A few members of our "club", the Sals Racing team, participated in the annual Johnny's Running of the Green 5 mile race on March 11. Just coming off of power outages due to high winds (and thousands in the area still without power) we weren't sure if the race was going to happen. Over 800 people showed up to run though, with another 1,400 registered but not at the race. It was a balmy 15 degrees with the wind averaging 15mph, making a nice cooling effect.
Save for one large tree that had come down across the road near the 1.2 mile and 3.8 mile section of the out and back course, the roads were pretty clear. Someone had chopped enough of the tree so that about 20 feet was clear for runners to get by, which was nice. Johnny's was the first race in the Rochester Runner of the Year series and we all got off to a good start. Pete won his age group, Mike W was second in his group and I was fifth, Jan was tenth and Eileen third. I'm not happy about getting older but it definitely helped to earn RROY points by moving into a new age group.