Sunday, April 26, 2015

New Balance for the Race!

The =PR= Reston Cherry Blossom Training Group members had great races on Sunday, April 12th! Our New Balance representative, Samia, sponsored a final contest for them since we had such fun with our February and March contests. The winner (selected by random draw) will receive something "springy" like a New Balance tank, selected especially for them by Samia. Read on for the latest entries and the announcement of the winner...

Ranju, Shreya, and Manish ran the race as a family.
Shreya (in her NB training shirt)
was one of the youngest girls to finish the race!
This was her longest run ever!

Caroline says: Being part of a team means
wearing a uniform that helps everyone connect.
 Nota Bene (NB): I sported the uniform!
New Balance is more than just a name.
It is the concept of always, every day,
keeping yourself equalizing in every
thermocline the day throws at you, and
creating the next moment afresh for yourself.
 For all 9.55 Garmin miles of the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler,
I found new ways to "balance forward."

Here are Eric and Lisa just before the Cherry Blossom race.
They said their NB shirts were perfect for the race weather!
Eric was on track for a PR if the course hadn't been shortened.

Jen tested her New Balance Impact Capris
one last time before race day during
her shakeout run on Saturday.
Isn't the pop of color on the back fun?

Lynn loved her NB training shirt so much
that she bought it in coral from the NB
expo booth. She said the fact that it matched
her NB 1260 V4 shoes made it an easy decision
 to make it her race shirt. It was perfect!
 Long sleeves for when it was cool before
 and after the race, but thin enough with the
sleeves pushed up to be completely
comfortable during the race. 

Here are Paul and Patti after the race.
Paul took 8 minutes off his previous 10-mile record!
Patti looks great in her official New Balance
Cherry Blossom long-sleeve shirt!

Susan's New Balance shoes carried her through
training and race day beautifully!

Tracy's New Balance Heat Half Zip helped her complete
the Loudoun 8K four minutes faster than her goal!
We wish Tracy luck on the Pittsburgh Half on May 3rd!

Treasa's New Balance shoes and capris kept
her on track for a consistent, steady race.

Kris wants to thank New Balance for helping
her have her best run and time ever!

And the winner is...Caroline! Congratulations, Caroline. Thanks to everyone who participated - we hope to see you back in June for the =PR= Distance Training Program!