7210 Greenlake Dr N, Seattle, WA 16095 Cleveland St., Redmond, WA
The FSRC 10k Race
xxBy Molly Childs
With photos by Bruce Fisher
January – 2022
A thick layer of frost covered the track when I arrived to pick up my packet. Runners waited impatiently for the start looking for a spot of sun to cut the chill.
I ran my first FSRC race on January 1, 2012 when it became part of the Grand Prix Series. It was cold and rainy. I don’t remember it ever being anything else. Some years were worse than others; 2017 for example.
Pre-COVID I waited for the start in the high school gym. Where after the race I drank hot cocoa and wolfed down homemade chili while I waited for the awards ceremony to see if I went home with a ribbon.
This year there were ninety-five runners in the 10k. The 2012 race had 33% Silver Striders, this year it was 60%. Thirty four female and twenty three male.
Robin Sarner was the first 50+ male with a time of 41:52. The first female was Donna Jackson with a time of 56:31.
All the first place ribbons in the 60+ female age groups were won by very familiar faces. Welcome back SusanHall! I look forward to more FSRC races with my friends.
Jerry’s notes:A whopping 60% of the field were Silver Striders. The TOP IO has been resumed along with the Super Athlete program. The runners in this certified race received early ranking.See TOP IO on the menu.