Unfortunately we were unable to field teams for the Midland Mile or the USATF XC 5K in August. A few of our runners did participate in the Midland Mile and posted blazing times – thanks to Chuck (4th, 60-64), Michael, Brian A (5th, 55-59), Brian J and Dick (5th, 70-74) for representing the team.
Next up is a new race – the By Hook or By Crook 12K at Sandy Hook on September 9th. New distance and new location. Please let me (Kathy) know if you plan to run.
September also brings the Newport Liberty Half Marathon – I know this is a favorite race for many of our runners. We’ll close out September with the Little Silver 5K for the masters men.
October will take us back to Deer Path Park in Hunterdon County for the XC 8K – that’s always a pretty course in the fall. November closes out the season with the Harrington Park 5K and one of my favorites, the Ashenfelter 8K on Thanksgiving morning. Make sure your calendars are marked!
Make sure you are checking the USATF-NJ standings for your individual ranking in the Mini-1 (4 mile and under), Mini-2 (5-mile to 10K), Mini-3 (longer stuff like the 12K) and overall competitions. Several of our runners have been posting great results and have done enough races to be in a good position. You might need to get some additional races in to have enough to be ranked and to place, so don’t wait to check out the rankings (updated first week of September). If you need more information on the individual ranking, let me know.