Thirteen brave and antsy Roadkill Racers ventured to Center Park in Fairport on Saturday morning to partake in the first official Roadkill Racing Cross Country race. Despite having to navigate around soccer games, soccer moms, and the boys and girls cross country teams from Fairport, our intrepid racers managed to safely and successfully satisfy their competitive urges on a brisk fall day.
Click below for official results (thanks to the impeccable timing services of Chelsea Connor), and feast your eyes on these beautiful photos from the one and only Ron Heerkens Jr of Goat Factory Media.
With so many races canceled this year, including our beloved Pete Glavin XC series, RKR decided to take matters into our own hands. The Roadkill Racing men and women will line up in a few weeks for an intra-squad cross country race to satisfy our competitive urges, as well as have a few beers after (you can’t mess with tradition, after all). Also, we have an exciting addition to just having a race (well, exciting to us, anyway!) Check back soon for more details!
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.
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)!
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!