Mary Coordt (center) finished 10th in South Africa (Bee file photo)
Lots of catching up to do after my 10-day vacation in the desert. (BTW, quite a shock to return Sunday morning and do my 20-miler in wind and rain after being hot and dusty for 10 days.)
Anyway, on to race results...
First, a belated way-to-go to arguably Sacramento's best female marathoner, Mary Coordt, who finished 10th overall in the contentious Two Oceans Marathon (actually a 56K) in South Africa two weekends ago. Coordt's 4:04:10 was good for second place in her age group (40-49), two minutes behind South Africa's Joanna Thomas. More details here.
Down in San Diego on Sunday, Sacramento's 85-year-old dynamo Po Adams (profiled Sunday in The Bee) won her age group at the Carlsbad 5000. Of course, Po was the only runner in the 85-90 age group, but she still rocked the course. Another local runner, 60-year-old John Yamagata of Sacramento, finished third in the 60-65 age group at 18:40. That's an age-graded time of 85.9 percent. Impressive.
And, finally, at the rainy Zoo Zoom 5K and 10K Sunday in Sacramento, 22-year-old Davis resident Matt Young outkicked 38-year-old Folsom runner Ed Brooks to win at 16:54 (Brooks was five seconds behind). The top female 5K runner: Sacramento's Bridgette Styczynski, age 27, at 18:51.
In the 10K, Sacramento's Austin Weaver, 26, was the winner at 31:21, while noted local race director Rich Hanna, 45, finished second at 33:31. Top female: Angela Escay, age 35, at 36:50. Full Zoo Zoom results here.
I'll be back later with more news and musings ...