Because the pandemic took away volleyball, swimming, going to the gym and travel – all part of Kathryn’s retirement plans – she started running in March. She developed a run through the woods and pastures. Reading the past performances of the 1500m run in the Empire State Senior Games she felt she could compete in that race; there weren’t many participants in the 65+ age bracket and the 9:20 winning time seemed achievable. We measured a mile on the road and 2x a week Kathryn would run 1 mile for time. Today she broke the 9 minute mile goal, with a time of 8 minutes 53 seconds. This time would put her in solid contention in 60+ and 65+ age brackets at the Empire State Senior Games. Unfortunately, it is looking increasingly like they will not hold the ESSG this year.
Kathyrn joined a team of women from Syracuse and Rochester to compete in the 65+ Division at the Empire State Senior Games in Cortland. She had a fabulous time at the Empire State Senior Games and played some great volleyball. Their team won most of the games they played against the next-younger age bracket teams and took Gold in our own age bracket. After 12 games of volleyball, it was a long full day. Below are the “Volleyball Chicks” wearing their gold medals from the 2018 Empire State Senior Games.