After a strong start to October, covered in a prior post, Big River Racing Team members continued to deliver strong performances.
On October 9th, Mike Flynn (3:05:42) placed 3rd in his Age Group at the Farmdale Trail Half Marathon. Mike then served as the 5:00 Pacer for the Whiskeydaddle Marathon the following day.
JoAnna Duncan (3:54:58) and Matt Bridwell (4:18:58) ran the Chicago Marathon on October 10th. JoAnna and Matt had both spent the prior few months serving as Pace Group Coaches for Big River’s half and full marathon Training Team. This was Matt’s debut marathon.
On October 11th, Sadie Smith (2:56:30) and Michelle Dillon (3:52:26) completed the Boston Marathon. This was Sadie’s seventh sub-3:00 marathon since May.
The following Saturday, October 16, Preston Jordan placed 4th Overall and Nick Vollmer placed 7th Overall at the Hancock Invitational Open XC 5k.
On Sunday, October 17, Denise Buehrer (28:40) won her Age Group at The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween 5k. And Sadie Smith (1:27:05) was the 1st Female and 4th Overall at the Half Marathon.
On Saturday, October 23, Mike Flynn (11:49:17) won the Kansas Rails-to-Trails Extravaganza 100k. This was Mike’s debut 100k, and he set new 50k and 50 Mile PRs during the race.
Also on October 23rd, Marcus Walton (16:13) won the Gumbo Flats Pumpkin Run 5k, while Mike Cochran (18:23) placed 4th Overall and won his Age Group, and Preston Jordan (19:33) placed 3rd in his Age Group.
On Sunday, October 24th, Sadie Smith (2:58:21) placed 2nd Female at the Cleveland Marathon.
On October 30th, Luke O’Connor (1:18:48) continued the team’s winning streak, taking the victory at the Innsbrook Half Marathon. Preston Jordan (1:35:24) won his Age Group and placed 8th Overall.
Congratulations to all of the Big River Racing Team members on their performances and accomplishments.