The Spillway Classic is just that: an annual favorite that is not to be missed. Congrats to Rich on the win, as well as to Tom and Paul on their respective Masters and Grandmasters victories. However, we can all agree that the most outstanding performance of the day goes to the fire department for filling up the kiddie pool.
Full results from NOTC here.
Photo coverage from NOLA.com's Kathleen Flynn here.
More photos from Louisiana Running Company here and video below.
On a soggy evening at the City Park Festival Grounds, another Power Miler named Will improved on his best 2-mile time. This time, Will Kirkikis posted a PR of 10:15 for 2 miles at yesterday's NOTC Summer Series race.
Kirkikis is a former cross country runner for Spring Hill College who also competes on the local duathlon scene. He is fresh off of a victory at the Armadillo Dash Trail Run at the Spillway on June 27, which also happened to be this year's RRCA Louisiana Cross Country Championship.
As is our custom any time a Power Miler sets a PR, we checked in with Will to try to get him to spill the secrets to his success:
How did the race feel? Were you thinking about a PR?
I felt great during the race. I was caught in a gap with no runners, so I knew I would have continue pushing to get close to a PR. I knew i would get close to my 10:25 PR, but didn't think I would go 10 seconds under.
How long have you been training with the Power Milers? How has training been going lately?
I've been training with the Power Milers for 2 1/2 years. The longer I train with the group, the stronger I feel during races. I've been setting more and more PR's since I've started running with the Power Milers.
What's next? Are you training for a specific race or distance?
The next race that I will run is the inaugural Power Mile. I'm very excited to race the mile because no one else offers this distance on the road. Right now, I'm training for the shorter summer races like 2 and 3 miles. I have to reset my time goals now that I am in better shape than I thought.
Is there anything else you would like to tell the vast readership of the PMTC blog?
I'd like to thank the Power Milers for the great training and advice. Many more PR's to come!
You heard it here first, folks. Will Kirkikis will contest the Power Mile on August 1. Will you? - PMTC HQ
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