Well,…another Ithaca 5&10 is in the books. Could we have asked for a nicer day? Okay, well maybe a few degrees cooler. Pre-registration was up from last year, and we had over 200 runners in the 5k and 10k combined. The amazing thing is the crazy number of kids and parents that ran the fun run mile. Thank you Yvette and Linnie for making that all happen!
After spending the summer running trails, Ellie Pell stepped back onto the road to take the women’s 5k win in 19:15. For the men, Miles Rouches of Cornell Running Club led four runners to sub-17-minute finishes, coming out on top in 16:24. But wait, Cornell Running Club wasn’t done yet. In the two-loop 10k CRC women swept the podium, led by Claire Jones’ 42:03. Aaron Nobles took the men’s win in 34:11, with CRC’s Xavier Salvador finishing 11 seconds back for second place. In all, CRC had over 25 runners between both distances and came prepared to throw down!
With a weekend off from the Pete Glavin X-C series, several members of the High Noon AC and FLRC teams took age-group wins while keeping their legs fresh between meets.
Thank you Mickie and Amy for jumping in to help out on Saturday. Of course the two of them cut up some mean eats Sunday for the runners and helpers. Thank you Ally for manning the clothing sales — she’s a real pro! Thanks to Pete for helping Gary put out 119 “No Parking” signs along the route; Zsofia, Steve, and Nora for assisting with packet pick-up on Saturday at FLRTC; Brenda, Shelly, KC, and Emily for all the set-up and pre-race work. John and Dan for setting up the course (we heard nothing but good things about it… no one went off course or got lost this time!); Pat, Charlie, Sheila, and Alan for being the critical and special course marshals; Aaron, John, and Bill for taking down the course and packing it all up; Officer Jordan and the Ithaca Fire Police for working the busy intersections. A huge thanks to all the Ithaca College and Cornell students that came down and helped course marshal. There’s been lots of accolades from many runners. Thank You!
That wraps up our 2018 road race season. We’ve got two more trail races to go – The Monster Marathon & Half on September 22, and the Danby Down & Dirty 10k/20k on October 6. (Registration for Danby is still open.) We’re also fielding men’s and women’s teams for the Pete Glavin Cross-Country Series, and it’s not too late to join. Lastly, tradition continues with our non-competitive Turkey Trot Prediction Run on Thanksgiving morning.