Success at Drake Relays

Will expand on the race later, but was able to defend my title at Drake yesterday.  On a warm but blustery day, I ran from the front and won in 1:59.40 over last years runner up David Nash and “new” 40 year old Lance Elliot (3rd at Hartshorne Mile).  It was another great event put on by the people at Drake and attended by a fantastic midwestern crowd.  I unfortunately could not stay long afterwards as I had to leave that afternoon to get to Memphis to work an overnight trip to Raleigh (what else is new) – just got to the hotel so the bed is calling.  More to come…

Leading the pack into the wind

With the prized champions flag

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About Nick Berra

I am a 45 year old masters runner from Central Pennsylvania. I have been participating primarily in track events since turning 40 in 2009. This season has produced marks that I have not run in several years, I believe primarily due to starting a strength and flexibility program here at Elite Athletic Performance - I've felt stronger and faster than I have in a long time. That, coupled with lots of underwater running, has kept me healthy and fit - at this age those are things I no longer take for granted... I run USATF events with a team out of Philadelphia, the Greater Philadelphia Track Club. They are a great group who have played a big part in making the sport enjoyable for me again. I also run local races for HydroWorx Track Club, supported by HydroWorx here in Harrisburg PA. Their underwater treadmills and training center has proved to be a crucial part of my training, rehabilitation, and recovery programs. I set personal records in the 800m (1:56.06) in 2010 and in the 1500m (4:02:63) and mile (4:23.48) in 2011. Despite the fact that I am not getting any younger, I nearly PR'ed recently and set the M45 indoor world record in the 800 meters at the New Balance Armory in New York City. I ran 1:56.10, besting the 9 year old record by less than a second. I feel like there are still more big things to come... I am married and have two daughters. I am an assistant XC coach at my alma mater, Cumberland Valley High School here in Mechanicsburg PA. I am also a 1991 graduate of the US Naval Academy, currently working as a pilot for FedEx after serving 10 years on active duty flying in the Navy. Beat Army! Beat Army!
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One Response to Success at Drake Relays

  1. Angelique says:

    Great win, Nick!!!

    Angelique

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