Man, what a bummer about Club Challenge, huh?
As I trudged home from Mt. Washington on Saturday afternoon, the cancellation seemed validated - unlike that one year they canceled and no snow came. Indeed, it was a serious storm! Of the dozen or so of us who made it up to the store for Tom Stott's Running Clinic, most of us had to abandon our cars and take the Light Rail downtown and walk home from there. Unless you're a badass like TD, who ran back from Mt. Washington. Boss.
But without the race, there went 50 results for this week!
On Presidents Day, Fiana Kumm raced the Great Aloha Run in Honolulu (must be nice). In the 8.15 mile race she finished 6th in 50:24 - an astounding 6:12/mi!
Out in Wisconsin, snow was welcome for Erin Feldhausen and her American Birkebeiner 50k cross country ski race. She completed the event for the 4th straight year, finishing in 4:10:23.
And down in Birmingham, Alabama, Liz Laseter won the Superhero 5k (part of the Mercedes Marathon weekend) in 19:14. Great job!
Our Purple Drink Athlete of the Week went to Erin Feldhausen!
There hasn't been much racing going on lately, and a lot of events have been postponed or canceled, but in the previous two weeks of PDAW awards, they've gone to Jen Koshy and Kaylyn Peck. The ladies are certainly rocking it in 2015, having taken home 6 of the 8 available PDAWs!
For the second year in a row we seem to really be taking it on the chin with a late and extended winter. Fortunately, the end should be soon (or so some of you try to reassure me). And it better be, because spring racing is just around the corner. In fact, this weekend is MARCH! So we have some events happening and the forecast looks like it will cooperate.
And if you want to see some pics from the little Snow Day adventure that Graham, Ploskonka and I had on Saturday during our long trek home, check them out!
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