Seth Hutchinson and Sallie Ford both posted impressive performances in the Washington, DC area over the weekend.
Hutchinson traveled to Alexandria, Virginia for the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Miler. On a cool day with a bit of a headwind, Hutchinson started out conservatively but kept the leaders in his sights. Gradually he moved up and took the lead by the five mile mark, running the first half of the race in 25:56. From there Hutchinson was able to pull away from second and third with a strong 25:00 clocking over the final five miles. Hutchinson took home the victory in a time of 50:56, eclipsing his previous best by a second set back in 2011 at the Charlottesville Ten Miler. Results and an article about the race can be found below.
North of DC, Ford competed in the Pike’s Peek 10K in Rockville, Maryland. Fast times were waiting to be had as the weather was ideal and the race is well-known for being competitive and having a PR type of course. Ford got out nice and controlled the first mile then eyed a group of four women to go after over the next few miles. Ford was able to catch them and cruised through the 5k in 17:25.
After the halfway point, the pack broke up and Sallie took the opportunity to make a move. Ford kept her eyes up and looked for women coming back to her. In the end Ford crossed the line in a time of 34:37, which is 41 seconds faster than her college track PR set three years ago. Her efforts placed her 9th overall and 1st American in the highly competitive field. Results can be found below.
Results: 2013 Pike’s Peek 10k