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Cottonwood Heights,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 17, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Pony Express 50 miler  2009   13:19

*** 50K PR is 7:11 Red Mountain 50K  2010

Red Mountain 50k 2008

   Goblin Valley 50K (twice)

Antelope Island 50k


24 hours of Moab (dropped out at 42 miles)

Antelope Island 25K

***  Marathon PR is 4:50 (St. George)

14 St. George Marathons

Portland Marathon

2 Ogden Marathons

2 Park City Marathons

Top of Utah

*** Half Marathon PR is 2:18 (Bryce Canyon)

Hobble Creek Half

Provo River Half

Salt Lake City Half

Bryce Canyon Half

Painters Half

Short-Term Running Goals:

I did it!!!  Pony Express 50 miler!!   13:19 !  Oct. 16, 2009

 2011 Race Calendar:

Feb. Aloha Race - Honolulu

April Red Mountain 30K

April  SL Running Co. 5K

May Running with Angels 5K

July Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Aug. Park City Half Marathon

Oct. St. George Marathon

Sept. Little Grand Canyon Half Marathon

Provo Halloween Half Marathon

Nov. Mesquite Half Marathon

2012 Race Calendar

Jan New Years Revolution Race at Oval (14 miles)

April Red Mountain 30K

July Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Aug. Park City Half Marathon

Oct. St. George Marathon

Oct. Halloween Half Marathon

Nov. Mesquite Half Marathon

Dec. Honolulu Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay fit enough to run marathons all thru my life


I started running at age 40 (14 years ago!)  I am married to Harold, he is a super supportive husband and we enjoy running and biking the trails along the Wasatch Front together. Between us we have 7 children and 9 grandchildren.  I am really having fun trying new races in scenic parts of Utah, I am a newbie in the ultrarunning world, I am slow, but love everything about it!  I have a lot to learn,but I am enjoying the journey.  

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Race: Bryce Canyon Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 02:24:00, Place in age division: 16
Total Distance

Friday afternoon, Harold, Gary, Ernie and I headed down to Bryce. We picked up our race packets in Cannonville and then set up tents at the Bryce Canyon camp ground. We tried to eat out at a nice place, but the town was packed and ended up eating at Subway. 

Sat. morning we got up early and Gary and I walked to the start line, it was fun not to have to take a bus and wait in the cold for an hour before running.  This year there were over 1,300 runners.  I plugged in my classical music and took off, Gary and I leap frogged most of the race, I saw Smooth, that was a treat, said hello and gave her a hug and sent her on her way.  

I love this race, so beautiful, and a small town feel, I  PRed on this course 3 years ago at 2:18, this year I did it 6 min. slower.   After the race we went to Torrey and mom and dad treated us like royalty, dinner out, 2 hikes, lunch out, Farkle in the evening and time kicking back and enjoying each others company.  Lovely weekend!

From Maurine/Miles on Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 23:07:45 from

Nice job, Leslie. I'll have to give this race a try one year.

From leslie peterson on Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 23:18:31 from

Maurine, you would love it!

From Smooth on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:08:39 from

I am so glad you recommend this race! I am super happy to see you on the course! What is the chance of that among 1300+ runners!

You sure know how to enjoy a running vacation combo! I like your style!

So glad you had a wonderful weekend with Harold, friends and family! Steam8 on the blog and many others made it a family vacation too! See you soon!

From Jon A on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 18:26:06 from

Great job Leslie!

I love farkle. What a fun weekend! :-)

From Kelli on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 19:43:28 from

Sounds like a FABULOUS weekend!!!!! I need to try that race.

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