“Rob Thompson” is how you say “Really Fast” in Austrailian

This kid is on fire.

On Saturday, Rob shows up to the Nature’s Bin 5k, and takes 7th of 200. He went under 18:00 for the first time in his life, winning his age group and impressing a lot of people.

On Sunday, Rob shows up to the Leroy Township Cyclocross. This is his first cross race. Figuring the B race was a good place for a rookie, he lines up and promptly flats, which is fortunate for the rest of the field, because he then starts the A race, and takes 12th. He went five seconds per lap faster than the winner of the B race, and he did it for two more laps. Sandbagger.

Oh, and there were other people who raced this weekend too. None of them happened to have had such a great weekend, so all of our results are below the fold.

Rob was joined at the Nature’s Bin 5k by Brian Stern, Scott Zubricky, Aaron Rood, Jim Lamastra, and yours truly- Andy Cornwell. Stern won the thing, going 16:22. That is very fast. He eeked ahead of A.J. Baucco for the win… nice racing, guys. Paul Lentini and Sean Burke volunteered, helping make it a really nice little race.

Leah Halloran and I joined Rob in the mud on Sunday. The course was short and fast, with lots of mud, some singletrack, and lots of grass. Leah had a self-described “off day” after feeling tired all week, but I improved to 4th from 14th in the B field. Special thanks to Rob for flatting early so I could finish in the money.

Here’s my new Ridley ‘cross bike after the race, looking thoroughly happy bathed in mud:

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2 Responses

  1. Not surprised yet still very impressed Rob!

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