News - April 2017
A spring morning rain did not stop participants at the Hilltop Hustle 5K at Rock Chalk Park. Results
Random scenes from the 90th Kansas Relays.
On the levee this morning for the Garry Gribbles Running Sports Free 5K Run.
Apr 21 - Barkley Marathon is the Beast
On the afternoon of April 3, 2017, practically the entire trail running world watched as Gary Robbins sprinted his way to a DNF at the Barkley Marathons, having become disoriented in the final miles of the race and accidentally taking a wrong trail back to camp.
Even the race’s founder, Lazarus Lake, was shocked. “The race always seems to produce a lot of drama,” he says. “But that’s as close as anyone’s gotten. There’s been people who made it to the fifth loop and didn’t finish … but no one who’s gotten two miles from the finish.” more
(from Trail Runner, by Ariella Gintzler, Apr 20, 2017)
The Kansas Relays Street Vault was again held in the parking lot in front of Salty Iguana. Kristen Hixson was the winner in the women's event.
Results of local area runners at the Boston Marathon:
Karen Watkins, F35, Wellsville, 3:23:00
Teresa Girlolama, F30, Lawrence, 3:26:46
Jordan Calderwood, F21, Ottawa, 3:27:27
John Blaser, M60, DeSoto, 3:40:31
Rachel Peck, F41, Topeka, 3:48:10
Bryanna Krekeler, F29, Lawrence, 3:54:06
Lezlee Jones, F46, Topeka, 3:58:01
Jack Angell, M45, Tonganoxie, 4:06:25
If you have friends who are ultrarunners, you might have wondered what happens to them during those long runs. "No one is saying that a marathon is short or easy, but there are some huge differences — physiological, logistical and psychological — between running far and running really, really far." more
(Story by Bonnie Berkowitz, illustrations by Richard Johnson, Washington Post)
Congratulations to Dee Boeck on setting the new state record for the 12K in the F65-69 category. Dee along with 10 other people set new state best times at Saturday's Hiawatha Hustle in Wichita. State Records | Race Results
Kudos to Lawrence area runners who placed among the top 3 places in the categories at Saturday's Rock the Parkway Half Marathon and 5K in Kansas City.
|3||Josh Baden||Lawrence KS||3rd Male||1:13:34.5|
|6||Brian Lewis||Basehor KS||1 M 35-39||1:16:06.0|
|17||Matt O'Reilly||Lawrence KS||3 M 30-34||1:23:13.3|
|43||Juvenal Espinosa||Topeka KS||1 M 40-44||1:28:25.5|
|45||Michelle Andrew||Topeka KS||1 Top Fin||1:28:37.8|
|87||Jennifer Kongs||Lawrence KS||1 F 25-29||1:33:55.8|
|152||Brian Daldorph||Lawrence KS||1 M 55-59||1:37:37.9|
|587||Kathleen Johnson||De Soto KS||2 F 60-64||1:50:34.0|
|14||Maurice Monteau||Lawrence KS||1 M 45-49||20:54.5|
|17||Joe Berry||Lawrence KS||3 M 25-29||21:01.2|
|70||Kerra Cissne||Lawrence KS||2 F 25-29||24:14.3|
|167||Stacy Riggins||Lawrence KS||1 F 55-59||26:48.7|
|58||Luke Phelps-Roper||Topeka KS||1 M 1-14||23:43.5|
The annual Brew to Brew run benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Every runner donates a minimum of $10 to help defeat this dreaded disease. In 2016 The Kansas City Track Club was able to donate $40,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Above the RWB runner crosses the last bridge outside Lawrence.