Tuesday, March 27, 2012
WE JUST CRAZY AND RICH
It was a quiet weekend on the racing front, but there were a few performances worth mentioning. On Saturday, in Susquehanna State Park, our ultra duo, Caroline Bauer and Keith Levasseur, participated in the 24th Annual HAT 50k. I suspect they were both using this race as a long training run for Boston in 3 weeks. Caroline battled through the sub-par conditions and stream crossing for a 9th place finish in 5:39:15 while Keith took 7th on the men's side in 4:24:56.
On the race, Caroline wrote: 'The race went pretty well, it was a muddy day but thankfully the rain stopped right as we were lining up at the start line and didn't start back up again until we were driving home. Keith and I both took falls and ended up with pretty bloody knees. There were a few major climbs and descents which will hopefully only get me ready for Boston!!'
In Ellicott City, a few team members raced in the 2nd Annual Northfield Roadrunner 5k. The course was said to be quite hilly, particularly the first mile or so. Andrew Madison ran with the lead pack for the first half of the race then ran away from Mike Colaiacovo to win in 16:41 and $200. Mike took second in 16:47. Jason Tripp, who received props during the awards ceremony for being in the middle of Boston training, ran a modest 18:33 for 8th. Little did the race director know he is just getting old and slow!!! On the women's side, Robyn Humphrey ran a solid race in 19:55 for 2nd overall and $150. Megan Digregorio and Sara Breedlove from Falls Road stumbled over county lines to grab 1st and 3rd, respectively.
Finally, John Chall ran the Dancel Family YMCA 5k on Sunday and crossed the finish line in 18:58, good for 1st in his age group.
Next weekend will be busy as just about everyone (except the wounded) take part in the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. Can't wait to report on the fast times!