Racers take part in Gobble Gallop
WESTON — Racers took to the streets of Weston for the second annual Gobble Gallop on Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m.
Members of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital staff, together with the Weston Fire Department, Police Department and City, coordinated the event that took participants along the route of Center and Main Avenues.
“The weather was slightly chilly but we were pretty happy with the number of participants,” noted race coordinator Kate Jones. “We have other competition with larger Turkey Trots but this race is perfect for here. The traffic was very light and the racers were pleased with the route.”
First-place winner with a time of 20:05.5 was Jacob Moore, 16, followed by Emily Louk, 19, with a 20:08.5, and in third place 13-year-old Jack Waggy with 21.08.5. The oldest racer was 85-year-old Robert Cole of Buckhannon and the youngest was 7-year old Kaden Bragg, grandson of Frank and Mary Ellen Bragg of Jane Lew, and son of Aaron and Megan Bragg of Lake Floyd.
Kaden’s grandparents were delighted with his 22nd-place finish. Proud Grandmother Mary Ellen Bragg said, “This was his first race and we are so excited that he has taken an interest in running. He runs up and down our driveway and out in the field. We were shocked that he did so well for his age.”
The race was one of the monthly races organized by the Hospital and members of the Pace Yourself Lewis County walk/run team. The group has created a 12-month circuit for the 2020 race season. The next race will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the SJMH track in the back of the Hospital. This will be the third year for the Christmas Cookies and Cocoa Walk Run.