The 2023 USA Track & Field national Cross Country Championships were held on January 21 in Pole Green Park near Richmond, Va. Four Creek Road Runners competed in the Men’s Masters 8K race on a grassy, four 2K-laps course.
CRR Clark Ridge, competing for the Colonial Road Runners, finished 75th overall among the 174 masters competitors in 31:36. He was 24th among his 40-44 peers. Ridge is the son of CRR Doug Ridge.
Running with the Greater Philadelphia Track Club, CRR Bruce Weber was our second fastest runner. He finished 87th overall in 32:30 and placed 11th out of the 29 runners in the 60-64 age group. His age grade score was 80.1, which is considered “national class.” By age grade, Weber placed 59th overall.
CRR Bill Rose, running for the northern Delaware–based Pike Creek Valley Running Club (PCVRC), placed 24th in the 60-64 age group with a 35:34, finishing 118th overall.
In the 55-59 age group, CRR Keith Crispin, also running for PCVRC and placing 24th among his age group, placed 148th overall in 38:45.
Ridge, Rose, and Crispin all had age grade scores in the mid 70s, which is considered “regional class.”
A good showing for Creek Road Runners on the national stage. Congrats to each!