PRTC Weekly: 11/26/2018 (Turkey Trotting and More)

Turkey Trotting

Berwick, PA: Kieran Sutton competed at the 109th annual Run for the Diamonds. This historic 9-mile race has been held in Berwick every year since 1908 with the exception of 1918 and 1919. The race is known for its unique awards which, as one may guess, are diamonds. The top 7 male finishers are given diamond rings. Top 7 females receive diamond pendants. Kieran ran plenty fast to secure a ring with his 47:23 finish (5:15 pace) which was good for third overall. Nice work!

Results
Kieran Sutton: 47:23 (3rd)

Full results here.

Glen Ridge, NJ: David Choi faced off against some serious competition at the Ashenfelter 8k. His 26:55 earned 22nd place. This was David's first race back since wisely nursing a knee injury. Congrats on getting back out there and the fast time!

Results
David Choi: 26:55 (22nd)

Full results here.

Haddonfield, NJ: Also in New Jersey, Erica Long raced the Haddonfield Turkey Trot. This event had the fortune of being held on Sunday in good weather. This helped Erica achieve a 19:05 finish time and 2nd overall female. Congrats!

Results
Erica Long: 19:05 (2nd)

Full results here.

Webster, NY: Chris Mateer ran in his hometown's 45th annual Webster Turkey Trot. Wind and cold temperatures made this race less enjoyable for Chris than previous years. Even so, he managed 2nd overall with a time of 22:13. Hope some sort of warm food or drink was given as a prize!

Results
Chris Mateer: 22:13 (2nd)

Full results here.

Boston, MA: Aliah Molczan ran the Franklin Park Turkey Trot, home to several well-known cross country invitations. Aliah had a very good racer achieving a 21:06 5k results. This earned 39th overall and 2nd in her age group. Nice job!

Results
Aliah Molcazan: 21:06 (39th / 2nd AG)

Full results here.

Jackson, NJ: Geoff Barletta ran an exciting race at the Marc Castellano Turkey Trot which covered much of his old high school cross country course. Geoff originally believed he'd Pr'd in the 5k until it was discovered the distance was a bit short. Geoff has had a great season. We hear Haddonfield is a great place to PR in the 5k!

Results
Geoff Barletta: 15:58 (3rd)

Race info here.

New Cumberland, PA: Kevin Brandon ran the SMT Turkey Trot. He was unsure if he'd make it to the start line healthy enough to race (after missing the Philly Half with IT issues). Kevin was very happy to race but his 17:25 5k sadly placed him outside of the awards (pie!) for the first time in years.

Results
Kevin Brandon: 17:25 (9th)

Full results here.

Pittsburgh, PA: Ethan Hermann ran the very hilly Gutbuster just one week after finishing his first half marathon. Racing so soon to the half was remarkable, as was his 4th place finish in 55:22. Congrats! 

Results
Ethan Hermann: 55:22 (4th)

Results here.

Upcoming Runs, Events, & Races


Tuesday: Franklin Field for track work. Arrive at 6:15 for warmup or 6:30 for the start of our workouts.

Sunday: Long run at 9:00 AM from Lloyd Hall.

December 8th, 2018USATF Club XC Nationals (Spokane, WA)
February 23rd, 2019Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler (Ambler, PA)
March 16th, 2019Adrenaline 5k (Haddonfield, NJ)
April 25th - 27th, 2019Penn Relays (Philadelphia, PA)
April, 28, 2019Revolutionary Run 5 Miler (Valley Forge, PA)
May 5th, 2019Broad Street Run (Philadelphia, PA)

* Denotes USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Event

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