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!
|Jason Tripp||29:48||13th||2nd (M40-44)|
|Ed Wilson||31:12||31st||3rd (M50-54)|
|John Chall||32:47||61st||2nd (M55-59)|
|Julia Roman-Duval||28:50||1st||PR, RTR|
|Dorothy Beckett||36:57||1st (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!