The Latest Running News and Notes in Hampton Roads from Sprotswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
Fast and Furious!
Time is undefeated so, to be brief, we’ve got a short post today!
A Busy Weekend Before The BIG One!
We have ALL sorts of great Running events this weekend! The always popular, ECSC 8K takes off from the Oceanfront Saturday morning. Here’s a wish for good weather and waves for all. In Hampton, the great outdoors are calling! The Matteson Trail 5k should be a nice way to get your Saturday morning underway.
Up the road, the Patrick Henry Half Marathon races all around Randolph Macon College in Ashland. This is a nice indicator of your training if you have your sights on a Fall Marathon or next week’s Rock and Roll Half. Not as far, but just as much fun is the Recovery Rocks 5K Run at the York River State Park. I understand from good friend of the blog, Colonial Road runners President, Rick Platt, they could still use some volunteers and that the T-shirt for this years event is very cool. Plus, your entry into the event gets you parking and allows you to enjoy the park. Thanks for the update!
Sunday, it’s back to the beach for something cool- it’s the ECSC Beach Bum Classic, where you run a mile on the soft sand, a mile on the boardwalk, paddle out a half mile on the water, then run a half mile on the soft sand. If that sounds like fun or the challenge you’re looking for, head to 4th Street at the Oceanfront.
THE BIG ONE!
Next weekend, thousands of you will descend on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the Rock & Roll Half Marathon and NEW 5K Mini- Marathon. Between our newscasts and here on WAVY.com, the Sportswrap Crew will keep you covered with stories, info, and helpful tips to “rock the miles away”. Last year, Olympic Marathoner, Ryan Hall tested the course with a Top Five finish. locally, Ryan carroll nearly caught some of the elite runners pushing for Team Hoyt. He has “raised the bar” for their awareness and will be “rolling” through the course. Be on the lookout for our stories and blogposts.
As always, if you have a story idea, interesting feedback, or just want to see your name mentioned next time, hit us up! Be on the lookout for us at upcoming events. You never know- I might just catch you… “On The Run!”
On The Run with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding here on WAVY.com