Wanderers Make History at Re-Run for Revolution
The Piper gets fellow
Wanderers pumped up
with some tunes. Photos
All sorts of records were shattered at the Re-Run for Revolution
marathon and half-marathon on May 3.
First, there was the record turnout, six runners, doubling
the field of the inaugural Run for Revolution in October.
A seventh runner, Pieman, was scratched again
from the race. The course followed the Delaware River towpath
from above Point Pleasant to Yardley.
Kathy Applegate, Trouble,
set a personal best in the marathon. Her longest distance
prior to the Re-Run for Revolution marathon was 16 miles.
Not only that, Trouble ambushed the Purple Piper
and Rock Steady by breaking loose from the
peleton and winning the race with a dramatic finishing kick
in the last half mile. Her time is believed to have been approximately
5 hours and 22 minutes.
Wanderers review the
course rather than rely on
Rock's directions. Photos
The Re-run for Revolution was once more a showcase of Canadian
good manners. The Purple Piper, a former 3 hour-10 minute
marathoner, could have beaten Rock running backwards, but
he politiely ran with the pathetic Rock to the finish line,
just as Richard "Yichie" Takata
did in the October Run for Revolution.
By the 15-mile water stop, they were really to administer
last rites to Rock. He looked finished. But then he reached
into his food bag for some beef jerkey, and that seemed to
do the trick.
"Between the beef jerkey and thinking about the prima
donna we have for a president, I ended up having plenty of
fuel to make the finish line," Rock said.
Trouble pulls ahead near
the finish line. Photos
Sanjeev "Turbo" Balhara was another
revelation, eclipsing all his previous personal distance marks
in the Re-run for Revolution half-marathon. Sanjeev added
at least four miles onto his previous best. Snake
Bite and Ultrawoman shrugged off
the injuries that have plagued them in the last several months
and finished in a pack with Turbo at the half marathon line
along with the Piper, Trouble and Rock. Considering that Ultrawoman
and Snake Bite could hardly walk a month ago, it was an impressive
achievement. After a brief celebration following the half
marathon, Rock, Trouble and Piper continued on their way for
Planning is underway for
October's "Run for Counter
The race was run under perfect conditions. The day started
out cloudy and cool but turned sunny and balmy by afternoon.
Fan support was excellent and included some ducklings, sunbathing
turtles and mating carp.
Applications are already being accepted for the next
Wanderer marathon, the Run for Counter Revolution, to be held
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