The 11-day-long cloud cover finally broke this morning, as several Creek Road Runners took place in either the Delaware Marathon, Delaware Half-Marathon, or 4-Person Relay at Tubman-Garrett Park in Wilmington.
In the 26.2-mile race, CRR Andrew Weber finished 2nd in the 35-39 age group and 15th overall (out of 345 finishers), covering the marathon distance in a stellar 3:02:47 (under 7 minutes/mile)! Weber was the third Delaware resident to finish. CRR Barret Michalec finished 10th among the 35-39s and 46th overall in 3:27:19.
In the half-marathon, CRR Dan Weile took 3rd in the 40-44 age group and finished 41st overall (out of 892 finishers) in a fast 1:35:04. CRR Tripp Shenton finished 2nd among his peers in the 55-59 age group and 83rd overall in 1:43:25.
The Creek Road Runners team won the Senior Team division and placed 5th overall (out of 99 teams) in the 4-person relay (four 6.55-mile legs), covering the 26.2-mile distance in 2:53:49. CRR Keith Crispin got the team off to a good start in 42:33; CRR Mark Deshon, the most senior member of the group, turned in a respectable 46:47; CRR Bill Rose ran a 43:17—pretty close to a team-average time; and CRR Bill Farquhar blasted a fast 41:09 anchor leg. The team missed out on a fourth-place overall finish by a mere 16 seconds.
The average age of the four runners was 53, brought down quite a bit by the relative youngsters Crispin and Farquhar.
On Saturday in the Delaware Marathon Running Festival 5K, CRR Diane Kukich won the 60-69 age group, coming in 15th overall (out of 115 finishers) in 23:55. This was Kukich’s best 5K time in five years.