We’re transitioning from winter into spring once again, and there have been a few notable racing achievements this month.
On March 13, at the 21st annual Logan House 5K in Wilmington, CRR Bruce Weber was one of several competitive senior runners to finish well up in the overall results. Weber finished 5th overall and 2nd among the 60-64s in 20:18. Among the 60-year-olds, there were four runners in the top 12 of the race, all under 7-min./mile pace. Looks like this is perhaps the strongest 10-year age group of all the northern Delaware–area men runners.
On March 19 in Virginia Beach, 77-year-old CRR April Anderson completed the Yeungling Shamrock 5K in 1:05:28, placing 3rd among 18 participants in the 75-79 age group in this, the 50th anniversary of the Shamrock Marathon Weekend of racing, a mega-event on the East Coast. She also placed 3rd among her age-group peers in the March 20 local Fusion Run for the Buds 5K.
On March 26, in the First State Half Marathon, Newark native and CRR Clark Ridge, son of veteran CRR Doug Ridge, was the top master’s runner, clocking a 1:17:16 and finishing 5th overall. Newark’s 42-year-old CRR Andrew Weber (right) placed 16th overall in 1:23:11 and won the men’s 40-49 age group (as Ridge, who is also 42, took top honors).
And much like the Eveready Energizer bunny, CRR Doug Repetti just keeps going and going. In the same race, the septuagenarian won the 70-and-over age group with a time of 1:59:53, placing him 131st overall out of 331 competitors and 55th among the 103 men’s masters.
Congratulations to all!
Now, on to warmer weather.