A New Year and a New You…”On The Run!”January 25th, 2013 at 11:39 am by jonleiding under Sports
The Latest Running News and notes in Hampton Roads from Sportswrap Running reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
Starting off the Year with a Big Win!
With limited races early in the year, many of you have gone outside the “757″ to find a great race. Virginia Beach’s Renee High went south to defend her 2012 Walt Disney World Marathon Champion and came back with another win, a faster time than last year in 2:48:30, and the title of Two Time Disney World Marathon Champ! We had her interview last Summer at the CHKD run at Town Point Park. For those of you who missed the interview with the Two-time Olympic Marathon Qualifier, here’s the link: Click here for my On The Run Interview with Renee High!.
Make 2013 Your Year!
So many of us make those resolutions to “get fit, eat right, or get organized” for the New Year. If you are NEW to Running, Welcome! Each of us has a starting point. Mine was eight years ago and have enjoyed almost every mile. You’ll find good information along with positive people along the way. We do our very best to share them with you.
More Races in Local Places!
The Frosty 5K at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex two weeks ago went to Nick Scerbo, from Norfolk, with a swift 17:08 for the 3.1 mile course. The Ladies were led by Asia Sorensen with a quick speed of 20:30. Our good friends at Mettle Events had their 6K Mud in your Eye Series recently and Robert Dinterman, of Moyock, captured the title with a strong 22:26. Stephanie Aurel Ingalls won the Ladies title in 24:30.
Whats Up for the Weekend?
This Saturday, weather permitting, the Tidewater Striders have their Distance Seriesplanned for the Dismal Swamp with a 15 and 25K race. That’s 9.3 miles and 15.5 miles, in case you were wondering. Mettle Events has their Mud in Your Eye Series 8K race finale set for Virginia Wesleyan Saturday as well. up in Yorktown, the Knights of Columbus 10-Miler Run for the Heart will also have Runners racing this weekend. Knowing the weather is calling for some Snow and Ice, it will be a good idea to check each race organizers website for any cancellations.
We always like your input! Feel free to leave a comment or suggestions. Keep checking us out weekly for your Running info in South Hampton Roads and we’ll try to catch you or maybe your friends…”On The Run!” Look for “On The Run here on WAVY.com or archived at ontherunwithflex.wordpress.com. Happy Running!