The supposed Level Renner curse doesnâ€™t only affect Nate Jenkins. No, it also seems to be brining down Mariah Tinger. Weâ€™ve seen the Somerville Road Runner at two very recent races, and in both of those she came in second. This time she may be more to blame since brought some more competition along with her. JuliaÂ Hincman-Francavilla joined her friend Mariah at the race and ended up with the win. The two were only separated by a fraction of a second; Julia ran a 1:06:27.6 to Mariahâ€™s 1:06:27.7.
In all seriousness it was more of a good training run effort between two new training partners, and the final clock reading showed Julia with a slight edge.
Craig Lampert was the featured runner for the New England Running Company 10 Mile Classic road race. It was something new for us (a joint venture between us and NERC), and we couldnâ€™t be happier with the way it turned out. Itâ€™s a great way to put another runner in the spotlight and hopefully we can feature more of these going forward.
Craig did quite well in the first edition of this race, running a 1:16:55.1 and placing 50th overall. Hereâ€™s Craigâ€™s big Level Renner feature interview:
Jordan Williamsz, an All American at Villanova, just so happened to be in town. Lucky for us the Australian citizen decided to get in a workout before leaving to compete on the European Circuit this summer. Jordan won easily with a 54:09. Just a walk in the park for stud miler that has a 3:56 PR under his belt (and a converted 1500 time closer to 3:53).
Weâ€™re trying something a little new here ahead of the first annual New England Running Company 10 Mile Classic. A call was put out by NE Running Co for volunteers to step up and be a featured runner in the race. The featured runner would get the Level treatment (i.e. some web time), and for suffering through a ten mile race followed by an interview with EJN they would get some sweet Brooks gear. The lucky runner this time…
Craig is a 29 year oldÂ Material Handler - GE/Lieutenant at the Georgetown Fire Department. Hereâ€™s a little more background info on Craig ahead of Sundayâ€™s race:
How many years have you been running for?
August will mark 2 years of running.
Whatâ€™s the longest race youâ€™ve ever done?
My longest race was the Rock The Parkway Half Marathon in April of this year.
How many miles a week are you doing?
Iâ€™m trying to average 15 miles a week along with cross training on my bike.
Are you on a team?
I do not run for a team, although I did try to start my own running club, “Lampertâ€™s Running Club”… didnâ€™t work out the way I had hoped. Maybe Iâ€™ll try again this year.
Whatâ€™s your goal for the 10 miler?
My goal for Sundayâ€™s race will be somewhere close to an eight minute average pace. Weâ€™ll see how I feel at the half way point.
Maybe Lampertâ€™s Running Club will benefit from the Level Bump and will get huge overnight. Weâ€™ll see. For now weâ€™ll just have to keep an eye out for Craig at Sundayâ€™s race. You can follow Craig on Twitter: @CMLampert