2019 Bridge of Flowers 8K Race Report

2019 Bridge of Flowers 8K Race Report


Shelburne Falls, MA

Weather: 74F and partly cloudy

On August 10th, 14 CRCers made the trek up to Shelburne Falls for “one of the toughest 8Ks in New England.”  And boy, the race directors weren’t kidding – one look at the course profile (or everyone’s mile 3 split on Strava – see photo below) will make you understand why this race was so tough! Despite the tough course, CRC rose to the challenge!  Our USATF women’s team placed 5th overall and our men’s team placed 9th.  Wesley Mather finished first for CRC men and Meghan Weaver finished top for our women!  (Shout out to CRC ladies for outnumbering our men!) 
Highlights from the race included racing against Louis Serafini (an Olympic trials qualified runner), ice pops post race, good crowd of spectators and a beautiful Bridge of Flowers adjacent to the course.  Several CRCers made a pit stop at Tree House Brewing Company on the way home from the race to celebrate! Thanks again to everyone who participated.
“That hill was no joke.” -Wes Mather

Full results are located here: http://www.iresultslive.com/?eid=4341.

Event ▲▼ Runner ▲▼ Time ▲▼ Place ▲▼ Division ▲▼ Division Place ▲▼
Ariel Schwartz 37:34:00
Dan Dillon 29:58:00
Kyle Coffee 30:49:00
Kristen Glennie 37:07:00
Lauren Krouskoff 40:58:00
Masaya Ando 31:24:00
Michael Hanley 34:11:00
Meghan Weaver 35:15:00
Sarah Martin 49:52:00
Stephanie Habura 42:05:00
Shoko Okabe 39:37:00
Samantha Swift 45:05:00
Tyler Silverman 34:56:00
Wesley Mather 29:03:00