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photo of Bill RoseTwo other runners, CRR Bill Rose and his daughter Ally also made it out to Fair Hill yesterday to help close out 2020 by running the “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New” 4.67-mile trail loop.

The elder Rose had done ten of these annual runs from 2006 to 2019. This was his 11th. This was Ally Rose’s fourth, having participated in 2015, 2017, and 2018. She missed the run last year because she was on a plane to China. Fortunately, she was back this year and really wanted to run it again, if for no other reason than to keep her dad honest!

photo of Bill and Ally RoseThey wondered if they would see other CRRs while there. They didn’t, so, in essence, it became great father-daughter time—finishing stats unimportant.

“We thought we would be running in the rain, but the rain ended just before we started,” Bill commented. “With no rain and no wind, we were overdressed for the 46-degree temperture. The uphills on this course get bigger every year. We had a very nice run, even though there were no doughnuts or sparkling cider at the finish. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!”

Rose plans to organize the 2021 run, to include the doughnuts and bubbly.