The recipients of the following team awards for 2019, and the winners are...
Most Improved Runner of the Year - Ilene White
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.
As a new member, Ilene improved her 10K time by 9 minutes from 1:09:13 at the Firecracker 10K to 1:00:49 at the Rock Hall 10K!
Comeback Runner of the Year - Langston Maclin
Awarded to the member who has suffered and comeback from injury, returned to form, or has overcome personal obstacles.
Laangston has suffered with an unknown medical condition causing him breathing problems from February-October. This condition became progressively worse and eventually caused him to stop running for weeks. Fearing his running days were over, he went through a series of medical tests, a battery of trials and wore a specialized heart rate monitor. Despite his health problem, he was able to compete and finish the Baltimore Half Marathon and a total of 8 races for the year.
Best Performance of the Year - Walter Tresville
Awarded to the member who has demonstrated exceptional running ability despite difficult physical, weather or course conditions.
Walter has been competing in the Hermes 10 Mile Race since its' Inaugural race in 2004. He was inducted into the race's "100 Mile Club" in 2014.
To date, Walter has not missed a year of competing. This year, even though he was suffering with injuries, he still competed and would not give up!
He is an example of true dedication.
Most Supportive Member - Warren Elzy
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.
Warren provides leadership for the team. He schedules and leads team meetings. Each year, he indentifies training/race schedules, and is present at all team meetings and races. He has consistently given support to team members at the finish line, even when he has been unable to compete because of injuries. As the Team's Race Director, he coordinates travel for the team providing alternatives with pricing making travel more affordable. In addition, he stepped up to host our local Rite Aid event at the last minute.
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!