Wanderers Get Down ‘n Dirty at the Dirty Bird 15k

Wanderers Get Down ‘n Dirty at the Dirty Bird 15k

Ah, the weekend after Thanksgiving…while many are contemplating creative ways to consume those leftovers (turkey/sweet potato/cranberry sauce smoothies, mashed-potato/gravy bon-bons, etc.), the Wanderers like to erase that extra holiday cheer the way they know best: trail race!

Yes, the Dirty Bird 15k has become as standard as pumpkin pie.

This year, 7 Wanderers ventured out to appropriately named Birdsboro, PA to play amongst the leaf-covered rocks (of treachery!) and the shoe-sucking mud.

Here’s how they fared:

  • Erik Johnson 1:22:41
  • Beth Auman 1:32:59
  • Chris Verry 1:17:18
  • Anita Zalewski 2:04:17
  • Polly Jansen 1:22:33 1st in AG 
  • Doug Dubrosky 1:21:15
  • Chris Linn 1:21:27


All escaped with minor damage, though Chris V. managed to fall uphill several times while flipping a rock into his leg (no doubt with grace and flair)!

Also, a strange phenomenon was occurring in the sky, namely bright sunshine and mid 50’s temps! What?! An anomaly for a Wanderers or Pretzel City event! Wanderers took full advantage of the fair conditions and displayed their mastery of the trails with style.

Way to go, kids…you’ve earned those chocolate-chip/stuffing cookies!

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2017-04-13T01:04:24+00:00December 1st, 2009|News|