Abby and Tom were using the Parkway Run as a last tune-up before their Fall marathons. Meanwhile, Ryan and Pat Ward were looking to sharpen their mid-distance skills. On a beautiful early Fall morning, PRTC put four athletes in the Parkway Run.
Showing good fitness for Chicago, Abby placed 2nd female overall. She trailed only Olympian Carmen Duma-Hussar. More impressive than her actual race, perhaps, is what Abby did in addition to it. “Although the 5k was disappointing, I did have to do three more miles at marathon pace immediately afterwards and they felt very easy, so hopefully that is a good sign for the marathon.”
The men were met with a quality field. Still suffering nagging tightness in one hamstring, Ryan was able to place 4th in 15:23. Meanwhile, Tom and Pat ran close to each other placing two more PRTC runners in the top ten.
The Parkway Run 2007
Ryan Fennelly, 4th Place, 15:23
Pat Ward, 7th Place, 16:04
Tom Haxton, 10th Place, 16:09
Abby Dean, 2nd Place, 17:52