Sports & Games

Sports: The WES Running Bee Rundown

By Zeke Williams and Connor Walsh

The WES 5k and 1-mile Fun Run was on November 12, 2017. It was a cold morning and if you were there you would know how crowded it was. Over 250 people registered for the race!  People from Ithan and Radnor Elementary Schools also came.

The 5K was 3.1 miles and if you ran it you were tired, right?

There were 170 finishers in the 5K and 56 finishers in the 1 Mile Fun Run.

Bryn Mawr Racing professionally timed the 5K.  All of the 5K runners wore a bib number with an electronic chip.  When the runners crossed the finish line, they could instantly see their time.

There were lots of sponsors for the run, including Spring Mill Bread Co., Bach to Rock, Foote Orthodontist, Nolan Painting, Bryn Mawr Running Co., The Radnor Hotel ,Whole Foods, WAWA, Acme, Christopher’s, PatientFirst, Five Below, Amy Shoumer DMD, and The Goat’s Beard!

Spring Mill Bread Co. had some bread, such as scones for runners to eat after the race, Bach to Rock had some instruments for the kids to play and Nolan Painting had popcorn! Jules Thin Crust and Main Point Books donated a prize each.

The 5K course was two loops through some neighborhoods, past the pond and into the blue finish line. For the one mile fun run, first place for a female went to Reece Brown, a second grader, and first place for a male was Luke Adams, a fourth grader! If I wrote your name, then congrats to you! You ran the whole thing if you were one of the winners, and you sprinted to the end. If you did that, perhaps you should consider joining a cross country team.

As most of you know, if you ran the race there was a chip in your number counting how fast you ran, so even if you came across the finish line first, someone may have gotten a better time than you. If you ran in the race you got a shirt saying the “WES Running Bee” and “Stay Warm with the Swarm.” So that’s the buzz about the WES 5K. Check out other stories!


The fastest WES student in the 5k was Brendan Gray with a time of 21:54.

The other top finishers in each grade were:

********** MALE KINDERGARTEN WES *****
Joshua Kim 43:05

********** MALE 2ND GRADE WES ***********
Roman Pena 24:25

********** FEMALE 2ND GRADE WES ***********
Nancy Wible 30:32

********** MALE 3RD GRADE WES ***********
Brendan Gray 21:54
Connor Walsh 23:51

********** FEMALE 3RD GRADE WES ***********
Jane Grifo 33:06

********** MALE 4TH GRADE WES ***********
Chase Dilella 25:27

********** FEMALE 4TH GRADE WES ***********
Catherine Oblack 37:10

********** MALE 5TH GRADE WES ***********
Yiles Flores 23:56

********** FEMALE 5TH GRADE WES ***********
Emma Hyde 23:48

Check out more about the race, including the course map here:

Congratulations to all finishers and a special thank you to all parents and teachers who made this race a success!

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