It was another great spring morning for racing in Roxbury! In our traditional Saturday-before-Monday Boston Marathon, we ran the 2.4 mile course up Chalybes. Even with marathon training, that hill does not get easier! Congratulations to winners David Hunt, in 13:07, and Theresa Krebs, in 15:33! Race Director, Scott "all about the" Benjamin continues his streak of amazing performances in what can only be described as an epic season to date. Also applause to Janet who continues to put up great results. We are psyched to see you guys running well! What did you do in the off season? Nice to see Emma back for a second week of racing. We hear she plays soccer to train for running and runs to train for soccer. John (rather, John's trainer) gave Bob's shadow the week off. No word on what the shadow did with his free time. Larry, Ross, and Russ continued their rivalry this week with Larry emerging this week's winner.
Welcome back, Harry! And Dudley, of course. We missed you both. If barking at the starting line is an indicator, Dudley was much happier to be back in Roxbury than Harry! Not sure how he felt after running all the hills, though. Both seemed excited for sandwiches and bacon at the Market. Overheard: Sheldon saying something about "knee warmers." He was immediately ignored. Dan looked great in an orange so bright it could not be ignored. Happy birthday, Steve, who celebrated by starting and timing this week's race. For those who missed it, his gift was Paul buying him a cup of coffee. (It was a gift for all of us, really.)
Bon voyage to the Goodmans who are soaking up sun in the Bahamas. We just hope they have the same as weather on the ski slopes a couple weeks ago. Team Scannell is going to start keeping bees. We're just waiting for them to show up in matching "Stingers" team singlets. Congratulations to all our runners who took on the Boston Marathon this week! We know it was a hot one and we hope you kept your cool. More than one person has noticed and mentioned that there are some drivers who are not interested in sharing the road with runners on Saturday mornings. In fact, we've had several near-misses in recent weeks where only due to quick thinking and quicker feet have runners escaped getting hit. Even though you are running with the group, please be careful! Stay aware of everyone around, be it runner, cyclist, or driver. Keep your cool and be nice. No sense avoiding a bumper if you're making contact with a fist instead.
Next week, we'll run Down Ranney and Up Hemlock. See you there!
|Roxbury Race Series 2012 - Race #9 - April 14, 2.4 miles|
|Order of Finish|
|30||John A. Adomelis||57||17.24||7.15|
|65||Lee Anne Zarger||55||26.29||11.02|
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