Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Valley Fox Trot Does Elgin Proud
With warm, humid weather and many 10-milers sleeping in on Memorial Day, two days after running the Soldier Field 10 on Saturday, the 35th annual Elgin Valley Fox Trot 10-miler and 5K had a great turnout and some excellent running on Monday. Matt Blume, 28, of Chicago, won the 10-miler in 55:13. Second on this hilly and historic course was Brian Grudowski, 28, of Buffalo Grove, who ran 57:21. Rounding out the top three was Neal Klein, 20, of Streamwood, who posted a 58:10. In the women's competition, Meg Thorsen, 24, hometown unknown for now, won in a nice 1:11:10. Second went to Lisa Koenig, 18, of Hoffmann Estates, with her 1:11:55, and third was taken by Kim Rivera, 32, of Batavia, who crossed the finish line in downtown Elgin in 1:12:01. In the accompanying 5K, triathlete Adam Zucco, 35, of Elburn, won in 17:32. The women's winner was Brooke Wolfe, 18, of Mount Prospect, in 18:56. There were 674 finishers in the 10-miler and 810 in the 5K. Hooray for Elgin's organizers. They're still strong despite not being on the CARA Circuit. Same goes for the Ridge Run previously covered on this blog.