CRR relay team excels again


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Creek Road Runners always show up for and show well in the Delaware Marathon relay. Last weekend’s race was no exception. Led by CRR Bill Rose, who ran a blazing fast 43:46 initial 6.55-mile leg, the 2015 edition of the Creek Road Runners team finished 8th overall out of 132 teams in the Refuel with Chocolate Milk 4 Person Relay. This was also good for a coed senior division win. The team’s total time was 3:11:47.

photo of Bill Rose photo of Christina Parsons
photo of Steve Tague photo of Bill Farquhar

Leg two was carried by CRR Christina Parsons (52:48), who three weeks earlier had run a PR in the Boston Marathon. A last-minute substitute for an injured CRR Mark Deshon, triathlete and CRR Steve Tague turned in a 49:16. Back in racing form again, CRR Bill Farquhar brought it all home with a strong 45:55.

photo of Natalie RosenbergIn the half-marathon, CRR Natalie Rosenberg finished 68th overall (out of 1,159) in 1:41:50, placing 4th in her age group (25-29). CRR Dave Schultz just squeaked under two hours with a 1:59:37. Wife CRR Christine Schultz came in a few minutes later at 2:05:52.

Congratulations to all!

Broad Street accomplishments


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photo of Andy HainesCRR Shawn Alexander completed the 10-mile course of the Broad Street Run this past Sunday in Philadelphia in 1:18:14. Newark Deputy City Manager and CRR Andy Haines shaved some time off his previous best with a PR in 1:30:22. CRR Beverly Jackey, recipient of the new-runner shirt giveaway at the 2014 “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New,” finished in a commendable 1:33:12. Well done, all of you.

In memoriam: CRR Robert Hodson


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photo of votive candleRetired UD biology professor and CRR Robert Hodson died of complications from pancreatic cancer on April 24.

photo of Robert HodsonBob was one of the original Creek Road Runners from the 1980s. In part, his obituary read, “Bob’s hobbies included being a scout leader, bird watcher, horticulturist, conservationist, runner, and biker. Bob ran for several decades in White Clay Creek as part of multiple running clubs.” He will be missed.

See obituary.

Trail Triple Crown this Saturday


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Trail Dawgs logoThe annual Trail Triple Crown races will start and finish at White Clay Creek State Park in Newark this Saturday, April 25, as listed below.

  • Half-marathon at 7:30 a.m. ($90 individual)
  • Marathon at 7:40 a.m. ($65 individual)
  • 10K at 10 a.m. ($45 individual)
  • 5K at 11:15 a.m. ($30 individual)
  • Triple – Half-marathon/10K/5K ($100 individual / $125 team)

Amenities include T-shirts, medals to marathon finishers, mugs to Triple Crown and first 100 half-marathon finishers, BBQ lunches. Awards to male and female overall, masters and age-group champions and team competition.

This event benefits the following faith-based homeless-shelter programs: Deep Roots, Meeting Ground, Newark Empowerment Center, Newark Area Welfare Committee, and Settlement House. Contact 302-731-4169 or email CRR John Mackenzie or visit


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