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6th Annual Granara-Skerry 5K Walk/Run

This morning I ran the Granara-Skerry 5K Race in Medford, MA.

The rain held off and we ended up with just about perfect running conditions. When I drove home through Medford Square one of the bank clocks said 55 degrees.

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The course is an out and back that starts at The American Legion Hall on Winthrop Street. It is mostly a flat course with a few rises in the road that help sort out the field a bit.

Over all there were 96 runners and I managed to come in 15th. My official time was 22:57 and my pace was 7:24! A new PR for me that beat my previous 5K PR, also set on this course, by 16 seconds.

The top male finisher was John Wichers of Arlington with a time of 17:58 and a pace of 5:47. And this young man is 45! The top female finisher was Ashley Bock of Wakefield with a time of 21:22 and a pace of 6:53. Very impressive times, I hope they are happy with their results.

7 of the 14 people who finished ahead of me were under 30. Jim Ryan of Medford ran a strong race and came in 9th overall and first in his age group. Jim ran in a time of 21:52 and a pace of 7:03. Not bad for a young lad of 61!

The race was managed by out of Scarborough, Maine. There was plenty of water at the finish line and plenty of snacks in The Hall. As a fund-raiser there were all kinds of raffles going on and face painting for the kids.

This was a nice local race raising money for a very good cause. This link will take you to a brief write-up about the Granara-Skerry Trust, and this link will take you to their website if you would like additional information.

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2 responses to “6th Annual Granara-Skerry 5K Walk/Run”

  1. runningracheal Avatar

    Congrats on the PR!

    1. imarunner2012 Avatar

      Thank you. Hamstrings are a little sore today, so I need to take it easy this week.