Daniel Ewer

- God is my judge

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With his second year of GRPS cross-country just behind him, where he’d competed at 800m, Daniel took part in the GRPS Turkey Trot ’Mini Trot’ in 2016, a 1K road race. It was a non-chipped run and I didn't note his placing but he was in a nice mid-race position.

He signed up for his first mile race in Hastings in March 2017. The volunteer missed his turn so he kept running, and ended up completing the 5K in an astounding unofficial Garmin time of 33 minutes!

His first official 5K was also the first he completed in one go, the 5/3 River Bank Run. His time of 27:16 was the fastest among boys under 10! His 12yo cousin Tyler ran his first organized race after catching the running bug from Dan at spring break, and finished in 26:48.

He picked up his first 5K placing medal with a 2nd place in the 9 & Under at the Medaling Monkey, his 7th 5K, finishing the short course in 23:53.

His 8th race of the year saw him pick up a new PR, 25:36 in the Turkey Trot. He also knocked 35 seconds off last year’s 1K time immediately afterward. His time made him the only 7-year-old to go under 30 minutes in both River Bank Run and Turkey Trot in the past ten years.

As 2019 rolled in, he decided to stop running 5Ks.

1K
Date Location Age Group Comp Medal Placing Time Age % Exact Age % Notes
Nov 24 2016 Grand Rapids 6 12U Mini Turkey Trot Finish# x ~5:20 66% 61%
Nov 23 2017 Grand Rapids 7 12U Mini Turkey Trot Finish# x ~4:45 68% 64% PR; after running 5K
Nov 22 2018 Grand Rapids 8 12U Mini Turkey Trot x ~4:37 66% 62% - after running 5K

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5K

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#AT #Yr Date Location Age Group Comp Medal Placing Cat Cat Placing Time Age % Exact Age % Notes
1 1 Mar 18 2017 Hastings 7 Open St Rose-St Patty’s x *47th of 80 14U *5th of 7 ~33:04 55% 55% unofficial*
2 2 May 13 2017 Grand Rapids 7 Open 5/3 River Bank Run Finish 680th of 3612 13U 44th of 150 27:16 67% 66% PR; 1st Boy under 10
3 3 May 27 2017 Fruitport 7 Open Old-Fashioned Days x 88th of 180 9U 7th of 11 28:27 64% 63% hillier than RBR
4 4 Jul 4 2017 EGR 7 Open Reeds Lake Trail Blazer x 235th of 382 10U 10th of 21 31:46 58% 56% hillier again!
5 5 Sep 17 2017 Grand Rapids 7 Open LMCU Bridge Run Finish 95th of 1083 9U 3rd of 24 26:14 70% 67% PR
6 6 Oct 7 2017 Ford Airport 7 Open Runway 5K Finish 211th of 992 19U 15th of 49 27:17 67% 64%
7 7 Nov 5 2017 Millennium Park 7 Open Medaling Monkey Cat 2nd 25th of 159 9U 2nd of 5 23:53 66% 64% 2.83 miles (4.55km)
8 8 Nov 23 2017 Grand Rapids 7 Open Turkey Trot Particip. 556th of 3587 10U 10th of 59 25:36 71% 68% PR; also did 1K
9 1 Feb 17 2018 Grandville 8 Open Winter Blast 138th of 269 10U 4th of 7 27:35 62% 62%
10 2 Mar 17 2018 Hastings 8 Open St Rose-St Patty’s 31st of 120 14U 4th of 8 28:47 60% 59%
11 3 Mar 31 2018 Okemos 8 Open Hippity Hop Cat 2nd 26th of 177 12U 2nd of 8 26:06 66% 65%
12 4 May 12 2018 Grand Rapids 8 Open 5/3 River Bank Run Finish 605th of 2941 13U 50th of 130 27:48 62% 61%
13 5 May 26 2018 Fruitport 8 Open Old-Fashioned Days Cat 2nd 45th of 205 9U 2nd of 10 26:00 66% 65%
X X Jun 27 2018 North Rockford MS 8 Open GRA Summer Track - 4th of 5 7-10 - 24:32.3 70% 68% Track
14 6 Sep 16 2018 Grand Rapids 8 Open LMCU Bridge Run Finish 120th of 1131 9U 5th of 26 25:52 66% 64% Recovering from a cold
15 7 Nov 22 2018 Grand Rapids 8 Open Turkey Trot 825th of 2864 10U 13th of 63 28:23 60% 58% 23:39 - also doing 1K