Rockland Road Runners toed the starting line at Albertus Magnus High School Track for the last time on Tuesday. Rest assured, we’ll be back next year.
Many thanks to Coach Ray Kondracki (and to Coach Jamie Kempton who pinch hit for Ray on several occasions). And a shout-out to the STAC Track and XC athletes and assistants who helped out, in particular the large contingent who kept time and cheered us on at the final 3-mile time trial. Special thanks to the two regulars, Ciara Durcan and Kieran Keenan who were there most days.
This was a full 14-weeks, with no sessions rained out. Coach Ray provided a challenging and varied schedule of workouts. Two 3-mile Time Trials bookended our season with many runners showing significant improvement. The Prediction Mile was a fun challenge (thanks Tyler Perry for helping out there). Results for both of those are listed below. We had a great turnout for the Perkins Run, on close to the longest day of the year. And Jamie was able to hold his beloved Hill Repeats during the July 4th week.
Finally, huge appreciation to Gail Cirlin-Lazerus and Erik Lazerus, who volunteered their back yard for our post-track party. It felt just like old times!