Some Trotting on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Day brings out many family traditions throughout the United States of America.  In the running world that means Turkey Trots.  Turkey Trots, which can be any distance race and called something other than “Turkey Trot”, are a fantastic way to start out Thanksgiving morning and for some of us, makes it easier to consume enormous amounts of calories later in the day without feeling guilty.  This Thanksgiving there were several Migonis Multisport athletes taking part in a Turkey Trot of some sort throughout the Northeast.

Chris Ogden ran at the Baldwinsville Kiwanis Turkey Trot in Baldwinsville, NY.  Chris ran the 5k race (which measured long once again this year), and broke the tape in 23:54 which was a little bit faster than his time from last year at this event.  His time scored him a 17th out of 120 racers in his very fast age-group.   Great job Chris!

While Chris was racing in central New York, Annie Ball was also racing very well in western New York. Annie, who is the newest member of the Migonis Multisport team, ran at the 122nd Delaware YMCA Buffalo Turkey Trot.  Annie blazed through the course finishing in a time of 34:13 for the 5 mile race which was good enough for 7th place in her age-group.  This is one of the most competitive Turkey Trots in the country, which makes her race performance even more impressive.  Well done Annie!

Also racing on Thanksgiving was Michael Robertson who ran at The Racefaster Thanksgiving Day Run in Glen Rock, NJ.  Michael ran his fastest road 5k in over 17 years and broke the 20 minute mark.  He crossed the line in a time of 19:56.  His time was good enough for 25th overall and 2nd in his age-group.  This was a final tune-up race for Michael who will be racing his fall season ending ½ marathon next weekend.  Based on today, I would say he’s ready.  Awesome job Michael!

17 degrees and a cold wind wasn’t enough to turn away Emily Lesher, Alison Migonis, Coach Matt Migonis and honorary team member Patrick Migonis from running the Jarred Williams Turkey Trot Benefiting Never Give Up Ever race in Richmond, VT on Thanksgiving morning.  Emily ran very well, especially for not having done much running since her three half-marathons in a four week span in October.  She crossed the line as the 2nd overall women in a time of 21:50 for the 3.2 mile course (yes this one was a long 5k too).  Alison, who was running for the first time since late October and dealing with a nasty cold, came in shortly behind her sister Emily crossing the line in 6th place overall for the females.  Coach Matt, who was running his first road race since mid-May and his first race of any kind since mid-June crossed the line in 3rd place overall in a time of 18:17.  Patrick, who’s 5 years old, was running his first ever 5k race.  He did very well finishing in a time of 46:40.  He ran some and walked some, but was determined to finish his first race over two miles.  He did and he did it with a smile sprinting to the finish the last 50 meters.  Way to go Emily, Alison, Matt and Patrick!  Also a special thanks to April, Kerry, Diane and John who also walked the race and helped get Patrick to the finish line and helped out a great cause on Thanksgiving!

While the US was Trotting on Thursday, on Friday and on the other side of the world, Cid Carver was racing her first 10k as a member of Migonis Multisport at The Crane Race 10k in Sde Nehemya, Isreal.  Cid has been training hard to improve her run for this triathlon season and this was her first test race to see her progress.  It wasn’t a PR for Cid, but it was a very strong race in which she crushed her goal time for the day finishing in 54:09.  Cid is the first international athlete on the Migonis Multisport team and we are absolutely thrilled to have her as a part of this group.  She will tackle her first triathlon as a member of the team next weekend.  Great job Cid!


Baldwinsville Turkey Trot:

Buffalo Turkey Trot:

New Jersey Turkey Trot:

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