The recipients of the following team awards for 2018, and the winners are...
Most Improved Runner of the Year - William Gageham (pictured left)
Awarded to the new member who has cut 3 minutes or more from a half marathon or marathon personal best time, cut 5 minutes or more from a 10 kilometer time, showing incredible improvement or an existing member that has lowered their present best time at any distance in the 5 previous years that has been recorded and submitted.
William reduced his last half marathon time from 3 hours and 5 minutes
to 2 hours and 43 minutes!
Comeback Runner of the Year - Marcia Watson (pictured right)
Awarded to the member who has suffered and comeback from injury, returned to form, or has overcome personal obstacles.
Marcia has suffered through rotator cuff and Achilles tendon surgery to come back and complete three 5K races after running a 2:16 half marathon a year ago.
Best Performance of the Year - Warren Elzy (pictured top)
Awarded to the member who has demonstrated exceptional running ability despite difficult physical, weather or course conditions.
Warren placed second in his age group at the 2017 St. Louis Half Marathon with a time of 1:41:54 and placed first in his age group the day before in the 5k with a time of 21:16!
Most Supportive Member - Langston Maclin (pictured center)
Awarded to the member who has consistently and unselfishly given their time and efforts to team members (when not racing or unable to race) by providing support (bringing clothes, drinks, food to the finish area), cheering for members at team races on the course or at the finish line, giving encouragement during training, and present at team gatherings.
Langston serves as the team's treasurer, created the initial team website and has maintained it for 12 years, provides training and injury recovery support and has been present at all team support races.
After racing or training, we get together and discuss our experiences on training, racing, health, fitness or we talk about current events as we stretch and refuel.
If you are a runner, walker or run/walker looking for a group to run, train or race with locally and out of town, please contact us & join our great team!