It would be interested to know how many personal or yearly bests were recorded on Saturday. Conditions for racing couldn't have been any better -- temperatures in the high 50's, plenty of sun, and no wind. No wonder Mike Heitzenrater ran a 16:16 at the Lebro's run.
It's another full weekend coming up; full details at buffalorunners.com:
* Niagara Hospice Dash, 5K, Porter Town Park in Youngstown, Saturday at 10 a.m.
* Maggie Lee Memorial run, 5K, Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park in Buffalo, Saturday at 10 a.m.
* Lighthouse Baptist 5K, 383 Wheatfield St. in North Tonawanda, Saturday at 2 p.m. (that's correct, it's at 2 p.m.)
* Bemus Point 15K, Long Point State Park Bath House, 9 a.m. Sunday.
* Linda Yalem Safety Run (The Buffalo News Runner of the Year race), 5K, University at Buffalo's Amherst campus, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 645-2055.
--- Budd Bailey