This past weekend our Nark Running Strategies @ Plaza Fitness Performance team produced some unbelievable results at a three different events. Our half and full marathoners were in New Jersey, Cherry Blossom 5k folks in Niskayuna, and duathlon athletes were in Delmar.
In Jersey we hit a home run with eight of nine runners getting new marathon personal best’s. On the half I missed my PR by eleven seconds (1:21.49), Mike Cebula got his second half PR of the season, and Jennifer Meissner also came very close at 2:00.01. Mike Dinicola nailed a 1:26.46 in his 1st half marathon and is begging for more.
Kara Defeo – 3:24.54 – 2 min marathon PR
Jennifer Newman – 3:57.26 – 7 min PR-14 mins in 2 years
Heidi Nark – 3:32.01 – 20 min marathon PR
Bill Drapeau – 3:18.51 – 11 min marathon PR
Dennis Beardsley – 3:16.05 – Amazing marathon debut!
Mike Cebula – 1:36.16 – 21 sec Half PR/ 2nd PR this spring
Erika Beardsley – 3:47.27 – 13:03 Improvement
Steve Montanaro – 3:39.08 – 5 Min PR and perfectly executed pacing. Colleen Murray – 3:49.36 – 1 Min PR in 13th marathon
At the Cherry Blossom 5k we also had a phenomenal day with eight PR’s on the day. Korey got under that 6 minute pace barrier, Dan Brady came close to 20 minutes, and Kara Plue was on fire with over a minute new personal best. Nicky got under 25 mins, Ringer has a two minute improvement, Deb Petridis got under 27 and Mary Walsh broke thirty minutes for the first time ever. Well deserved achievements by a bunch of folks that have earned it!
Michelle LaRock – 31:31 – 2:13 min improvement
Frank Gwinn – 24:09 – 5 second improvement
Mary Walsh – 29:55. 32 second PR…but the real news is that it’s my first 5k under 30 minutes!!!
Nicole Moran – 24:57 – 13 second PR
Deb Petridis – :57 sec 5k PR to 26:50
Dan Brady – 22 sec PR to 20:11
Kara Plue – 24:29 – 1:17 5k PR
Korey McCoy – 18:07 – 30 sec 5k PR
While the rest of us were running, Mike Conroy and Tiberio x 2 went to town at the Delmar Duathlon. Great job by all on a very exceptional weekend. Here comes the fall marathon block before you know it.