Strava Track Club 2015 Mid-Year Update
210 race performances - 50 wins - 14 club bests - 12 states - 5 countries
 As the numbers suggest...

The Strava Track Club has been on the move.  Successful winter and spring track campaigns, competitive road efforts, and impressive trail performances have helped solidify Strava TC as one of the most highly competitive co-ed clubs in California and the United States.  To date in 2015, the team has produced 210 race performances with 50 individual victories, competing so far this year alone in 12 states and 5 countries.  The 14 new club bests indicate that we're getting to the finish line faster than ever before, with more to come this summer and fall.  The future is bright.  Read on to find out more of what the team has accomplished in the first half of 2015!   
On the track...

This track season has been the busiest in club history, with athletes competing well at local and developmental meets as well as national level competitions.  Miler Michael Atchoo competed for the team at the USATF Indoor and Outdoor Championships, won the prestigious Mt. Sac Relays 1500m in April, lowered his club best time at the Payton Jordan Invitational, and recently notched his first European win at the Savo Games in Lapinlahti, Finland on July 23. 

Kaitlin Gregg Goodman enjoyed an outstanding breakout season, crushing her previous personal best to run 32:09 in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational,  and dropping her 5000 best first to 15:39 at the Adrian Martinez Classic. Her 10,000m time surpasses the qualifying standard for the 2016 Olympic Games and continues to rank her among the world's 2015 top 50 in the event.

Middle distance duo Kirsty Legg-Howell and Annie Beck also both enjoyed lifetime bests over 1500m and the mile, with Legg-Howell ranked among the top 20 British 1500m athletes as well as the top athlete in the 1 mile run.  Beck is next scheduled to contest the Sir Walter Miler event in Raleigh, NC on August 7 after a narrow second place finish at the Portland Summer Twilight 1500.

Jesus Romo qualified for his second straight USATF Outdoor meet in the steeplechase, with Dylan Ferris barely missing out on both Indoor and Outdoor Championships as well. Courtney Heiner set club bests in the steeplechase and 800m, while PRing over 5000m. Many other athletes enjoyed personal bests and club records with strong momentum built for 2016.    
On the roads...

With quality
  competitive efforts almost every wekeend, the team has had already enjoyed a great year with several months still to go. Finishing the spring portion of the PAUSATF Road Grand Prix circuit, both men's and women's teams w on the Miracle M ile, after each taking second at the Morgan Hill Freedom Run 5K the week prior.  Our men's team of Matt Lenehan, Ben Mears, Adam Tenforde, and Tom Parise took third among open men's teams at the Boston Marathon, and Kaitlin Gregg Goodman earned an personal best 12th place at the US ATF 15K Championships / Gate River Run. 

Strava TC athletes broke the tape first in a wide range of distances in some of the biggest road races in California, including the Transamerica Rock 'n' Roll San Francisco Half Marathon, San Francisco Half and Marathon, San Luis Obispo Marathon, Napa Marathon, Kaiser Half Marathon, Encinitas Mile, Lodi Mile, Across the Bay 12K, LPCH Summer Scamper 5K, and many others, while earning runner-up or top three honors in many of the above races and dozens more.

Maggie Yount garnered headlines when she an d infant son Bear set both the 10K and 5K world records (pending with Guiness) for races with a stroller at the San Jose Double Road Race.  Brooke Wells, preparing for he r third Olympic Marathon Trials alongside Gregg Goodman and Stephanie Dinius, recently set another world best at the Palo Alto Double Road Race (5K/3K). 
In May, the club hosted the 4th Pacific THERx 5K4Play, our annual entr
y on the PAUSATF Road Grand
Prix, currently led by Kris Paaso on the women's side, with Nick Scalfone and Scott HImmelberger sitting 2nd and 4th with one event remaining.    
On the Trails...
Northern California is a hotbed for growth in trail racing, and Strava TC athletes are weekly stepping to the fore in this discipline.  Nick Scalfone earned accolades this spring at a wide variety of distances over dirt and snow, taking home a second consecutive top 10 finish at the Dion snowshoe nationals, and winning the Rocky Mountain 50K. 

Kimberly O'Donnell and Ryan Neely continue to establish themselves in the longer events, winning the the inaugural Chico Rim to Rim 50K.  Neely recently took home top honors in the La Sportiva Table Rock 27K, while O'Donnell broke the tape at the Almaden Quicksilver 50K, after lots of road success in the spring.

Courtney Heiner also enjoyed a productive spring on the trails, racing the Folsom Prison series near Sacramento, and Dylan Peterson just earned the victory in the Santa Cruz 30K trail race on August 2.  
What's next...

With the USATF Club National Cross Country heading to Golden Gate Park in December, the team hopes to have a strong presence on our home turf.  In the months prior, look for Strava TC members at local and national level races across the country.  Currently planned races for team members include the Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh, NC, Falmouth Road Race, the Giant Race, the CVS / USATF Road 5K Championships, the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Miler / USATF Road 10 Mile Championships, the Tufts Health Plan 10K, the BMW Berlin Marathon, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon, the .US National 12K Championships, and many, many more, including the conclusion of the PAUSATF Road Grand Prix at the Applied Materials Turkey Trot and the PAUSATF Cross Country Championships, where the women's team will look for a sixth straight victory. 
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