Last Saturday, we had a couple nice performances in some lower key races. Adam won the Glen Mar 5k handily in 17:30. Maurice was 30th at the Sole of the City 10k in Baltimore, grabbing the top Master honors.
Keith, a week removed from Boston, laced up the racers on Sunday for the GW Parkway 10 Miler and met his pre-race goal of under an hour, crossing the line in 59:24 for 14th overall.
Meanwhile, in Rockville, a large group of Striders woke up at the crack of down for the Pike's Peek 10k. This race is known to be fast and always gets about a dozen or so African runners to blaze sub-29 minute times! This year, the weather was a tad on the chilly side, but we had a slight tail/cross wind while strolling down Rockville Pike on the point-to-point course. We had new team records on the men's and ladies side.
Madison led for the way, going out in 5:00 for the first mile and was able to hold on for a 30+ second PR from his UMBC days, running 31:21 for 27th and nabbing the team record . Mark was right behind, clocking nearly a 40 second PR in 31:33. Carlos, in only his second return race, crossed the line in 32:06. Chris won his AG in 34:54; it's good to see him healthy again! Tunde, at age 49, ran a PR, breaking 37 for the first time with a 36:57. Weems, still on the mend, finished in 38:32. Bobby also broke 39; 38:54 and earned himself a spot on the elite team...CONGRATS BOBBY!!! Mick was right behind him, running 39:11 for 3rd in the competitive 60-64 AG while John was right on his heels in 39:18.
In the ladies race, Kelly set a new team record with a stellar 37:04! That's sub-6:00 pace and she's a Master! Way to go Kelly!!! Jessica had a big day, running a new PR of 38:17. Tiffany was next with a huge PR of 39:36, also qualifying for the elite team!!! Dorothy crushed her AG, finishing in 42:17 after telling me on the ride down how tired she was.
|The Party Bus crew...all smiles post Pike's Peek|