We are very proud of each of our athletes and want to recognize their hard work and dedication to their training. Their results are proof that they are not only training harder, but training smarter. Here are a few of our athletes and their recent race results.
PRs Continue at Local Runs and Early Season Tris
April 10, 2017
Mark Lee kicked off the tri racing season at Ironman Oceanside 70.3 a last weekend. Mark put together a solid day starting with a 40:30 ocean swim, a 2:55 bike split, and steadily moved up the ranks with a 1:47 run split. He crossed the finish line in 5:40:26, putting him in the top ¼ of his age group, and more importantly, a PR of 30 minutes! Great job Mark!!
Also last weekend, David Shira and Masoud Mirmomeni both raced the half-marathon at Running of the Elk in Elk Grove. After missing some training time from illness, David came back strong to run a 2:12:56 half-marathon, putting him 12th in his age group. Masoud ran his first ever half-marathon at this race one year ago and came back this year to run it 21 minutes faster!! He finished 15th in his age group with a great time of 2:25:10 for the day. Way to go Masoud and David!!
This past weekend in Napa, TIS had a couple athletes race at the chilly HITS triathlon. Despite the cold, windy, wet day on Saturday, Alex De Moraes finished his first ever half-ironman distance (and first ever triathlon!!) in 8:28:28. Now he can officially call himself a triathlete – welcome to the club Alex! Kevin Mounkes raced the olympic distance on Sunday, which had clearer skies but was still quite chilly. Kevin rebounded from a few illnesses this spring and put together a very even race and finished in 3:42:21. Great job Alex and Kevin!!
Upcoming TIS Athlete Events Include:
Santa Rosa 70.3
Great TIS Results in South Bay and Shamrock’n!
March 13, 2017
Masoud Mirmomeni completed his first Olympic Duathlon at the South Bay Duathlon, which consisted of a challenging 10K run/40K bike/5K run. He finished in 10th place in his age group in a time of 3.22.45. He is still very new to du/triathlon and was excited to get this distance under his belt for the first time. Great job Masoud!
Meanwhile in West Sacramento, Augustine Torres and Mary Swimley raced the Shamrock’n Half Marathon. Augustine had a race PR of 1.36.24 and placed 5th in his age group. Mary ran it in 2.34.59, finishing exactly in the middle of her age group and posting her best run pace to date. Way to go Augustine and Mary!!
Tiny Smiles Race Results
February 12, 2017
We had four team members race at the Tiny Smiles races in Galt yesterday! It was the first race of the year for everyone. Catalina Cespedes raced the 5K and had a top 10 finish in her age group, placing 8th. Masoud Mirmomeni competed in the 10K event and took 2nd in his age group. Brent and Jen Shelton ran the half-marathon together and placed 3rd and 10th in their age groups, respectively. Great job to both of these couples, who, by the way are also expectant parents!! Safe to say that Catalina and Jen won the “pregnant women” category in their races!!