The Latest Running News and Notes in Hampton Roads ! We call it “On the Run’ with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
Neither Rain, Snow, nor getting hit by a Car can stop me from sharing the good Running News in the “757″.
It’s true- I was hit by a driver ten days ago who was texting. I have been rehabbing and being very careful with short runs, riding my bike, and some light weight work. Luckily, I’m still going and happy to shine some light on what’s happening around the area. Even though i was wearing bright clothes, the moral of the story is – PLEASE “W82TXT”. Meantime, we’re here for the party- the Running party, that is. So, let’s take a look around and like Marvin Gaye once sang “What’s Goin’ On” in Hampton Roads!
A Quick Look Back At some Pretty fast Times!
March 29th was speedy, fun times for Kevin White at the Colon Cancer 5K. The Virginia Beach Masters Runner was the Overall winner in 17:23. Meantime, good friend of the Running blog, Kelly Borkman was the Ladies Champ with a 21:39.
On the Peninsula, bad weather had postponed the 2nd Annual Knights of Columbus 10 Mile Run for the Heart back in January but, this past weekend temperatures were just right. Meagan Hutchinson took the Ladies title with a swift 1:21:09. Douglas Marshall was the first to the tape in 1:03:44. Out in Suffolk, Good friend of the blog, Ryan Carroll smoke the Bon Secours 5K in 15;46. Elizabeth Lawson was the Women’s Champ in 21:38. Wait, there’s More!
At Chesapeake city Park, Vincente Rivera won the CASA Superhero 5k. his time of 21:38 was the best for the guys, while Portsmouth’s Jennifer Gildea topped the girls in 23:00. Nice work! Just up the Road, the 20th Annual Queens Lake 5K Run at New Quarter Park went off well this past Saturday. Lots of your Running Friends posted “Fast Times”, like 65 year old, Larry Coley who ran a 20:39 to set an Age Group Record. Victor Fleming blazed the 3.1 mile course in 16:24. the always strong Runner, Pamela Lovett led the Ladies in 20:29. Great job all around
The Purple Stride 5K this past weekend went to John Brountas , who won the event in 19:53. Keeping the Ladies at bay was Devon McCarty with a sizzling 22:18.
What’s on the Horizon or, what Races are Coming Up!
Wanna go Long? How many times have we Runners heard that? If you are wanting a great distance race, our friends at Mettle Events offer up the Dismal Swamp Stomp Half Marathon. I always enjoyed this race. Ann Hupp knows how to throw a good party with a thirteen mile run thrown in to make it interesting. Check out mettleevents.com for more.
Do you feel like hitting the road this weekend? Jamestown is the place to be for the Jamestown 4-H 10k run. The 6.2 mile run begins at the 4-H Camp. Also this weekend, check out a little drive to Wakefield A week later at the Mariners Museum on April 19th, the JLHR Race for a Better Place 5K & 8K begins at 8:30am. The very same day, the action gets hot and heaving in Williamsburg with the Clara Byrd Baker Relay Team 5k. You can hit the beach at the Surf’s Up 5K at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The race starts at 17th Street. You can always check peninsulatrackclub.com, tidewaterstriders.com, and colonialroadrunners.org for more details. See??? PLENTY of Great races are available to you!
Throwback Thursday, Anyone?
Many people LOVE Throwback Thursday, so for you, we pulled an interview with Michelle harde-Smith, who has run now close to 75 Marathons, including one in All Seven Continents. enjoy the memory…”On The Run!”
Hope your training is going well. we’ll alway try to keep you in the know for what’s happening in Hampton roads. if you have a story idea or just want to leave feedback here, PLEASE DO! come back and visit us here on WAVY.Com. Maybe, I’ll catch you….“On The Run!”
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