Top Philly Finishers at PDR; Bryn Represents US in World Mountain Running Champs; Fast Times on the streets of Downingtown; Claire Duncan Returns to XC Roots at Paul SHort Invite; Fenn and Kate-B Just MIss Crystal Bowls in Notre Dame 5k; Age Group Champs at the Parkway Run; Kate-R Take Title in Haverford Alumni Race; Haxton Makes Quick Recovery to Place 3rd at the Hand’s on Half Marathon.
September was a busy month for PRTC, with races as far as Switzerland and as close as Philadelphia. Byrne and Dean take top Philadelphian honors at the Philadelphia Distance Run. As always, a world class field came in to compete in the nation’s premier half marathon. On the women’s side, Abby Dean (11th), Claire Duncan (13th), Meredith Lambert (19th), Shannon Klick (31st), and Kate Bowser(40th) battled with former teammate turned rival Veena Reddy (10th). All turned in outstanding,PR or near PR performances, with Abby, Claire and Meredith all posting top-ten PRTC performances. For the men, Ross Martinson (15th), Matt Byrne, (20th), Tom Haxton (23rd), Ted Callinan (29th), and Fran Coyne all took advantage of the clear skies and fast course, dealing with their own former teammates Dan McGrath and Wylie Belasik, who turned in great races. Matt and Abby would both claim the top Philadelphia honors (and the $1k that goes with it), while Ross and Claire would join them among the top 5 Americans.