Monday, July 14, 2014

RCGC Urban Cross Country Series Race #1 Recap

The 2014 Urban Cross Country Series  kicked off at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood this past Thursday July 10. The series was moved to Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood after Summitview Park turned the iconic course designed by Stacy Osborne into an unintended Steeplechase with a .25 mile trench. About 45 runners plus showed up to race on the 3.1 mile course in sunny conditions. It also may have been the hardest cross country courses since the race was held at French Park made even harder by a few wasps who harrassed a few runners near the ballfields. Also, a few runners zigged when they should have zagged and finished a little earlier than expected. David Bea was the top male finisher with a new course record of 19:16 followed by Spike Knickel who ran a 19:56 followed by Kenji Heilman who ran a 20:30. There were a few females on the course but they got lost and finished early and the few that did not get lost were so slow that their times were not recorded as a means to motivate them to run faster in week 2.   Join us next Thursday July 17 at Lower Millcrest Park in Norwood for the second race in the RCGC Urban Cross Country Series.

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