Sham-Rockin’ the Miles This Weekend… “On The Run!”March 11th, 2013 at 3:07 pm by jonleiding under Sports
On The Run! The Latest Running News and Notes in Hampton Roads from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
The Calm Before the Storm! Before we go racing into the BIG Shamrock Sportsfest Weekend, let’s look at the past weekend as so many of you are getting prepped for the big day with other races. First, the Cox Falcon 5K went to Va. Beach’s Caleb Doan on Satruday, with an outstanding 15:45, while the Ladies Champ is a familiar face here and big supporter of our blog, Renee High with a solid 18:22 for the 3.1 mile course.
This season, we’re adding “Shout Outs”, our way of spotlighting more than just winners. let’s start with Ben Werve, 11 years old, turning in a terrific 19:07, 60year old, Carolyn Shaheen, who sparkled with her 27:00 effort. Also in the crowd, Triathlete, John Lomogda from Norfolk “brought it” with an 18:31, a big 5 minute PR for Courtney Pollman , blistering the course in 21:16. John Dicarlo, 63 of Virginia Beach gets in with a 23:36 and Dolores Ware , 42 years young rocked the run in 19:47.
We went to the Peninsula Saturday and found the Jamestown High School Swamp Run 5K. That’s where 18 year old, Andrew Richards, from Williamsburg crushed it with a 16:23. Krissa Loretto, was the Fastest Female in a very swift 19:37. Keeping our “Shout Outs” going, how about Carol Talley, who at 58, set the age group course record with a 23:57! Want More? Check out Karla Havens, also setting an age group record at 51 with a 20:57. Also, getting into the groove are Williamsburg’s Greg Dawson with a stellar 17:46 and Men’s Race Walker, the blazing fast Tom Gerhardt, from Chesapeake in 30:06.
Going Strong and Going Long
We’ll have Videos posted later in the week to get you ready for the action and maybe a surprise or two. Keep checking here all week long. Last Time, we were lucky enough to catch up with Race Director, Jerry Frostick, who’s team at J & A Racing has really made this a National event and a must-do race.
Click here for the Interview>>>> On The run for Shamrock Weekend! <<<<<Click here for the Interview for Jerry as we chatted about the Shamrock Sports fest weekend!
As always, “Thanks” for checking out On the Run, the Running Blog from the Station and website on your side, WAVY TV and WAVY.com. Maybe we’ll catch you soon…“On The Run!