Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Annapolis 10 Miler Results

This past weekend, a number of racing team members kicked off their fall racing season at the Annapolis 10 Miler.  Known for its tough hills and generally unfavorable running conditions (read: hot and humid), the race is typically treated more as a rust-buster than a goal race.

To the runner's great fortune, this year's race was notably cooler than previous years, making the humidity more bearable.  Whether this break in the weather resulted in faster times is debatable, but a quick survey of people crossing the finish line seemed to indicate that most looked less miserable than in years past.

The female racing team contingent was very light this year, with only two women competing for the Striders.  Emily Drew, recovering from an injury sustained earlier this summer, was most happy about finishing the race injury free.  In a few months time, she will be back to her old self and will be setting some more personal records.  Dorothy Beckett, on the other hand, was in her usual top form, finishing in an impressive 1:15:04 and handily winning the Female 50-55 age group.

On the men's side, Carlos Renjifo and Andrew Madison ensured that the Annapolis crown remained with Howard County for another year, taking the top two spots with times of 53:53 and 54:44, respectively.  The masters men put on a dominant show, sweeping the top age group prize for each of the five categories between 40 and 65.  Finishers included:

  • Chris Chattin (24th, 1st M45-49, 1:00:27)
  • Jason Tripp (25th, 1st M40-44, 1:00:36)
  • Dave Berardi (28th, 1st M50-54, 1:01:55)
  • Weems McFadden (1st M55-59, 1:05:37)
  • John Chall (2nd M55-59, 1:07:16)
  • Mick Slonacker (1st M60-64, 1:07:48)

Shout outs also go to fellow Striders David Toller (6th, 57:59) and James Blackwood (54th, 1:04:33), who train with us and finished well within the top 100.

A few races pictures:

Post-race: All smiles

 Waiting for the awards

 Andrew and Carlos show off their prizes

Jason: 1st M40-44

Chris: 1st M45-49

Dave: 1st M50-54

Dorothy: 1st W55-59

Weems: 1st M55-59

Mick: 1st M60-64

More pictures are available (here) and (here).
Full Results are available (here)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Baltimore Marathon Supported Course Run - Saturday, September 21st

For those of you who are going to be weenies and not participate in or help out at the Striders Metric Running Festival like you should, Falls Road is hosting a supported run on the Baltimore Marathon course the same day for those signed up for the race or any other fall marathon for that matter.  Here's some details:

The 20-mile course run will be held on Saturday, September 21. There is a 10-mile option for half-marathoners, and the 20 miles may be modified shorter or longer depending on your specific training plan. The run is almost entirely on the Baltimore Marathon course. Details and registration are at http://beta.active.com/baltimore-md/running/baltimore-running-festival-training-2013

Sssssooooo it's been a while...

Well, it's been six weeks since the last post.  I guess it's official I may be the worst blogger this planet has ever seen.  Since I have so many results to recap, I'm opting for a list in lieu of a book.  Most notably, Adam set a new team record at the lovely distance of 100 miles at the Burning River 100 in 21:05:21Keith also put together a hell of a weekend in July winning a 3-day stage race which included a 50k, 50 mile, and marathon. We have a decent group running the A-10 this Sunday so good luck to everyone racing!

Now for the results:

7/4/20136th Annual Smiles for Sophie Birthday Bash and DashNick Grossi17:055thPR, 1st (M30-39)

7/14/2013Pikesville Miles That MatterMaurice Pointer18:3715th2nd (M50-59)

7/12-14/2013Blue Blazes Ultra (3-day stage race)Keith Levasseur4:07:37

Keith Levasseur10:08:06
50 mile

Keith Levasseur3:43:57
27 miles; Overall event winner

7/14/2013Utica Boilermaker 15kRobyn Humphrey1:04:4245th4th (F45-49)

7/27/2013Crystal City Twilighter 5kCarlos Renjifo15:5612th1st (M30-34)

7/27/2013Cricket Baltimore Road RaceChris Chattin17:355th1st Master

7/27/2013Burning River 100 Mile Endurance RunAdam Wytko21:05:2123rdPR, RTR

7/28/2013Hadassah Check It Out Challenge 8kMaurice Pointer27:261stGM PR

8/3/2013Casey Cares Foundation 5kNick Grossi17:217th2nd (M30-39)

8/10/2013Charles Street 12Maurice Pointer1:17:5417th1st (M50-59)

Robyn Humphrey1:22:153rd

8/10/2013Tom Ausherman Memorial 5 MilerChris Chattin29:1223rd1st (M45-49)

8/18/2013BRRC Too Hot To Trot 10kWeems McFadden38:347th