Clintonville runner competes in California
Dana Tennie, owner of Hardcore Fitness in Clintonville, placed second in her age group in the Spartan Super Obstacle Mud Run and Endurance Race in Temecula, California, on Jan. 24. There were 3,866 racers competing and just 56 competed as elite women.
The next day Tennie placed second in her age group in the Spartan Sprint, one of 4,490 races and 31 elite women competitors. Tennie then made it to the Spartan Awards Podium, placing third. Tennie has been competing in Obstacle races since August of 2012 and this was her first time to reach the podium.
An elite racer cannot receive assistance at any time during the competition and must complete all obstacles on their own. The Spartan Super Course was 10.5 miles with 5.5 miles uphill with a 21 62 elevation gain and 35 ninja style obstacles. The Spartan Sprint Course was 5.4 miles with 2.8 miles uphill, a 1,275 foot elevation gain with 51 percent maximum slope and 25 obstacles.
Tennie is on track to complete a double trifecta in 2015 with her next race coming up in the Bahamas on March 7.
Other members of the Hardcore Fitness Team who competed and finished both races were Melissa Laack and Grant Strook.