There were a couple recent popular racing events, at which a few Creek Road Runners excelled.
At the hugely attended Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Run for MS in Wilmington, there were two standouts from among our cohort. In the 5K, CRR Bruce Weber continued his dominance in the 60-64 age group with a win in 19:31, placing 17th overall out of 455 entrants.
Not to be outdone by all the younger, faster guys, CRR Doug Repetti repeated again by running both the 10K and the 5K on Thanksgiving morning. Repetti took first among the 70-and-overs in the 10K in 54:12. He took second in that same age group in the 5K, finishing in 26:59—a lot of running for one morning, no matter how you look at it.
Special mention goes to 12-year-old Lincoln Narvaez, son of CRR Martha Narvaez, who not only won his 13-and-under age group but placed 25th overall out of 318 competitors in the 10K with a 44:59. Super time for this up-and-coming runner; good coaching, mom.
In Newark’s annual Reindeer Run & Romp 5K, held on Dec. 3, CRR Luke Nigro finished 7th overall out of the 902 after-dark runners and won the 25-29 age group in a stellar 17:39. Well done, Luke.