Thanks to all those who braved blustery conditions at the Fast and Flurry-ous 4.1 Miler!!! Acting as the first race in a series of five against rival team Boulder Track Club, thanks to the efforts of the guys and gals who raced the challenging 4.1 mile cross country course BRC/Adi came away as the victors!
The combined times of the top four runners on both the men's and women's teams on both sides were used to determine who claimed the trophy. The first race of the day was the women's, and Boulder Track Club's studette Laura Thweatt trounced the field by a landslide in 22:24. While her time was undoubtedly quick, BRC put two more ahead of their second with Shannon in 4th with 23:43 and Rachel in 6th with 23:58. Kristen finished 10th in 24:40, followed by Lori in 11th, who rounded out BRC's score, in 24:49. Just behind Lori was Ashley in 12th (25:14) and Sarah in 17th (25:41). All six BRC women finished ahead of BTC's third woman, thus sealing the deal on the women's side.
For the men it was a loaded field and it looked like it would be a close call. BTC's Matt Tebo and Clint Wells took 3rd and 4th respectively, while Loren took 5th behind Wells in 20:16. Just on Loren's heels were two more BTC'ers, Josh Glaab in 6th and Curtis Begley in 7th. Adam snatched 9th in 20:48, followed consecutively by a nice pack of four consisting of Robby (20:49), Jason (20:57), who capped off the score, newcomer Bobby Reyes (20:59), and Jay (21:11), all in 10th-13th places respectively.
While the BRC men took it to them, the BTC guys would have been the victors in that division, thankfully the women tilted the scale in favor of BRC and took home the hardware for Team Champions. Great job ladies and gents!!!
In the five series race, the men are vying for the Mark Plaatjes trophy while the women are in the hunt for the Elva Dryer trophy. So far the BTC men are one up on BRC, while the BRC women are a point ahead of BTC.
Big thanks to BRC-Boulder, New Balance, Naked Pizza and Avery Brewing Co. for putting on a great show!
Next up in the series will be the Bolder Boulder 10k on Memorial Day.