The Henway Cidery 5K and 10K races made for wonderful fun out in Bluemont, Virginia last weekend. This Loudoun County farm hosted the Bishops Events races over the 5km & 10km distances, and was part of their popular “Sippin’ Series” of events.
The venue was the Henway Hard Cider farm on Foggy Bottom Road in Bluemont. There were live chickens are the starting line, and the promise of a free glass of cider for all entrants. The 11 AM start time, sunny day that greeted runners, plenty of parking and the wide open gently rolling course on soft country roads, made for a wonderful experience for all levels of racers. The helpful and
friendly volunteers were positioned around the course, and chip timing was utilized for fast, accurate results.
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Doug and Melissa Landau ran the 10K race and Lawyer Landau was in 2nd or 3rd position for the first 2 miles, & eventually finished runner-up by only 20 seconds. In an interesting move, awards plaques were handed out as you crossed the finish line! Now that’s fast results! Melissa also had a good race, enjoyed cider and snacks sitting outside warm afternoon catching up with friends, enjoying the scenery, trying new tastes. Henway. The Sippin’ Series gets runners off the beaten path and onto some interesting venues. As the traffic is not so problematic outside the Beltway, and the courses Bishops set up normally do not cross busy interactions or need a lot of police protection their events are safer too. Lawyer Landau had done a race at a beer brewery in Prince William County with his son, and they both enjoyed the post-race libations and entertainment.