Now home from the USATF annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, I have been able to look over the notes that I took and can share some information with New Jersey runners. Masters Track & Field has done a good job of advancing their group and getting funding. Although the national office has apparently had some accounting difficulties, the Masters Track & Field committee has received over $200,000 in funding in 2017 and will receive the same in 2018.
There we were, ready to sneak in a workout before daybreak through the long hallway at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio. We had attended a meeting in one of the convention center's rooms the night before. "Hey, this would be a great place to run in the morning."
No doubt that the Horace Ashenfelter 8K on Thursday had all the excitement that this race always generates. The race that is just shy of five miles features a perfect course of slight grades and only one tiny hill that tests all the runners as it comes in the last mile of the race in Glen Ridge. It has been the championship race for all divisions in the USATF New Jersey line-up for some time.
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