The few, the proud, the crazy ones willing to drive two and a half hours to Akron Falls…
OK, @pgxc-men and @pgxc-women, we’ll admit that it was a small group that made the trek—11 runners all told—and we were able to field only two teams by combining forces and running everyone down. Although team results aren’t up yet (individual results are at RunSignup, if I’m remembering right, the High Noon men’s Masters team took fourth, just out of the club challenge points, and the FLRC women’s Masters team took fifth.
But we still had a wonderfully enjoyable day together and ran some good races, with three people bringing home chocolate from individual top-three placements. Thanks to photographer Jamie Love (and her much better camera), we have some great shots from the race.
The U19 team’s Banyan Love was our top finisher, completing the 5K in 19:33 and following in-race instructions to outkick Masters team captain Adam Engst (two places back in 19:36). Then came Jean-Luc Jannink in 20:01, followed by Tristan Lambert in 20:42. Charlie Fay was next in 21:52, with U19’s Ben Lambert following him in 23:49 and Carl Franck completing the Masters team in 29:34.
The Masters women were led by Sandy Gregorich in 23:52, with Brenda Osovski close behind in 24:12. Louise Debefve was our sole Open runner in 25:57, and Patty Larkin completed the Masters team scoring in 28:05.
Banyan Love’s time was good for first place in the U19 division, Ben Lambert took third in U19, and Adam Engst took third in Vets. And yes, we all snagged the dark chocolate peanut butter cups because they’re the best.