Cape Gazette

Smooth and gentle Enos Benbow spoils the storyline at Milton 5K

Danners almost pull off family double
By Dave Frederick | Jun 21, 2013
Photo by: Dave Frederick Runners turn right at the Milton Fire House ready to attack a Milton hill.

Enos Benbow, 31, just smiled when he was told he spoiled the storyline of the June 15 Milton 5K race at Irish Eyes.

Benbow won the race with an easy-paced (for him) 18:10, just ahead of Lynn Danner, 52, in 18:20.

Bridget Danner, 27, was the first woman to finish in 19:45; it was that close to a father-and-daughter sweep of the event.

“I didn’t know; I’m sorry,” Benbow said with a smile.

Chris Stanley, 44, was third in 18:57, while his son Dylan Stanley, 16, placed ninth in 21:29.

A close analysis of any race will show relatives in close proximity in finishing times, but watch grown people fight it out with 7-year-olds near the finish and realize no one is yielding position for some feel-good family story.

A handful of runners raced the Georgetown Library 5K on Friday night, the Milton 5K on Saturday morning and the Father's Day 5K on Sunday morning in Rehoboth Beach.

The Milton fire and police departments did an enthusiastic and friendly job providing security and race support.

Just 77 runners crossed the finish line before kicking back behind Irish Eyes for awards and boiled dogs, burgers and related healthy snacks.

Enos Benbow glides and strides to victory. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Lynn Danner comes in 10 seconds behind Benbow, good for second place. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Bridget Danner, 27, was the first woman to finish. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Chris Stanley, 44, ran 18:57, good for third. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Dylan Stanley, 16, runs the race in 21:29. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
You don't get more Milton than Matt Crouch, 35, who ran in 27:38. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tim Pepper, 54, another 684 Milton boy, won his age group in 23:45. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Tom Jones runs all the races getting ready for the Chip Kelly up-tempo Eagles offense. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Mardiny Ung, 46, won the masters race and completed the weekend triple crown. (Photo by: Dave Ferderick )
Poppy's Got A Brand New Bag - Kevin Smith left his job as a Joe Biden aide and transformed himself into an Ultra Runner. "I'm not fast, and I may be crazy, but not stupid," Kevin said. Kevin is on a quest to run 50 marathons in 50 states. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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