Sunday, October 5, 2008

Twin Cities Marathon Runners

Great job to all who ran today!

Although many would think this rainy, cold weather sucked, I was thinking close to ideal conditions (i like the rain).

It was tough capturing a picture of all the runners I wanted to, but here is what I got before the battery died

John Storkamp. He was so fast, I could not keep the camera on him!


John Akins - Always a happy camper. Pulled in a 2:56


Joe Ziegenfuss - Sub 3 hour only 4 weeks after running a sub 24hr Superior 100 mile race. Thought he was going to take this one easy.


Helen Lavin - Only 4 weeks after winning the Superior 100 mile, pulls out a sub 3:30. Nice job for someone who said earlier this year "I don't feel like a real runner".


Todd Rowe - Not sure if he was a happy camper when I snapped this. Come on Todd... Piece of cake after Ice Age 50 Mile, right?


The Julie Berg - Must have been a PR for her! Maybe even a BQ?


Mark Hanson - Nice job Mark


I missed a lot of photos just because it was tricky, and the battery pooped. But congratulations to:

Jim Wilson - did I hear you say PR?
Bryan Erickson
Cindi Matt - First timer, great job!
Pierre Ostor - Just a walk in the park for him
John Gannon - First time, rock on
Karen Gall
Elliot Esch - First time, and only ran one 12 miler for a long run. Jerk. (just kidding)
Joe Yoon - "I am not running it this year"....... 6 weeks ago he said this. Pulled out 2:53
I know I missed a bunch of people. Sorry about that.

Good luck to those running Glacial next weekend (Julie, Pierre, Jim Wilson)

6 comments:

Londell said...

Thanks for the pictures...

Helen said...

Thanks for being out there Matt!! It was a (unexpectantly) fun day. The mad rain and wind added a bit more excitement than we needed - it was like a trail run at times trying to figure out where to place your feet!

Helen

toddruns said...

Of course I was happy, but you couldn't tell because I was also very focused. Thanks for the photos and being out there. I think anyone who came out to watch deserves kudos under those conditions. Ditto for the volunteers.

Todd

Stephen said...

Great pics. It makes me wish I was there. TCM was my first marathon, so it'll always have a special place in my heart.

Runnin-from-the-Law said...

Glad your camera conked out before I came limping by! No need to capture my misery on film.

It was good to see you out there cheering. Thanks.

SteveQ said...

I was going to move from my post at 21 miles to go say hi, but 3 miles? That's way too far to go.