Sallie Ford traveled back to her hometown to compete in the Virginia 10 Miler in Lynchburg, Virginia. Up against a stacked field and a tough course, Ford ran smart and passed three women in the last half of the race to place 7th overall (2nd American) in a time of 1:01:47. Her time bested her previous record of 1:01:54 set last year.
Ford (fourth from the left) on the podium.
Chris Post also raced in Lynchburg in the Virginia 4 Miler. Despite being busy with grad school, Post has stayed fit and placed fourth in a time of 21:19. Results of both races can be found below.
Results: Virginia 10 and 4 Miler
New RMR harrier, Bert Jacoby, won the Gene Arnold Memorial Pepsi 10K this past Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Jacoby sat back early and moved up during the race. Shortly after 5k Bert took the lead and powered away from the field, running consistent splits on a tough, rolling course. His time of 32:38 bettered his previous record by 11 seconds set back in 2010. This race was his final tune up before his fall marathon, where he will join fellow teammates Charlie Hurt and Thomas Adam in Chicago. Results can be found below.
Photo by Aaron Schwartzbard
Sarah Breevoort competed in the VHTRC Women’s Half Marathon Trail Run held in Fountainhead Regional Park, Virginia. Racing on a hot and muggy day, Breevoort ran strong on the hilly, single-track dirt trail to a third place finish in a time of 1:46:38. This was a strong fall opener for Sarah as she has struggled with injuries this past year. Results can be found below.
Results: 2012 VHTRC Women’s Half Marathon Trail Run
Thomas Adam and Charlie Hurt traveled to Rockville, Maryland to compete in the Parks Half Marathon. While Sarah raced in tough weather conditions Saturday, the men lucked out with great weather for their race on Sunday. Due to the nice weather and the downhill start to the race, the lead pack moved hard early. Adam and Hurt both held back and made a charge late in the race.
Adam in the final straight.
Adam was able to go from eighth place to third in the last five miles as runners faltered from the aggressive start. Thomas’ time of 1:09:06 was a slight improvement over his previous best set at the Columbus Half Marathon back in 2010.
Hurt running fast and relaxed.
Hurt, who trained through this race, ran strong and finished ninth in a time of 1:12:30. This was the last race for both men as they now finalize their preparations for the Chicago Marathon in four weeks. Results can be found below.
Results: 2012 Parks Half Marathon
Rachel Ward, Sallie Ford, Louise Knudson, and Ann Mazur competed in the largest all-women’s event in Virginia, the Women’s Four Miler. On a overcast, drizzling morning, the RMR women went to the front and never looked back. Ward pulled away early and ran 22:15, which was the fastest time since 1994. Ford pulled away from teammate Knudson in the final mile to run 23:06 while Knudson finished in 23:17. Mazur battled with Cayce Troxel most of the race, but was able to pull ahead in the end to round out the top four sweep in a time of 24:41. Results and a full recap of the race can be found below.
Mazur, Knudson, Ford, and Ward all smiles after the race.
Results: 2012 Women’s Four Miler
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