Saying that the temperature was 14 degrees is being generous. It was eight degrees early in the morning, with a wind chill of negative seven. Even with frigid conditions and on a course where times mean very little, LRC Racing represented well in the neighbor state to the east. In the men’s open division, three of the five runners were brand new to the Living History experience. Jason Zakaras didn’t let this get to him as he ran a strong race, finishing 13th overall and first in his age group. Experienced LHF runners Brian Wandzilak ran a strong race as he finished 17th overall and second in his age group. Wandzilak estimated this to be his seventh or eighth time running the race. Andrew Jacob was not far behind Brian as he finished 20th overall. Cole Marolf (44th) and Logan Watley (55th) rounded out the third place team.
LRC Racing was also proud to boast its first official master’s team competition. Although the team was made up of varying masters runners in the surrounding community, three of the top four finishers all maintain LRC membership. Tom Woods continued a great fall of racing by placing 30th overall and third out of all masters runners and second in his age group. Brian Kelley also ran a great race as he finished 52nd overall, 1st in his age group, and the Grand Masters Champion. Craig Christians also ran a great race by finishing 83rd overall, 2nd in his age group (to Brian) and was the Grand Masters Runner-Up.
The open men’s team finished 2:39 behind 2nd place and 1:42 in front of 4th. The Master’s team won the team contest by an incredible 7 minutes and 21 seconds.
Results can be found here.
For most, the final race of the year will take place at Pioneers Park on Sunday, December 1st, at the Holiday Run. Race information can be found here, and