Looking Back at the 2014 Brooksie Way

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I am pretty sure that the thousands of the runners in the seventh annual Brooksie Way half marathon, are glad that the race is behind them, and they don’t have to see any more hills until next year’s race. The course starts and ends at Meadow Brook on the campus of Oakland University and runners run along parts of the Clinton River and Paint Creek trails, Rochester Hills and downtown Rochester.

The PlayOaklandCounty  team was present, scanning the QR codes on racers’ bibs to deliver real time results to the participants, answering people’s questions, and taking #BrooksieWay pictures for an #OaklandCounty Facebook album.

The event proceeds will be distributed as mini-grants to healthy living initiatives in the county by way of the Brooksie Way Mini-Grant program.

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Top Finishers:

Donald Richmond of Portland, Michigan completed the course in one hour and eleven minutes. Clarkston’s Shane Logan finished 2nd, a mear 24 seconds behind the leader. Seven other runners completed the course in less then 1:20 on a perfect day for running.

Top Finishers in 2014 Brooksie Way Half-Marathon

Male
1.  Donald Richmond – Portland
2.  Shane Logan – Clarkston
3.  Bryce Stroede – Rochester
4.  Leo Foley – Independence
5.  Michael Cox – Pinckney
6.  Mike Messina – Sterling Heights
7.  Ryan Beck – Royal Oak
8.  David De Steiger – Rochester
9.  Joshua Murphy – Kalamazoo
10.  Lee Shaw – Livonia

Female
1  Nicole Monette – Royal Oak
2  Amanda Wolski – Dearborn
3  Kim Sanner – Macomb
4  Amber Dermyre – Canton
5  Anne Lovelace – Rochester Hills
6  Renee Cholyway – Pontiac
7  Katie May – New Baltimore
8  Amy Corby – Rochester
9  Roxanne Carr – Troy
10  Erika Vallie – Macomb

Click here to see a complete list of race results.

Keep in touch all year long with The Brooksie Way on Facebook.

 

Team Building at the Brooksie Way

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Promote teamwork and build coworker relationships…at the 2014 HealthPlus Brooksie Way, on Sunday, September 28th!

Team Challenges are offered for the Brooksie Way 5K, 10K, and half marathon races – giving YOU the opportunity to bring together coworkers and represent your company at the finish line. The Team Challenge will be scored using the cross-country method; team scores will be based on each runner’s finishing position within his/her age group. The top 5 positions will count toward the team’s score.

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Winter Fitness & Fun

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Like rowing or swimming, cross-country skiing is a workout that uses every major muscle group in your body. It will help you keep of some of the pounds you’ve gained during the holiday feeding fest while giving your lungs a breath of fresh air.

But lets not kid ourselves, going up a small hill is tough to start with, so staying on flatter ground will be of great benefit to the inexperience skier. But other than not being properly dressed for winter, the risk of injury is far less than many other winter activities. It is still advised that you take a couple of lessons, to get you moving in the right direction.

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