Derrick Jones wins USATF Niagara Masters Cross Country Championships

On a brisk, windy day, Derrick Jones ran away from the rest of the field in the USATF Niagara Masters Cross Country Championships on October 23rd. He raced the 6-kilometer course at Genesee Valley Park in 20:19 for an average pace of 5:28 per mile. Derrickimproved his time from the previous 6K race in Akron […]

A Long Road to Utica Boilermaker 15k… 

By Derrick Jones I’ve run the Boilermaker on plentiful occasions and my motivation has always been to it run hard and fast.  My race results have ranged from a sub 50:00 all the way to 60:00 where something had gone wrong. Over time I began to develop a love-hate relationship for this hot, humid and hilly 9.3 mile race, with […]

Empire State Half Marathon Report (Matt)

On Sunday, October 21st, I ran the Empire State Half Marathon in Syracuse, NY, which also happened to be the USATF Niagara Half Marathon Championships.  The course, which starts and ends at Alliance Stadium and follows Onondaga Lake in an out-and-back style, is very flat. The topography, coupled with the expectation that lots of USATF […]