Runners Ready to Rock? We’re On The Run, Again!March 15th, 2012 at 12:31 am by jonleiding under Sports
The Latest Notes and News, On the Run with Sportswrap Runnning Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
Spring is Near
The warm temperatures seem to point to an early Spring. That or the speedy times heating up the “757″ recently…
At the Cox HS Falcon 5K, Portsmouth’s Ryan Carroll was on cruise control, winning in 16:40, while the Ladies were led by Stephanie Manny with a sizzling 18:52.
Just up the road, Kurtis Steck, just 17, was speeding through the course at the Jamestown Swamp Run 5K with a 16:58 and Jennifer Quarles, also from Williamsburg Ladies record with a 19:31.
The BIG Weekend Awaits!
St. Patrick’s Day has celebrations and races everywhere Saturday. The 8th annual Ali’s 5k Run in Williamsburg is available and a little further in Chesterfield, the Instant Classic Marathon Trail Run and Half Marathon are up for grabs. Head to the Oceanfront and the Shamrock 8K and Kids Final Mile, which both end near the statue of King Neptune.
Then Sunday, we go BIG!
The 40th annual Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon get going at the beach and from what I’ve heard, only a few spots remain for the Marathon. J&A Racing let me know that close to 25,000 runners will be toeing the line for one of the races this weekend.
There is a Guinness World record attempt on the line, along with some great runners ready to bring their best. We will be on the scene this weekend and I’ll have a report as well. Watch WAVY TV 10 Sunday morning and you might see us at the Oceanfront, along with someone you know. Also check WAVY.com next week for a complete wrap up.
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Spring is on it’s way and we’ll do our best to keep you covered. Good Luck on your training, no matter how far you go. Maybe, I’ll catch you soon… “On The Run!”
On the Run with Sportwrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding