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.
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.