What a day it was at the 2017 #Fall5KClassic! The humidity was up, but with a downhill course coupled with a nice tailwind and our best collective block of training EVER…we saw some unbelievable breakthrough performances! Here’s a summary of how the team did!
-About 70 total athletes were out racing from H+P!
-32 H+P athletes BROKE 20 minutes for 5K!
-38 H+P athletes achieved personal bests!
-10 H+P athletes broke 17 in the 5K…WOW!
Individual Results- 5K:
With 60 total athletes in the 5K itself, it’s impossible to list every athlete and their result. To see how everybody did, click HERE to see our complete results littered with PBs (lightening bolts), career bests (stars), AG wins, and club standards (see letters beside each name).
A few highlights:
HUGE congrats to our A-Standard Achievers!
-Jon Redfearn ran 15:38, achieving the Men’s 5K A standard (sub 16:00).
-Gillian Willard blew it out of the park, throwing down a 17:43 5K achieving the women’s 5K A standard (sub 18:00).
-Jon Fugelsang also crushed the race, running a massive 16:55 PB achieving a NEW club record and hitting the masters men’s 5K A standard (sub 17:00).
-Robyn Collins also posted a massive achievement, PBing with an 18:49 which is good for another NEW club record and a masters women’s 5K A standard!
H+P had a crazy 8 total teams in this race! This was probably our most exciting team competition ever, with us holding 5 of the top 6 positions!
The H+P men’s team came in 2nd OA and 1st for our team with a very solid 16:12 average pace (Jon, Sean, Brendan, Jordan, Nick)
An amazing performance was shown by the H+P Up & Comers (Aidan, Graham, Jon F, Dem, Pat)! These boys posted an unbelievable average time of 17:03! The future is bright for H+P!
H+P #Sub19 (James, Eric, Chris, Erik, Adam) was in next…and not only did this team break 19…they broke 18 with an average time if 17:58! How is this even possible for a THIRD team? Nicely done boys.
The women’s team absolutely destroyed this race. With 3 in the top 5 OA, and an average time of 18:59 DESPITE missing a few of our top ranked women athletes, it’s safe to say this was a successful 5K for this squad (Gill, Jessica, Robyn, Vicki, Emily).
The H+P masters men were without some of their biggest stars…but that didn’t matter! These guys still managed to crush the course and post an average time of 20:00! Well done team (Brian, Jan, Holger, Jody, Sam)!
Our most homogeneous (jk heterogeneous, thanks Terry!) team ALSO knocked this one out of the park. This team posted a strong 22:02 average time (Jessica, Jonah, Terry, Erin, John). YES, that’s right, Jessica and Jonah, the two younger kids in the group, ran 20:57 and 21:02 respectively. WOW!
Finally, huge props to our Bringers of Pain squad (Mike, Sam, Will, Janice, Caity) for coming in with a PB-littered 26:16 average time. If you’re pushing your limits (and truly pushing your limits), you represent exactly what H+P is all about. I think it’s safe to say that BOP did just that!
H+P had an interesting combination of teams competing in the parent child category this year, with 4 teams placing in the top 5! Added to the intrigue was the combined age of these dynamic duos ranging from low-40 years up to just under 100 years!
Quick Silver (James and Chris) came in 2nd OA and 1st for the team with an average time of 19:53!
Deux Delanghes (Coach Sean and his mom) were in 2nd for the team with a 21:23 average time!
Schmidt Mom & Son (Jonah and Erin) were a mere 12s behind the Deux Delanghes with an average time of 21:35- what a battle!
Schmidt Dad & Daughter (Jessica and Jon) were in 5th OA and 4th for the team with an outstanding average time of 22:48!
Finally, a huge props to Speedy Swans (Sandi, Jaykob) for finishing strong to come in next for the team with a 34:20 finish time!
We can’t forget about the 10K runners within this 5K madness! Our squad represented well, coming in with an average time of 42:06 (Luke, Dave, Kailey, Heather, Trev). Well done!
WHAT an event. Thank you RunWaterloo and the rest of the running community for making this event possible! Onwards to the next one! #cantwontstop