Congratulations to Mary Goyens, long time Phoenix members and SUPER Grandma (8 grandkids and counting?). Mary ran the Montreal Hypothermic Half Marathon and still trains weekly at the Vaudreuil track. Wonder if she has a triathlon in the works for this summer?
Congratulions to everyone who participated at the Annuel Défi Hivernal de L'Île-Bizard. A good way to start the racing season. Kuddos to Antoine and Dvorah who both placed second in their AG and Albert who placed third. Liz finished second woman overall! Good job!
Congratulations to Dvorah Finestone who started of 2018 with the Miami Marathon. Good job Dvorah and kuddos on your 4th place finish in your AG. Great looking shoes! ;-)
First race of the year, a 5k on an indoor 200m track in Vaudreuil. I went in with no expectations, but was hoping to sub 20 minutes which I was able to do in 19:06. With no speed work to speak of in the last few months, it's a nice start to the season. I was able to run an even 3:49 pace throughout which is exactly how I want to run my races this year, even pace. Happy New Year!
My last race of the season was a Half Marathon on an indoor track in Terrrebonne. It wasn't planned, but I got a free bib so couldn't pass it up. I ran an even race based on my run commuting pace of the last few weeks at 4:12 pace, my objective was to run sub 1h30 which is what I did and good enough for 4th place overall. 64 times around the track, it was fun but I'd much rather run outside! Pictured here with a few friends. I also tried out a new pair of Nike Zoom, a fun and fast shoe.
Congratulations to the Phoenix Team at the Annual Boreal XC 10k and 5k race at Ile Bizard. Everyone did very well in their age categories. Congratulations on the Podium finishes!
Congratulations to Dvorah Finestone who ran the New York City Marathon with her friend Cathy Belic. This was Dvorah's second Majors Marathon this year, she ran the Boston Marathon in April with a time of 4:04:23. Pretty consistent!
Congratulations to Peggy Badra, Susan Crawford and Anna Maria Drouin who participated in the OKA Half marathon and 10 k.
Peggy raced the 10k and finished 3rd of 98 in her age group. Susan and Anna Maria ran the Half Marathon and Anna Maria finished 2nd in her age group.
Congratulations to Susan Crawford who ran her first ultra race at the Trans Montréal 60km run and finished with a respectable third place women. Anna Maria also ran the distance just a week after the Marathon du P'tit Train du Nord, that would be over 60km since AM got lost, you will have to factor this into your races from now on ;-)
AND you heard it here first, Pete Faucher will be taking over the Trans Montréal race next year, looking forward to seeing more Phoenix runners attempt this 60k flat race which runs from one end of the island to the other along Gouin Boulevard. For those who can't attend the MRSQ, this is a nice alternative in the fall when it is cooler. I will move the date to November 11 (TBC) as to not interfere with October marathons... more to come.
Pete, Bill, Raeann are the main (OK the only) contributors.