2016 Races

Jeff Galloway 13.1
Atlanta, GA 12/11/16

After having a miserable race here last year, I came back to get my revenge. The weather was nice and cool (mid 30’s) and I ran a much better strategic race, on a very hilly course. I finished 3rd woman overall, in a time of 1:39:39.

Barb’s 5k
Atlanta, GA 12/10/16

Warm up for the half marathon the next day, I ran this with Suellen at an easy run/walk pace.

Run Santa Run 5k
Madison, WI 12/3/16

Another fun run with Suellen. Candy canes and Christmas cookies on the course! We ran dressed as snowmen 🙂

Amarillo Turkey Trot 5k
Amarillo, TX 11/24/16

We always try to find a local Turkey Trot wherever we are on Thanksgiving! It was a windy race, and I won a turkey for being first masters woman!

Madison Half Marathon
Madison, WI 11/13/16

My second half in a month, it was a couple minutes slower than I hoped, 1:37:23. Good enough for first in my age group though!

Girls on the Run 5k
Madison, WI 11/12/16

I ran this with my granddaughter, Maeve.  It was quite an inspiring event to see all those girls out there!

Haunted Hustle 5k
Madison, WI 10/29/16

A fun local costume run, I ran/walked it with Suellen, and we were dressed as TV’s Frank and Dr. Clayton Forrester from Mastery Science Theater 3000

Run and Ride Race, Half Marathon
King’s Island, Mason OH 10/23/16

A run through an amusement park!  It was a deceptively challenging course, lots of twists and turns, and hillier than I expected.  The weather was perfect, in the mid 40’s, and that helped me run a pretty strong race.  I was 7th overall and 1st woman, with a time of 1:35:34.

Tyrol Epic Duathlon
Mt. Horeb, WI 10/16/16

The last race of the Wisconsin Duathlon Series, a 5k/22 mile/1.5 mile race that ran up and down the slopes of a ski area, biked up to the top of Blue Mounds, then another run up the ski slope.  It was epic, for sure.  I was sick all week before the race, but felt better on race day and did well. I won the first overall woman in a time of 1:58:08.

Donut Dash 5k
Madison, WI 10/8/16

A neighborhood race, just a fun run.  Donuts at the finish and a chance to run the kids K with my granddaughters.

Ghoulish Gallop 10k
Fitchburg, WI 10/2/16

A local race with lots of hills.  Decided to run in costume again, as Glinda the Good Witch.  I was first woman overall, in a time of 42:17.

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
Paris, France 9/25/16

My wife’s birthday race, it was great running through the park and the French countryside.  Lots of characters, happy people, and good weather.  We wore Chip and Dale costumes and got a great pic mid-race:


Disneyland Paris 5k
Paris, France 9/24/16

We travelled to Paris for Suellen’s 60th birthday, to do a couple races at Disneyland Paris and sightsee.  The 5k was all through the park, and a real blast. We were dressed up as Joy and Sadness from Pixar’s Inside Out:


Glow Time Madison 5k
Madison, WI 8/27/16

Just ran this for fun with Suellen, in 80’s themed costume.

Shoreline Duathlon
Mequon, WI 8/22/16

A beautiful race on the shore of Lake Michigan, with a challenging run course. I had a strong race, but couldn’t quite catch the leader.  My time of 1:32:30 was good enough for second woman overall.

Iron Girl Duathlon
Pleasant Prairie, WI 8/14/16

A women’s only sprint du, I had a very fast time, 1:04:20.  That was the fastest time of the day.

Book’n It Run 10k
Sun Prairie, WI 8/16/16

A great small town local race to raise money for the library.  I was first woman overall, on a course that was unfortunately short because of some misdirection. So my time of 38:50 was a few minutes too fast 🙂

Watermelon Day 10k
Hartford, WI 7/30/16

It was a warm and humid trail race, tough conditions but still a good time. I ran 48:19, good for 3rd woman overall.

Pewaukee Duathlon
Pewaukee, WI 6/9/16

Another duathlon over by Milwaukee, I had to chase down some other women on the bike but ended up with a good race, 1st overall woman in 1:08:43.

