Top Cherry Blossom Runners Honored
WASHINGTON -- The top credit union runners from the 2007 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run received their honors at an awards luncheon at the World Bank hosted by Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union May 30.
The team of runners from the Bank-Fund Staff FCU, "The Bank-Fund Flyers," ran the fastest combined team time ever posted in the Credit Union Team Challenge, with a time of 3 hours 5 minutes and 39 seconds.
They were honored with the Credit Union Cup trophy presented to Stephen Breed, managing director of Bank-Fund Staff FCU, by Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc. Chairman Juri Valdov, president/CEO of Northwest Federal Credit Union. The team also received a plaque and running gloves from Race Director Phil Stewart.
A total of 34 credit union teams participated in the credit union competition during the race held April 1.
The top male runner of the credit union challenge was Martin Lanz of the "Bank-Fund Flyers" with a new course record of 54:35. The top female runner was Betsy Eames of Northwest FCU's "Northwest Xcellence" team, with a time of 1:05:26. Both received plaques and running gear, presented by CUMD Vice Chair Theresa Mann, president/CEO of FDIC Federal Credit Union.