Racing The Winter Blues Away, “On The Run!”February 22nd, 2012 at 3:12 pm by jonleiding under Sports
The Latest Running News and Notes in Hampton Roads from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
Looking Back Before We Go Forward
This past weekend the Tidewater Striders had their Distance series Races, prepping runners training for the Shamrock Half or Full Marathon. The two races through First Landing State Park had a 30K with Fastest Female, Jennifer Jellig looking good in 2:19:38, while Portsmouth’s Ryan Carroll cruised in 1:50:06. In the 20K Ross Montfort claimed the Men’s title in 1:13:14, while the speedy Pamela Lovett was the First Fema1e in 1:28:40.
Williamsburg always seems to have some great runners- maybe its the rolling hills, the nationally recognized college, or maybe the winery. Indoor Track meets are great ways to “take it up” a notch but, Stephen Chantry, 57, took the Thursday Night Races at the New York Armory to a whole new level. The Masters great clocked a 4:47 mile! While impressive, he’s run under 4:50 three times during the Indoor season. Also, the latest issue of Running Times Magazine has him ranked nationally as one of the Top Runners in the age group 55-59 and you understand when I say “Way to Rock, Stephen!”
The PTC had recently had their Gloucester 8K with Brian Crow winning the overall race, while Williamsburg Female Masters standout, Connie Glueck continues to shine, being the Ladies’ Champ. We enjoy all the info we get from our Running Clubs in the area- keep ‘em coming!
A Different View!
My utmost respect to all of you who run for a cause. These two ladies will line up at the Boston Marathon, thanks to your support. Good Luck to Ladies with your fundraising efforts. You can help Kate Handley and the Dana Farber Cancer Research group by visiting this link: www.rundfmc.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=484862&lis=1&kntae484862=DED7178AB3844B788519FAE0D3780B2E&supId=107500486.
You can help out Ally Speirs and the Childrens Hospital Boston by checking out this link: http://howtohelp.childrenshospital.org/bostonmarathon/page/Ally-Speirs.htm#.T0FBW7Yg64I.facebook.
Time to Go Racing!
Time to get serious! Less than four weeks to go until the Shamrock Sportsfest weekend but, some great races are available this weekend. Saturday,if you want some cross country action? We’ve got you covered with the Hampton Roads Runners 5K Classic, behind the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Mettle events brings the action to Virginia Weslyan with the Mud In Your Eye 8K race, while Sunday, Williamsburg is the spot for a challenging run with the Colonial Half Marathon. You actually finish in William & Mary Hall.
You can find out about these races at http://www.meetup.com/HamptonRoadsRunners/events/47558182/, colonialroadrunner.org, mettleevents.com
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On the Run with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding