Forget Terrific Lady Day, it's been Awesome Lady Week! The women in our group showed grace and strength in their performances over the weekend. Here are some of the highlights:
Suzanne Hurst (happy birthday!) won the Dreaded Druid Hills 10k in 41:55. Besides being a great time on a difficult course, any time you're able to post a win is a plus. Kristin Bremer made it out to her first TNT last week, and promptly went and cruised to a runner-up finish at DDH. I mentioned newcomer Andrew Hill's performance, but forgot to shout out Cory Donovan on his run. Great job guys!
Sunday was the Baltimore Women's Classic "5k" (which was almost 0.2 miles short). Nevertheless, the race is the race, and Megan DiGregorio finished 3rd behind some top competitors. Amy Horst was 5th, and Denise Knickman finished 10th. Lillian Pinault and Marci Benda finished just a few seconds apart at 17th and 18th.
In the world of triathlon, Alyssa Godesky finished 2nd amateur at the inaugural REV3 Will.I.Am-sburg in Virginia, in a new PR of 4:50:39 - despite a (very) long swim. She used a monster bike and terrific run split to propel herself into very elite status. Congrats!
In Columbia, Big Tom Stack(ed) finished 5th overall at the Celebrating Heroes Sprint Triathlon, which was good enough to earn him some ducats.
Up in Boston, Nina and Andy Olson ran the B.A.A. 10k. They ran together for the first half before Nina blazed Andy to the finish. And out in Seattle, Scott Maurer, Jen Koshy, and Colin Brooks all took on the Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon. Looked like a lot of fun!
Our Purple Drink Athlete of the Week went to Suzanne for her great win on the most difficult course of all Jim's races.