Weekend Race Hangover Report

Posted by on Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 7:50 am | Leave a reply

Heather Fuhr en route to breaking the course record at the Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run.

Heather Fuhr en route to breaking the course record at the Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run.

In last weekend’s racing news, the talented Heather Fuhr added another notch to her ultrarunning belt at the Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run in Avalon, California. She sent us this report:

“It was an incredible day on Catalina Island with clear skies and warm temperatures. I thoroughly enjoyed the day from start to finish (OK, maybe the last three miles straight downhill weren’t all that great). I finished in 6:52, second overall, about eight minutes behind the first male finisher, and about 30 minutes faster than the previous women’s course record.  My stability trainers worked perfectly on the trails of Catalina – so thanks for the great shoes!!

Ryan Maloney, a 12-year-old with Type 1 diabetes, won his age group (male aged 9 – 12) at the Stephen Strasburg 5K Run at San Diego State University on Saturday, the young runner’s first time on the podium. In his Newton Special Edition PCF shoes, Ryan ran an impressive 20:56 for the 5K distance. 

He is training for this weekend’s Carlsbad Half Marathon, where he will run as part of Team Glucomotive and raise funds for Insulindependence.org, an organization that inspires and supports people with diabetes in their athletic pursuits.

So far, Ryan has raised $1200 in pledges for Insulindependence.org, with which he has been involved since he started racing at the age of nine.

Lastly, Jarrett Wyatt, 36, of Phoenix, Arizona, who lost an incredible 160 pounds while running in Newton shoes, ran the P.F. Chang’s Rock n’ Roll Marathon on Sunday, finishing in 3:34:26. At the race’s gear expo, Jarrett conducted this interview with Fox Sports AZ: Rock n’ Roll Expo.

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