West Ocean City, MD; Philadelphia, PA
Racing for general fitness amongst the members of PRTC continues. In the last full weekend of July, Tim Callinan was taking in the sights of Ocean City, Maryland. But he combined that small vacation with a little road racing. His first hard effort of the Summer, Tim took first place in the Green Turtle West 5k.
Back in PA, five other members of the team took place in a race which is a staple for many locals. The race is somewhat unique in that it is run in the very place where the team practices every Sunday – Forbidden Drive. The race starts out by the Chestnut Hill stables and runs East. The course then turns back towards the end of Forbidden Drive. Ross made it the third different male on the team to win a road race outright this month, stopping the clock at 25:49. Bryan Skelly ran his fifth race of the Summer, rounding out the winner’s circle in third. These two were joined by Bart, who posted a solid effort of 26:33, and Seann, who ran 28:06.
Renee Gunning continued to augment her win total, garnering first place with a 28:13. And Claire broke up her Summer training with a hard speed workout. Claire’s work paid off, as she was able to capture second place in 29:58.