Tripp does distance in Sweden

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photo of Tripp Shenton with medal in Stockholm

A happy Tripp Shenton after finishing in Stockholm Half

University of Delaware professor and CRR Tripp Shenton, on sabbatical from in Sweden, checked in recently to let us know he’s been having some fun at some big races over there.

On September 15, he ran the Stockholm Half Marathon in 1:47:02, which placed him in the top 25% of his age group.

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Massive starting line for Lidingöloppet 15K

More recently, he competed in the Lidingöloppet 15K, which is billed as the “largest cross-country race in the world.” He said that the trails in White Clay Creek State Park were a big help in his training but that it was still a tough race. Shenton finished in 1:21:23.

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Women run half marathons in New York and Baltimore

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Two CRRs recently completed half marathons in major city races, and by their respective finishing times, one wonders if they should become training partners.

photo of Flora PoindexterOn October 14, CRR Flora Poindexter ran the Staten Island Half Marathon, crossing the finish line in 2:23:30. She plans to do the Philadelphia Marathon soon. Just a week later, on October 20, CRR Rachel Strickland ran the Baltimore Running Festival Half Marathon, finishing in 2:22:13.

Congratulations, you two!

CRRs stomping grapes

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Three Creek Road Runners showed up in a big way for the Grape Stomper trail 5K at Paradocx Vineyard in nearby Landenberg, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 5.

photo of Andrew WeberCRR Andrew Weber placed second overall, out of 206 finishers, in 19:26, easily winning his 30-39 age group.

photo of Bill Rose59-year-old CRR Bill Rose was the first male masters finisher, placing 8th overall in 22:37.

photo of Natalie RosenbergCRR Natalie Rosenberg won the 30-39 age group, finishing 18th overall in 24:23.

photo of Christina ParsonsFinishing 32nd overall was the female masters winner CRR Christina Parsons in a time of 26:30.

It was also nice to see that CRR Chris Knight got into the action as well. Knight finished 41st in 27:31.

Delaware Distance Classic notables

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Along with 163 other finishers, five Creek Road Runners opted for distance on the first weekend this month, competing in the annual Delaware Distance Classic 15K on October 7. Notable were…

  • photo of Bill FarquharCRR Bill Farquhar, who finished 10th overall in 57:44 (crushing the hour mark) and winning the 50-54 age group.
  • photo of Robert HeskethCRR Robert Hesketh of the South Jersey Athletic Club, who finished 33rd in 1:08:42 (7th among the 55-59s).
  • photo of Doug RepettiCRR Doug Repetti, who took 3rd in the 65-69 age group and 60th overall with a time of 1:20:10, the first time he’s taken an age-group award in this particular race.
  • photo of Theresa CannonCRR Teresa Kauffman, who finished in 1:27:54 (4th among the 55-59s).
  • photo of Julie BrewerCRR Julie Brewer, who completed the 15K distance in 1:36:10 (8th among the 55-59s).

Congratulations to each of you distance runners!

Webers (A and B) and Kukich blitz Main St. Mile

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photo of Main Street Mile 2018 competitors

Andrew Weber (center) and Bruce Weber (in blue singlet at left) finish in the top ten.

Nearly 700 participants showed up on October 6 for the annual Main Street Mile, contested here in Newark on the straightaway between the east end of East Main and the Deer Park Tavern. There were three Creek Road Runners among the standouts in the race.

First of all, CRR Andrew Weber and CRR Bruce Weber (no relation, other than similar top-end speed) both cracked the top ten. “Weber A” finished 7th in 5:13.8 (5:12.9 chip), taking 2nd in the 30-39 age group, and “Weber B” finished 10th in 5:18.4 (5:16.9 chip) while winning the 50-59s and notching the highest age-grade score of any of the competitors at 85.1*.

The second highest age-grade score was turned in by CRR Diane Kukich at 83.1*, by virtue of her 7:41.0 finishing time (7:31.2 chip). Kukich won the 65-69 age group.

*A score between 80 and 89 is considered “national” class.