Repetti doubles his turkey pleasure

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photo of Doug RepettiThe 45th annual Turkey Trot races in Newark saw Creek Road Runners garner four first place age-group awards; CRR Doug Repetti earned half of them, winning the 65-69 age group in both the 10K (50:34) and the 5K (24:30).

photo of Steve TagueCRR Steve Tague led the way in the 10K with a 46:25, placing 31st out of 176 finishers. At press time, there was no way of knowing how he did in his age group, because it seems that didn’t get recorded. Hmmm. Don’t want anyone to know how old you are, eh? We get it. Of course, there were other notables who are not that young anymore too.

CRR Theresa Kauffman captured 2nd among the 55-59s in the 10K with a 53:58, while CRR Julie Brewer turned in a 1:01:16.

photo of Mark DeshonIn the 5K, CRR Mark Deshon ran his best 5K time of the year, winning the 60-64s and placing 12th overall out of 444 finishers, with a 21:02. This race completed a “run” of 4-for-4 age-group wins in local races for Deshon in 2017. CRR Mary Braun finished 3rd among the 55-59s in 27:58. Multiple-state-record-holder CRR Bob Taggart placed 2nd in the 75-and-over age group in 31:10.

photo of April AndersonThe fourth and final win on the day was CRR April Anderson’s, as she took the 5K’s 70-74 age group in 37:52.

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45th Turkey Trot to be run

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Newark Turkey Trot 10K/5K cartoonNext Saturday, Nov. 18, the Newark community will gather, pre-holiday eating, to run in the 45th Annual Turkey Trot 10K and 5K races on Barksdale Road. The 10K will start at 9:00 and the 5K at 10:30.

This classic road race provides variety in both its one-loop and two-loop choices, with mild (but sufficiently challenging) hills and but a few turns.

Register now online and save (before Nov. 15 at noon). Want to run both races? Save even more. Day-of registration begins at 8:00.

Latest highlights from 3 races

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Three recent October local races saw a few standout performances by Creek Road Runners.

photo of Bruce Weberphoto of Bill RoseIn yesterday’s rain-drenched Caffé Gelato Waffle Cone Ten Miler in Newark, CRR Bruce Weber placed 11th overall out of 161 finishers, winning the 50-59 age group in 1:03:29. And he says he’s really a short-distance guy. Not far behind him was CRR Bill Rose, finishing 21st and taking third in the same age group, in 1:05:53. Race host and CRR Ryan German clocked a commendable 1:16:59, and CRR Andrew Brett ran a 1:18:22, finishing 61st and 65th, respectively.

photo of Andrew Weber finishing 5Kphoto of Mark DeshonOn Saturday, CRR Andrew Weber (see photo, achieving liftoff) finished 2nd overall out of 213 runners in Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County’s Halloween Hustle 5K, crossing the line in 18:01 and winning the 30-39 age group. CRR Mark Deshon managed a 21:47 while winning the 60-69 age group and placing 14th. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

On Oct. 22 in the annual Scott Mackler 5K, the toughest road 5K in Delaware, CRR Ryan German placed 2nd among the 30-39s and 15th overall out of 182 finishers in a very respectable 23:59.

Keeping up with the Webers

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photo of Bruce Weber finishing SIBOS 5K in TorontoWhile many Creek Road Runners were enjoying success right here in Newark, the two unrelated Webers were off in major cities testing themselves.

CRR Bruce Weber (shown at right) ran the SIBOS 5K (a 6 a.m. start) in Toronto before attending a business conference on October 18. His 19:12 is a good race time for the 56-year-old.

photo of Andrew WeberCRR Andrew Weber finished 17th overall in the Baltimore Running Festival Half-Marathon and took second place among the 35-39s in 1:23:15.

Well done, both of you!

Upcoming event, special CRR pricing

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Caffé Gelato waffle cone logoThe annual Caffé Gelato Waffle Cone 10 Miler and 5K run/walk (new this year) will be held on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 9 a.m. The 10 Miler is the quintessential Creek Road run, as the course takes you out Creek Road along White Clay Creek all the way up into Pennsylvania’s White Clay Preserve before reversing course and heading back to Newark. The event includes a buffet brunch afterward.

You can register online for the ten miler at a pre-registration cost of $40 (by noon on Thursday, Oct. 26) or day-of cost of $50, but Caffé Gelato owner and CRR Ryan German is offering a special price of $20 to all official Creek Road Runners. Simply email Ryan and say “I’m a Creek Road Runner and I want to register for the event.” Then bring $20 with you to the registration table during the day of the event and indicate when you register that you are an official “Creek Road Runner.”

Creek Road Runners thank Ryan for this generous offer!