Once, Twice, Six Times a Winner
Steve Crowder (Botetourt, VA) won the Bedford Christmas Classic 10K on Saturday, December 1, in Bedford, Virginia. It was Steve’s 6th win at the event. Both the 5 and 10K events started at the same time, with the 5K being a single loop, the 10K making the circuit a second time. A 50$ prim was offered for the first runner to the top of the hill at approximately 2 miles. After a number of money-chasers were proven to be imposters, Steve passed the 3 mile mark in 15:58 in the lead of both the 5K and 10K races. Through the second loop, Steve had to do all the work himself as he found himself with a big lead over the remainder of the 10K field. Steve ran a respectable 33:53 for the 10K race which was also a course record at that event.