Pilgrimage Mug Mile, May 5th 6:00 pm Germantown High School Track

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The most coveted of all accomplishments that any middle distance runner desires, the Four Minute Mile. The Mug Mile was held May 5th 6:00 pm at Germantown High School. The Pilgrimage Track Club assembled a group of runners to commemorate this event by running the mile to get as close to 4 minutes as possible. We held our biggest event this year with over 100 runners of six heats. Adam Sommers was the overall male with a impressive time of 4:36, and the 1st overall female was LaShonda Lelap with a time of 5:38. The male master winner was Mario Aviles with a time of 5:12, and female master was Alison Sullivan with a time of 6:37. Click here for the results2017 Mug Mile Results

Pilgrim Sets Tennessee Record

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Pilgrim Gisele Goldstein had one of those races today that comes out of the blue, didn't seem to hurt and gave her a much better result than expected. She is doing the TN State Running Tour again this year. It's a series of races at state parks throughout TN. She reports being really sick for over a month and still on antibiotics but finally felt a bit better this week. Today she ran the "Over the River " 8 miler at Paris Landing. Last year, when she was healthier she broke the State record for age 57 with a 1:06:45 but bettered it at Hill and Dale. The record for 58 was 1:07:56 so she hoped to get that today. She ran 1:03:36!! She had a hard time believing it herself.  It's better than her state record at 50 years old. She continues to wear the PTC colors regularly when she races. Pictured with her is her cool down buddy. Congratulations Gisele!!

Pilgrimage Thanksgiving News

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The RRS ended with some pretty impressive results. Kelley Hikade set a 4 minute PR in the half marathon with a 1:36:12. That got her first place Master in today’s race and first place Master for the entire series! Way to go Kelley. Sarah Harris won the Grandmaster race today with a 1:43:46 and ended up 2nd for the Masters right behind Kelley for the entire series. Fantastic Sarah! Jan Jensen also had an amazing series that she capped with a PR at the Half Marathon today in 1:47:32. That was good for 2nd and also wrapped up 2nd GM for the series. Cathy Reid won her AG in 1:58:46 today which gave her the 2nd position in her AG for the entire series. Although Aubrey Zimmerling didn’t race today she was able to end the series as the 2nd place woman Overall; a great feat considering the half marathon she ran was only the 2nd half marathon she has ever run! Congrats to all you speedy ladies. The only male finisher from the PTC for the series was Felio Perez. Felio had a great series and was able to get 3rd in his AG and was 22nd among 740 finishers for the whole series. Kevin Jenkins wasn’t able to get a race in each distance due to being out of town for the 5K. Despite that he ran some very good times and finished in the top 3 in the GM category for each race he entered.

Also a big congratulations to all our club members who were involved with cross country this season. There are quite a few. We have several coaches and many proud parents. Clint Daniels took over the head coaching duties at Houston High this year. Whitten Ortega was his assistant. Clint's daughter ran for Central Arkansas. Mark Newman coached St. George's teams as well as having his daughter Allison, compete as an 8th grader. Kelley Hikade's daughter, Chloe, ran for White Station HS. Tim Verner's son Nick ran at CBHS. Dave Topham's daughter Abbey ran at Central Arkansas while his son ran at Germantown HS. Steve and Tammie's sons Caleb and Will ran for Collierville Middle School. I believe Michael Barnes and Michael Hecht's kids also competed. Congrats to all of you bringing the next generation of Pilgrims to the running scene. Please let the group know if I left anyone out. Again CONGRATS to all! Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. Good luck to all running the Turkey Trot 4 miler or the Hungry Turkey 5K.

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USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. All Pilgrimage Track Club members need to be signed up each year as members of the USA Track Field (USATF). The PTC is an official USTAF club thanks to Bradley Cordts, but each individual needs to sign up or renew their membership. Especially for those individuals that are running the Boston Marathon. Technically, if each person isn't signed up, they could disqualify our team from any of the team results. To sign up go to www.USATF.org Click on the tab that says "product/services", go to "individual memberships". If it's your first time fill-out the information that it asks for. Our Club Membership number is 159.

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