Great race weekend!
Many of our members competed in the So Cal Ragnar Relay: over 200 miles that took teams of 12 from Huntington Beach to Coronado Island. At first glance, this might look like a hokey, gimmiky sort of race. But behind all the silly costumes and clever nicknames...this is truly a grueling test, both of physical and mental. Our very own Alex Bruno and Jason Wang tested their limits even further by being part of the ARC (A Runner's Circle) Ultra team, comprised of only 6 runners (as opposed to 12) making the average runner leg about 33 miles (as opposed to 17 for a 12 man team). That's Beast Mode like Marshawn Lynch.
We also had some representation at the "Granddaddy of Them All" (sorry, Rose Bowl), the Boston Marathon! Although there was a bit of controversy due to the fastest marathon time ever ran that isn't a world record (more info here), from all reports it was a SUPER FAST race. With several people posting pr's (something unheard of at Boston, notorious for its elevation, ie HeartBreak Hill). Congrats to our Annie Fu, Sunny Pearson, and Max Esquivel who all ran this prestigious event!
Any races on your horizon? We would love to hear about them!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I bet you did not know that this year's LA Marathon served as the Marathon Road Championship for USATF Southern California. Well it did. I am very happy to announce that all three Gritty City Members that competed at the 2011 LA Marathon "podiumed" in their respective age groups. Janet Uribe won a bronze in her division and both John Burgos and Mike Cruz-Herrera placed second in their respective divisions. Congratulations. Well deserved. Next USATF Grand Prix Races: Brentwood 5k (5/29/11) Semana Nautica 15k (July 4, 2011).
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Gritty City Track Club is now a proud member of USA Track and Field. Stay Tuned for further details and information on Gritty City's participation in SCAUSATF's Road Running Grand Prix. For some background on the Grand Prix, click here: http://www.scagrandprix.org/