Fox Cities Marathon 2023
Congratulations to all PaceSetters Members that trained for and raced the 2023 Fox Cities Marathon.
Below are images of our finishers and a brief summary of their race experience.
I'm elated with my finish time! This was my second marathon, the first was Fox Cities Marathon 2021. The finish time for my first marathon was 4 hours 23 minutes. I ran this marathon 47 minutes faster! How much more time can I shave off for Fox Cities 2024!
Attaboy Connor on your most excellent achievement of running your second ever marathon in 3 hours, 34 minutes! Connor attended some of our summer training runs at Crunch Fitness. On a personal note, Connor and Jeremy Canfield hooked up around mile 14 and then Connor dropped Jeremy at the bridge from Menasha to Neenah. I (Jeremy) was so happy seeing his outstanding performance.
Ben made it to a few of our summer training runs at Crunch Fitness. Unfortunately long hours at this job prevented him from being able to giving the 2023 marathon the attention he would have liked, but a finish is a finish. Great work Ben!
Cara made it to almost all of our summer training runs at Crunch Fitness. Her personality shines! Looking for a conversational run? Then you want to hook up with Cara. And what a great pace for her half marathon.
A great way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning touring Neenah on foot.
Congratulations Ricardo on finishing the half in under 2 hours! Ricardo is our "happy runner", always jovial with a smile at the ready.
Well for me this year, I actually cut all my trainings in half. Most of my prior years I was running 45 to 60 miles per week. My longest week this year was 29 miles and still managed to pull out 1st place in my division. Not my best race but I'll take it!
This race culminated from all the enjoyment from all training, runs with the Pacesetters. I tested and bought new shoes that performed better than the runner wearing them lol. And another run my wife helped push me through.
Matt's 2023 story is pretty cool. He had an article in the Post Cresent about his running journey a few weeks before the marathon. And unfortunately he had a spill during his race but was able to rebound and finish his race! Nice.
Let's just say that I went through a thing or two when it comes to life experiences. This race was a way to run to better days and better health, and maybe next year a better time.