Was it the slightly cooler weather? Was it a net downhill? Are his treadmill workouts actually giving him an edge?

photo of Bruce WeberWhatever the key was, 58-year-old CRR Bruce Weber shaved significant seconds off of his typically fast (mid-19s) 5K times this past weekend at the Brew Works 5K in Wilmington. Placing second overall and taking the prize for the top master’s runner, Weber ran a 19:08, having been bested only by former University of Delaware standout Pat Boettcher, who is many years Weber’s junior.

Expect a great autumn racing year for this fast-twitch CRR.