Cold, cold Icicle results

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Once again this year, the runners at the Mayor’s Icicle Ten Miler in Wilmington got a 3.8-mile discount due to cold, icy conditions. Go figure. The race organizers again cut the course down last weekend to a 10K. Along with the Icicle race, there was also a Snowball 5K.

photo of Bruce Weberphoto of Steve TaguePlacing 19th overall out of 233 finishers was CRR Bruce Weber, who won the 55-59 age group and turned in a 41:00 10K time, remarkable given the super-cold temperatures. Placing third in that same age group was CRR Steve Tague, who ran a 46:42. Also noteworthy is that CRR Ryan German ran a 49:38.

photo of Holly Scottphoto of Theresa CannonOn the distaff side, Dover resident and CRR Holly Scott placed third among the 55-59s in 50:57.

In the Mayor’s Snowball 5K, CRR Theresa Kauffman won the 50-59s in 27:05, and she did do the second 5K loop as a “cool down” (literally).

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The few, the brave, the frigid…

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…or the crazy. You decide.

Record low temperatures greet 11 intrepid runners in the 19th annual “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New” trail run at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.

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New Year’s Eve day annual trail run

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CRR Bob Bennett promos the course with the 10th Anniversary t-shirt.

New Year’s Eve day is less than three weeks away. That means it’s time to start planning for the 19th annual “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New” trail run, to take place at 12 noon on Sunday, Dec. 31, at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, just over the state line in Maryland.

We’d kind of like to know ahead of time who will be participating this year, to help us better plan for the numbers. No, there won’t be a giveaway T-shirt this year, but we will do some kind of random giveaway to a lucky first-timer. Not familiar with the run? Check it out!

New start time this year: 12 noon! (So, don’t show up at 9 a.m., unless you want to wait three hours out in the cold or warm up with a rather quick marathon.) Woo-hoo! Should be warmer by noon.

So, shoot Mark Deshon an email to let him know you’re interested in the run, and he’ll be in touch.

Reindeer stampede

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Three Creek Road Runners fared particularly well in the annual Reindeer Run & Romp 5K in Newark on Friday night, part of Newark’s Winterfest community event.

photo of Bill Farquharphoto of Bill RoseFifty-year-old CRR Bill Farquhar led the way, finishing 7th overall out of 1,049 participants and winning the Masters category in a sparkling 17:35. Let’s just call him CRR’s “Rudolph.” Finishing 33rd overall and winning the 55-59 age group was CRR Bill Rose in 20:15.

Coming off a long running layoff due to a foot injury, CRR Diane Kukich got back in the groove by easily winning her age group (65-69) in 25:22.

CRR Theresa Kauffman was also a notable, having placed third in the 55-59 age group with a 27:04.

MS runners were no turkeys

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Four Creek Road Runners took age-group awards on Thanksgiving, during the annual MS Run 10K and 5K races.

In the 10K, CRR Doug Repetti ran a 50:34, finishing 136th out of 653 runners, and placing second among the 65-69s.

photo of Bruce Weberphoto of Ann JornlinIn the 5K, two CRRs won their respective age groups. CRR Bruce Weber continued his 5K dominance, winning the 55-59s in 19:17. He placed 20th out of 1,481 runners. CRR Ann Jornlin, who has made this an annual event for her and her family, won the 65-69s in 28:15.

CRR Mary Braun held up her end in the 55-59s, picking up a 3rd place finish in 27:13 in the 5K.