In October, South Philly Striders sent a contingent to the Tussey Mountainback Ultra and Relay near State College, Pennsylvania. Tim Hein, Hunter Proctor, John Encarnacion and Karen Lancaster were the four person squad in the Quad division, while Heather Hoechst took on the 50 mile ultra by herself. Despite cold temperatures and 5,400 feet of elevation gain, the weekend was a success. SPS was the top Quad “Men’s Open” (because we only had one female) with a time of 5 hours 48 minutes and 41 seconds. Meanwhile, Heather finished in 7 hours 37 minutes and 57 seconds, good for fourth place for women and tenth overall.
On Wednesday night, October 8, we will have a special event for runners after the Bridge Run at Yards Brewing. Usually, the Yards Tasting Room, located at 901 N. Columbus Boulevard, closes at 7 p.m., but it will stay open till 9:30 p.m. just for us. The first beer is free, and there’ll be tours and the use of the tasting room. Philadelphia Runner, Back on My Feet and Run215 will also join us for our run and Yards event.
Meet at the usual Bridge Run location of 6th and Race at 6:30 p.m.