2016 ENDURrun Team Switzer

It’s time to announce the fifth of seven #HPendur team – H+P Team Switzer!


Team Switzer, named after the legendary Katherine Switzer (the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967) includes 5 speedy ladies, along with our food sponsor, Mike Hewitson, and Bechtel veteran, Justin Buis.  With our first 4 teams being evenly matched for battle, Team Switzer isn’t missing out on the fun since they going to have their own demons to face in the form of an equally matched H+P Team Prefontaine (full roster coming soon)!

Follow the H+P ENDURrun team challenges starting August 7th!

Here’s how H+P Team Switzer stacks up:

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Stage 1: Half Marathon

Name: Tammy Hergott
Age: 36
Height: 5’8
Proud PBs: Chicago Marathon- My first and only continuous run marathon and I beat Derek!
Hardest Workout/Race: Any H+P workout- I swear you’re trying to kill me


Stage 2: 15km TT

Name: Tracey Kuchma
Age: 45
Height: 5’3
Proud PBs: Oktoberfest 5k. It’s fast and down hill!
Hardest Workout/Race: Anything that coach Sean gives me that ends with “hurt thyself pain, hard effort…and so forth”


Stage 3: Bechtel 30km

Name: Justin Buis
Age: 27
Height: 5’10
Proud PBs: TYS 10k 41:14
Hardest Workout/Race: I have no idea…


Stage 4: 10-mile Wilmot

Name: Kimberly Chan
Age: 21
Height: 5’2
Proud PBs: Gravenhurst Olympic Tri 2:54; Scotia Half Marathon 1:45
Hardest Workout/Race: Workouts in the winter, -20degC and frozen hands are definitely difficult to get motivated for


Stage 5: Chicopee 25.6km Alpine

Name: Janice Cooper
Age: 24
Height: 5’4
Proud PBs: 2016 Good Life Toronto Half Marathon (1:38:18), 2015 Oktoberfest 10 km (43:54)
Hardest Workout/Race: Blue Mountain Endurance 1/2 Marathon. Running up ski hills- I keep getting convinced!


Stage 6: 10km TT

Name: Mike Hewitson
Age: 33
Height: 6’0
Proud PBs: 4:1 social to run practice ratio in 2015
Hardest Workout/Race: Beer mile- it was very painful not finishing each bottle to the last drop


Stage 7: Marathon

Name: Valentina Taiakina
Age: 31
Height: 5’5
Proud PBs: ENDURrun Marathon 2013 and Oakville Half
Hardest Workout/Race: Anything that involves hills, or TT simulations – they make me question my ability to run anything at all

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