The Gate River Run is set for this Saturday, March 12th in Jacksonville, FL. Some top local talent will be making the trek down, but can they be as successful as the 2015 crew?
The 2015 championships certainly had a New England flavor to them, as is plain to see in the results:
Men’s Champ: Ben True, 44:02
Women’s Champ: Amy Hastings (now Cragg), 50:18
Masters women’s champ: Jennifer Rhines, 51:36…she was also 6th overall
That’s a tall order to live up to. So who we got for 2016?
Tim Ritchie (Saucony)
Louis Serafini (Heartbreakers)
Dan Lowry (BAA)
Katrina Spratford (NE Distance)
Sarah Pagano (BAA)
Katie Matthews (BAA)
Heather Cappello (BAA)
There was a fifth woman, but it appears that Keely Maguire is stepping away from competitive running. This is a bit of a shocker considering how well she ran in the soupy mess known as #LA2016, her debut marathon. We wish her the best of luck in her pursuits away from the roads/track, and maybe we’ll even see her back on the line sometime in the future.
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