On a brisk, windy day, Derrick Jones ran away from the rest of the field in the USATF Niagara Masters Cross Country Championships on October 23rd. He raced the 6-kilometer course at Genesee Valley Park in 20:19 for an average pace of 5:28 per mile. Derrickimproved his time from the previous 6K race in Akron Falls by 15 seconds to emerge victorious over rivals Mike Melfi, Kevin Burke, and Kirt Komocki.
The day saw many notable performances from the rest of the team as well. Dan Sackett and Danielle Feligno both placed in the top 10 in their age groups, while the women’s open team finished 4th, the men’s open team finished 5th, and the women’s masters teams placed 2nd and 3rd in their divisions.
Full results can be found here: http://results.yentiming.com/2016/xc/PGXC/race4-10-23/
Thanks to Tim and Tommy from runnerpics.shutterfly.com for the photos, as always!
Just a quick update on my racing. As I mentioned earlier, I haven’t been racing very well this past year. I’ve been changing up my training a bit with the help of my dad and I’m starting to see some positive results. I still don’t feel like I’m where I should be, or could be but I’m getting their. I finally manged to get back under 17 minutes for 5k with a 16:48 at the Hartford Eversource 5k a few weekends ago. I was joined by Roadkill co-founder Michael Insler and his wife Karyn for a great weekend in CT.
Mike ran 16:25 one of his faster road 5k times ever and Karyn crushed her half marathon PR running 1:33:46. Most importantly we got free beer after the race and had a lot of fun, which is not something typically said after visiting Hartford.
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