Saturday, March 17, 2012

Weekend results: Big PRs for Burnham(5th), Murphy and the female B Young (also 5th)

FLASH: Luff over Hanson, Dusen at UMBC 3k in 8:24. Hanson runs 8:38, Dusen 8:41. Team Marren takes 4 x 800m. Official results coming soon...

Dave Burnham kicked off his racing season with a 69:07 at the National Half Marathon Saturday morning, finishing fifth.

Looking strong through the fast opening four miles, he dug in during the climb through Adams Morgan and had a healthy gap over any pursuers at 10 miles, which he split in 52:27.

Beth Young ran the race to get her legs underneath her after a long layoff, but clearly that time didn't wreck her too much, because she PRed by 90 seconds in 1:22:54 to finish fifth. She took advantage of a fierce second half, especially miles 9-10.

 Patrick Murphy celebrated Irish Awareness Day with a 1:13:29- nearly a one minute PR! And that coming from a season where he's focusing on Boston in a little more than a month.

 Breezy and Lavar stayed patient, both of them focusing on the brisk jog in the Bay State coming up in April, and rolled to 1:18:04 and 1:18:56, respectively.

1 comment:

KLIM said...

A great weekend of races!

PMurphy arguably ran his best race in a GRC singlet. Beth's return from debilitating injury, Burnham's major PB, Sam out-kicking Karl in a 3k -- so many good stories.