Milers tackle the Cooper Norcross 10K Bridge Run!

We had a great showing at the Bridge run! Many liked the new course and location of the post race festivities...oh and the beer garden! Our men’s team placed 3rd and the women’s team placed 1st! We had many age group winners as well. Chris 2nd AG, Kevin D 3rd AG, Meg 1st AG, Antonia 3rd AG, Bob Ellis 1st AG and Kat 3rd AG. It was so nice to see the camaraderie and everyone cheering each other on! There is nothing better than a team effort! We all conquered the bridge together! We rock! 

Milers win the American Odyssey 10 Relay!

It all starts with a solid plan and Doyle had the perfect one. Then you execute the plan and 12 runners & 4 drivers did just that! Sounds simple right! Not!

200 miles – 36 legs - 12 runners per team - each runner has 3 legs – 4 drivers - 2 vans – 2 days – 1 goal! Win!

By no means were we the fastest runners in the race. Many were faster. It would take more than speed to win. It would take strategy, courage, intelligence, the ability to function sleep deprived, to think clearly, keep a cool head, talk it out, dig deep…really deep & believe in yourself. It would take a team effort.

We started at 11:30 AM, exactly 4 1/2 hours later the first team that went off at 7 AM. There were 86 teams total. In order to win we would have to pass 1,032 runners.

Some would say we had a lofty goal with our estimated pace & finish times (the slowest teams start earlier & the fastest teams start later & try to catch them before the finish)

Winning feels great! Especially after an event of this magnitude. The victory was sweet & as we raised a cold beverage at the finish line & lamented about the last 24+ hours we all recognized the true meaning of a team effort. We could not have done it without the amazing effort & support of each other.

The Milers are truly a team where we all work together as one towards common goals!

BAM!

The Milers survive the 2018 Boston Marathon!

For those that followed the race & read the news you know that it was a brutal day! We are so incredibly proud of Chris, Antonia & Phil as well as John Murray’s son Peter & Tom Nagy. Brutal might even be an understatement as many fell into hypothermia or early onset which Chris, Phil & Antonia certainly can attest to.

Their STRONG paces & finish times do not reflect those conditions.

Approximately 10% of the participants required medical attention during or after the race. 81 were transferred to hospitals. Many seasoned Elites dropped out. Our Milers finished with cold shivering bodies & an incredible will to cross the finish line. What doesn’t crush you makes you stronger. We can learn from them. Talk to them during the runs & ask what they were feeling & how they persevered. Maybe there will be a take away that will help you in your next tough race.

They are champions in our minds!