Sunday, March 28, 2010
Holland, Shoopman Win Des Plaines River Half
With temps in the high 40s, approaching 50, it was a good day for the Des Plaines River Half Marathon near Libertyville. Winners among the 229 finishers on Saturday were Derek Holland, 32, of Chicago, in 1:13:17.7, and Emily Shoopman, 26, of Bloomington, IL, who ran a 1:30:09.7. Second and third men were Ricky Britton, 28, of Chicago, in 1:14:05.6, and Ian Chillag, 31, of Chicago, in 1:14:22.9. Second and third women were Shanna Piggott, 32, of Round Lake, who ran 1:32:33.4, and Ann Haibeck, 21, of Chicago, who came in at 1:32:51. There are a lot of half-marathons around here these days, but this is one I definitely want to try next year. For those of you who ran it, how did it go?