|Member Name||Melissa Unrath|
|Types of Running||Road Runner|
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|Fitness Statement||I love to run, being active, eating healthy, and working out daily. I'm a military wife of 28 years. We've moved 14 times in 28 years. My husband retired last year in 2018 and we have made Kansas City our home. It's always exciting finding new races, meeting runner friends, and running my best at every race. |
|Quote||“New to Ujena Fit Club! ”|
|Running Achievements||I ran my first marathon in February 2011 in New Orleans, LA...The Rock and Roll New Orleans. So excited to qualify for Boston on my first marathon with a 3:47. I ran the Boston Marathon in 2012(year of extreme heat) finished in 3:54. I knew I could do better providing Mother Nature cooperated. So I ran my third marathon at the Army Marathon in Killeen, TX in Apr 2013. I Won 1st in the Masters and 5th female overall with a
time of 3:31 and a PR!! Ran a BQ too!! So I was going to Boston in 2014. I was entered and started my training. About 6 weeks into training shin splints hit. They didn't want to heal. Just had to take time off and let it heal. Sadly, I couldn't run Boston in 2014. So new goal...run a 4th marathon and qualify again. I ran the Kansas City Marathon in Oct 2014. It was a hilly one but I was extremely happy to BQ again. I finished in 3:37 and won 1st in my age group. I'm going to Boston 2016!! Update...I ran Boston 2016 and finished in 3:39:04! So excited to qualify for Boston 2017! I finished the Boston Marathon 2017 in 3:54. It was another warm weather race. So, I was determined to BQ again. I ran the Omaha Marathon in Sept 2018 and the KC Marathon Oct 2018 and qualified for Boston 2020 at KC with a 3:49. I just recently ran the Chicago Marathon in 2019 and finished in 3:48:41 to qualify me for Boston 2021!!
I've entered many half marathons(PR 1:36), numerous 10 milers(PR1:11), 10ks (PR 43:15) and 5ks (PR 20:23).
Member Photo Galleries
|Date||Event Name||Location||Distance||Race Time||Place|
|11/3/19||Kansas Half Marathon & 5k||Lawrence, KS||5K||22:52||13|
|10/13/19||Bank of American Chicago Marathon||Chicago, IL||Marathon||03:48:41||12402|