After several years effectively out of competition due to medical issues (including one serious bike accident), CRR Steve Tague is unequivocally back! Yesterday, he led the way for the other eight Creek Road Runners at the Top of Delaware Sprint Triathlon, placing 14th overall out of 271 finishers. He won the men’s 55-59 age group in 1:04:54, placing 17th in the quarter-mile swim, 12th in the 11.4-mile bike (averaging just over 20 mph on the hilly course!), and 32nd in the 2.6-mile run at the Newark Reservoir and Mayor Redd Park trails, which includes a final 30-yard incline straight up the side of the reservoir hill (that’s serious theater).
CRR Rich Braun was the second of the fold to finish, placing 63rd overall in 1:15:41 on the basis of a strong bike leg (17th).
Three other Creek Road Runners took age-group awards on the day—CRR Dan Simmons, coming off an injury to win the 65-69s in 1:16:12, placing 65th; CRR Theresa Kauffman, who took second among the 50-54s in 1:19:46, placing 90th; and CRR Sue Barton, who took second in the 55-59s, rounding out the top 100 finishers in 1:20:38.
Other Creek Road Runners who finished were CRR Ryan German (1:21:38), CRR Jen Pyle (1:25:12), CRR Mary Braun (1:31:58), and CRR Bruce Hubbard (1:39:00), who deserves a big shout out for being the only one of the nine to have indicated “Creek Road Runners” as his registered team. Take a hint, everyone.