We're starting a new weekly blog to showcase the Newton Nation and the amazing races and places that Newton Running shoes take you each weekend.
We hope you enjoy it. Now on to the 4th of July version.
We hope you all had a great 4th of July! We have a simple math equation for determining if the holiday weekend was a success: add all of the fingers and eyebrows that survived the fireworks show, and subtract the number of hot dogs you ate. It is like golf, the lower your score the better. Negative numbers are best.
- Georgia Ambassador Sara Maltby was the overall winner at the Bad Marsh Night 50k in Beaufort, South Carolina.
- Arizona Ambassador Jonathan Schaller was 2nd in his age group at the Arizona 4th of July 4 Miler. Even better, this is the first picture he has submitted where he is awake, upright and wearing shoes. It only took 65 tries.
- Team Elite Runner Bob Weiner won the Evergreen Freedom 5k, nice work Bob!
- Newton Sales Support for Europe, Shauna, hiked Green Mountain on Saturday. She submitted photographic evidence. The Board is currently reviewing it for validity.
- Team Elite Runner Brenda was the third overall female in Slovenia. Don’t worry Brenda, Michellie Jones can help you find a giant ATM for your giant check.
- Team Elite Runner Scott won the Born in the USA 4 miler. From the looks of his pic, an Oak tree was a close second (or Ash tree? Maple tree? Christmas tree? We are bad at nature)
- Ambassador Rick Arminger crushed Ironman Frankfurt over the weekend. It was warm. Very warm. So warm the finish line beer was warm. And that was Rick’s entire race report.
- Ambassador Alaina Andersen was fourth in her age group in the Cazenovia 10 miler. Up next she will be racing Tyler McCandless and Fernando Cabada at Boilermaker this weekend. Consider yourselves warned, fellas.
- Arizona Ambassadors Linda and Jim Ballard took a group of 24 runners to run the Alaska Marathon. Then they took a week long cruise where they managed to run 2 minute miles with the help of a moving ship. That is one way to beat the buffet.
- Team Elite Runner Nik won the North Canton 5 miler. There was no one in sight at the finish. Not even a Christmas tree.
- Ambassador Bart Rein was 4th in his age group at the BRRC 5k, up next is the very climby and rocky Catoctin 50k. We don’t know what a Catoctin is, but it sounds intense.
Have a great week Newton Nation and let us know what you're up to by using #FeelNewton across social media.