Fresh off his 4:06 mile PR, Ryan Fennelly made his way up to Boston for the Valentine’s Day invite at the Armoury in Boston. With an eye toward qualifing for USATF indoor nationals, Ryan kept close to the pacer through the mile, before settling on phenom Martin Fagan’s shoulder. Coming through in blistering times left Ryan unfazed and looking for the win. With 300m to go, Ryan was sitting pretty in 2nd place and working hard for a fast finish. His 7:59:.64 would qualify him for USATF Indoor nationals, while taking 14 seconds off the existing club 3k record!
While PRTC stalwart Ryan Fennelly was preparing for his blistering 3K in Boston, a small contingent of club runners and their spouses enjoyed beautiful weather and a fast course at the 3rd annual Feel the Love 5K.
Ross Martinson and Tom Haxton battled it out for the overall win, with Haxton edging his lanky rival for the victory; the two were so close that final results list each at 15:04. On the women’s side, PRTC newcomers Laura Onderko and Kate Reese posted strong finishes in 17:35 and 17:46, respectively. Kate Bowser also ran well, setting a new PR of 18:23 after taking the pace early with eventual winner Liz Haglund.
In the “Lovers” category of team scoring, Ross and Kerry Martinson were unable to catch the devastating duo of JB and Liz Haglund, who set a new course record with their combined time of 32:53. Yet the Martinsons combined time of 35:41 was enough for second and a decisive victory over 4th place finishers Tom and Clarisse Haxton (combined score 36:11).
PRTC swept both the “Mixed” and “Same Sex” categories of team scoring. Kate Bowser and Rob Schiff ran a combined time of 34:16, while Laura Onderko and Kate Reese posted a combined time of 35:21, fully six minutes ahead of their closest competitors.