This Tuesday’s guest speaker will be J’ne Day-Lucore, an incredibly accomplished runner and triathlete. Here is the link for the meeting:
PIN: 498 766 362#
Read on to find out more about this Colorado Hall of Fame runner and mathlete.
J’ne Day-Lucore competed in college track and cross-country before moving to Colorado in 1983 to get her MS in mathematics. She retired in 2017 after a 33-year career as an engineer and executive manager in the aerospace industry. As a retiree, she enjoys coaching and spending all day running, swimming, cycling and practicing yoga with her athletes and friends.
J’ne was introduced to the Colorado racing community in 1985 when she won a couple of local races and was invited to join the Reebok Racing Team. These teammates became her best friends and training partners for the next 35-years. Her passion has always been running uphill where she won and held course records in the Pikes Peak Ascent (four-time winner), Mount Evans Hill Climb (three-time winner) and Mount Washington Road Race (three-time winner and Hall of Fame member). She completed her 28thPikes Peak Ascent with an age group win in 2018. An unfortunate bike accident in August 2019 and the pandemic cancellation in 2020 has her looking forward to racing her 29th Ascent in 2021. Her most difficult and greatest accomplishment was the Ascent race in 2016 when she helped guide the first blind athlete, Luanne Burke to the finish line.
J’ne added cycling and swimming to her running routine to stay healthy and started racing as an age-group triathlon in 2006. She races in many local Colorado triathlons each year and has had three age group podium finishes at full Ironman races since turning 50. She donated a kidney in September 2018 and resumed triathlon training six weeks later. She enjoyed a full year of triathlon racing in 2019 and has taken advantage of the pandemic year to recover from the broken femur repair. She’s looking forward to the 2021 season when she will age up to 60-64 age group.
J’ne volunteers as a coach for Girls on the Run (GOTR) and is an active board member and volunteer coach with the Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club (RMTC). She coordinates and leads weekly group track workouts, tempo runs, trail and snowshoe runs as well as being a volunteer ride and run leader for RMTC. Her primary goal every season is to expand her network of running and triathlon friends to share her passion for running and racing.
USAT Level 1 Coach
- Career: Executive Director, Program Management, Raytheon (1984- retired 30 June 2017)
- Degrees: BA – Secondary Math Education, Coaching – 1983, MS – Applied Math – 1992
- Collegiate athlete – cross country, track middle distance – national qualifier 1500M
- Sponsored athlete – Reebok team, 1985-1995, Runners Roost team: 1995-2016
- Family – Married 31 years, 3 adult daughters
- Colorado Running Hall of Fame Inductee – Apr 2019
- Pikes Peak Ascent – 4-time winner, course record holder, 28-time finisher
- Mount Evans Hill Climb – 3-time winner, course record holder
- Mount Washington- 3-time winner, course record holder, 2013 Hall of Fame inductee
- PRs: 5K 16:55, 10K 33:50, Half marathon 1:11:30, Marathon 2:40:45
Triathlon accomplishments:Age Group podium finisher, Sprint, Olympic, 70.3, 140.6
- 2011 Ironman Coeur d’Alene – First Ironman at age 50 – 13:18
- 2012 Ironman Wisconsin – 5thAG; 12:19
- 2014 Ironman Boulder – 4thAG; 12:15 (8 seconds from Kona qualification)
- 2017: AG Podium finisher at St George 70.3, Coeur d’Alene 70.3, IM Canada Whistler 140.6
- 2019: AG Podium finisher at Santa Rosa 70.3 and several local Olympic distance races
- 2015-2019: AG Podium finisher in all 18 local sprint/ Olympic races