Das Boot, Der Stiefel or Whatever You Want to Call It
At the start of today’s race, Larry Deming shed some light on the meaning of Das Boot. Apparently, it refers to a fictional mal-fated German U-Boat, and the plight of its hapless crew during WWII that was the subject of a film.
There may have been a bit of sluggishness as we set off this AM on our 7.25 mile jaunt, but the spark of camaraderie and some decent weather prevailed as we descended South Street and faced the one plus mile climb up Mallory. The hill was a challenge, but the solitude and traffic free running vindicated Brian Vanderheiden’s nomination of this run. Kudos to Chris Norris for not bailing out of the run, and ducking into his house which sits along the course.
As they have many times this year, Theresa Krebs prevailed among the women for her 18th victory of the season, and Jeff Sheldon prevailed among the men for his 13th victory. Krystal Koenig took 2nd among women, and Bill Goodman took 2nd among men. Chuck Rocca showed his kick and won a tight three way finish for 11th place.
It was good to see Harry Ong back running again, as he logged a few miles early on. Harry and his wife Rosie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week, by renewing their vows. Congratulations Harry and Rosie.
A few other notes: Next week is the mile, a nice chance to bring kids for a short race. Registration has opened for the half-marathon and marathon. See you next week!
|Roxbury Race Series 2012 - Race #27 - August 25, 7.25 Miles|
|"The Boot", Up Mallory, Down Flag Swamp|
|Order of Finish|
|38||Dirk (& Jamie) Feather||37||73.12||10.06|
|47||Lee Anne Zarger||58||98.39||13.36|
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