Over the weekend, several South Philly Striders had stellar performances in area races.
On Sunday, at The Love Run, Sarah Morrison was the second overall female in a field of close to 6,300 race finishers. On a frigid day, with a race time temperature of 28 degrees and wind speeds of 13 miles per hour, Sarah Morrison blistered through the course in 1:21:08, only 16 seconds from first place.
Meanwhile, in Reading, a contingent of SPS runners competed in the Dark and Dirty 10K trail race on Saturday night and the Naked Bavarian 20 Mile, Marathon and 40 Mile trail race on Sunday. Heather Hoechst finished as the second overall female in the 10K, posting a time under 1 hour. She then overcome 2000 feet of elevation change as well as a lack of sleep to finish second in the Naked Bavarian 20 Mile in 3:03:40. Luis Gaitan finished eighth overall and third in his age group at the Dark and Dirty with a time of 51:16. Unfortunately, he got lost and did not finish the Naked Bavarian. Meanwhile, Jerry Handley finished an impressive fifth overall and won his age group at the Naked Bavarian with a 2:54:52.
Congratulations to them for their accomplishments as well as to anyone who ran in any races this past weekend!