In an effort to catch up, there were three local races of note while I was on vacation. One was the Kurtz 5K in Bensenville. Another was the Chicago Firefighters 5K for the Kids (featuring Tera Moody's 17:27), and the other was the amazing Fleet Feet Sports Women's Festival 5K and 10K in Lincoln Park on Sunday, July 20. I'll focus on that for now and catch up on the others in future posts.
In the 10K, there were four finishers under 38 minutes, and in the 5K, the top three bested 18-flat. Age-group fields were deep as women from all over the region made the pilgrimage for what has become an important race for the ladies. It was a great morning of racing. Here are the headliners:
1. Jokatade Agunloye, 28, Chicago, 37:11
2. Christina Overbeck, 22, Chicago, 37:49
3. Crystina Martinez, 21, hometown unknown, 37:54
4. Erin Moffett, 26, Chicago, 37:55
5. Karen Prisby, 23, Wheaton, 38:08
1. Jessica Langford, 37, Rockford, 17:25
2. Claudia Becque, 32, Chicago, 17:35
3. Cassie Peller, 22, Valparaiso, Ind., 17:55
According to the posted results, there were 1,379 finishers in the 10K and 1,003 in the 5K. Great job by FF to put on such a sparkling event.