From flat road 5Ks to grueling trail marathons, the Creek Road Runners have been active at the end of the summer.
This past Saturday CRR Dan Simmons won his age group (65-69) at the 37th Annual Bottle & Cork Ten Miler in Dewey Beach with a 1:13:23, placing 55th overall out of 359 runners. Simmons recently completed the popular Annapolis Ten Mile Run in 1:14:34. In doing so, he placed 2nd out of 34 in his age group and 240th out of the more than 3,400 runners at that race.
CRR Tripp Shenton also ran the Bottle & Cork Ten Miler, coming in with a time of 1:16:51, good for 64th overall.
This past Sunday, CRR Cole Galloway ran Stumpy’s Marathon, a difficult trail marathon in the nearby Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, organized by the Trail Dawgs. Galloway ran with his son, Nathan, and managed a 6:05 finish. A long time to be out on the trail on a warm day, but he said there were, “lots of food, friendly smiles, and encouragement at each pitstop.” He added, “Overall even more wonderful given that this is and has always been a free event.”
CRR Mark Deshon (50-59) and CRR Bob Taggart (70+) each won their respective age groups at the Cindy Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research 5K on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Deshon’s time was 20:32 and Taggart’s 24:47 for the flat course.
Wait, there’s more!
CRR Jay Coughenour qualified for the Boston Marathon with an insanely good 3:02:12 at the Lehigh Valley “VIA” Marathon, held last Saturday. Congratulations! At the same venue, CRR Keith Crispin ran the half-marathon in 1:29:04—a super time. There weren’t many spectators along the way. In fact, of the course, Coughenour said, “It was like running Creek Road for 26.2 miles.”
On the distaff side, CRR Theresa Kauffman won her age group in the Charm City 20-Mile NCR Trail Race in Hunt Valley, Md., on September 1 and last Saturday won her age group in the Diamondman Sprint Duathlon (biking and running) at Lums Pond in 1:48:43. Well done!