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!

Roadkill Racers run rampant at Turkey Trots

Many Roadkill Racers took to the streets on Thanksgiving morning to partake in a pre-gluttony race. There were many great performances at several local races, including:

Race With Grace 10K
Marcus Gage – 36:10 (10th overall, 1st age group)
Jeremy Cook – 38:11 (16th overall, 4th age group)
Ryan Sullivan – 40:14 (29th overall, 4th age group)

Feast of Burden 5-mile
Dave Herbert – 28:06 (1st overall!)

Webster Turkey Trot 4.4 mile
Matt Palmer – 23:25 (9th overall, 1st age group)

Newark Turkey Trot 5-mile
Matthew Roberts – 29:43 (2nd overall, 1st age group)
Daniel Sackett – 36:04 (26th overall, 2nd age group)
Lindsay Rynders – 38:08 (7th overall, 3rd age group)

Hot to Trot 5K
Marie Davis – 25:28 (placing unknown)

Congratulations to all and I hope you enjoyed your extra turkey and pie that you earned!

Ruth Shields’ Syracuse Half Marathon Race Report

Editor’s note: the Syracuse half marathon was the latest race in the USATF Grand Prix series. RKR sent a contingent of men and women and had a great showing. Ruth ran a huge 8-minute personal best, so I asked her to write a race report for everyone’s reading enjoyment. Read all about her experience on the RunTuff website!

Not Ruth. But I couldn’t find any pictures of her, so here is a photo of Chad Byler.