Redesign & Runners of the Week

Post date: Feb 4, 2014 5:04:53 PM

September 22, 2013 by Rick Holtzman

First steps to redesign. . .

I'm a bit pressed for time today as our first middle school meet starts in a few hours but I did indeed stroll to Office Depot and get a new USB connector. Now I can download the pics from the Nikon and get something going here.

I'm going to start by moving the "Runner(s) of the Week" section to headline, front-page status. Since our club has gotten so competitive and virtually every weekend features many outstanding performances, being a Runner of the Week is not easy and thus a pretty big deal. So we will treat it as such.

So, here we go:

Runners of the Week

We have many runners of the week this week. All of them (except possibly Emma?) made their "debut" at Lake Merritt and all did very well.

Awaiting the start.

Our first three are Emma, Rosie and Shai who all ran in the preliminary .4 mile race and spread Raptors dominance into a new sphere! Rosie, who told my emphatically before the race "I will not win." Did just that, with a powerful kick that simply buried what had been the lead girl. Rosie is very polite and I think she might have thought it rude to pass for the lead! I think this because when I screamed at her (in a friendly way!) PASS HER! she easily found another gear and blew by.

Rosie makes her move!

We all really like it when a victory or a good race means something to the kids and I think it did to Rosie. She basically never stopped grinning from the moment she crossed the finish line until we said goodbye at Fenton's!

Rosie at Fenton's. "We don't need no stinkin' SPOONS!"

Close to Rosie in third place was Emma. She not only garnered a podium in this race but turned right around and ran the 5K around the lake. WOW!

Emma in the .4 mile race.

In (I think) fourth place was another new Raptor, Shai, who also had a fast kick and who took the "first boy" award!

Shai at the finish, sprinting!

Next new Raptor was Tetsu, who had been to a Raptors practice before the summer but had never raced with us. Tetsu ran an great 5K, and as you can see from the picture, was flying at the end of the race.

Go, Tetsu!!!