It was a banner day, both weather-wise and results-wise, on Creek Road. Seven Creek Road Runners won their respective age groups, two recorded age-group seconds, and one took an age-group third among the 321 finishers.

photo of Bill Rose and Mark Deshon with YoUDee

CRR Bill Rose and CRR Mark Deshon share a podium moment with YoUDee.

Leading the way, with the best time of the day among our contingent was CRR Bill Rose, who placed 7th overall and won the 50-59s with a 19:58. New CRR Thomas Schumacher placed 11th overall and won the 30-30s in 20:25.  CRR Bob Taggart took the top spot in among the 70-79s with a 24:27. Another newcomer, CRR Christine Schultz, ran a 24:51 to win the 40-49s. CRR Becky George was the top finisher in the women’s 50-59s with a 26:27. CRR Bruce Hubbard and his wife, CRR April Anderson, took top spots in the 60-69s in 26:01 and 34:47, respectively.

CRR Mark Deshon (50-59, 21:20 – 15th overall) and CRR Bob Bennett (70-79, 26:31) took seconds in their respective age groups, and new recruit CRR Dan Weile finished 13th overall while taking third in the 40-49s with a 20:33.

Even Creek Road Runners kids got into the act.

Aaron George, son of CRR Becky George, made it a mother-son double with a first among the 13-19s, finishing 5th overall in 19:39. CRR Christine Schultz’s daughter Lawson helped complete a mother-daughter double with a win in the 12-and-unders with a 28:38. CRR Cole Galloway’s entire clan seemed to be spread out along Creek Road, with his son Nathan taking first in the 12-and-unders with a 20:11, good for 9th place overall, and his son Nick taking a third in the 13-19s with a 22:11. Cole ran a 21:59.

Also notable was the emergence of CRR Steve Tague, who ran a comfortable 22:39 in his first race since having heart surgery two years ago.  Glad you’re back!

As always, it’s great to see CRR Jim Fischer volunteering at the finish.

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