The Latest Running News, Notes, and Info around the “757″ from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
Soggy Spashy Fun
Wet conditions this past weekend couldn’t dampen the competitive spirits of Hampton Roads Runners. The Sandman Triathlon at the Oceanfront was a huge success. Lauren Frisk was the Women’s Overall Winner in 1:03:27, while Eddie Hill captured the Men’s Title 58:14. On the Peninsula Saturday, the Fit to Worship 5K went off without a hitch as Ian McGee, 22, broke the tape in 19:09. Showing the “Love” for the Ladies, Victoria Ferreira was swift with a 22:48. Moving to the Queens Lake course for the Hare and the Tortoise 8K, Williamsburg’s Jennifer Quarles was the Women’s Champ in a blistering 31:28, while Daniel Shaye was the Overall Winner in 28:48. “F.O.B.s“, Friends of the Blog, Rick Platt and Greg Dawson posted a Top Ten Finish. Congratulations, Guys!
The CNU Oyster Point 5K showed speed between the raindrops, as 22 year old, Matthew Winkler raced away with victory over the 3.1 mile course in 17:09. Meantime, the Ladies’ Winner was Brooke Rowe with in a blazing 19:42.
Over at Virginia Wesleyan, the Project Athena Races came back in town. Raising funds for Cancer Survivors and getting dirty on a Cross Country/Road Run Mix was a lot of fun as I “got wet” for the cause as well. The Top Female for the 10K event was Grace Rich in 47:20, while August Sander, 20 year old member of Hampton Roads Running, was the Overall Champ in 40:36. So many of our “F.O.B.s” were there and was good to get reacquainted.
Away We Go!
Off Road seems to be the specialty of the week as the Marymont Cross Country Series this Friday & Saturday in Richmond, Saturday, the Chesapeake HS Invitational Cross Country Meet, followed up by Sunday’s Cody’s Crew 5K up in Manassas. Downtown fun means the Run/ Walk for the Law 5K at Town Point Park Sunday. The Peninsula is hopping with the Williamsburg Landing 5K Saturday, along with the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 5K in Newport News. Sunday offers up a “Marrow-Thon” 5K at William and Mary, part of the 21st annual Alan Buzkin Memorial Bone Marrow Drive. Let’s also mention the Mulberry Island Half Marathon and 5K near Ft. Eustis Saturday, and you have yourself a VERY busy weekend of Running in Hampton Roads.
As always, you can find out more about these races at kalerunning.com, tidewaterstriders.com, colonialroadrunners.org, and peninsulatrackclub.com.
As always, I can’t express how thankful we are you check out the Blog and share with your friends. I especially like your story ideas. Friend of the Blog, Sherry Celesia passed on info that Hampton Roads’ Pat Bowler took part in the Hallucination 100 Mile Ultra Race in Michigan two weeks ago. Bowler completed the “Woodstock Run” in 26:50:54, finishing 14th. That’s running for longer than a day! I heard conditions were wet for most of the run. I’ll try to see if I can get him to talk with us soon. Congratulations, Patrick!
With about six weeks until the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C, many of you are ramping up your mileage and wanted to remind those of you “going long” to be sure to refuel properly. Our “Friends of the Blog” recommend that for runs lasting longer than one hour, refuel every 25-30 minutes. Each person is different, so listen to your body signals so you can “go the distance”. Hope your training is going well!
You’ll always find my weekly blogpost here on WAVY.com. If you have an idea for a story or interesting race in the future, please let me know. You can hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a response at the end of this post.
Great Runs are coming soon. Maybe I’ll see you …“On The Run!”
On The Run from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding