Racing Around New York

The spring racing season is in high gear. Despite not feeling a bit like spring, Roadkill Racing has been out in force on the Western New York racing scene. After a stellar showing at Johnny’s we headed en mass to Syracuse for the 3rd Annual Syracuse Half Marathon.

A windy 16 degrees at the start. Photo by Sam Maller


The Syracuse Half Marathon was our first team scored race of the year. While the Syracuse Track Club proved too much for us to overcome, we did finish in second place with an average time of 1:15 led by David Rappleyea in 1:13:39. Lindsay Rynder lead the Roadkill women in a time of 1:38:05. Juan Martinez led the way for frosty facial hair.

Frosty. Photo by Sam Maller



Spring Forward 15k was a bit warmer than the Syracuse Half, but it was much snowier. Kenny Goodfellow led the charge for Roadkill Racing followed by Kerri Brown. The rest of the team decided enough was enough and we couldn’t bring ourselves to race in the snow again.

More Cold. Photo by Kim Smith



Two intrepid racers, Dave Rappleyea and Derrick Jones traveled down to Binghamton to race in the Forks XV (15K).

Dave running away from the field.
Dave running away from the field.

Dave and Derrick finished 1st and 5th. Dave won the race by 2 minutes and Derrick beat the next masters runner by over 5 minutes. The local paper did a nice story on our men’s team captain.

Press & Sun-Bulletin story


Next up is Daniel’s Race. Hope to see many of you there!