The Woodlands Marathon/Half Marathon/5K


Finish Strong was well represented by 107 athletes at The Woodlands Marathon/Half Marathon on Saturday, March 4.  Twenty-eight Finish Strong athletes completed the marathon.  FSC Coach Ronnie Delzer finished 5th overall and 1st in his AG in the marathon in a PR time of 2:39.  Rebecca Tortorici was the first FSC female to finish the marathon.  She was accompanied by husband John and Sarah Moore ran marathon relay along side Rebecca to help her reach her destination with a PR finish. Another athlete, Senthil Kumar, had a huge 33 minute marathon PR! Taking on marathon distance for the first time were the much photographed Lynn Bennick, Julia Belforti, Andrea Johnson and Nick Crafton.  Special shout out to Bob Bailey and Sara Vanderford for leading Andrea to the finish line.

78 FSC athletes completed the half marathon.  Elite runner Ryan Miller took 2nd overall in 1:08:47.  Also on the podium for the half marathon were Dale Claudel (2nd in AG); Mark Fanelli (2nd in AG); Pam Meaux (1st in AG) and Deb Lyons (3rd in AG).  There were some phenomenal PRs with James Carlson and Jessica Callan besting their personal best by over 12 minutes; Erik Van Den Berg finishing over 8 minutes faster; Eduardo Garzon continuing his reign as PR King by establishing a new PR with each race. Other PRs were established by Laura Machala, Arran Keith, Michelle Correal, Dulce Del Angel, Ken Page, Sheri Bell, Adnan Afzal, and Cheryl Perry.  Preston and Christie Chandler ran in memory of Christie’s mom who passed away this summer.

In the 5K, Finish Strong’s Jennie Hatler finished 2nd female overall in 19:58.  And completing her first 5K ever was Swapna Vipin.

Many of our SelecTRI families took part in the Family 2K Run Run on Friday, including the Belforti family; Quinn family; and Decker family. Thanks to the Quinn’s for passing out fliers for our youth programs at the 2K and to Nikki, Steve and Asa Wolfe who manned our SelecTRI tent at the Marathon Finish Line Post-Race Party.

Kudos to Dutch Thomson of MP3 Therapy and Training who helped with our post-race aches and pains with his myofascial stretching.

Here are results for FSR for the marathon:

Ronnie Delzer 2:39:03 1 in AG; 5th overall
Zach Miller 2:55:40 5th in AG
Steven Hollander 3:12:33 6th in AG
Rebecca Tortorici 3:24:34 5th in AG; PR
Jim Harrington 3:25:15 7th in AG
Wilson Mcintosh 3:25:50 2nd in AG
Brent Scott 3:30:35
Yves Puisieux 3:43:26
Victor Martinez 3:47:38
Jason Van Overborg 3:52:00
Stephen Soileau 4:02:05
Christina Farooq 4:05:03 13th marathon!
Katerina Savelieva 4:06:38 PR
Senthil Govindarajulu 4:18:22 PR by over 33 min!
Pedro Aberastury 4:21:43
Jones Ramsey 4:22:04
Sandra Erb 4:26:43
Nicholas Crafton 4:29:40
Grace Hirshorn 4:33:14
Lynn Bennick 4:34:35 PR; 1st marathon
Courtney Rogers 4:35:15
Julia Belforti 4:57:30 PR; 1st marathon
Francisco Padilla 5:02:42
Marta Valenzuela 5:06:46
Dominique Liu 5:15:26
Kimberly Pilcher 5:48:11
Sara Vanderford 5:49:00
Robert Bailey 5:49:00
Andrea Johnson 5:49:00 1st marathon
Rolando Sierra 5:54:44
Total Females 347
Total Males 585
Total Finishers 932

Here are results for The Woodlands Half Marathon:

Race Name 2017 The Woodlands Half Marathon
Ryan Miller 1:08:47 2nd overall
Dale Claudel 1:24:57 2nd in AG
Kevin Baker 1:25:45 4th in AG
Mark Fanelli 1:26:50 2nd in AG
William Glaser 1:27:26 4th in AG
Eduardo Garzon 1:29:18 PR
Carl Holt 1:29:47 8th in AG
Arran Keith 1:36:54 PR
James Carlson 1:38:41 PR by 12 min
Pam Meaux 1:38:47 1st in AG
Erik Van Den Berg 1:40:43 PR by 8 min
Eric Rozelle 1:43:02
Michelle Correal 1:44:11 PR
Dulce Del Angel 1:44:37 PR
Silas Sarver 1:44:54
Razvan Dumitru 1:48:29
Seth Robert 1:48:37
Rich Newton 1:48:40
Bret Strong 1:48:58
Sharon Morin 1:49:07 7th in AG
Kenneth Page 1:49:33 PR
Deb Lyons 1:51:05 3rd in AG
Sheri Bell 1:54:22 PR
Adnan Afzal 1:55:51 PR
Justin Rice 1:56:45
Laura Machala 1:56:54 PR
Tammy Grado 1:56:54
Michelle Howard 1:57:31
Leela Duncan 1:58:08
Pamela Paling 1:58:09
Michael Le 2:00:12
Karen Goodwin 2:02:37
Marisol Gonzalez 2:02:39
Octavio Miller Islas 2:03:10
Sara Portilla 2:03:24
Adriana Puerto 2:05:04
Ileana Carroll 2:05:18
Jeff Goodwin 2:05:38
John Mcgowan 2:05:43
Kimberly Bryant 2:05:43
Erin Grigsby 2:05:45
Jessica Callan 2:06:38 PR by 12 min
Ryan Myers 2:08:05
Cheryl Perry 2:08:24 PR
Chad Stine 2:08:40
Ellen Kurtz-Hammond 2:08:48
Elaine Mims 2:09:17
Dailene Gardner 2:09:52
Debi Bliazis 2:11:02
Shirley Santangelo 2:11:37
Kristen Palmer 2:11:49
Telma Gonzalez 2:14:53
Anh Lam 2:16:34
Rex Campbell 2:18:52
Amanda Marcum 2:20:27
Tiffany Lathram 2:20:42
Travis Lathram 2:20:43
Lindsey Klingensmith 2:23:00
Nia Kigathi 2:23:29
Elizabeth Burge 2:23:34
Scott Schwandt 2:23:48
Martha Lopez 2:24:07
Michael Pickens 2:26:25
Jennifer Allen 2:26:43
Meredith Mathews 2:28:09
Kristie Chandler 2:28:21
David Blakeley 2:30:15
Michael Brown 2:30:33
Jj Medina-Lewis 2:32:54
Irina Shikounova 2:34:38
David Dorsey 2:35:04
Raymond White 2:47:20
Valentina Staudt 2:50:10 1st in AG
Yanet Benitez 2:56:24
Sri Basra 2:56:30
Jinae Spear 3:02:12
Asli Wade 3:05:56
Iliana Garza 3:24:49
Denyell Carey 3:34:01
Total Males 1543
Total Females 1894
Total Finishers 3437

And for the 5K:

Jennifer Hatler 0:19:58 2nd overall female
Rudy Justice 0:21:18 1st in AG
Roy Fisher 0:23:01 1st in AG
Swapna Vipin 0:52:18 First 5K!

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More photos posted on our Finish Strong Coaching Facebook page.  Congrats to all!