We are extremely proud of each of our athletes and continually try to recognize their hard work and dedication to their training. Our athletes train hard for events at all distances – Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full Ironman. 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.
Strong Showings in the California Triathlons
June 26, 2017
We had three athletes competing at the California Triathlons in Pleasonton this weekend; Masoud Mirmomeni raced the sprint distance while Mary Swimley and Brian Weston took on the Olympic distance. Masoud recorded a new bike pace PR while also putting together a solid swim and run to finish in 1:31:30, earning him 21st place in his age group. Mary raced well, overcoming mechanical issues on the bike that left her stranded on the side of the road for about 20 minutes. She was finally able to get her bike fixed and managed to finish the race in 3:58:40, which was still good for 12th place in her age group.
Meanwhile, Brian conquered his first ever triathlon, covering the Olympic distance course in a fast 2:36:36, highlighted by a 1:10 bike split and 45 minute run, both in the top ten splits in his age group, putting him at 17th place in his age group. Brian can officially call himself a triathlete now! Great job Masoud, Mary, and Brian!!
Torres and Shugart Get on Podium at June Tri-for-Real; Gifford Races in Wisconsin 70.3
June 13, 2017
Augustine Torres and Janey Shugart tested out the waters at Rancho Seco this past weekend at the local long-running Tri-for-Real. Both raced well and strong enough to get into the top spots in their age group. Janey finished in 3:37 and placed second in her age group, her second podium spot this year, while Augustine crossed the line just under 2:24 as he was able to hold off his closest age-group rival by about 25 seconds. Well done Augustine and Janey!!
Also racing on Sunday was Todd Gifford, who completed the inaugural Wisconsin 70.3 in Madison. This was formerly known as the Milkman Triathlon and is a prep-race for the full Ironman in Madison in September. Heat and wind added to the challenge of the half-ironman, as winds were consistently between 10-15 mph and temps reached into the upper 80s on the run. Todd was able to set a personal best in a half ironman with huge PRs on his swim and run with a time of 7:42. Great job Todd!
TIS Athletes Take On Challenge at the Auburn Tris
May 22, 2017
Mary Swimley raced the Auburn International Triathlon this past weekend while Augustine Torres raced the World’s Toughest Half. Both successfully took on the challenging terrain and relentless hills to reach the finish line. Augustine finished 4th in his age group while Mary placed 6th in her age group – way to get it done Mary and Augustine!!
Santa Rosa 70.3 and Mother’s Day Tri
May 15, 2017
We were very proud to have a total of eight athletes compete at Ironman 70.3 Santa Rosa. It was the first time the new course was used and all of our athletes had amazing days. 70.3 first-timers Kathleen Rougeux (7:24:56), Jason Gardner (6:27:44), Kim Dinh (6:26:56), and John Pfeifer (6:08:32) put together solid performances and strong finishes at their first half-ironman event. Mark Holm overcame a nagging calf injury to set a new PR, finishing in 5:41:34 while Oliver Isidro narrowly missed his PR, finishing in 5:33:35. Manny Varela and Teresa Campos also had strong performances on this new course, finishing in 7:22:33 and 7:18:51, respectively. Great job everyone!!
Also competing this weekend in the local Mother’s Day Sprint Tri was Janey Shugart. Janey has used this event as the start of her tri season for several years now and this year was no exception. Janey raced her best on this course – setting another personal best in a time of 1.01.09. Janey’s time was better than all the other women in her age group, which got her the top podium spot for the day. Way to go Janey!!
Strong racers in Santa Rosa – Teresa Campos, Manny Varela, Kathleen Rougeux, Mark Holm, Kim Dihn, Jason Gardner, John Pfeifer and Oliver Isidro
Janey Shugart on her way to the podium in Granite Bay!
Big Sur’s Hills No Match for Dinh!
April 30, 2017
Kim Dinh raced the Big Sur Marathon for the first time this weekend. Despite his focus on triathlon rather than marathon-specific training, Kim had a strong day on this hilly course. Kim was able to log a huge negative split, going 2:16 for the first half of the race and finishing with a total time of 4:18.09. Kim is definitely looking strong for his upcoming 70.3 and full-Ironman events in Santa Rosa later this summer. Way to go Kim!!
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 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 huge personal best by 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!!
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!!