800 runners on cobblestones and around the Harbor was a little overwhelming, but I think the Falls Road Running Store pulled it off with their 3rd annual Gobble Cobble "6k." We think it was 3.85ish miles, for the record. Eric Benjamin is finishing up results but our top 3 ladies were:
1. Heather Tanner (sister of Melissa)
2. Denise Knickman
3. Alyssa Godesky
These three ladies ran extremely quick! Also making appearances were Steve Levin and newcomer PJ Martinez.
Due to the nature of Thanksgiving Day races, it's nearly impossible for me to know every race that was run, since I don't know where everybody is headed. I usually look at results from past years, but if you can send me a text or email with the name of the race you ran today (or over the weekend), I'd appreciate it!
So here are some other early results from the wire:
Melissa Majumdar made her 2012 racing debut in the Palatine Turkey Trot 2 Miler, finishing 2nd in 12:34 - absolutely unreal! She was hoping to run 7 minute pace. Doesn't look like that was a suitable goal! Arjun Majumdar ran the 5 miler, finishing 6th in 28:05. Great job both, and to Tarala on her first road race experience (she was spectating).
Somewhere in upstate New York, Diane Heiser ran a new road 5k PR of 18:07, finishing 2nd to "some Providence girl." In New Jersey, Steve Febish was 5th at the Dick Meighan 5k, running 16:11 just days after his breakout half marathon performance. Tim Burns on his run at Ashenfelter 8k in Ridgewood: "not good."
Dan Miranda and Patrick O'Rourke are both Long Island natives and both ran the Town Wide Fund of Huntington Thanksgiving Day 4 Miler. Waiting on results for that one. Collin Anderson finished 3rd in his 5k, in 17:29.
At the Towson Turkey Trot 5k, Eitan Halper-Stromber was 3rd in 17:15 and Drew Thivierge was 6th in 17:59. Over in Bel Air at their Turkey Trot, Luke Belford was 3rd in 17:06 and Alix Brusewitz posted a result, running 26:54.
In Pennsylvania, Tom Stott ran a course best 18:04, and Patty also ran her fastest time there, 24:27. Patty's brother Michael ran his first ever 5k - that's what it's all about!
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