2013 has seen a fast start for TRE led by athletes Craig Leon, Bronwyn Crossman and Shadrack Biwott. All three runners started off the year competing on the roads and opened the door for an exciting spring that will see the return to the track for Ian Cronin and Jordyn Smith, as well as the debut of TRE’s Helen Rarick and newest member Diego Mercado.
Leon led the way with a win and course record of 2:16:48 at the Mississippi Blues Marathon (Jackson, MS) on January 5th. This was the first race back for Leon after the October 7th, 2012 running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For a complete report on his race, check out Leon’s blog at www.craigleonrunning.com. Next up for Leon is the Great Aloha Run 8.15 mile (Honolulu, HI) on February 18th. The Great Aloha Run will be the first in Leon’s build up to the April 15th running of the John Hancock Boston Marathon.
TRE athletes Bronwyn Crossman and Shadrack Biwott both competed on January 13 th in the Allstate L.A. Half-Marathon (Los Angeles, CA) and Aramco Houston Half- Marathon (Houston, TX) respectively. Both were racing for TRE for the first time.
Crossman, competing in her first competitive half-marathon, finished 3rd overall in the women’s division of the Allstate L.A. Half-Marathon in a time of 1:17:40. Complete results can be found here. For Crossman this race served as a lead up to the February 17th running of the Birch Bay Marathon (Birch Bay, WA). Birch Bay will be Crossman’s first marathon.
Biwott (marathonguide.com) had a busy month, beginning with the Aramco Houston Half Marathon where he was up against a strong national and international field finishing as the top American and 4th overall in 1:02:23. He followed up Houston by competing in the Bermuda International Race Weekend. Biwott raced in the men’s elite mile finishing 4th in 4:11. 72 and the men’s 10k winning in a time of 29:19. Complete results of the elite mile and 1ok can be found at here at Runnerspace.com. Up next for Biwott is the US 15k Championships at the Gate River Run (Jacksonville, FL) which he’ll run with teammate, Craig Leon.
Feb. 10: Truffle Shuffle, Eugene, OR – Jordyn Smith
Feb. 17: Birch Bay Marathon, Birch Bay, WA – Bronwyn Crossman
Feb. 18: Great Aloha Run, Honolulu, HI - Craig Leon
Mar. 1: UW Final Qualifier, Seattle, WA – 1mile – Jordyn Smith
Mar. 9: Gate River Run, Jacksonville, FL – 15k – Craig Leon, Shadrack Biwott
Apr. 15: Boston Marathon, Boston, MA – Craig Leon
Apr. 28 : Eugene Half Marathon, Eugene, OR – Diego Mercado, Helen Rarick