Notably absent from last Saturday’s Turkey Trot races here in Newark was CRR Andrew Weber. That’s because he ran the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday. The 40-year-old Weber placed 400th overall in a huge field, breaking the 3-hour mark in 2:59:44 and qualifying for the Boston Marathon in the process. Congratulations to him on a major accomplishment in his new age group.
In the Rothman Orthopedics 8K (rough metric equivalent of a five-mile race), part of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, 52-year-old CRR Bill Farquhar finished in 29:59, 4th in his age group and 122nd overall (out of 4,130 competitors). That’s a six-minute/mile pace for this speedy senior!
On Thanksgiving Day, the annual PNC Bank 10K and 5K races were contested in Wilmington, Del. Two of our, shall we say, more senior runners won their respective age groups, and another captured a third place.
Short-distance speedster CRR Bruce Weber (no relation to Andrew, except for similar fast-twitch acumen) took care of winning the 55-59 age group in 19:31. An annual racing event for her, CRR Ann Jornlin won the 65-69 age group with a 30:06.
In the 10K race, coming off having run both the Turkey Trot 10K and 5K just five days earlier, CRR Doug Repetti captured 3rd among the 65-69s in 52:50.
A week later in Newark, the 68-year-old Repetti took top honors in his age group in the Reindeer Run 5K with a solid 24:41.
Well done, each of you!