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THE STABLEMASTER RETURNS TO IRELAND
Apologies for the long overdue update but I was busy on the ground in Iten, Kenya, looking after Stablemates. I’m back in Ireland now and normalcy has returned.
Ten Huge PBs At Dungarvan 10
What an awesome day at the Dungarvan 10 for Stazza’s Stable Stablemates. We had ten huge PBs, a course record, and a couple of podiums. Not a bad day’s graft.
And talking about a day’s graft, Chris Krash Pope’s fantastic win at the world famous, Across The Years 24hr race has catapulted him from obscurity into seventh place on the USA 24hr rankings. Incredible run from Stablemate Pope. With Mark Cox’s second place in the Leicester Round Ultra Series, and Danny Boy Ellis’ sixth place in his first ever 100 miler, we’re developing a great ultra squad. Josh Robles also opened his 2020 season with a cheeky little run in the Red Hot 33k. Josh is just warming up for a fantastic season of racing.
We’ve also got the Notts Minx, Glorious Gaynor Watts, who’ll run in the Crawley 12hr race in April—she has a great chance of winning this outright and beating the distances from last year’s men and women too—poor standard last year, but all the same, she’s motoring. On the female front, we also have Lorri Randle. Lorri made a great start to her ultra running with Stazza’s Stable and she’s sure to press on and continue improving.
Phoenix and Houston Marathons
Super run from, Joy The Rocket Miller in Houston. Joy’s 2:43:31 was yet another PB for her and now ranks her in the top six on the all-time marathon list for Cork women. She also snaffled the US Olympic Trials Qualifier (the third Stablemate to make the US OTQ).
Over in Phoenix, Jaydn Asay and Rush Mills had great runs, especially considering they hadn’t done any specific marathon training. Rush ran a five-minute PB (2:29:38) and finished fourth, while Jaydn ran 2:22 for a PB and took third place to boot.
In the half, four-minute miler, Dustin Bionic Bybee ran a PB of 69:54—he hasn’t dropped out too many half marathons but watch this space…
And it was great to see Meghan and Tawny representing the women in the half. Tawny ran the race as a training run and finished in 79 minutes. Meghan hasn’t raced in nearly a year and used the half as part of her build up for the Boston Marathon. Meghan’s 88:31 was exactly what she wanted.
We’ve a big few months coming up with 10 milers and spring marathons. All 91 Stablemates are training hard and pushing on.
Next week, we’ll have a detailed update on Kenya and news of our fully inclusive 10-night training camps—stay tuned, kids…