CFLs assistant is a high-mileage guy

RUNNING

August 16, 1994|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer

It's not as if Bob Price is at a loss for things to do.

As defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for one of three new entries in the Canadian Football League, the Baltimore CFLs' Price faces some long days.

"It's basically all day and sometimes into the evening," says Price, 39.

Add ultramarathon training to the mix and time becomes precious.

"This time of year, my training is secondary," Price says. "I try to find some other times to run. I have some people who coach me a little bit and give me some workouts. It's almost impossible to race during the season."

Price has run three marathons in addition to four ultras at distances of 31, 37 and 50 miles (twice).

"The 50-milers were both trail races," Price says, "and they both were in state parks."

Price, who played linebacker in college for Cal Poly-Pomona and is in his third assistant's job in the CFL, also has coached college football. He is in his third season with Baltimore head coach Don Matthews.

So how does a football player and coach make the jump to ultramarathon running?

"I was always a jogger," Price says. "I remember doing a 13-mile race and thinking it was pretty fun. I did a marathon. It left me a little limpy, and I thought I would start something new.

"When you don't know what it entails, it's easy to say you're going to do it."

Price says he is richer for the experience.

"I've been humbled," he says. "Unless I'm the only one entered in the race, I'm not going to win."

Briefly

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The week's top finishers:

WEDNESDAY

BRRC Summer Track Relay Meet At Glen Burnie High School Distance medley: 1. Clelland, Warren, Gray, Barto, 11:13; 2. Timpson, Long, Hecox, Anderson, 11:18; 3. Masterson, Hardin, Richwine, Hawkland, 12:43.

Sprint medley: Stuckey, Jones, Curbean, Freeman, 3:50; 2. DTC Hecox, Gray, Anderson, Clelland, 3:52; 3. Shands, Smith,

Pembwerton, Hester, 4:08.

4 x 200: 1. Robinson, Jones, Stuckey, Curbean, 1:35.3; 2. Lee, Anderson, Krick, Barton, 1:43.9; 3. Richwine, Hawkland, Gilbert, Cucuzzella, 2:01.1.

4 x 100: 1. Stuckey, Curbean, Robinson, Jones, 43.4; 2. Dukes, Lee, Smith, Gilbert, 52.1.

4 x 400: 1. Robinson, Timpson, Gray, Stuckey, 3:42; 2. Hester, Haywood, Smith, Pemberton, 3:45; 3. J. Fels, R. Fels, Perrine, Anderson, 3:48.

SATURDAY

Hampstead 5K Run for Cancer

At Hampstead Males: 1. Paul Hannsen, 16:13; 2. Bob Hugg, 18:09; 3. Doug Ripley, 18:52. Masters: Hugg.

Females: 1. Shannon Hugg, 21:39; 2. Jane Lewis, 21:57; 3.

Janice Haug, 22:04. Masters: 1. Carol Parker.

Coming events

Tomorrow, DCRRC Tidal Basin 3K, Washington, (703) 241-0395.

Thursday, WRRC Twilight Series #6 Sullivan Road Ten- and Four-Mile Runs, 6:30 p.m.Thursday, Mayor's 5K Run, Wilmington, Del., 7 p.m., (302) 654-6400.

Friday, BRRC Towson Twosome, Goucher College, 7 p.m., (410) 243-3153.

Saturday, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven reservoir, 8 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

Saturday, Chris Poster Memorial 5K Run, York, Pa., 8:30 a.m., (717) 852-9222.

Saturday, Parkersburg Half-Marathon, Parkersburg, W.Va., (304) 424-2786.

Saturday, Happy Harry 5K, Wilmington, Del., (302) 654-6400.

Saturday, Unity Weekend 10K, Wilmington, Del.

Sunday, Airfield Run, Aberdeen Proving Ground, 8 a.m.Aug. 25, Summer Series 5K, Wilmington, Del., (302) 654-6400.

Aug. 27, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven reservoir, 8 a.m., (410) 243-3153.

Aug. 27, Queen City Striders' Kenneth Dugan 5K, Cumberland.

Aug. 28, Annapolis Ten-Mile Run, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial

Stadium, 7:30 a.m., (410) 268-1165.

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