Women's 5K won by Helen Morrow of Millsboro in 21:24Anthony Reynolds wins men's race in 17 flat
"There are more women running in the Striders Series today than men," said Race Director Tim Bamforth as he looked over the field just before the 7:30 a.m start of the 24th Women’s Distance Festival 5K at Rehoboth Elementary School.
The women’s race had 105 runners cross the line, and a few crossed over the line as some men (OK, one) wanted the early start, while Jack Vassalotti, the man with more outfits than Liza Minnelli, ran in a skirt.
The men's race had 100 competitors.
Helen Morrow of Millsboro won the women’s race in 21:24 just ahead of Abby Andrews of Seaford, who ran 21:33. Susan Dunn of Laurel was third in 21:46.
Eleanor Gitney, 54, of Elkton, Md., was the women's masters champion in 22:03. Teri Moore of Milton, 59, broke into the victory circle by winning her age group in 29:16.
The men’s race was cruised and crushed by Anthony Reynolds, 33, of Millersville, Pa., in 17 minutes flat.
Sonny Landis, 18, was second in 17:21 while Mike Sewell, 45, won the masters race in 18:10.
A busy weekend of fitness begins with the 24th Beach Paper Firecracker 5K at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, July 5 and the 24th Dave Reynolds Biathlon at 8 a.m., Sunday, July 6, in Rehoboth.
The sixth annual Outlet Liquors 5K is also set for Sunday, July 6, and will feature the fleet-footed Fuller brothers from Penn State. Brian, Mark and Kevin will attempt to duplicate a 2012 sweep when Brian won the Best Buddies 5K in 15:21, followed by Mark in 15:55 and Kevin in 16:42.