The wind blew off of Lake Quannapowitt and chilled the cold, damp air as 276 runners prepared for the Run for All Ages.
Each year the race is a celebration of running for all ages. This year the celebration was also for Lou Peter’s 90th birthday. Lou ran a 46:25 5K and celebrated his birthday and race finish with a cake large enough for every one.
The oldest finisher of the race was Robert Hunter of Tewksbury at age 91!
The male winner was Zack Schwartz from Brookline, MA. and the female winner was Kara Haas from Chelmsford, MA. Zach ran a 15:46 5K and Kara ran a 17:59 5K. See their photos and full results on coolrunning.
The kids are alright
All races have young runners and the “Run for all Ages” is no exception. In the 01-09 bracket there were 9 boys and 6 girls who finished the race. In the 10-14 age bracket there were also 9 boys and 6 girls who finished.
Jacob Plourde of Melrose was the youngest runner at 6 years of age. Jacob ran a 48:27 5K. Very impressive.
A Marathon Journey Begins
I met Sabrina Gray of Dorchester who was running her first 5K. Sabrina recently retired and is on a mission to run the 2016 Boston Marathon. Sabrina ran a 40:55 5K race and is off to a great start in her Quest for Boston.
It was a thrill for me to hand a “MyFirst5K” medal to her husband. He met her at the finish line with her medal and later came back to my table to get her “My First 5K” bib sticker.
When they came back to see me they were both excited. You can see the joy on her face.
I hope Sabrina enjoys her first race medal and draws inspiration from it on those days when it may be difficult to go out and get in the miles. Hopefully we will hear from Sabrina and follow her Journey to Boston.
Run well my friends,