Another Reaper has ticked an Ironman competition off her bucket list.
Pam Walden traveled to Tempe, AZ, for Ironman Arizona and completed the competition in 16:05:31 on Sunday. Pam had a consistent race, finishing 106th of nearly 200 competitors in the women’s 45-49 Age Group.
She completed the swim in 1:42:17 and fell back in the pack a bit with a bike time of 8:07:29. During the run, however, she jumped 22 places in her AG with a time of 5:55:51.
“The day was simply amazing,” she said. “I had the time of my life out there.”
Back in frosty Illinois…
a handful of Reapers made the trip down to New Salem State Park outside Petersburg, IL, to compete in the Grim Reaper Fitness sponsored Abe’s Trail Trek.
Tri Harder Promotions offers a 5K Fun Run, a 10K, and a 15K on a course that’s sticks mostly to the woods of the park, but also comes through the pioneer village.
Race-time temperature was under 30 degrees, but Romanie Walter, the only Reaper in the 15K, captured the women’s 35-39 AG with a time of 1:24:21, a 9:04 pace.
In the 10K, Tim Auth won the Clydesdale division for the 2nd straight year, coming in at 55:22, an 8:56 pace, nearly 4 minutes faster than his 2013 time. Jodi Hari placed 3rd in women’s 45-49 with a time of 1:07:56, a 10:54 pace.
On the 5K, Robin Weissman led all Reapers with a 32:12 to capture 2nd place in women’s 20-29.