Several RMR harriers put their racing shoes on Thanksgiving day morning all over the east coast.
Charlotte Browning took 2nd place at the prestigious Manchester Road Race in Manchester, Connecticut, clocking a time of 25:14 over the 4.76M course.
Results: 2013 Manchester Road Race
Sean Keveren placed 4th overall in a time of 25:02 at the Boulevard Bolt 5 Mile Run in Nashville, Tennessee.
Results: 2013 Boulevard Bolt 5 Mile Run
Rachel Ward stayed local and won the women’s title at the Boar’s Head Turkey Trot. Her time of 16:48.8 also placed her second overall.
Results: 2013 Boar’s Head Turkey Trot
Sallie Ford placed 2nd at the Drumstick Dash 5K in Roanoke, Virginia in a time of 17:53.44.
Results: 2013 Drumstick Dash 5K
Bert Jacoby placed 8th overall in a time of 15:52 at the Fredericksburg Turkey Trot.
Results: 2013 Turkey Trot
Lee Gabler placed 8th overall in the Townwide Fund Thanksgiving Day 4M Run in Huntington, New York, running 21:53.
Results: 2013 Townwide Fund Thanksgiving Day 4M Run
RMR was represented in all three races in Richmond, Virginia this past weekend. Rachel Ward started off the day in the HCA Virginia 8k. Ward competed well and was able to distance herself from two other women to finish second overall in a time of 26:45. Sallie Ford was up next in the American Family Fitness Half Marathon. Early on Ford found a woman she had run with the year before, and they worked together to keep a solid pace throughout the race. Ford negative split the race, starting around 6:15 pace and ending close to 5:40 pace. Sallie finished 7th in a time of 1:18:25, just 10 seconds off her PR from the year before. Dave Hryvniak was the final harrier to start in the Anthem Richmond Marathon. Hryvniak ran the first half conservatively and felt great through 16-17, but unfortunately the wheels came off after. Dave salvaged a solid effort nonetheless, running 2:34:18 for 9th place. Results can be found below.
Results: 2013 Richmond 8k, Half, and Full
Sallie Ford and Thomas Adam made the quick trip north to Washington, DC to compete in the Run for the Parks 10k. The course was out and back and very flat. The weather was perfect temperature-wise, but a stiff headwind on the way back made for a difficult second half of the race.
Ford stuck with two other women for the first half of the race, then made her move mile four to pull away from both of them. Ford ended up breaking the tape in a time of 35:58, 30+ seconds ahead of the second woman. This was Ford’s last tune up race before her peak race, the Richmond half marathon, in two weeks.
Adam also was in a pack of three at the halfway point, but had to battle one of the guys all of the way to the finish before just pulling ahead on the final straight. Adam finished 8th in a time of 31:58. Results can be found below.
Results: 2013 Run for the Parks 10k
Charlotte Browning traveled to New York City to run in the highly competitive NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5k. The race featured several Olympians and numerous NCAA national champions (Browning included). In her first 5k road race of her career, Browning mixed it up with the best of them and finished 13th in a time of 16:23. Results can be found below.
Results: 2013 NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5k