Good morning, runners!
A quick recap of last week's top races and then a look ahead.
ROCC City Lights Ministry 5K, Clemmons
Men: Caleb Bayne, Clemmons, 17:17.21
Women: Molly Nunn, Clemmons, 18:46.36
Declan's Dash 5K, Kernersville
Men: Stevven Anderson, Stokesdale, 16:30.85
Women: Ryanna Henderson, Jamestown, 22:41.70
Walk and Run for Recovery 5K, Greensboro
Men: Randy Brooks, 20:40.90
Women: Victoria Meeks, Greensboro, 21:18.61
Creekside parkrun 5K, Archdale
Men: Howard McNeill, 27:01
Women: Lesa Swartz, 28:36
Coming Friday at Running Shorts
The Runners profile will return next week. But coming Friday, in its place at RunningShorts.org, will be a video conversation with Greensboro's Pat Kane; his brother Chris; and former Greensboro resident Jody Nelson, recapping their recent Rim to Rim to Rim run at the Grand Canyon.
Run the Boro
The third of eight in the Run the Boro series, the Monuments Run, will start at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Early Childhood Center, 312 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro. RunnerDude's Fitness' Thad McLaurin hosts these free group run-walks.
Next in the race series
Road Mega Medal Series, Running Series and Triad Club Cup Challenge: Greensboro Distilling Speakeasy 5K, June 11
Trail Mega Medal Series: Triple Lakes Trail Race, Oct. 29, Greensboro
Multisport Series: Badin Lake Triathlon, June 4, Badin
Junction 311 Endurance Sports' Omega Sports Race Series
Also coming up
A preview of an upcoming event in which you might be interested:
Keeping My Mind on Track 5K trail race
8:15 a.m. May 28
7968 Highfill Road, Summerfield
How to sign up
What they're saying
"We're having the event as a fundraiser for Esteem: A Total Transformation (a 501(c)3 non-profit). They're a health and wellness organization that strives to help. It's for low-income or the underserved population, primarily African American, but open to anybody, to those that want to change their health or transform their health into a holistic capacity." – Michael Teal, secretary, Esteem board of directors.
"A rise in anxiety, some depression. We've been able to be there for them. Those are two that stand out as being heightened with the shutdown and social distancing, social implications of that." – Teal on the pandemic's effects.
"Transformation of health: physically, spiritually, emotionally. But if you looked at it day-to-day, a client would come in, they would consult with them regarding their health conditions. If they were maybe dealing with things like hypertension or high cholesterol or lupus, so they'll go over those conditions and tailor a plan for them to try to help them, even to the point of being able to no longer take medications if that's part of the goal, to be able to receive fitness training, exercise, weight loss." – Teal.
Running Shorts resources
Click on the links below to learn more about upcoming road and trail races, about running groups that would love for you to join them and where you can get onto a track.