Eric Harris PR'd at the 3200 distance, with a 9:55 finish for 3rd place, erasing 30+ seconds off his previous best time, at the Reinhart Relays in Stow. For those not up on the details of Track, this was basically back to back sub 5 minute miles.
Best congratulation statement came from his older brother:
“Finally you didn’t suck today.”
Mike Keller added the 10th state to his marathon and beyond race resume; he ran the Free State Trail Marathon in Kansas, finishing in 5.33.24.
Closer to home, ultrarunner Melissa Cairns was Race Director for the Inaugural "On My Own Two Feet" Marathon in Kent, Ohio. 5000 dollars was raised for this event. ALL proceeds benefit local shelters including Cleveland's Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center and Portage County's Safer Futures.
Kimba Love*Ottobre still needed a long run to check off before MMT. Melissa had to change her course, 6 days before her event, onto hike a bike and dirt, so that was all Kimba needed to hear. She chicked two guys in the last three miles and finished the marathon in 5.10.
The Admiral was also spotted at the event, he ran the 1/2 marathon in 2.18. Mrs Admiral was slated to run also, but took a spill on the Thursday previous, turning an ankle.
Kimba also managed to share some trail time with fellow NEO TC runner Elizabeth Sosan. Elizabeth finished the 1/2 marathon in a nice 2.10 time.
NEO TC members Tara Schweitzer and Wild Bill Wagoner were volunteering this weekend, running the Aid Station at mile 7.5 and 21'ish for the marathon runners-it was a cold nasty day for volunteers, thanks for hanging out!
A late result from last weekend: Coach Todd Hanks ran the "Run for Home" 1/2 Marathon in the Dover/New Philadelphia city, finishing in 1.45.33.