Brothers Ivarsson and McGuire endured a cold, wet and generally miserable wait in Hopkinton before running the Boston Marathon in some of the nastiest race conditions in recent memory. Both ran respectable times on a day that slowed the elite field by more than ten minutes and required true grit to battle the elements. They certainly earned a post-race beer. Congratulations Petur and Barry. Pictured with Paul O’Meara from Dublin’s Crusaders AC and Black Toes Deluna and Cole who came to support the team.
Brother Glynn clocked yesterday an impressive 2:57:52 in Rotterdam. Congratulations, Fergal!
Brother Jenkins will start Marathon des Sables on April 6, a six-day, 250 km (156 mile) ultra-marathon in the Sahara. He will carry enough food for seven days on his back as he runs the equivalent of six marathons through the desert. We’ll be tracking his progress. Good luck, Dan, and HTFU!
Boston is a few weeks away, and McGuire and Ivarrson are starting to peak at the right time. Today, McGuire clocked 1:25:08 at the Longwood Half Marathon which is part of the East Ireland Series.
Brother Cole ran today the NYC half marathon, and finished strong, guaranteeing him a spot at the 2019 New York Marathon.
The training season is full on. We have few weeks left before brother Jenkins takes on the Marathon Des Sables: http://www.marathondessables.com/
And we are still looking for potential candidates that would like to join us for the main event of the season:
We are kicking off the 2018 race season with sister Deluna running at San Diego half marathon. Supported by the official cheering squad (brother Cole), and good amount of HTFU sister Deluna successfully finished the race.
This year we will be raising money for the Marisol Deluna Foundation, a San Antonio, TX based organization formed to support the education and mentoring of students and professionals in the fashion and design arts in Texas. Read more about the foundation at http://www.marisoldelunafoundation.org
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About The Black Toes
The Black Toes Running Club promotes physical fitness and develops masters runners for national and international competition. We are a global running community unbounded by place or borders. The Club seeks to improve training methods for masters runners through a science-based approach and to expand opportunities for these athletes to compete. To affirm this mission, the Club selects one marathon each year and encourages all Black Toes to compete. HTFU!