The ladies have ruled the roost in 2015, so it came as no surprise that on International Women's Day they would once again provide some top performances.
The Cupid's Crush 10k was originally scheduled for February 14th, but due to that week's super freeze the event was postponed to this past weekend. Mother Nature seemed hellbent on making sure it didn't happen as she dumped another substantial snow on the area on Thursday. Fortunately, the race was able to be held - but it was shortened due to a last minute course change. As such, I won't be counting these performances for our Top Times list because the race was significantly and admittedly short.
No matter though because everyone runs the same course! Ryan Stasiowski took the overall win in 34:30, and then Lillian Pinault finished 2nd in 41:08, ahead of Denise Knickman (3rd, 41:51) and Sara Damiano (4th, 42:18). Jen Sheely finished 7th in 45:07.
For the week, Lillian earned the Purple Drink Athlete of the Week award.
Kind of hard to believe that Club Challenge was only supposed to be two weeks ago. Last weekend, on the 1st of March, in addition to enduring a sleeting/ice storm, we had some folks go down to Salisbury to rep at the Tim Kennard River Run 10 miler. Graham Peck earned his first W of the year, running 54:54, besting runner-up Steve Febish (56:11). Terence Baptiste nearly finished 3rd, but I hear he tried to take a Gu in the last mile, couldn't open it because his hands were too cold, got passed and couldn't catch back up. He finished 4th right on 1:00:12. Matt Franco had a tummy-ache and ran an even split 1:03:56, somehow still finishing 10th. Kaylyn Peck was 2nd (to HCS Tori Berard) and Denise Knickman was 4th in 1:13:50.
The race of the day, and his first PDAW ever, went to Thom Ripley, who broke 70 minutes. Awesome work!
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