The Cleveland Experience

May 16, 2010
The Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K was a weekend of firsts, PRs and miles of smiles for the Grunt Girls.

Robin and Lori, before the start of their first 10K -all smiles!

Robin, Lori and Jodi K., accomplished their first 10K – congrats. Robin and Lori  loved the 10K so much, they are deciding on a fall half marathon. – you go girls!

Haley achieved her goal of a half marathon, along with Anastasia – congrats.
Anastasia is preparing for the Akron Marathon in September.

Brooke and Christa crossed the 26.2 finish line for the first time – Woo Hoo!
Awesome job!

Comment from Jessia Maas:
“I was able to ride my bike through the last 4 miles of the marathon… what a truly amazing site! people never cease to amaze me, brought tears to my eyes.

I am so proud to be apart of such an awesome group of ladies- thank you!”

Trish, part of the GG team was there to support the girls.
“It makes me proud to be part of the GG team and support such a positive group!”

Other GG on the course yesterday:

Andrea C.
Stacy – with a PR
Jodi L.

Half marathon
Sara H
Jodi B.
Andrea P.

Race results will be posted Tuesday.

L to R: front row: Lori, Sara H., Stacy and Jodi K.
Back row: Robin, Jessica, Andrea C., Brooke

Jodi B., Andrea P., and Haley

Paula and Lori

Next on the list:

Wed. May 19: Ride of Silence, Cleveland
Joins us, along with hundreds of other cyclists who will ride the city streets to
Show their support for cyclists who have been killed, and to make a statement about bikes and cars sharing the road.

Sunday, May 23
Girls on the Run. Some of the GG are volunteering. If you have run or volunteer for this event that supports young girls, sign-up today at

Friday, May 28 – Monday, 31
Lee, Tonya, Stacy and Andrea are going on an adventure.
Kayaking and camping in Pennsylvania.
“This is a first for me,” Stacy says. “I have kayaked twice in my life, and camped a handful of times, but never stored my gear on a kayak and traveled down stream to set up camp for the night, cook and pack it all up to do it all over again the next day – wish me luck!”

Stay tuned for Stacy’s journal.


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