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Sneaker Factory 10K–March 17, 2013, by Martta Kelly

Another cold, dreary race day (temps low 30s, overcast) but it was good to see some other ERC peeps out there in South Mountain Reservation. For those of you who haven’t done this course, it’s a nice mix of rolling hills in a wooded setting. A great workout to get you ready for race season.

I know I speak for myself but I prefer races that mix it up, as opposed to those that are flat the whole way, such as Miles for Music last week. I find the all-flat races are tougher on the feet.

Catherine Smith was, once again, the lead female winner, clocking in at 39:15. She was also 7th runner overall.

Afterwards, many of us headed over to the Sneaker Factory for delicious foot long subs and the awards. The top 3 men and top 3 women all got bobble heads and the top 3 winners in all ages groups (10-year age groups) got gift certificates to Sneaker Factory. While I’m not crazy about bobble heads, I think the gift certificates are a great idea, and the line at the register afterwards attested to that.

Tom was sweet enough to give me his and I was able to get a marked down bright orange tech shirt for the warmer weather, if it ever gets here.

Here are the finishing times. Good job, everyone!

Charlie Slaughter–42:56 (3rd AG)
George Swiatek–51:29 (2nd AG)
Bill Wilde–52:10 (3rd AG)
Martta Kelly–56:19
Tom Kelly–56:51 (1st AG)
Ed Trieste–1:01

 

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