Trail Triple Crown races upcoming

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graphic of old lady dog runningFor real trail enthusiasts, the Trail Dawgs Athletic Club will host the annual Triple Crown trail races on April 26th at the Walter S. Carpenter Recreation Area of White Clay Creek State Park, off New London Road (Rt. 896) in Newark. “Unique” only scratches the surface as a description of this event.  Just ask organizer and CRR John Mackenzie how much fun these off-road races are.

You can run any of these races individually or participate in the Triple Crown (half, 10K, and 5K) either individually or as part of a three-person team. Proceeds benefit local homeless shelters. See the TrailDawgs website for details.

Here are the start times:
7:30 a.m. – Triple Crown Half-Marathon
7:40 a.m. – Delaware Trail Marathon (two loops of the half-marathon course)
10:00 a.m. – Triple Crown 10K
11:15 a.m. – Triple Crown Human Race 5K Run/Walk

Caesar Rodney awardees

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Three Creek Road Runners distinguished themselves in the 51st running of the Caesar Rodney Half-Marathon on Sunday, March 23.

photo of Holly ScottLeading the way with a win in the 50-54 age group was Dover’s CRR Holly Scott. She completed the course in 1:43:45 and finishing 292nd overall out of nearly 1,200 finishers. Very impressive.

photo of Dan SimmonsNewark’s CRR Dan Simmons claimed 2nd in the 65-69 age group with a solid 1:39:17, finishing 206th overall.

photo of Keith CrispinBlazing through the course and finishing 47th overall, Bear’s CRR Keith Crispin ran a 1:25:26 to take 4th place among a very competitive 45-49 age group.

Other notables: CRR Jay Coughenour ran a 1:31:24*, which is a good time for most, but he was obviously not running at his full potential. CRR Ryan German ran with Simmons most of the way but pulled ahead to finish in 1:38:10*.

*chip times (official times were not available)

A doubly victorious acronym

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photo of Tripp Shenton after Yeungling Shamrock MarathonPRBQ—What could be better at age 53! And no four-leaf clover required.

That’s probably what CRR Tripp Shenton is feeling like today. He ran the Yeungling Shamrock Marathon, held today in Virginia Beach, in a personal best (PR) of 3:28:59. That time was also a Boston-qualifier (BQ) for Shenton, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Delaware. He finished among the top 10 percent of the field, placing 277th out of 2788 finishers. Plus, what could be cooler than having your name printed right above your race number?

Congratulations! On to Boston.

Still running, and scattering neutrons in the process

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photo of Henry GlydeUniversity of Delaware’s Unidel Professor of Physics and Astronomy and longtime CRR Henry Glyde was recently named a fellow of the Neutron Scattering Society of America for his research, which focuses on neutron scattering, low-temperature physics, and quantum fluids and solids. See story.

A native of Canada, Glyde has been running in this area for more than three decades. CRR Mark Deshon recalls meeting Glyde in the early 1980s. “He would run intervals with CRR Bob Bennett and me on the Newark High track, and neither of us could keep up with him for the entire workout. His last name accurately describes how easily he ran on the track.”

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