Thanksgiving Special – Race Recap for November 23rd-November 26th
What a week for Endorphin Fitness athletes.
Some athletes took a break this past week to recharge and load up on nutrients. Some athletes tucked their post-Thanksgiving bellies in, braved the cold, and raced strong this week. Races included the Footlocker South Regional Championships, the Nike Invite, the 2017 MABRA Cyclocross Championship, MAC 5k, Manchester Road Race, The Front Street Mile Trials, at least five Turkey Trots, and a Northern VA Thanksgiving Day 5k!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we had numerous Turkey Trots and a Thanksgiving Day 5k & 10k. Allan and Noelle Ng both set a new 5k PR at a Turkey Trot in DC! Katie Elliott ran a very strong Turkey Trot in Colorado claiming a big 3rd overall female. Jason Elliott placed 1st Masters in the Young Life Aspen Valley 5k with a time of 22:42! Bowen Surro ran/walked with her friend and finished The CCV Turkey
Trot 5k in a time of 36:45. Bowen has a newfound love for running and we are excited to see her begin this journey! James Case also had a strong performance at the Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot achieving a Personal Best time of 26:20 with a well-executed race plan. Bradford Cochrane ran the Wegmans Turkey Trot 10k in a time of 1:04 with a strong negative split! In Northern Virginia, Kathy Scourby ran a fantastic Thanksgiving Day 5k in a time of 26:40! Brian Walter had a smoking fast 4 mile Turkey trot showing that he is recovering well from his marathon a few weeks ago. Maddie Fisher and Raegan Canada finished at the top of the women’s field at the Salisbury Turkey Trot. Great job everyone.
Several EF athletes raced the Footlocker South Regional Championships. Kylie Bonser took 5th overall in the 13/14yr old race along with Jonathan Ryan finishing 80th at his first Footlocker appearance. In the boys junior race, Connor Doyle placed 9th overall and Cooper Albright took 86th. Parker Albright (sophomore) and Abigail Church (freshman) both had a strong race in the seeded girls race finishing 56th and 95th, respectively. In the sophomore race, Chloe Ramirez took 36th. Great job athletes!
Sadé Smith ended her CX season with a championship win at the 2017 MABRA Cyclocross Championship, winning the Juniors 15-18 Females and earning sufficient USAC upgrade points for CAT 3 Women’s racing.
At the Nike Invite, Colby Burcham finished as the 2nd overall sophomore in the entire boys championship race! Burcham was only one second off of the top sophomore. Way to go Colby!
Nick Pilgrim set a new mile PR at the Front Street Mile Trials with a time of 5:03 setting him up for an even bigger PR at the finals in January. Great job Nick!
Alexandra Poole raced the infamous Manchester Road Race setting a new PR by 21 seconds per mile!
At the MAC 5k, Kelly Britt ran a strong race to finish 3rd in her age group!
In the Front Street Mile, Caleb Ingham raced fast and finished with an epic 5:26 mile!