ARC members took part in a few different races on a variety of surfaces last week. We had Scott in action for a track 1500m in Eugene, OR, Justin mixing it up at a road 5k in Winston-Salem, NC, and Victor & Mark giving it a go at a beer mile in Asheville, NC.
Scott started things off on Thursday at the Oregon Track Club All-Comers Meet at historic Hayward Field. While he is known as a long distance specialist, SW has been using these mid distance races to get back in touch with speed. His 4:21 1500m shows he’s making progress.
On Saturday, Justin took to the roads for the always-competitive Beat the Heat 5k. In his first race effort since the Spring, he had a strong run and earned 3rd place in 15:21. Justin looks to be on track for another successful season of racing this Fall.
Also on Saturday, Victor and Mark made their Beer Mile debuts at the second edition of the 2015 Asheville Beer Mile series. This edition was run XC style on grass and rolling trails. Victor had a great debut and a strong battle with Wedge Run regular, Arek Robinson. In the end, Victor had to settle for second after Arek pulled away on the final lap. Meanwhile, Mark proved that Frankie is not the worst chugger on the team, and ended up earning a penalty lap by failing to keep down the final drink. Pathetic.
OTC All-Comers Meet - Eugene, OR
Scott Williams - 1500m - 4:21
Beat the Heat 5k - Winston-Salem, NC
Justin Gragg - 3rd - 15:21
Asheville's Beer Mile - Bent Creek Neighborhood Park, Asheville, NC
Victor McHenry - 2nd - 7:23
Mark Driscoll - ?? - Slow