A team of members from the Seattle Athletic Club downtown location participated in the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon race on Saturday June 21st. The half marathon race which started and finished at the Seattle Center included 13.1 miles through various neighborhoods while runners where entertained by several musical bands along the course.
The majority of members participated in the Half Marathon Training Program coached by myself (run coach and personal trainer Kendra Kainz) over the past 12 weeks in preparation for the event. The training group consisted of both new and experienced runners, of various goals, some who’ve raced before and 3 individuals participating in their first half marathon!
Race morning brought lots of fun and excitement. Racers met early for pre-race support, advice and team camaraderie before heading to their corrals. Coach Kendra along with volunteers cheered and supported the team along the course. My big thanks to member volunteers; Annie Chae, Kiri Jones and Von Perkins for all the help and assistance on race day!
Race day proved that training does pay off! I am so pleased to announce that our team did extremely well! The camaraderie and dedication of these individuals was a pleasure to coach and work with. I could not be happier for everyone and their individual success.
Congratulations to members; Crystal Ahmadi-Perkins, Jessica Langmaid and Phil Logsden on completing your first half marathon race with amazing times! Congratulations also to; Eyal Blum, Jennifer Gallagher, Yesh Ganta, Linda Perkins,
Tony Shafer and Suzy Thomas on your personal record times! Congratulations Team SAC! Celebrate your success!