MRC Competes at Amherst 10-Miler

AMHERST, Mass. (March 3, 2010) — Manchester Running Company’s Elaina Mertens was the first “local” female and Drew Best was the eighth overall as four MRC Running Club members had a strong showing at the Jones Realty Group 10-Mile Road Race in Amherst over the weekend.

Mertens took home a $125 prize for being the first female finisher from the three neighboring counties around Amherst.  The Springfield resident was 233rd in the field of 691 runners.  Mertens was clocked in 1:09:27, a 6:57 per mile pace, for the hilly ten-mile loop.

Drew Best continued to improve on his best times as he was the eighth finisher overall in a scintillating time of just 53:03.  Best’s average mile time was 5:19.

Kristyn Meade also competed on the women’s side as she finished in 1:16:14 and Patrick Byrne was clocked in 1:02:24.  Complete Results can be found here.

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