Roxbury Races Report
A gorgeous spring morning presented itself for the Larry Kershnar Mid-spring Challenge--the 4.3 mile Highbridge to River Roads. Our race course passed over River Road just before the road crew got to work. This week's winners, Jeff Sheldon in 26:18 and Mary Schafer in 32:50, took home fabulous prizes. Overheard at the starting line: "Who is that?" "I don't know, it looks like Jeff, but with those bare arms I can't be sure." Thanks to Dirk for documenting everyone's pain at the finish line. See the photos on FB.
A small turnout this week which leads this writer to one conclusion: cheapskates, all of you. Though we did hear through the grapevine that there were a few conflicting events. Hint: if you were running another race on Saturday, please send a race report, a la LeeAnne (see below). Chuck finally had the nerve to come back this week, after recovering from an insidious bathroom tiling accident. Long story short, crushed nerves result when you don't have the proper tools for the job. And really, why retile a bathroom that won't appreciate it anyway? John sported some impressive bandages on his forehead, but luckily there was no brain damage. And you should see what happened to the other guy. Nice run by Jeff B who crushed it up the final hills.
Delaware Trail Marathon race report from LeeAnne: "Put on by a running group called Trail Dawgs- this was a really pretty course in White Clay Creek State Park in Newark Delaware. Believe it or not, there are hills in Delaware, as we(Charlie Euston- did the half) and I(did the whole) found out! This was my first trail marathon and hopefully not my last. I don't even know what my time was except it is a bit over 8 hours. Really great medal, shirt and coffee mug. Nice people. Well organized(this was especially important as there was also a 5K, and 10K and some people did a half, 10K, and 5K for an event called Triple Crown, otherwise known as Triple Death). I would really recommend this one and it came highly recommended to me by other Roxbury runners who have run it in past years. We had no injuries although I could not stand up straight until 2 pm today due to lower back stiffness and soreness. I hope some others will tell about their races. We had a regular column like this in my running club in N.J."
Hear that slackers??? LeeAnne says send in your race reports! I know you ran Boston and Gansett Marathons, Southbury race, and Leathermans.
Finally, a message from Dirk Feather:
Hi Everyone, As you may have heard I have been training for a marathon for the last 4 months. You may not have heard why. I am raising money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to help find a cure. My sister in-law Sarah is losing the fight with cancer and this is the best way that I thought I could help as they live so far away. As of this morning I have raised $3194.40 toward my goal of $5000.00. Every donation helps fund innovative cancer research and puts a smile on Sarahs face.
Click this link or copy and paste into your browser to donate. http://www.rundanafarber.org/2011/dirkfeather I will be at the Roxbury race next Saturday if folks prefer to donate by check. You can follow Sarahs blog here: http://carcinista.com/
Thank you in advance,
P.S. Anyone can apply to Dana Farbers Boston Marathon program. So if you want to run Boston and can't qualify this is one more opportunity.
Look forward to seeing everyone next week for the (free!) 4.2 mile Hemlock/Ranney combo. See you there!
|Roxbury Race Series 2011 - Race #11 - April 30 - 4.3 miles - High Bridge to River|
|Larry Kershnar MidSpring Challenge|
|place||name||age||time||pace per mile|
|11||John A. Adomelis||56||31.26||7.19|
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