Local runners compete at Run Like The Champ in Philly
A group of local runners competed in the Rocky Run 5K and 10-Mile Run Like The Champ event in Philadelphia Nov. 9. Those who completed both races were recognized in the Italian Stallion Challenge. The group included Jack Vassalotti, Cindy Redefer, Dan Sypinski, Carla Yngve, Sharon Breita, Jules Woodall, Christina Richter, Ava Cannon, Joy Biser, Jackie Quigley and Joanne Woodruff. Jules won his 70-74 age group in the 10-miler in 1:36:31 and was fourth in the 5K with a time of 32:18. Woodall had the best combined times of 2:08:49 in the Italian Stallion Challenge. The event benefitted Special Olympics Pennsylvania and the organization’s 7,500 superstar athletes who compete in 22 sports throughout the year.
MAL 5K Run
The second annual Mispillion Art League 5K Run will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. The Mispillion Art League in Milford welcomes artists, aspiring artists and anyone who loves art and believes in its power to enrich all members of the community. Anyone can become an art league member and enjoy benefits like member class rates, access to events and exhibiting in its beautiful gallery. The course starts from the park next to the Arena’s parking lot. Colored posts and arrows mark the scenic, challenging 5K course through Milford’s beautiful Mispillion Riverwalk. Part of the course is a wooded path on Milford’s Goat Island.
Race-day registration is $30, which includes a T-shirt and post-race refreshments at Park Place Restaurant, 5 N. Washington St. in Milford.
Awards will be presented to the overall, masters and top three finishers in age groups from 13 & under to 70 & over. For more information or to get registered, go to seashorestriders.com.
Prader-Willi Syndrome 5K
The inaugural Prader-Willi Syndrome 5K Run & Walk will take off from the back of Irish Eyes, 105 Union St. in Milton, beginning at 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 17.
PWS is a complex genetic disorder affecting appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. The course is the normal Irish Eyes 5K course through town, which will give runners a look at many Milton sites as well as some rolling hills to offer a bit of a challenge. Preregistration is $25 through Nov. 15 at 6 p.m., and race-day registration is $28 from 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. at Irish Eyes. Long-sleeved T-shirts will go to all preregistered runners and walkers, while race-day registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards will be presented to the overall, masters and top three finishers in age groups from 13 & under to 70 & over.
Striders sending 46 Indiana Nationals
The Seashore Striders will make its 29th straight trip to the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships Saturday, Nov. 23 in Shelbyville, Ind. The Striders will have four different teams and a host of individuals who will make the trip to compete from the 6-8 age group all the way to the 17-18 age group. The top 25 finishers and the top three teams will be honored on stage at the awards ceremony as Youth All-Americans. Good luck to the Striders runners, and Striders parents and supporters. It will be the largest Striders group to travel to Nationals with more than 100 total in the party.
Indoor track off and running
Just as indoor track & field season begins, the weather turned cold, as 35-degree temps greeted the Cape boys’ and girls’ teams. The boys are led by Ellis Gaulden, assisted by Matt Lindell and Rob Perciful. The girls are led by myself, assisted by Gilbert Maull and Martin Rodriguez. The boys will open the season Thursday, Dec. 5, with the first Snow Hill Invitational, while the girls open Wednesday, Dec. 11, with the second Snow Hill Invitational. Good luck to the Vikings as they hope it gets warmer.
College Triathlon Championships
Jake Bamforth, senior at the University of South Florida, finished second by only 38 seconds in his conference championships last weekend in Miami, called the Miami Man Triathlon. The distance was an international affair, a bit longer than a sprint. Jake finished the course – 1.2-mile swim (35:38), 20-mile bike (46:47) and 10K run (41:44) – in a total time of 2:06:35. The interesting part of his race was that he had faster performances than the winner in two of the three segments (bike and run), and also had two faster transition times as well. The winner at 2:05:57 had only a faster swim of 33:54.