Friday, September 24, 2010

Cool Runnings

On a sweltering August day this past summer, four of our brothers took to the byroads and hills of Hanover and the Upper Valley for the 5th Annual CHaD (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth) Hero Half Marathon.

13.1 miles was as nothing before the bull-like stamina of Team Fly-Kap. Having trained for weeks and consumed copious amount of wheat-based products in preparation, brothers Jerry Watchman '11, Conrad Whitaker '11, Jack Wang '11 and Tomi Jun '08, coursed over the granite of New Hampshire like the Spring's first thaw.

Brother Watchman, a former varsity cross country athlete, finished in a cool 1:32:33, 7th in the 20-29 age group. Overall results can be found here.

Jerry Watchman leaves them in the dust

Tomi Jun strides along

Conrad Whitaker barrels through

Jack Wang bounds across the finish line

All told, Team Fly-Kap raised just over $300. This amount was matched by the Positive Tracks Challenge Grant, pushing Tri-Kap's contribution over the $600 mark.

Tri-Kap brothers demonstrate once again that they are above all in both strength and heart.