Reapers Running into Fall

Reapers Running into Fall

Although triathlon season has largely wound down, Reapers were scattered all over competing this past weekend. The best finish of the weekend belonged to Carey Weaver who won the 55-59 Age Group and placed 5th overall at the Fall Finale Duathlon at Tremont. Carey completed the 3 mile run/14.4 mile bike/1 mile run format in 1:08:23, a little more than 6 minutes behind the winner. At the Heartland Harvest 5K in Normal, Jason Sturdyvin and … [Read more...]

Reapers complete Chicago Marathon

Reapers complete Chicago Marathon

Celeste Kudrys posted the top time among a contingent of four Grim Reaper Fitness athletes at the Chicago Marathon Sunday. Celeste, who recently qualified for the 2015 Bostom Marathon, ran a 3:32:24 to break into the top 1,000 women’s finishers. Nearly 41,000 racers competed, including 18,500 women. Celeste was 998th amonth women and 183rd in the 35-39 Age Group. Celeste was paced by Coach Dave Quinn, who finished at the same 3:32:24 … [Read more...]

Gotta run…I’ll grab a bar!

Gotta run…I’ll grab a bar!

How many times have you needed to grab something real quick as you head out the door to your workout...starving, needing some fuel but not too much. You have zero time to make something and just need it to #getinyourbelly 10 minutes ago. I have a little treat for you that was sparked by my friend Mr. Chris Daniels (otherwise known as CD). He sent me a photo awhile back of a little coconut chocolate creation he was making. I mean, this guy has … [Read more...]

Reapettes take 2nd at Border Wars Relay

Reapettes take 2nd at Border Wars Relay

The Reapettes, competing in Racemaker Productions’ inaugural Border Wars 70.3 triathlon, took Grim Reaper Fitness’ highest place of the day Sunday in Alton, IL. The Reapettes (Kelly Ruiter, Stephanie Heppe, and Wendy Smith) placed 2nd in the women’s relay with an overall time of 6:09:07. Kelly started off with a 39:08 in the 1.2 mile swim, followed by Stephanie posting a 3:19:07 on the 56-mile bike, and anchored by Wendy with a 2:08:17 in the … [Read more...]

Grim Reaper, Fleet Feet Train Runners to We Care Success

Grim Reaper, Fleet Feet Train Runners to We Care Success

For the the third time in 18 months, Grim Reaper Fitness and Fleet Feet Bloomington teamed up on Fleet Feet’s Half Marathon/10K training program. The results – six personal bests, plus 14 first-time finishers of 23 participants at the We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon and 10K in Normal, Saturday, Sept. 27. Fleet Feet puts on the program; Grim Reaper Fitness provides the training plans. Krysta Kleinschmidt (2:00:56), Elizabeth Kurt … [Read more...]

We Care Twin Cities: Huber takes 2nd at We Care Half Marathon

We Care Twin Cities: Huber takes 2nd at We Care Half Marathon

Jason Huber led a group of Reapers at the We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon and 10K Saturday. Jason finished 2nd overall in the half marathon with a 1:25:20 overall time for a 6:31 pace. Lynn Staley, Curtis Preston, and Wendy Smith were the top Reaper performers in the 10K. Lynn place 2nd in women’s masters with a 47:40 time for a 7:41 pace, while Curtis set a PR of 46:35 (7:31) to finish 2nd in the men’s 35-39 Age Group. Wendy ran 53:42 … [Read more...]

Romanie Walter completes Ironman Chatanooga

Romanie Walter completes Ironman Chatanooga

Finally, Romanie Walter got to compete in her first Ironman race. Romanie had been set to compete at Ironman Tahoe on Sept. 21, but the California wildfires forced the cancellation of the event on race morning. Due to the circumstances, Romanie was able to enter Ironman Chatanooga and completed that race Sunday. Romanie was 41st of 124 athletes in the 35-39 Age Group with a finishing time of 12:21:39. Her time was good for 210th among 700+ … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: Just dip, BABY, dip!

FOODIE FRIDAY: Just dip, BABY, dip!

What do carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, mini bell peppers, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, chips, crackers pita chips, pretzels, crostini, spoons, forks, knives, possibly even flip flops, the floor, the counter-top and even your friends face ALL have in common. They would taste extra delicious with HOMEMADE HUMMUS on ‘em! I mean really, do we need to buy this stuff when it takes about 5 minutes to make and … [Read more...]

Weaver, Quinn take Top 5 finishes at Oak Run, Tri the Illini

Weaver, Quinn take Top 5 finishes at Oak Run, Tri the Illini

Carey Weaver and Dave Quinn took top overall finishes and two other Reapers won Age Groups in one of the last big racing weekends of the year. Carey, racing at Oak Run Triathlon outside Galesburg, IL, was 2nd overall in the sprint event Saturday, finishing at 1:00:45. Dave, competing Sunday at Tri the Illini in Champaign, IL, was 4th overall in 1:04:49. Tri the Illini is a slightly longer event featuring a 300-yard pool swim and a 14.5-mile … [Read more...]

Breaking News: Grim Reaper Fitness Claims Top USAT Mid-East Regional Club at USAT Club National Championships at the Chicago Triathlon

Breaking News: Grim Reaper Fitness Claims Top USAT Mid-East Regional Club at USAT Club National Championships at the Chicago Triathlon

Congratulations to Grim Reaper Fitness, MERCRS Division III, for having the top MERCRS club score from the USAT National Club Championship in Chicago! USAT National Club Championship - MERCRS Scores Grim Reaper - 207 Tri-Loco - 57.2 NWI - 18.0 Congratulations to all the athletes who made the trip to compete. A good battle to the end in each Division and for Overall Series Champ is imminent in this year's MERCRS. The Series ends … [Read more...]