Running News – Women’s Edition

It’s been an incredible season or two for breaking American women’s running records, so during this Women’s History Month it seemed only fitting to highlight these amazing athletes.

  • 100 miles – Camille Herron broke her own world record and beat the #1 man by almost 30 minutes by finishing in 12:41:11 @ USA Track and Field 100-mile Championships (2/20/22). Along the way she also broke the 50-mile world record in that age group with a time of 6:08:24.
  • 50K – Des Linden, 2018 Boston Marathon winner, used the season of cancelled races to up her game and mileage. She set a world record of 2:59:54 on a bike path in Oregon (4/13/21), over 7 minutes faster than the previous record.
  • Marathon – Keira D’Amato shaved off 24 seconds from Deena Kastor’s long-standing American record to break the tape in 2:19:12 @ Houston (1/16/22). Even more impressive is how far she’s come in such a short amount of time. She ran the 2017 Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, hoping to break three hours, and clocked 3:14:54 in sleet, wind and hail.
  • Half Marathon – Sarah Hall crossed the line in 1:07:15 @ Houston (1/16/22). An American record to call her own.
  • 5K – Betty Lindberg, 97, finished in 55:48 @ USA Track & Field Masters 5K championships (2/26/22). She took up running when she was 63. A mere 34 years later she has a World age-group record.

Here’s some real running history. Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women Runners (

And some more. 10 Badass Women Runners Through History | Road Runner Sports

Speaking of history, the women’s 100m record, 10.49, is still held by Florence Griffith-Joyner, set in 1988. You can bask in her glory and make a water stop while running around the lake at the Mission Viejo park named in her honor (corner of Olympiad – duh – and Alicia).

The badass women of SCRR


  • Noreene Matsuda – 3/2
  • Jennifer Woodson – 3/3
  • Lainie Johnson – 3/6
  • Hector Capistran – 3/8
  • Randy Dela Cruz – 3/8
  • Fred Cowles – 3/15
  • Kylie Biessmann – 3/16
  • Jade Berniard – 3/17
  • Danielle Del Vicario – 3/28

March 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: PCRF Reaching for the Cure 5K/10K/Half Marathon
When: 3/27/22 @ 7 am (Half Marathon), 7:45 am (10K), and 7:15 am (5K)
Where: Irvine Valley College
Price: $50 5K, $55 10K, $120 Half – 15% Discount with code: RACESHED
Why: For a good cause.

April 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Rabbit Run 5k and OC Challenge Wild Hare 5k
When: 4/16/22 @ 8 am (OC Challenge 5K), 9:00 am (Rabbit Run 5K – for kids, w/ Easter egg hunt along the course)
Where: Jeffrey Trails Middle School 155 Visions, Irvine, CA US 92618
Price: $40 fee – 15% Discount with code: WeFit2022
Why: Easy access. Free Parking. There’s a pancake breakfast afterwards (separate $5 fee supporting the Kiwanis & Kid’s Read).

May 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Laguna Hills Memorial Day 5K/10K/Half Marathon
When: 5/30/22 @ 7:00 am
Where: Start @ Laguna Hills Mall/Finish @ Laguna Hills Community Center (Virtual options, too)
Price: $40 5K, $45 10K, $105 Half Marathon (price increase for all distances after 4/4/22)- 10% Discount with code: RG10
Why: Another hometown favorite

June 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Corona del Mar Scenic 5K
When: 6/4/22 @ 7:55 am (men’s 5K race) & 8:20 am (women’s 5K race)
Where: Start @ 3001 Ocean Blvd, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Price: Sign-up under the “Team Registration” category ($35 instead of $45 before 4/1/22) via the Active online registration form select Join A Team -> Search “South Coast Roadrunners”. Password is SCRR2022
Why: The post-race feast is worth the sweat

Grand Prix Standings

Our top 2 racers remained steady, but we had some movement and an addition of a former champion. I’m also happy to note that there is a 6:4 ratio of M:W. Watch out guys, we’re both blazing the trail and comin’ for ya. See the full list of participants here.

  1. Barbara Eckes
  2. Steve Ireland
  3. Luke Friedl
  4. Mike Dietz
  5. Ken Atterholt
  6. Joel Whitson
  7. Cathy Shargay
  8. Greg Hanssen
  9. Sarah Cabellero
  10. Jeanie Leitner

SCRR 2021/2022 Board Members

David Schiller – President
Scott LaRuffa – Vice President
Margot Johnson – Secretary
Victor Gambone – Treasurer
Joanna Pallo – Member At Large
Barbara Eckes – Member At Large
Jade Berniard – Member At Large
Michelle Ren & Jackie Chen – Co-Social Chairs

Treasurer’s Report By Victor Gambone

Total Cash Balance, Beginning February 1, 2022 5,362.67
Cash Inflows
* Membership $410.00
Cash Outflows
* Club Meeting/Pizza $221.55
* RunSignUp fee $29.78
* Water/Gatorade $36.37
* Business Cards $61.41
Net Change in Cash   60.89
Total Cash Balance, Ending February 28, 20225,423.56
Monthly Finances
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