Weber has big day in Big Day 5K

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photo of Bruce Weber running the Big Day 5KRunning on his “home course” in Wilmington, CRR Bruce Weber placed 6th overall in the Big Day 5K and 2nd in the 50-59 age group. The former Harvard track star’s time was a sparkling 19:08 on the out-to-Rockford-Park-and-back course.

Bruce enjoyed the run but wished his two kids had been there to cheer him on. “The race went by my house,” he said, “but neither of my two teenagers could see fit to come out onto the front lawn and cheer on old dad. My wife Teri and dog were there to support me, though.”

Thanks to Teri (and man’s best friend) for the photo.

“Icemen,”…well not really

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Normally, the annual mid-January Icicle Ten Miler in Wilmington is as much a challenge due to the weather and conditions as it is because of the distance. This year was a big El Niño exception. Warm temperatures may have even caused some problems in the other direction. Not so for two “Icemen,” though.

photo of Barret Michalecphoto of Doug RepettiOut of the 363 finishers, CRR Barret Michalec finished 40th overall, placing 3rd in his age group (35-39) with a wonderful time of 1:10:13. CRR Doug Repetti took 2nd in the 65-69s, placing 107th overall, with a 1:21:32. Repetti was just 8 seconds off winning his age group outright. Congratulations to both of you.

Seconds, anyone?

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New Year’s Day has come and gone, and some even felt the necessity to fit in an initial race. In the local Hangover Helper 5K, a couple age-group awards were won by Creek Road Runners.

photo of Andrew Weberphoto of Christine SchultzCRR Andrew Weber came in second in the 30-39 age group with a 19:11, finishing 6th overall out of 112 participants. CRR Christine Schultz also came in second in her age group (40-49) with a 26:12 and finished 21st overall.

photo of Dave SchultzChristine’s husband, CRR Dave Schultz, took a third in the 50-59s in 24:08 and was 12th overall. For the Schultzes, this was a good showing, a day after they had run in the “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New.” Their daughter, Lawson, won the 20-and-unders at age 14 with a 26:57. Of course, not having run the previous day, she was fresh.

Recap: 17th annual “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New”

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CRR Mark Deshon enjoys the end of another completed “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New.”

The powerful El Niño that is in play this winter in the U.S. made this—the 17th annual “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New”—trail run at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area one of the most comfortable, if not the most, in the history of the event, weather-wise. Despite two days of rain leading up to today, the course was not nearly as muddy as it could have been.

For the third consecutive year, the event attendance record was broken. With the addition of 11 “newbies,” a record 25 people (and one eager canine) came out to run/jog/walk all or part of the loop course.

See full story.

CRR CEO UD AD

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photo of Matt RobinsonSounds like alphabet soup, does’t it? No, it’s not the latest social media abbreviation.

Our very own self-appointed “CEO” CRR Matt Robinson has been named acting director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation services at the University of Delaware, effective Dec. 31, 2015—the day of our annual “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New” trail run.

Coincidence? Not a chance.

photo of Jim Fischer tracksideMaybe now in his new role (while he’s there), he can do for UD what he’s done over the past several years for Creek Road Runners—provide hands-off leadership. However, having said that, for his first order of business, most Creek Road Runners feel strongly that his first and foremost order of business should be to right a wrong by reinstating the men’s DI running programs at UD and bringing back beloved former UD coach and CRR Jim Fischer.

A pipe dream? Maybe. But never doubt the spirit and influence of a man who appoints himself as a “CEO.”

Robinson replaces Eric Ziady, who announced he was stepping down from the post. Congratulations, Matt!

Read Kevin Tresolini’s article in the News Journal.
Read the University of Delaware announcement.

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