Sunday, February 15, 2009

Race Season is Here!!!!

Well, its the perfect time of year for ultra-running and we have been in full swing. Lets see, we had several people out and running in the Memphis Marathon. Michael ran the half with Clint, Drew paced the 4:00 group, and Ultra Mike and John Manley ran the full. The next race we were at was the Swampstomper 50K. This was the premiere race for our new long sleeve white jerseys. They are snazzy. Drew ran the 25K portion of the event. Ultra Mike, Michael & Clint spent the first half of the race running the trails together. It was Clint's first 25K. He finished!!!!! John Manley, Michael and Ultra Mike all finished the 50K event. The conditions were perfect. It was a comfortable temperature and the sun was out all day. Overall, it was a great day. The next weekend Drew and Michael went to Huntsville, Alabama for the Mountain Mist 50K. It was a cool day. It rained a little early that morning just enough to make it slick and muddy. The course was very rocky. However, it was no match for Drew and Michael who set their PR's at 6:06:ish. It was an awsome run. Last weekend, John Manley and ichael went down to Huntsville, Texas for the Rocky Raccoon 100. The day got up to 80 degrees at one point. That was a little warm for the runners. The Memphis running community was well represented at the race. Kevin Dorsey came in 7th (18:42:47), John Manley came in 11th (19:32:10), Michael came in 33rd (21:38:27), and Mike samuelson came in 44th (22:56:48). Everyone under 24 hours!!! Sweet!!!! There were 239 starters and 162 finishers. That makes the second completed 100 mile race for John Manley and Michael. The next slated race was for the Sylamore 50K. However, with the recent storms that came through, the forest is closed. Therefore, the course will be changed and will be run partially on the road. The other race in the close future is the Mississippi 50. Look for us on the trails. We will be out there some where.

Drew will be trying to qualify for Boston at the Nashville Marathon.

Holly the Runningtwig is more of a Walkingtrunk these days. She is going to be popping out a baby any day now. We will keep you posted.


CSP said...

Who wrote this, it doesn't sound like Michael!

runningtwig said...

thanks for the shout out Michael - walkingtrunk...nice. i'll be out kicking some arse in no time!

CSP said...

Man bad year for the Memphis Ultra...hope this year gets better! People sure did fizzle it out!

richard murphy said...

I am looking for some folks with whom I can train. Im a runner looking for some folks to do long runs. I am planning to run the Swamp Stomper 50K next weekend. Anyone going?