Not much action last weekend, except out in Frederick. The Frederick Half Marathon, the first race in the MD Double (Baltimore being the other), went off with a bang in chilly conditions on Sunday. I've always envisioned the course being extremely hilly and slow. However, it didn't seem to be the case (though I know there are lots of rolling hills with some good climbs towards the end).
Our newest recruit, Nick Grossi, rocked it with a top 10 finish, 1:18:03 for 8th. Mick, our ageless grandmaster, continued his remarkably consistent 2013 campaign, winning his AG with a time of 1:27:45. Tunde took on 1:40 pacing duties with Dan Miranda of Falls Road and they nailed it...1:39:56! Shout out to local superstar, Dave Berdan, who ran an incredible PR and won the race outright in 1:05:40!!!
Kelly, celebrating her birthday, started off the day with a 2nd place overall finish with a near PR of 1:24:57! Pretty amazing considering she's been battling a sore calf for the past few weeks! Happy birthday Kelly! Emily also ran a great race, crossing the finish line in 1:28:54 and grabbing her second qualifying time for the elite team!
|Happy postrace crew...rumor has it Michael ran slow to accompany a cute chick??? Say whhaaa?!|
Saturday: Wine in the Woods 5k, MD Half
Sunday: Hills of Milltown 5k, Preakness 5k