April Fleet Feet Pub Run

April 12, 2015 in Sponsors, Training

Join the Fleet Feet Team at Nano Brew on April 15th for the Monthly Pub Run. Saucony will be on hand with Demo Shoes.


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March 22, 2015 in Sponsors

BAFF Proudly welcomes Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP and Six Shooter Coffee as new sponsors to the team.

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Weekend Recap 4-12 & 4-13

April 15, 2014 in Members, Racing, Results, Sponsors

StAlbert - Tent

Several running races took place this weekend ranging from track 5k’s to 20 milers.

First on Saturday was St. Albert the Great Race 5k where several BAFF representatives were on hand not only to compete but also for support and volunteer.  The majority of the team board was on hand showcasing our title run sponsor Fleet Feet. Bryan Prack and Brandon Hennamon drove the Fleet Feet truck along with some products to display.  A photo gallery from the race will be coming soon.

We had several runners competing in the event – Gary Pitzer and his daughter, Steve Thompson and his family, Josh Zielaskiewicz and Solomon, and Martha Wood as well as one time BAFF racer Kim Shaheen and her family.  Results from the 5k are below:

  Age Total Time Age Group Place Catogory
John Thompson 10 23:12 2 10 and Under
Ella Shaheen 9 29:47 2 10 and Under
Maddie Shaheen 10 31:26 4 10 and Under
Heather Thompson 14 29:43 1 11 to 14
Christy Pitzer 13 31:40 2 11 to 14
Martha Wood 39 26:01 1 35 to 39
Josh Zielaskiewicz 36 27:03 7 35 to 39
Steve Thompson 42 23:13 3 40 to 44
Sue Thompson 42 37:43 13 40 to 44
Gary Pitzer 44 31:40 8 40 to 44
Kim Shaheen 43 29:56 4 40 to 44
Matt Shaheen 45 18:59 2 45 to 49


The short, fast running focus continued that day with one of our collegiate athletes, Dustin Thomas, racing at the Bucknell University Outdoor Invite.  He ran the 5k race and finished in 14:59.92, for his first time under 15minutes!!

On Sunday, Ed Slovenkay put in another solid day for his Ironman Texas preparation as he rode 65miles down to the Run for Home Union Hospital half marathon and finished in 1:33.59.  Ed had this to say about the race and his long training session:


This weekend was the 7th running of this challenging race and my 3rd time participating in it.  Since the race begins at 1:00 it makes for a perfect opportunity to conduct a brick training session.  At 8:15 a group of us began our bike ride from my friend Mark Gorris’ house.

We rode 65 miles into some very strong head winds on a rolling course.  Mark and I took turns out in front of the group for the entire ride, but sometimes the wind swirled from the side and there seemed to be no relief from it.  Not including warm up or cool down, I rode for just over 3 hours at 85% of my FTP & 3,609 ft of elevation.

As the run started, not only did we have to deal with the wind again on a not so flat course, but the temperatures crept up to high 70’s low 80’s.  With Ironman Texas just 5 weeks away this race was a perfect opportunity to get a hard training day in with some heat exposure. 

I began the race with my pace in check and was picking up the pace each mile.  At mile 6 I was feeling good so it was here that I dropped the pace below 7’ miles and began passing runners, one at a time.  The course gets hilly after mile 6 so it was tough to keep it under 7’ miles, plus the heat was really getting to me.  I crossed the finish line at 1:33:59, good for 3rd place in 40-44 AG & 14th OA.  Pretty shocking as I normally don’t place in run races, especially after riding 65 hard miles to 

get there.


Also Sunday, Desiree Thomas ran the 10k Hop for Hope at Hale Farm finishing with a time of 42:26.  Desiree was the first female finisher as well as placing 4th overall.

Finally on Sunday, we had Rich Slovenkay put in the longest run of the week, competing in the Lake 20-mile drop run.  Rich finished with a time of 3:11.

Congrats to all those who ran this weekend.


Weekend Races – Where You’ll Find Us

April 11, 2014 in Racing, Sponsors

stalbertThis weekend BAFFletes continue their run focus with several local running races taking place.  The main event this weekend is the 5k St Albert the Great Race in North Royalton put on by none other than our own racer Steve Thompson.  The small local race benefits families in need through the area and is well ran.  The course can be challenging, especially in the first 1.5miles.  Two of our sponsors will be present Fleet Feet and SweatX.  Look for us under the Fleet Feet tent.

Other races include the Union Hospital Run, Lake Health Drop Run, and the Hop for Hope 10k at Hale Farm.

Good Luck Racers!!