Last week, we held our 13th and final Julbo Tuesday Night race of the 2018 summer. This weekly event has become a tradition here at the Outdoor Center, with as many as 60 racers toeing the line on any given Tuesday evening this summer. Each week, we offered three race options: 5k run, 5k bike, or 10k bike. While many racers elected to run, we’ve seen the biker turnout grow over the years! Races were held primarily at the Center, but also traveled throughout the area. We had three races at Hosmer Point, one in town on the Sterling College trails, and one on the Hazen Union Trails in Hardwick.
At the end of the season, we crowned overall male and female winners in each category. Each winner won a pair of Julbo sunglasses. Our winners were:
Women’s 5k bike: Jennifer Schoen
Men’s 5k bike: Orion Cenkl
(off playing soccer during the awards. Still got his glasses though just no picture of him!)
Women’s 10k bike: Megan Jolly
Men’s 10k bike: Matt Moody
Women’s 5k run: Audrey Mangan (Rose Modry won the sunglasses as staff are ineligible for overall prizes).
Men’s 5k run: Ethan Dreissigacker (Leo Circosta won the sunglasses as staff are ineligible for overall prizes).
We also recognized age group winners and they were given a choice of homemade cookies, zucchini blueberry bread, or granola.
Women 20-29: Cara Murphy, Women 30-39: Clare Wilson, Women 40-49: Jennifer Schoen
Men U16: Orion Cenkl, Men 16-19: David Moody
Women 20-29: Annie Rowell, Women 30-39: Megan Jolly
Men U16: Trey Jones, Men 30-39: Chris Jolly, Men 50-59: Matthew Moody
Women U16: Amelia Circosta, Women 20-29: Emma Podolinm Women 30-39: Audrey Mangan (and Rose Modry as non-staff), Women 40-49: Alyssa Krebs, Women 60-69: Lindy Sargent.
Men U16: Leo Circosta, Men 16-19: Logan McElry, Men 20-29: Ethan Dreissigacker (and Ethan Self non-staff), Men 30-39: Josh Gould, Men 40-49: Eric Remick, Men 50-59: Adrian Owens and Jim FLint, Men 70-79: John Broadhead, Men 80+ George Hall.
The races take place rain or shine and alternate between two different courses, giving racers a range of racing opportunities throughout the summer. The races attract a wide variety of athletes, from six year olds putting a bib on to the first time, to seasoned TNR veterans, to GRP athletes using the race as a hard workout. Here are a selection of photos from the racing season. Thanks to Sheldon Miller, Heidi Caldwell, and Caitlin Patterson for capturing the races in action!
We traditionally end each TNR season with a pizza party. Big thanks to Anna Schulz for being the pizza making queen. And to Amy Schulz, Pam Jaspersohn, and Sam Messer for making beautiful and delicious salads with produce from the Hosmer Point gardens!
And last but certainly not least, a huge thank you to Kait Miller for being the TNR race director and organizer extraordinaire!