Client Accomplishments

Updated 2.22.19

Congrats to Jim M. for his 2nd place age group standing in the Frostbite Series 15K in Forest Park on Feb 9!  
Congrats to athletes Diane and David R. for their third place overall male and female results at the Run for Chocolate Feb 9! 
Super cool article from the STL Post Dispatch about SMTC client Libby on her race in Toyko!  Libby is finishing the 6 World Major Marathons in March! 
Libby also had great results at the Philly Marathon on November 18! Congrats all your hard work - we are so proud of you! 
Big congrats to Jim M. on his 4th Place Age Group finish at the Clayton Half Marathon on Nov 4!  It was cold and rainy and he still finished 4th!  Congrats! 
Congrats to Diane R. on her awesome PR at the Chicago Marathon in October!  Not only can she run but she can handstand too! 
Congrats to Jim M. on his 3rd place age group finish at the Cowbell Half Marathon in St. Charles! 
Congrats to SMTC athlete Travis W. on completing the Rim to Rail Trail at the Grand Canyon!  He covered 24 miles at elevation in 12 hours and 15 minutes!  
Congrats to SMTC employee Heather R. on her finish at the Spartan Sprint Obstacle race in Nashville on September 22! 
Congrats to SMTC athlete Libby W. for racing her 5th world major marathon at the Berlin Marathon Sunday September 16!  She qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2020! 
Congrats to David R. on his 1st place age group and 6th place overall finish at the Milstadt Biathlon on Sunday Sept 16! 
Congrats to Jerry F. on his big finish at the Tahoe 200 Ultra Endurance Run!  He ran almost 50 miles per day for over 4 days and finished with a huge smile on his face!  Congrats Jerry! 

MOAB 240 Update

In October 2017 I finished the first annual Moab 240 endurance run put on by destination trails. It is a single loop course which passes through desert, canyons, slick rock, two mountain ranges and surrounded by canyonlands and arches national parks beginning and finishing in Moab Utah. You

 have 112 hours to cover 240 miles on foot. You could stop to sleep as long as you have the time as the clock is running! (I slept 7 hours over 4 days. 1st place runner slept 21 minutes!) Elevations varied from 4000 feet to 10,500 feet and temps ranged from 10 degrees in the mountains at night and about 80 during the day. But with full exposure and clear skies it felt like much more and my lips post race could attest to that! Aid stations are 15 to 20 miles apart with lots of food and liquids and runners are required to carry enough water and food to make to next aid.

I had a great race and finished in 108 hours with four hours to spare to beat the cut off. I owe that to my training on trails at Greensfelder Park and twice a week visits to SMTC where I'm a part of Endurance Team training and participate in Jennifer's strength and flexibility and Gyrotonic classes which have really helped with my core strength and mobility. I also had an amazing crew of family and friends who took care of me and my feet during the race and so much support from so many in my life.

There were 127 starters and remarkably 99 finished! Amazingly Courtney Dewaulter a 32-year-old woman from Colorado finished first in 57 hours and 52 minutes. 10 hours ahead of the next competitor and yet so gracious and humble to hang out at the finish line for a couple days to the cheer all the other runners in! There is so much support between runners. Emphasis is put on personal achievement and not competition between each other which makes for a great community feeling!

With the support of SMTC I have recovered well and I'm looking forward to my next 200 mile event which God willing will be another Destination Trail event which runs the circumference of Lake Tahoe in California next September.

- Jerry F., SMTC Training Client