Roadkill Racing mixes it up at the Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run

On Saturday, March 7th, a large contingent of men and women from RKR drove to Syracuse for the Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run, a 4-mile race that served as the kick-off for the USATF Niagara Grand Prix series. Armed with some new members as well as returning legends, we battled strong competition from Syracuse Track Club, Bergen Elite, and Genesee Valley Harriers across the hilly and challenging course.

Led by Aaron Nobles and Karen Blodgett, the open men and women both finished fourth, while the masters men and women both secured the third spot. Our top masters runners were Marcus Gage and Valerie Vermuelen in terms of age-graded performances. Team results can be found here and individual results here.

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Congratulations and thank you to everyone who came out for this race!

Winter Race Series Results

With not one, but two, fantastic winter race series in the area now, Roadkill Racers have been busy over the past few months. The perennial Freeezeroo series was rejoined by the classic Polar Cat races, and members of Roadkill Racing competed in both.

For the Freezeroo series, our very own Chad Byler won the series handily, beating out two very accomplished runners in Phil Nesbitt and Matt Blodgett. Also running were Maria Palacio, who finished 5th in her age group, Marcus Gage, who won his age group, Ruth Shields, and Trisha Byler, who was the third female at the final race in Webster (while pushing two kids in a stroller)!

Chad leading the charge
Trisha and Maria enjoying the rare Rochester sunshine

At the Polarcats, Marcus Gage drove fear into the hearts of all his competitors by finishing first or second in each race. What’s more, he nearly broke 17 minutes in the Mt Hope 5K! Todd Beverly, Marie Davis, and Martha Doody also competed in the series, finishing very well within their age groups. Marie won her age group, in fact, while Todd came in second!

Marcus doing how he do
Martha logging more race miles

Our first USATF Niagara Grand Prix race is this Saturday at the Tipp Hill 4 Miler in Syracuse, NY. We will be sending a large squad and are looking forward to a fun day of racing hard and celebrating!

RKR Meat Raffle to support Franklin High School

What are you doing March 28th at 5pm? if you didn’t say attending the first annual RKR Meat Raffle to benefit the Franklin High School track team, then you’re wrong!

The event is held at VFW Post 8495 at 300 Macedon Center Rd, Fairport, NY 14450. Tickets are $15, each $60 for a table of six. That price gets you in the door, as well as beer and soda. Pizza will be available for $1 a slice, or bring your own snacks too. There will be door prizes, a 50-50 raffle, and of course lots of delicious meat to bid on! Contact us or visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Event hosted by Arty Party. See them for all your meat raffle needs!

USATF Club XC Nationals results & photos

The team ran tough in the mud, wind, and rain at club cross country nationals on Saturday! Times were slow across the board due to the crappy conditions, but the team ran:

Dave Herbert – 37:25 (452nd)
Jack Erickson – 38:15 (503rd)
Matt Roberts – 39:06 (532nd)
Matt Palmer – 39:58 (558th)
Kraig Connor – 42:20 (597th)

Well done everybody!

Mike Insler, who was making his triumphant return to racing cross country for RKR, unfortunately strained his calf and did not finish. Wishing him a speedy recovery!

Results are on Leone Timing. Photos can be found here. Many thanks to Chelsea Connor for standing out in the cold wind and rain and taking these!