RMR had seven athletes compete in two cities in three competitions this weekend.
Close to Charlottesville, Lee Gabler, Joel Hess, and Sallie Ford showed a little bit of speed in the Bruce Barnes Mile. The race got out hard as the leader went out in around 57 seconds for the first quarter mile. Gabler went out more controlled the first part of the race, sitting in second. While Gabler wasn’t able to catch first the second half of the race, Lee improved upon his time and place from the year before, finishing 2nd in a time of 4:12 (last year he ran 4:22 for 3rd). Hess had a solid outing as well. Although he was a few seconds slower than last year, he moved up one place, finishing 4th in a time of 4:33.
Sallie Ford finished her spring season with a bang as she won the women’s title and broke the course record, running 4:48. It was the first time a woman has dipped under five minutes for the race. Last but not least, RMR’s very own Harry Landers ran an impressive 5:16 mile. Not too shabby for a 60 year old. Results can be found below.
Results: 2013 Bruce Barnes Mile
In Williamsburg, Virginia, runners turned triathletes Sarah Breevoort and Vicky Schandevel competed in the Jamestown International Triathlon. The event consisted of a 1500m swim, 40k bike, and 10k run. Breevoort secured the top spot in her age group with a great day on the bike, distancing herself by almost five minutes from her next closest competitor on that leg alone. Schandevel was consistent across the disciplines, finishing 2nd in the swim, 3rd in the bike, and 2nd in the run to take runner-up in the same age group. Overall, Breevoort finished 5th in a time of 2:15:01 and Schandevel finished 6th in a time of 2:20:44. Results can be found below.
Melissa Rittenhouse traveled with Sarah and Vicky and decided to do the Bacon Street Run for Mental Health 5k, also held in Williamsburg. Rittenhouse came away with the victory in a time of 19:44. A blog post with the results can be found below.