Assault on Mt. Race Report 2017
CRC Race Series
December 9, 2017
Weather: Snowy, 35°F
CRC wrapped up the 2017 race series with a strong showing in Melrose last Saturday. The course was hilly and challenging; especially since the promised snowstorm held off until one hour before the start and continued until every runner had finished. It was like running in a winter wonderland snow globe.
Despite the promise of snow, CRC showed up with a total of 40 runners to make up a “lucky 13” number of teams. As in years past, CRC swept the awards ceremony with a total of 16 nutcrackers that I know will be proudly displayed over the fireplace.
After the hilly, snowy, and slippery run we all enjoyed the buffet style pasta dinner and a few libations.
- Suzanne Van Wijck was first overall female with an impressive 23:33
- Caitlin Pohl was first in her age group
- Laura Santoski was second in her age group
- Meghan Weaver was second in her age group
- Eliza Kano-Bower was third in her age group
- David Blitzer was first in his age group
- Theron Carmichael was second in his age group
- Tim Clements was third in his age group
- David Loutzenheiser was third in his age group
- Women’s Open
- Swimming Swans placed first (Suzanne Van Wijck, Meghan Weaver, and Kimberly Hassett)
- Milking Maids placed second (Caitlin Pohl, Laura Santoski, and Eliza Kano-Bower)
- Turtle Doves placed fourth (Karyn Benson, Alison Leonard, and Nuria De Mas)
- Men’s Open
- Partridge in a Pear Tree placed second (David Blitzer, Theron Carmichael, and Zach Frye)
- Drumming Drummers placed fourth (Tim Clements, Wesley Mather, and Kyle Coffee)
- Men’s Masters
- Golden Rings placed second (David Loutzenheiser, Mark Tebbe, and Kun Song)
- Co-Ed Open
- French Hens placed third (Tom Salvon, Antoine Beatrix, Sarah Soltau, and Sam Swift)
I was happy to see such a strong showing of CRC! Thank you to everyone who made this an amazing event! See you in 2018!