Was there anyone complaining about the weather earlier this week? I didn't think so. Felt great to run in a t-shirt and gym shorts in November in Buffalo, although my apparel was a little different this morning.
Earlier I wrote that Tonawanda native Paul Gesl was planning to run in the New York City marathon, after some unusual training in Afghanistan. Paul did just fine, thank you. He finished in 2 hours, 49 minutes and 20 seconds, a personal record. Nice going, Captain. Paul and his wife are stationed in Valdosta Georgia.
This looks like about the last relatively busy racing weekend of the year. Here's the schedule, from buffalorunners.com:
* Cancer Warrior 5K, 12861 Route 438 in Irving, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 532-8450.
* Lindsay's Legacy Run, 5K, Clinton Park in Tonawanda, 11 a.m. Saturday, 695-7406. The race's website has a list (with times) of the 20 people who have done every one of this race's stagings, and I'm on the list. When I look at it, I can see myself get older and slower. Ouch. Fine race -- nice course, excellent premium, more food than even runners can eat.
* SBAC/Potter's Field XC Challenge, 2.44 miles, Cazenovia Park in Buffalo, 2 p.m. Saturday, 652-9921.
* Thanks Running 5K, Lakeview Cemetery in Jamestown, 9 a.m. Sunday, 969-8520.
--- Budd Bailey