Friday, May 24, 2013

Binghamton Bridge Run 2013

5/5/13: The Mission in Motion team had a great showing at the 3rd Annual Binghamton Bridge 1/2 Marathon and 5k this year!  There were many PRs for the distance and the course on this amazing, sunny May day.  Also, big congrats to Lydia Werner for placing an amazing SECOND place in the 5k weaking MIM uniform!
Delana and Tiffany before the 1/2 marathon!

Jackie, Monjela, Delana, Tiffany, and Sue before the 1/2 marathon!

Delana running with the Murphy family during the 1/2 marathon!

Tiffany and Jackie looking strong!

Delana coming to the finish of the 1/2 marathon!

Tiffany and Delana are done!! Hurts so good!

Way to go ladies! Jackie, Delana, Monjela, and Tiffany post-race
The happy Hendrickson's after a great run!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Du the Lakes! Green Lakes State Park Duathlon- Fayetteville, NY

It was a perfect sunny, warm day in upstate New York for the Green Lakes Duathlon!  This was my third year participating and even though I had been down and out for 3 weeks, I couldn't pass up the fun doing this event with my friends!
For those who are not sure what a Duathlon is, it is a Run, Bike, Run event.  In this case, it is an awesome 3 mile trail run around Green Lake, followed by a 17 mile, road cycling time trial, then you finish with the same 3 mile trail run.  The atmosphere at duathlons is amazing, everyone is so wonderful, in a great mood, cheering everyone on, the super fast people encourage you as they speed by, and the announcing is fun at the finish, not to mention the cookies, pizza, oranges, bananas and snacks!  This year, we had 4 Mission in Motion team members competing, Angela Ott, Ashley Edwards (her very first du!) and Tiffany Grygus and me.  We started in waves, I was in the same wave as Ashley, hoping to be able to keep up with her on the run to have someone to suffer with!  However, Ashley FLEW on the trail run and I lost sight of her in the first mile!  It was a tough run for me, and I couldn't wait to get on the bike where I could make up some time.  This year I had the 7th fastest bike time of the women, woo hoo! it's a great feeling to be able to pass people on the bike leg, although I cringed when they all passed me back off during the final run :)  It's always a great experience and I enjoyed being there with my awesome teammates and husband!   Marsha

Ashley, Tiffany, Marsha, Angela with their finisher medals!

Can't wait for next year!

Mission in Motion Wins 3 Medals in NYS Road Race Championship

Women’s Cycling Team Wins Three Medals in New York State Road Race Championship

Mission in Motion Cycling Team wins silver and two bronze medals in the 2013 New York State Road Race Championship.


May 23, 2013 - BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Mission in Motion Women’s Cycling Team won three medals at the 2013 New York State Championship Road Race held during the Tour de Syracuse on Sunday, May 19.  Delana Spaulding took home the Bronze medal in the women’s Cat 4  for New York State.  Jennifer Corby and  Karen Holm won Silver and Bronze medals respectively for the Masters Women 45+ category.

The road race was held in Tully, NY on the second day of the two day Tour de Syracuse Omnium.  The race for category 4 and masters women was 36 miles long, running along Otisco Lake before climbing into the hills and ending near Song Mountain Ski Resort.

The Mission in Motion Cycling Team donates all money raised from cycling proceeds, race winnings and other fundraising efforts to Lourdes Hospital’s Mission in Motion Mobile Mammography van.  To date, the team has donated over $13,300.  Through event promotions and community development, outreach programs, and racing activities (such as providing volunteers for the Chris Thater Memorial Race), Mission in Motion Cycling Team plays a significant role in the region and its surrounding areas by promoting health awareness, race and bike safety, and physical fitness.