It’s time to announce the third #HPendur team – H+P Women’s A-Team!
Our fast Women’s A team is a tradition for H+P at ENDURrun, but this year the team has seen some of it’s fastest runners graduate to our inaugural and ruthlessly fast Masters Women’s Team (roster TBA). We’ve also had our marathon record holder, Andrea Sweny, forced to drop out. Luckily, ENDURrun ultimate vet, VZ, has offered to fill the void and complete the team! Despite this roster shakeup, the girls are still looking to break the all-women’s team record this year, and several are looking to PB their individual distances.
Follow the H+P ENDURrun team challenges starting August 13th!
Stage 1: Half Marathon
Name: Vicky Siemon
Proud PBs: 56.50 400m
Favourite way to get pumped up for a race: Listening to music really loud while driving
Goal for race day: Leave it all on the course and give it 100%
Stage 2: 15km TT
Name: Catherine Schmidt
Proud PBs: TBD…proudest running moment would be captaining the first WLU women’s XC team to race at CIS
Favourite way to get pumped up for a race: Whatever the opposite of “wake up 30 min before the race begins and jump in the starting corral without warming up” is
Goal for race day: Just keep running
Stage 3: Bechtel 30km
Name: Vicki Zandbergen
Proud PBs: 7:39:27 50 miler (2015), 1:32:01 half marathon (2017)
Favourite way to get pumped up for a race: Sing loudly in the car on the way there
Goal for race day: Run a personal course best and keep us on track for a record setting week!
Stage 4: 10-mile Wilmot
Name: Kailey Haddock
Proud PBs: 1:09 stage 4 ENDURrun last year
Favourite way to get pumped up for a race: Keep to myself and listen to music!!
Goal for race day: Remind myself that I was able to survive the wilmot hills in almost 40 degree heat so no excuses to bail!!
Stage 5: Chicopee 25.6km Alpine
Name: Emily Hunter
Proud PBs: Nothing since 2015… hopefully can make something happen this year?
Favourite way to get pumped up for a race: Get up super early and get myself pumped up
Goal for race day: Finish!
Stage 6: 10km TT
Name: Erin McClure Robb
Age: Age I feel or I am? 30/35
Proud PBs: 16:26 5k
Favourite way to get pumped up for a race: When I was little I used to have a good luck song, “What’s going on?” It always got the adrenaline pumping, but then I couldn’t listen to it for years after when I was a non runner. Now I just talk a lot on the start line to distract myself from what’s about to go down!
Goal for race day: Shorten the gap between our team and the 2016 girl’s time