Bill, Herrick and Kresser Run “Smart” Races at DM Marathon!

Smart running on a perfect marathon morning produced good results for a trio of team members.  Randy Bill ran almost even splits (1:12:27, 1:12:45) finishing 5th in 2:25:12 at the IMT Des Moines Marathon (Oct. 21).  Danna Herrick (Kelly) was also 5th in 2:46:24 slowing only a minute in the second half of the race.  Traci Kresser was 6th in 2:48:30 beating her best of by over 5 mintues, which she set at the 2011 DM Marathon.  Traci ran negative splits (1:24:29, 1:24:01) – finishing the 26.2 distance strong.

Luke Demmel was 8th in the Des Moines Half-Marathon in 1:10:56.

At the Great Plains NIRCA 8K cross country race (Ames, Oct. 20) Mason Frank was2nd in 25:59 and David Sevcik 8th in 26:44.  Mason held the lead until the last kilometer getting beat by 7 seconds.

Correction Jenny Schulze, Clive (not a team member) was 5th in the the Twin Cities Marathon (Oct. 7) USATF master’s competition in 2:51:53.  The winner ran a 2:36:57

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About Runablaze Iowa
Runablaze Iowa athletes are based throughout Iowa.  Formed in 2006, the purpose of the team is to improve post-collegiate Iowa distance running.  Major Iowa running specialty stores, Iowa races and Iowa runners at those races support Runablaze Iowa.

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