January Race of the Month - Charlie PostPosted on January 6th, 2013 No comments
There are a couple of good races in January and we’ve been a part of each of them. The first race this year is The Citadel’s Bulldog Breakaway. It’s very low key and the field is not crowded. Citadel track coaches Jody Huddleston and Kris Kut work hard at making these events satisfying for the runner who wants to run against the clock - an accurate course with no traffic. They deliver.
The Riverfront Race Festival/Charleston Marathon does offer a marathon, half-marathon, and 5K and in its fourth year (third year for the marathon) it is a good event that we already know has improved over the first years. Running in big local events is much different than traveling to run, especially for guys like Coach Noah who go out and run 26.2 for fun. Look for Noah and one of our other Charleston Runs athletes, Cathy, to lead one of the pace groups. With a new route from Burke High School to North Charleston High this could be interesting.
Our race of the month is the Charlie Post Classic. It is indeed a classic - it has stood the test of time. Simple shirt. Simple yet complete award categories. Go; run hard; stop. Eat a bagle, grab an orange. Put on warm clothes and cheer on the rest of the finishers. No hype but a good race.
This is the showcase event for the Charleston Running Club - for runners, by runners. It’s you against the clock in either the 5K or 15K. Because of the 15K distance, runners come from all over the state to compete. This year it is also the USATF 15K State Championship. The race is also very beginner friendly with plenty of first time finishers kicking off the new year right.
(If you are new to running or are getting back in to running, you might consider joining Coach Noah Moore’s Couch to 5K program. He’ll let you join late - His group is training for Catch the Leprachaun, another one of our favorite races. You can find more information at MooreOnRunning.com.)