Thursday, February 23, 2006
48 Skaters Online
Skate MV 10K
   Martha's Vineyard Edgartown, MA
   Sunday, May 18, 2003

We could not have asked for a better day. Beautiful blue sky, very light breeze and a nice 65 degrees. Some 45 skaters attended this year's event with ICB being the dominant team having easily 15 skaters. After the mass start, the packs quickly formed. About 1.5 miles into the race, Team ICB's Tom Keane and Henning Groenzin, charged off on a break chased by Empire's Jeff Krug, Glenn Corso and Run-Jane-Run's Jack Irving. The 5 never looked back as a few others gave chase, but could not close the gap.

The rest of the race consisted of lead swapping and keeping the pace hard. The last 1500 meters got interesting again. Jeff Krug in the lead around the final corner, with Jack, Tom, Glenn and Henning in tow. Glenn initiated a final sprint passing all. Jeff closed up on the left with Jack in step behind Glenn. Jack was able to use the lead out and won the race by a wheel at the line. Finishing times were 18:37 and 18:371.

Free fruit, drinks and yogurt were available after the race. Awards were given to the first place finishers in each age group and to overall male and female first across the line. The setting is nice, the people are great and everything is well organized.

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