Smooth and gentle Enos Benbow spoils the storyline at Milton 5K

Danners almost pull off family double
Runners turn right at the Milton Fire House ready to attack a Milton hill. BY DAVE FREDERICK
June 21, 2013

Enos Benbow, 31, just smiled when he was told he spoiled the storyline of the June 15 Milton 5K race at Irish Eyes.

Benbow won the race with an easy-paced (for him) 18:10, just ahead of Lynn Danner, 52, in 18:20.

Bridget Danner, 27, was the first woman to finish in 19:45; it was that close to a father-and-daughter sweep of the event.

“I didn’t know; I’m sorry,” Benbow said with a smile.

Chris Stanley, 44, was third in 18:57, while his son Dylan Stanley, 16, placed ninth in 21:29.

A close analysis of any race will show relatives in close proximity in finishing times, but watch grown people fight it out with 7-year-olds near the finish and realize no one is yielding position for some feel-good family story.

A handful of runners raced the Georgetown Library 5K on Friday night, the Milton 5K on Saturday morning and the Father's Day 5K on Sunday morning in Rehoboth Beach.

The Milton fire and police departments did an enthusiastic and friendly job providing security and race support.

Just 77 runners crossed the finish line before kicking back behind Irish Eyes for awards and boiled dogs, burgers and related healthy snacks.