batenhorst - 4th " "
Mark Lofgren - 5th " "
Ashley Schmeig - 5th " "

Several PR's took place : Joe Timmsen, Jackie Liebmann, Dave Timmsen, Alma Brunson, Stacey Eberhard and Teri Lyon. WAY TO RUN !

Also... Andrew Carson ran his first half marathon... under 2 hours ! Congratulations, Andrew !

Several of the Running Friends are leaving for Green Bay on Saturday morning @ 8 a.m. from Farm & Fleet. Please wish the following people "Good Luck" running the Green Bay marathon :
Nancy Shell, Noel Spencer, Mario Garcia, Chuck Prill, Paula Gillespie, Ernesto Venzor, Daphne Donald, Lisa Hughes, Steve Hammann, Mike Donald, Dave Hughes, Bill Ryan, Terry Curry, Jackie Liebmann, Kevin Williams, Vikki Curry, Mike Allbee, Jaime Williams , Charles Potter, Mike Thomas, Teri Lyon, Lavene Payne, Beth Thomas

31st Dam to Dam (June 5, Des Moines) - Iowa's Distance Classic. There is no other race like it in the Midwest.  The 20 kilometer race now has over 6,500 entrants. Friends and relatives are encouraged to sign up now before the limit of 8,000 entrants is reached. The fee increases every Sunday this month. There is no registration after May 29 or at packet pickup on June 4.  Visit for more information. The web site will soon be updated featuring not just one but two Dam to Dam posters that will be available for you at packet pickup. Also the featured band for the "party until noon" race day will be announced. The largest 20 kilometer in the country will enjoy the best Dam to Dam shirt in race history, Brooks socks to all 20k entrants, a finisher medal and as always wonderful, plentiful food at packet pickup and the finish area. The Dam to Dam results booklet sent to all finishers is worth the wait, a prized possession.

The 5 kilometer at 9:45 a.m. and youth runs at 10:50 a.m. completes a perfect running experience for the entire family.
Thank you from Cal Murdock, Dam to Dam assistant race director.

Running Friends registered for Dam to Dam :
Nancy Shell, Charles Potter, Daphne Donald, Mike Donald, Stacey Eberhard, Mario Garcia, Drew Carson Alma Brunson, Joe Brown, Paula Gillespie, Lisa Hughes, Teri Lyon
If interested in joining us, let me know so we can reserve more hotel rooms.

The 20th Annual Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Run/Walk
- Date: Saturday, 14 August 2010
- Kennekuk Cove County Park at 7am
- Age Group & Weight Divisions
- Race Director: Marc Reddy
- Sponsor: Lee's Famous Recipe
Mail-in registration and complete details available in the flier, or register online at here.
Running Friends registered for Howl at the Moon : Daphne Donald, Larry Sandhaus, Mike Donald, Noel Spencer, Joe Timmsen, Becky Zeck, Jackie Liebmann, Stacey Eberhard, Tony Carl, Terry Curry, Nancy Shell, Carmen Peterson + 2 friends, Steve Hammann, Mario Garcia, Danelle Much, Teri Lyon

Sandy & Dave May and Becky Hammann are going as our support team. Yahoo ! Who else would like to join us on this fun adventure?

A message from Terry Curry :
Thought the gang might be interested since we ran by it after it was moved.  Watch Henry Jayne House Move on TLC May 20th TLC has tentatively announced that the March 24th Henry Jayne house move will air at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 20th, on Heavy Haulers. Tune in to TLC (channels 51 and 751)