Cooney Duathlon
Oconomowoc, WI 5/28/16

Second race in the Wisconsin Du Series, warm and windy! I raced very well, first woman overall.

Hammer It Home 5k
Sun Prairie, WI 5/21/16

Nice small local race, for a good cause.  I had a quick race, 20:29, 2nd overall and 1st woman.

Kettle Duathlon
Fond du Lac, WI 5/15/16

34 degrees!  Brrrr.  I was dressed like a ninja, and raced well, first overall woman.


Tinker Bell Half Marathon
Disneyland- Anaheim, CA, 5/8/16

Ran this with Suellen, dressed as Joy & Sadness from Inside Out.  So much Disney fun!


Tinker Bell 10k
Disneyland- Anaheim, CA, 5/7/16

Great fun in the house of mouse, I ran in a mashup “Kylo Hook” costume, and was first woman in my age group! Suellen was Peter Pan Solo.


Share the Road Duathlon
Watertown, WI 4/24/16

Rainy but fun local race, kicking off the Duathlon season. I was first overall woman!

Run from the Taxman, Trail Half Marathon
Delafield, WI 4/16/16

Hadn’t done a trail race in a while, and this was a beautiful course.  Very hilly, and a 4 story observation tower we climbed twice during the race! The weather was perfect, mid 50’s.  I finished 2nd woman overall, in about 1:58.

Brew City Half Marathon
Milwaukee, WI 4/2/16

Kind of decided to do this on the spur of the moment, and when race day got here, it was a blizzard! 19 degrees and blowing snow. Suellen and I ran as Laverne & Shirley, and the poodle skirts were a little tricky in the snow 🙂 I had a decent race, given the conditions, running a 1:37:19, 6th overall woman.


Cottontail Classic 10k
Madison, WI 3/26/16

One of my favorite races! I ran dressed a chocolate bunny (with a bite out of it). I won first woman overall, in 43:33.  I also guessed closest to my time, only 3 seconds off.


Mushing for Meals 10k
Beloit, WI 3/19/16

Another small race near Madison, I had a good race, in 43:04, 1st woman and 4th overall.

Cupid’s Chase 5k
Albuquerque, NM 2/13/16

In town for a conference, I ran this small local 5k with Suellen.  We dressed up as Hershey’s Kisses.


Pre-game 5k
Edgerton, WI 2/7/16

A little race south of Madison, on Super Bowl Sunday.  Hilly at the start but a nice downhill finish.  I finished 1st woman overall.

Snowshoe Scurry 5k
Madison, WI 2/6/16

Hiked this one with Suellen, a great way to end the snowshoe season.


Snowshoe Scurry 10k
Madison, WI 1/30/16

Another in the series, lots of fun! I was first woman overall.

Snowshoe Scurry 10k
Madison, WI 1/16/16

What a change of scenery! From running on the beach to running in snow. Love this local snowshoe series, and I was still a little tired from the marathon but ran a 59:41, good for second woman.

Oh, and I ran dressed as R2D2, just because that’s how I roll.


Castaway Cay 5k
Castaway Cay, Bahamas 1/13/16

We took a Disney cruise after the marathon weekend, and ran the 5k easy on the island the third day of the cruise.

DisneyWorld Dopey Challenge (5k/10k/half/marathon)
Orlando, FL 1/7-1/10

A crazy weekend, four races in four days!  I ran the 5k & Half Marathon easy with Suellen, raced the 10k (good for 2nd in my age group!), and then ran the marathon with 20 stops to take pictures with characters.  We had costumes for all the races (I was the White Rabbit (with Alice) for the 5k, Merida for 10k, Snow White for the half, and Jessica Rabbit for the marathon). Final times were 5k: 52:01, 10k: 44:48, Half: 3:52:34, Full: 3:52:52.


All the medals:


New Year’s Day Dash 5 miler
Madison, WI, 1/1/16

A tradition of ours, to always run a race on New Year’s, wherever we are. We were home this year, and fun at this one. I ran 34:41, good for 2nd woman overall.