Greetings CRC members
As I type this, I am on the light rail heading to the Phil Collins concert reflecting on this past weekend’s running activities. We are so fortunate to have such an active local running community. This weekend we had several races including the Isabella Santos 5k/10k, Hope for Recovery 5k, the Hacker Hustle 8k, Flight the Flame 5k, the Novant 5k/15k and others. Outside of the Charlotte area, some of you participated in the Berlin Marathon where the overall winner came within 2 seconds of the world record. Some of our members competed in Ironman races with twins Megan Fillnow winning Ironman Maryland and Kelly Fillnow finishing 4th at Ironman Chattanooga. As far as ultras we had members run in the Hinson Lake 24 Hour Ultra and the Yeti 100. Congrats to all those that participated.
This week we heard the details about those who got entry into the 2020 Boston Marathon. A minimum cushion of 1:39 under the qualifying time was the magic number needed. Marathon times are continuing to get faster even with the 5 minute adjustment last year. Congratulations to those who both got in and who qualified. Both are still amazing accomplishments.
On October 15 at 6pm we look forward to having our first Free 5k Fun Run near Park Road Park on the beautiful Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Many of you may not be acquainted with this section of the greenway. It’s an absolutely beautiful section that runs along the Creek just south of Tyvola Road. One minute you're in the hustle and bustle of traffic and then next, you’re in a quiet, serene location with nature. We hope to make this a monthly occasion. All paces are welcome. Whether you’re focusing on speed work or want to come have an easy run, just come and join the camaraderie.
As we move into October, cooler weather cant get here quick enough. I hope to see you at future race, group run, or CRC event.
In great strides,