Mackler 5K results

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The Annual Scott Mackler 5K was contested on October 21. This race continues in memory of CRR Scott Mackler who had battled ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for years before his death and added significantly to the quest to find a cure, not only through his own research, but through the proceeds from this race—the toughest road 5K in Delaware.

Molly Shay, 12-year-old daughter of CRR Mike Shay, came away as the female winner on the day, placing 25th overall out of 157 finishers while posting a time of 25:27. The younger Shay has been coached (seemingly quite successfully) by CRR Diane Kukich.

germanIn the men’s field, CRR Ryan German won the 40-49 age group, placing 10th overall in 22:38.

Congratulations to both of you.

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Baird blasts Homecoming 5K

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photo of Jo Baird finishing Homecoming 5KThe photo may look like she has sprouted wings and an extra pair of legs, but it is just CRR Jo Baird’s strong and determined finishing kick, as YoUDee—the University of Delaware mascot—peers over her shoulder while she finishes the UD Homecoming 5K last Wednesday. Baird was the second overall finisher and top woman, crossing the line in 18:44.

CRR Bruce Weber trailed Baird by just seven seconds, clocking a 18:51 in third place as the top master’s runner. CRR Bill Rose finished 13th overall and took third in the 50-59 age group with a 20:32. CRR Doug Repetti took second place among the 65-69s in 25:21.

photo of Anja Leefeldtphoto of Becky GeorgeCRR Anja Leefeldt took first in the 40-49 age group in 25:29, less than three seconds off the finishing time of the woman who took the top master’s place. (Leefeldt’s chip time was actually three seconds faster than the top master’s chip time, meaning she’ll have to get closer to the starting line in the future.) CRR Becky George took third in the 50-59 age group in 26:34.

Great results for Baird, who was training for the Marine Corps Marathon, and for many of the other Creek Road Runner women at this race. CRR Christine Schultz even raced in her UD-colored Homecoming tutu!

Shenton does distance in Sweden

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photo of Tripp Shenton with medal in Stockholm

A happy Tripp Shenton after finishing in Stockholm Half

University of Delaware professor and CRR Tripp Shenton, on sabbatical from in Sweden, checked in recently to let us know he’s been having some fun at some big races over there.

On September 15, he ran the Stockholm Half Marathon in 1:47:02, which placed him in the top 25% of his age group.

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Massive starting line for Lidingöloppet 15K

More recently, he competed in the Lidingöloppet 15K, which is billed as the “largest cross-country race in the world.” He said that the trails in White Clay Creek State Park were a big help in his training but that it was still a tough race. Shenton finished in 1:21:23.

Women run half marathons in New York and Baltimore

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Two CRRs recently completed half marathons in major city races, and by their respective finishing times, one wonders if they should become training partners.

photo of Flora PoindexterOn October 14, CRR Flora Poindexter ran the Staten Island Half Marathon, crossing the finish line in 2:23:30. She plans to do the Philadelphia Marathon soon. Just a week later, on October 20, CRR Rachel Strickland ran the Baltimore Running Festival Half Marathon, finishing in 2:22:13.

Congratulations, you two!

CRRs stomping grapes

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Three Creek Road Runners showed up in a big way for the Grape Stomper trail 5K at Paradocx Vineyard in nearby Landenberg, Pa., on Friday, Oct. 5.

photo of Andrew WeberCRR Andrew Weber placed second overall, out of 206 finishers, in 19:26, easily winning his 30-39 age group.

photo of Bill Rose59-year-old CRR Bill Rose was the first male masters finisher, placing 8th overall in 22:37.

photo of Natalie RosenbergCRR Natalie Rosenberg won the 30-39 age group, finishing 18th overall in 24:23.

photo of Christina ParsonsFinishing 32nd overall was the female masters winner CRR Christina Parsons in a time of 26:30.

It was also nice to see that CRR Chris Knight got into the action as well. Knight finished 41st in 27:31.