Along with another University of Delaware professor, CRR Charlie Riordan has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Congrats, Charlie.
At the PNC Bank Run for MS on Thanksgiving Day, there were a few standout performances by Creek Road Runners.
CRR Dan Simmons could’t quite pull off his second double win in six days. However, he did win his age group (65-69) in the 10K with a 44:17. Simmons took second in his age group in the 5K by running a 22:41. Time for a well-earned rest…. Oh, yeah, there’s a cross-country race on Saturday. Simmons will undoubtedly be out there competing once again.
Two females each took an age-group first place. CRR Ann Jornlin, who converted to cycling as her primary sport several years ago and biked across the country this past summer, runs this race annually in what has become a family tradition. She won the 5K in the 60-64 age group with a 26:24. Ever-steady CRR Theresa Cannon-Kauffman won the 50-54 age group in the 10K with a 50:17.
Happy Thanksgiving to Creek Road Runners near and far. Here is a late-breaking result….
Self-proclaimed Creek Road Runners CEO CRR Matt Robinson won the “Entenmann’s Adams Run Development Turkey Trot.”
Robinson held off a stiff challenge from nine-year-old Maggie Robinson and 11-year-old Patrick Robinson. Matt gloats, “The Robinson family strategy [was] whoever beats dad does not get a donut. This was a more humane strategy than last year, when I pushed daughter Maggie into the neighbors’ hedge in the final 30 yards of the race.”
Here’s hoping that the elder Robinson will “compete” in this year’s “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New” trail run at Fair Hill, held annually on December 31. The rest of the assembled field will be counting on him for some more levity.
There was a nice opinion piece promoting running in the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle yesterday, written by our own CRR David Brond (CRR’s “Peach State Branch”). Check it out. Gobble, gobble, run, run!
Though Brond mentioned some other Turkey Trots, he failed to mention the local one here in Newark, which turned 40 yesterday and is becoming more and more of a Thanksgiving running tradition (read below).
A brave few Creek Road Runners came out to celebrate the 40th running of Newark’s Turkey Trot, in both 10K and 5K options.
It was a windy morning, but that didn’t deter CRR Dan Simmons (65-69) from picking up another age-group first in the 10K by running a 43:14, crossing the line 32nd out of more than 300 participants. CRR Mark Deshon ran a solid 42:29 and was the 25th finisher to cross the line. He was actually the first finisher in his age group (55-59) but was awarded the 2nd-place trophy because the awards were determined by chip times (see editor’s note below). CRR Theresa Cannon won her age group (50-54) in 50:08.
In the 5K, 20-year-old CRR Jordan Deshon ran a PR of 18:22 and placed 4th overall, taking 1st in the 19-24 age group because the top three finishers each received separate awards. CRR Dan Simmons couldn’t get enough Turkey Trot and won his age group in the 5K as well with a 22:39. On the female side, CRR Mary Braun came away with an age-group (50-54) 2nd place with a time of 27:36.
Editor’s note: Call it “old school,” but results posted on the Creek Road Runners site are based on gun times, not chip times.