Championship Racing Series is off and running for 2013

June 7, 2013

Lindsay Rambo, just 10 years old, is off and running this summer with hopes of qualifying for another Championship Racing Series with the Seashore Striders. Last weekend at the Lewes 5K, she ran 25:08 to average 8:06 per mile, while a week earlier she ran 41:21 in the Masser 5 Miler to average 8:16 per mile. Lindsay is also a swimmer and lacrosse player, and a serious and tough runner when the gun goes off.

Larry Windsor and Rich Einstein toe the line at the Seashore Strider events and both are very close in talent and both great guys and great competitors. At the Lewes 5K, they were 13 seconds apart, as Larry turned in a 21:34 and Rich a 21:47, both grabbing the Top 2 positions in the 60-64 age group. Look for Larry and Rich to juggle the top two spots as they dominate this age group in the series.

Katie Bandekow, 34, ran 23:22 for a nice race on Saturday in Lewes and I reminded the crowd at the awards that 19 years ago Katie was racing around the Salisbury Civic Center in the 300- and 500-meter races for me as I was the coach of the Cape High indoor track team. Katie and I then agreed that we are both getting old as she picked up her silver medal.

Jill Extract from Exton, Pa., won her 55-59 age group both days with times of 27:08 in Rehoboth Beach and 27:20 in Lewes. Sharon Wright ran 32:36 in Lewes and 32:59 in Rehoboth to win the 70-74 age group.

Jamie Wollard of Bethesda, Md. ran 42:54 in Rehoboth Beach and 42:25 in Lewes, winning the 75-79 group both times last weekend.

Enos Benbow won the 30-34 group in both races, running 17:34 in Lewes and 17:30 in Rehoboth Beach, looking like he used little effort in each event.

Larry Windsor ran 21:57 and 21:34 to win the 60-64 age group for a nice weekend double.

The 70-74, 75-79, and 80 & over were dominated by the threesome of Gene King, Jack Huxtable and Ed Green, who won age group titles each day.

Beacon Track & Field Banquet

The Beacon Middle School Track & Field Banquet will be held this Monday evening at Cape Henlopen High School, beginning at 6:30 p.m., with all athletes and their parents invited to attend.

My assistant Gilbert Maull and I will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 100 athletes who were part of the middle school track team this spring.

The boys finished up on a high note with a third-place finish at the Cape Invitational, while the girls won both the Jim Blades and Cape Invitational, as well as going 10-0 for their successful undefeated season.

Athlete admission to the banquet is a dessert of choice that can be shared by the team. RSVP to coach Tim Bamforth with a text message to 542-4617.

Irish Eyes events

The Irish Eyes series of events will continue this Saturday, June 8, with the running of the popular 10th Annual Blue-Gold All-Star 5K on Saturday. The Irish Eyes 5K on Saturday, June 15 in Milton will wrap up the four Irish Eyes events.

The Seashore Striders, along with Tom and Charlene Jones of Irish Eyes, presented a check to Brian Tappan for $2,000 following the June 1 race. The check represented the proceeds of the Seashore Classic Half-Marathon in April.

Upcoming races

8 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 10th DFRC Irish Eyes 5K Run, Irish Eyes, Lewes.

8 a.m., Sunday, June 9, Dewey Beach Liquors at the Cork 5K, Dewey Beach.

7 p.m., 10th Georgetown Library 5k/1m walk, Georgetown Library, Georgetown.(Triple Crown Series)

8 a.m., 3rd Irish Eyes 5k Run, Irish Eyes, Milton (Triple Crown Series)

7:30 a.m., 22nd Fathers Day 5K, Wilmington Ave/Boardwalk (Triple Crown Series).

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