Roadkill and the Flower City

Roadkill and the Flower City

Last week I did an extensive post about my wife’s great Flower City performance. This week I want to highlight the other great performances by Roadkill Racers that day.

The Start
The Start

David Rappleyea led the way for the team with an impressive 3rd place finish in 1:11:07. This was Dave’s best half marathon performance in a number of years and puts him on track for a great Buffalo Marathon in a few weeks. Dave was using the race as a tune up for the marathon and a way to gauge his fitness. Things are looking good for a marathon PR in Buffalo. Dave is aiming to run another sub 2:30 marathon, something in the 2:26-2:28 range.

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Dave leading the chase pack.

Brett Smith was out burning off some pre-wedding day stress (congrats, Brett!) His time of 1:20:04 is a few minutes off his course best, but we will cut the soon-to-be-married man a bit of slack this year.

Brett with just a few miles to go.
Brett with just a few miles to go.

Joe Williams was the first masters runners this year, beating out Tim Dwyer by 40 seconds. Joe was hoping for a sub 1:26 time and just missed his mark running 1:26:10.

Joe battling the cobblestones.
Joe battling the cobblestones.

Blake Landry ran a half marathon PR in a time of 1:35:38. He has lots of people around his pace to help him push hard to the finish.

 

Blake cruising through downtown.
Blake cruising through downtown.

Joe Haungs, facing a loaded 50+ field, finished 4th in his age-group in a time of 1:30:56.

Joe entering Mount Hope.

Arlene Dejoy was running for “DeJoy of it” in memory of her late husband Jason DeJoy. Her stellar time of 1:41:50 was secondary on a special day for her.

Arlene running for "DeJoy of it."
Arlene running for “DeJoy of it.”

Lauryn Recchia not only ran a PR but achieved her goal of breaking 2 hours for the first time. Her 1:56:53 is just one in a long line of PR’s I’m sure she is going to run this year.

Racing to break 2 hours. Smiling as always.
Racing to break 2 hours. Smiling as always.

You can see all the results here.

A special thanks to Ron Heerkens for taking so many great photos of the race.

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