10/14/2018 Matt Addessi Akron Gran Fondo Akron, Ohio


Akron Gran Fondo

75 Mile Bike Ride

Akron, Ohio

Matt Addessi

Race Recap by Matt Addessi

I completed the 75 mile Akron Gran Fondo on Sunday. A challenging course with about 5000 ft of elevation gain. I made it with the lead group and hung on until the end, not that this was a race but it was a very friendly and competitive group. I would say it was more of a drop group ride. We started with about 10 in the lead pack and finished with 3 averaging a little over 18 mph. I needed to make a mechanical stop at mile 62 and thankfully Jimmy Ruggles from Eddy’s Bike Shop was there to help me out! The support on this event was phenomenal, the police were awesome with about a 10 mile lead out through Akron! Jimmy Ruggles and Eddy’s Bike Shop were at every aid station ready to help and dial your bike back in. Fully stocked aid stations, easy to follow course markings, and an awesome and challenging course. Overall, really cool event with a great vibe.

10/2/2018 Mike Williams Western Reserve Fall Race Series Cuyahoga Falls, OH

10/2/2018 -10-30-2018

Western Reserve Racing Fall Race Series

5 Race Series.  Each Race 3-6 Miles

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Mike Williams

Race Series Race #1

Finish Time:  26:27

Overall Place:  42/183

Division Place:  9/26

Race Series Race # 2

Finish Time:  48:01

Overall Place:  45/183

Division Place 9/26

Race Series Race # 3

Finish Time:  32:04

Overall Place:  32/98

Division Place:  9/26

Race Series Race # 4

Finish Time:  37:59

Overall Place:  46/80

Division Place:  13/19

Race Series # 5

Finish Time:  46:18

Overall Place:  27/82

Division Place:  9/23


10/6/2018 Scott Orlando Run Now Wine Later 4.5 Mile Race Canton, Ohio


Run Now Wine Later

Gervasi Winery Canton, OH

Scott Orlando

Finish Time:  34:18

Overall Place:  14/ 592

Division Place:  3rd Place

Race Recap By Scott Orlando

The Run Now Wine Later 4.5 mile race held at Gervasi Winery in Canton, OH is a race I look forward to every year.  This year nearly 600 wine lovers took on the hilly trails around Gervasi all for a chance to raise a glass of red or white at the finish.  Numbers where down from last year’s record 1100 registrants, but I believe this is because there were several other local races the same day.  Running conditions were tough with warm temperatures and extremely high humidity.  I started off at a fast pace in the first mile but slowed down on the hilly next two miles.  The last mile is fairly flat and I usually pick up my pace and have a strong kick to finish, but I think the humidity and the previous week’s half marathon got the best of me and my legs just didn’t have it in them.  Thinking I had my division won, I cruised the last mile of the race conceding to the heat and humidity.  I didn’t realize that two runners in my age division were just ahead of me.  I finished in 3rd place in my age division and just 18 seconds off of last year’s pace.  As always, Run Canton did an amazing job organizing the race.  Racers received long sleeve tech shirts, wine stopper finisher medals, and a $10 Gervasi voucher.  I received a wine glass for finishing 3rd which I quickly filled up with my favorite Gervasi red.


9/28/2018 Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay Steve B., Scott, Loretta H, Chris B., Roy M, and Gretchen S


Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, And Relay.

Akron, Ohio

Half Marathon Results

Steve Bable

Finish Time: 1:40:40

Overall Place: 185/2971

Division Place: 9/109

Scott Orlando

Finish Time: 1:43:18

Overall Place:  243/2971

Division Place:  19/153

Loretta Harland

Finish Time:  1:57:13

Overall Place:  748/2971

Division Place:  13/129

Chris Brown

Finish Time:  3:31:47

Overall Place:  2908/2971

Division Place:  44/151

Relay Team Participants

Gretchen Snyder

Roy Miller

Race Recap By Scott Orlando

Race conditions were near ideal for the 16th running of the Akron Marathon.  Ohio Team ER was well represented at this year’s race with 4 members completing the half marathon and 2 additional team members competing on relay teams.  The Akron Marathon is one of the largest running events in Ohio.  It did appear that participation was down from previous years.  The race did make a few changes including the elimination of the finisher gift that in the past ranged from hats, socks, to towels.  The Akron Marathon continues to be one of the best organized and largest relay marathons in the country but they could see numbers continue to decline if prices continue to increase and race value decreases.  The army of volunteers that shows up every year is always impressive and greatly appreciated.  If you are a runner in the Akron area this race should be an annual must do event and with so many running distance options everyone can find a way to participate.