Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Striders in the Rankings!

Last year was a great year for the Striders Racing Team, with several of our members being recognized in Racepacket's regional runner rankings.

Here are the Striders who snagged some of the top spots in their respective divisions:


7 - Julia Roman-Duval
14 - Tori Berard
27 - Jess Ivy
46 - Kelly Westlake

Age 40-44
4 - Kelly Westlake

Age 45-49
4 - Robyn Humphrey
8 - Linda Lou O'Connor

Age 50-54
3 - Robyn Humphrey
7 - Janeth Scott

Age 55-59
4 - Dorothy Beckett


27 - Carlos Renjifo

11 - Steve Olenick

5 - Conrad Orloff
14 - Jason Tripp

45- 49
3 - Pete Keating
18 - Phil Lang

3 - Dave Berardi
18 - Tunde Morakinyo

7 - John Chall
8 - Bobby Gessler

1 - Mick Slonaker
4 - Bob Burns

Monday, January 5, 2015

HCS Racing Team Blog is Back!

Thanks for your patience!  As an apology for not posting in a while, please accept this gif of a penguin fetching a newspaper:
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2015 promises to be a big year for the Striders!  Everyone's favorite race (The RRCA 10 Mile Challenge) is only seven weeks away and should be a good opportunity to see the benefits from this winter's training.  Good luck to everyone this week, we're going to have a few chilly days out there!

Wrapping up December of 2014:

Jason Tripp participated in the Jingle Bell Walk/Run 5k and walked or ran his way to the W in 18:50 which is either impressive or very impressive depending on his choice.

Mick Slonaker, Jess Ivy, and Tiffany Hevner represented the Striders at the Reston Run for Santa 5k.  Mick (20:22) and Tiffany (19:23) ran well, winning their respective age groups.  Jess kicked butt and snagged 3rd place overall in the female division.

A large contingent of Striders turned out for the Celtic Solstice 5 Miler in Baltimore.  There were a handful of PRs set in addition to many impressive overall and age-group performances.  Julia set a racing team record for the 5 mile distance (with a victory to boot).  Carlos also took first place and was finally able to grab his first win on the course after many valiant attempts.  Great job everyone who ran!
Carlos Renjifo25:591st
Andrew Madison27:243rd
Jason Tripp29:4813th2nd (M40-44)
Ed Wilson31:1231st3rd (M50-54)
John Chall32:4761st2nd (M55-59)
Julia Roman-Duval28:501stPR, RTR
Tori Berard30:083rdPR
Dorothy Beckett36:571st (F55-59)

Peter Keating and  Conrad Orloff  made the trek up to the Lehigh Valley to run at XC Club Nationals.  They performed very well, with Conrad running 34:19 for 42nd and Peter running 35:02 for 69th on the grassy 10k course.

Mark Eagles wrapped up our year with a trio of performances at the Anniversary 15k (57:55 for 9th), the Rudolph Run 6k (21:24 for 6th), and the Seneca Slopes 9k Trail Race (39:22 for 7th).  Great job Mark!

Thanks for a wonderful 2014.  We hope 2015 will be even better!