A very strong Pacers//GRC - NB contingent will be testing their mettle on the streets of Philadelphia this Sunday at Rock N’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon.
The women’s team features an all-start cast of GRC harriers. GRC record holder in 7 events and two time Olympic Trials qualifier Frances Koons will be making her highly anticipated debut in the half marathon. Stephanie Reich, who had a breakout spring season and currently sits 2nd on the GRC all-time list for the half marathon, will also be donning her GRC blue for the race. Joining Koons and Reich will be Kerry Allen, who holds the fifth position on the GRC all-time list for the 10 mile and marathon, and Frances Loeb, who will look to earn a large PR after a strong spring season.
On the men’s side, Graham Tribble, Sean Barrett, and Chris Van Es will be racing in anticipation of quicker marathons later in the fall. Tribble began his season 5 weeks ago with a victory in the Leesburg 20k and will hope for another strong performance this weekend. Van Es will be hoping to keep the PR train rolling after very successful fall and spring seasons. Barrett is hoping the race will set him up for a strong race later in the fall at the Marine Corps Marathon.