Chris kicked it off on Friday morning at the NPC-50K National Police Challenge 5k at the U.S. Secret Service Training Center in Laurel. He could probably give us a race recap, but then he'd have to kill us! He clocked a 17:43 for 5th overall and 1st Master honors.
Saturday was the Musical Madness 5k, put on by Greg Schuler and Reservoir HS. Mark paced the way for the men, winning in 16:39. Dave had a good race despite not feeling great, grabbing 5th in 17:50. Phil, returning from a long layoff, showed he hasn't lost much fitness, finishing 6th in 18:19 and winning his AG. Tunde was right on his tail in 18:24. Bobby was able to hold off his girls with a 19:23, but I think his days are numbered. Mick won his AG again in 19:41.
In the ladies race, we swept it on dominating fashion. Jess took top honors in 19:01 as she continues to drop her times and return to college form. Tiffany clocked a solid 19:30 and Emily ran a 90+ second PR with a 19:41 for 3rd. Dorothy was the 1st Master and beat the rest of her AG by 5+ minutes!!!
|Happy Musical Madness postrace crew|
Keith rolled down to VA to HOORAH his way through the Marine Corps Historic Half. He finished 10th in 1:21:02.
Meanwhile, in Finland, the Stenholms both participated in the Finnish National Duathlon Championships. Reports showed Sari on the podium and Pekka finished with an AG bronze. Not sure of distances or times as I can't comprehend the website. I could certainly go for some of that Finnish cold air right about now...