The last month-and-a-half has featured a number of in-person races as well as some quality time trial performances from Big River Racing Team members.
On October 3rd, James Campbell (1:09:45) and Nicholas Loyal (1:12:25) both raced well at the Flint Ridge 10-mile trail race, finishing 9th and 11th overall and 2nd and 3rd in their age group. That same weekend, Sarah Kruger ran a Half Marathon time trial in 1:20:40.
Two weeks later, Caroline Rupp (1:36:30) won her age group at the GO! St. Louis Halloween Half Marathon. That weekend, Mike Flynn ran the Saturday version of the GO! Halloween Race (1:54:13) and then drove to Omaha, NE, where he ran a new 50K PR (5:57:31) at the G.O.A.T.z. Trail 50K on Sunday.
On 11/1, Bill Thompson ran the Bass Pro Cohick Half Marathon, won his age group, and set a new PR in 1:37:45.
The team had a strong showing at the Innsbrook Half Marathon on 11/7. Michelle Dillon (1:57:01) won her age group, Steve Moore (1:22:14) placed second in his age group, and Nate Quest (1:22:49) and JoAnna Duncan (2:04:13) placed third in their age groups.
On Saturday, 11/14, Matt Kruger ran a 10k time trial, setting a new PR in 31:17. The next day, he paced Sarah Kruger for her 50k time trial in 3:38:26. The Krugers’ 2020 venture into trail and ultra running has yielded some impressive performances!
It’s been a challenging year, but many team members have still found ways to improve their fitness, run new PRs, or tackle new challenges and accomplish goals.