Steve Crowder, (Botetourt, VA) won the John Henry Days Four-Miler in Talcott, WV. His time of 21:18 easily outdistanced the nearest competitor. Steve had company for about the first half mile, but ran fairly even splits of 5:15, 5:18, 5:20, and 5:25 showing his early season strength. “I could have run faster if someone had been there to lean on me and help push the pace”, Steve said afterward. “It was a good effort and a good indicator that my fitness is coming around just the way I’d hoped it to.” Steve has several more races planned for the summer as tune-ups before focusing on a fall racing season.
Michael Hayden (Rancho Palos Verdes – Los Angeles, CA) placed 15th at the Mt. Tam Trophy Race held Sunday, July 15 in Marin County, CA. The race began along the coastline of Stinson Beach and headed uphill for approximately 7 miles on the Dipsea Trail. Mike posted a time of 62:41 for the event.