Robb Sykes -The Man- The Myth- The Legend! Robb placed 1st in his age group with a time of 47:27 (7 min 39 sec avg. mile) Robb clearly enjoyed himself chatting it up the whole way and even running back to run with Sarah and Nicole to the finish a second time! Here he is celebrating in the ‘Beir Garten.’
Pat Leary finished 13th with a blazing 47:08 at a 7:36 pace! Chris Newell finished just behind Robb and Pat with a very respectable 47:34 a 7:40 pace. Myself and Greg finished with in 51:31 and 51:56 Placing 39th and 40th at 8:18 and 8:22 paces. Amy S. felt great and finished 47th with a time of 53:21-an 8:36 pace! Mike McGrail clocked a 58:43 averaging 9:27 per mile and earning him 75th place. Nicole and Sarah, surprise, surprise finished within 1 second of each other! They placed 86th and 87th with times of 1:01:21 and 1:01:22-a pace of 9:53 per mile.
If I am not mistaken everyone had a PR on what turned out to be a very hilly 6.2mi. course. The longest we had run in Endurance training was 1 mile. Usually we hit 400m runs during a WOD and the longest I can remember in the last few months was the 800m run in the middle of Daniel. That is what CrossFit is all about-maintaining capacity for short and heavy or longer endurance efforts-in other words possessing real fitness. I am thoroughly impressed with the performances of everyone today-it’s no fluke that everybody did so well. These stories are common at CrossFit boxes Nation wide. CrossFit works.