This Saturday was cross country running day in Fairbanks at Birch Hill. Former FXC athletes Ian and Heather started the day off strong at the UAF races against Central Washington. Heather as a first year had an especially great race taking third overall behind two UAF teammates. Next up were the high school races hosted by Lathrop. Pat and Kipp had strong results in the men’s race while Skeeto, Hannah, Megan and Lizzy had high scores in the women’s race. The final race of the day, the Seekin’s Golden Heart Trail Run was hosted by FXC and went extremely smoothly with all the help from parents and athletes. There were options for all ages with a closely contested 1k race actually won by a girl for the youngest children. A bunch of the devo team raced in the 2.5k race including an age category win by Joe Bue. The 5k race featured a competitive field and quality commentary from announcer Peter Leonard. A couple of the Comp racers who didn’t race earlier in the day competed in this event with another age category win by James Lily. In summary, great job to all the competitors and many thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors.
Here are a couple of pictures I was able to snap in between my timing duties but I’m sure there are a lot of better ones out there that we might post soon.
Following the races a bunch of the comp athletes finished off the day with a strength session to keep in touch with the upper body through the running season.