The weather was perfect for our first 5k race! We had 353 race participants and many ran in amazing costumes! The swag was truly sweet & a great time was had by all. Congrats to all that ran and to those that volunteered and made the race a HUGE success!
We had 5 amazing runners represent the club for the 2017 Chicago Marathon! For Paula & Karen it was their first marathon & the memories were extra special! Antonia, Ruth & Barb all have a few under their belt & they showed their incredible strength to cross the finish line! Congrats to Antonia who PR'd & Barb who BQ'd! Of course they had support teams of fellow Milers & family. Post race cold brews & deep dish pizza for everyone!
The temps were extremely favorable this year & it was amazing to cross the finish along the surf as the sun started to set! There were some blazing times & the crowds were strong! Many in the club placed in their age group! Our Miler support team kept us running hard & the post run food & beverages at the Wrights house were incredible!! Doyle only had one race outfit in his bag but that didn't matter he still showed us how to get it done!
New Sunday Run Location & Time!!
Milers - We have super exciting news! We are merging the Sunday 7 AM Bagel Shop run & the 9 AM Turtles Running Company Run!
The new run will start at 8:00 AM from the Medford Bagel Shop! This will allow both groups to get to know one another better & bring the club full circle!
There will be distance options for all as Val & Laurie have mapped out shorter loops for those that are at the 1 to 5 mile levels.
I want to remind EVERYONE of our Sunday rule.....we ALL stick together for the first 1-2 miles as a Social Run.
Since this will be the first of our merged runs we will have a runner from each group partner with each other for the first mile or so!!
This will be FUN!
Afterwards all are welcome to hang in the bagel shop for coffee, eats & laughter!
It was an exciting day with 100+ Milers & Runners out in full force for the Scott Coffee 8k in Moorestown NJ! The Milers won the Team Challenge & enjoyed the private tent & extra refreshments & snacks! We couldn't be missed with our AWESOME race shirts & Medford Milers written vertically on our calves! Many PR'd & shaved time from previous years! Congrats to all!
Action Shots! Check out those Race Faces!
It was an incredible day with many hitting the 10 mile mark for the first time! The journey was amazing & the camaraderie even better! The Milers know how to put on their race face and have fun at the same time! Congrats to all on their awesome accomplishments & finish times!!
It was an amazing race day & our group showed up with their game faces on! Some crossed the finish line for the first time, Rose shaved off 10 minutes, many PR'd & some brought home hardware in typical Miler fashion!
Shout out to fellow Miler Terry who knocked out his first full Marathon & made us all proud!
The Milers were extremely well represented for the 2017 Boston Marathon! Both Antonia & Phil dedicated 4 months of their lives to train & breath everything that the Boston Marathon means!
They both got to meet some amazing legends of the sport as you can see in the photos!
Once again the weather was warm & made the race even tougher. We are so proud of their amazing accomplishment! For those who might be wondering yes Antonia re-qualified for Boston in Boston! The girl is a machine! Congrats Phil & Antonia!
Congrats Chuck Bendixen! Miler Polar Bear 2017
At the start of the winter we challenged the Milers to see who could wear shorts the longest into the winter season! The rules were simple.......consistently wear shorts with bare legs & see how long you can hold out! It was a tough battle but little by little the contestants dropped off.
Props to Frank Maneri, John Rosania & Michael Jurick for giving Chuck a run for his money!
The last Polar Bear standing was none other than Chuck Bendixen! He never waivered once & claims that he doesn't own running pants! Even when temps hit single digits with a "feels like" 2 degrees he stayed strong, relentless and persistent. All values of a true Miler!
We trained for 3+ months in the dark & cold weather but it all paid off on race day! For many it was their first half marathon, others walked away with a PR & some placed first in their age group! The Milers had over 40 runners & of course that gave us a private port-a-potty!
As you can see in the photos not only do we push & give it everything we have......we also have a ton of fun!!