It was a big racing weekend for RMR as several harriers competed in Virginia, Tennessee, and Washington, DC.
The biggest performance came from Kent Pecora at the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, Tennessee. Pecora competed in the invitational 3000m steeplechase, shooting for sub 8:45, the Olympic Trials ‘B’ standard. The race went out fast, so Pecora patiently held back early on. Kent moved up during the race and finished strong, achieving his goal of hitting the ‘B’ standard and running a 10 second personal best of 8:40.39 for 6th place. Results and video of the race can be found below.
Results: 2012 Music City Distance Carnival
Back in Charlottesville, Seth Hutchinson and Louise Knudson took the men’s and women’s crown at the 4 The Wounded 5k. Hutchinson finished in a time of 15:08 and Knudson finished in a time of 17:53. This 5k was a final tune up for both Seth and Louise as they prepare to run the US Half Marathon Championships in two weeks. Results can be found below.
Results: 2012 4 The Wounded 5k
Thomas Adam traveled to Washington, DC to compete in the Komen Global Race for the Cure 5k. Adam battled with another competitor for most of the race but was able to pull away and take home the victory in the last mile, running 15:16. Results can be found below.
Ann Mazur toed the line at the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon in Loudon, Virginia. Mazur held off some late surges to take 2nd place in a time of 1:25:52. Results can be found below.