No, it wasn’t the world record it looked to be, but Peter Omae’s very own Team Run still took the top slots in the Nagog Seasons 5k on Sunday in Acton, MA. Lauren Lesniak (19:20), James Allen (age 12, 19:26), and Gabby Allen (age 14, 21:26) ran to second, third, and sixth overall, good for first female, second male, and second female. Omae accidentally missed part of the course at mile 1.5 and ran 2.25 miles in 12:30, giving Acton-Boxborough RHS Cross Country alumnus Ben Cunkelman ’07 the 5k in 18:40.
In the Half Marathon, Amos Sang (1:09:52) took the overall victory and set a new course record with a blistering 5:21 pace; 2 minutes and 16 seconds ahead of Team Run’s Joseph Amenya (1:12:08) who finished in second place overall. The next eight spots finished within less than eight minutes of each other; the seventh-eighth gap was ten seconds and the ninth-tenth gap was one second, proving that the second installment of the Nagog Half & 5k was certainly more competitive than the first, where places 3-10 were within 11 minutes of each other.
Weather-wise, the skies were clear and dry with the shaded course making for a perfect September day to race. Spectators lined the start and finish area to support the runners and Race Director Karen Francisco’s family members, Team Run, and Acton-Boxborough Cross Country volunteered at race registration and to provide runners with water all along the 13.1 and 3.1 miles. After the race, many competitors got to enjoy great complimentary craft brews and food at the Red Raven Gastropub at Nagog Plaza, open this year and a proud partner of the Nagog Seasons Half Marathon & 5k.
Full results are here: http://www.coolrunning.com/results/14/ma/Sep7_2ndAnn_set1.shtml
Team Run athletes Gabby Allen, Lauren Lesniak, James Allen, Joseph Amenya, and Peter Omae line up at the start line on Sunday.
And they’re off!