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by James Moreland June 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm 122 0

By James Moreland
Ashburn, VA
June 25, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

Out of the heat of the late spring furnace, the first weekend of summer grew a rose of a day. Late June is certainly warm and sunny as a summer day but with a cool breeze, making the inaugural 5K and 10K races a charm. The course is flat and fast with nearly all of the final mile a gentle downhill swoop to the finish. Nestled just a few yards from busy Leesburg Pike but well off the beaten path where runners saw next to none of the motor vehicles to compete for the domination of roads.

In today’s running world, women are coming out in greater numbers, usually about 60% of the field. More and more the courses are getting tested by runners who have no plans at a glorious tape breaking at the finish. They want to try their stuff surrounded by hundreds of other similar-minded people in a controlled environment.

Ringing in Hope got underway last New Year’s Eve with a 10K and a 3K and had a successful nearly 1000-runner event. For June they followed up the success by lengthening the shorter race to the most popular distance, the 5K.

Both races got underway at the same time and for the first mile of the race, competitors had to guess who was in which event. At Fincastle Road the journey split at a well marked point and the 10K continued on a long and winding road that goes to who knows where. I was not worried about it. I was doing the 5K.

Before the race started the presumptive favorite of the 10K race was Aaron Church. Church(left) had won the submasters title in the Winter Runner Ranking and if anything was getting faster throughout the spring. He was easily recognizable dressed =PR= black with bright white compression leggings. He seemed awfully calm at the start, while nearby Axel Tarnvik was racing his engines ready to blast over the ChronoTrack starting mats.

Tarnvik, 18 (photo below), had come in second overall last week at the Race with Dad 5K in 16:55 just behind Andrew Ciafalia’s 16:47 with Ramsay Wilson, at 39 more than twice his age, pushing him from behind with 17:03. When the Redskins Hogettes led the start with a whistle, Tarnvik took off down the side road in a rush.

The experienced Church must have guessed that he was competing in the 5K and patiently followed right off his heels. Church was coming off an impressive win at the PRR Twilight 4am two weeks earlier in 20:25. In that race he ran through the first two miles a step to the rear of a pack of seven top runners. He polished them all off in time for a leisurely final run to the finish line.

By the time these two runners hit the turn, it had to be clear to both that they would scorch their respective races. Still, both runners keep the afterburners going. Tarnvik jetted to an impressive 16:41 to set the standard on the new course, winning by nearly three minutes. In second place, John Eterno was left to deal with third place Dan Eddy. Eddy, who just turned 60, was almost as old as all of the other three of the top four racers. He sparkled with a rare-for-that-age sub 20:00 to take third.

In the fifth spot was a racer known for his 10K. Bill Stahr had run 78 of them in 2009. He said he decided to run the 5K because he had to get to work earlier today. Speculation was that this was only his second race back from nearly two weeks away from his running addiction. After all he has already run 72 races this year, with 28 5Ks and 24 10Ks before the All Star Break.

The women’s race was more sublime. Masters runner Kathy Hoenig had stolen the Ashburn Village 5k race for the second year in a row back in May with a solid 21:20. Two weeks later she won her age group and was second overall at Herndon Festival 5K in 21:02. She knew she would need a faster time for another triumph.

Karen Haddon, 25, of Aldie, VA (photo left) had that faster time, chasing after the seventh fastest man and winning in 20:56. Hoenig middled her two previous races with a very nice 21:20 to hold off 19-year-old Becca Kassabian for the runner-up spot. Danielle Newcome, 34, was from the fourth different decade, looking real good with her 21:45 placement.

As the crowd looked on with 5K runners continually sweeping in, eyes were pealed for the white socks of Aaron Church. Often slower runners make a courageous charge at the end of their race, looking quite fast. Still, there was no mistaking Church’s loping stride as he eased through and past the late 5K finishers.

He looked a little puzzled when he was urged to sprint to the finish. After all he had this race in the bag by the first mile. Then he saw the clock tick over to 33:02. Sometimes the competition dictates the pace. At the start of the year, he had to push to peel off Robbie Wade to win the winter Ringing in Hope in 32:14 on a similar type of course. Pumped from that, he charged out hard on the mostly cross country Rotary Resolution 10k the next day in an excellent 33:05, just off his event record of 32:49 from 2009. Still he was thumped by the record setting 32:24 run by the spring Runner Rankingschampion, Abiyot Endale.

Today he won by more than a half mile, though well off his planned 5:05 mile pace. Next, Jeff Kuzma, 39, of Sterling came charging through in a very credible 35:49. Third place Frank Spicer, 19, had a battle. With his 37:51 he was just ahead of the third submaster, Rob Meadows, who ran 37:58. Spicer’s dad, also a Frank, turned in a nifty 48:01 for second in his age group, though Reeves Westbrook, 61, (photo left)was the top grandmaster in 46:33. Alan Rider, 75, won his division uncontested in 56:43 but noted that he was ahead of everyone older than 65.

Sarah Bard had just finished fifth at the competitive PRR Twilight 4 mile in 25:41. Today she would not be denied. She was seventh overall, topping the women in a solid 40:24. Melissa Saunders, 19, was the runner-up a quarter mile back in 42:11. After that, the sun was making it a bit warmer and the pace slowed down a bit. Nicole Prietti was third in 46:15. The top master was Brooke Alsamman in 49:17.

Coming in right behind her was Karen Young who turned 43 on the last day of spring. Young matched her 28 5K races with her 28th 10K of the year. Her 79 races leave her just shy of the 82 raced so far by the region’s prolific racing master Ted Poulos (82).

Black Tie catering served snacks on a platter to finishing racers. The huge parking lot has more than enough room for the race to double in size. At the far end of the lot there was a live band and a moon bounce. Awards were given three deep in five year age groups.

 

             Awards Listing for the 10K (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1     1 Aaron Church          35 South Riding VA         33:02 X 
    2   426 Jeff Kuzma            39 Sterling VA             35:49 X 
    3   364 Frank Spicer          19 Clifton VA              37:51 X 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1   480 Sarah Bard            27 Leesburg VA             40:24 X 
    2   442 Melissa Saunders      18 Sterling VA             42:11 X 
    3   490 Nicole Prietti        30 Ashburn VA              46:15 X 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1   506 Stuart Liles          11 Centreville VA        X   56:51 
    2   507 Simon Liles           11 Centreville VA        X   56:51 
    3   323 Eric Cawi             18 Ashburn VA            X 1:03:21 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1   415 Lexi Acton            11 Waterford VA          X   51:44 
    2   522 Melissa Haberman      19 Alexandria VA         X   54:19 
    3   423 Judith Daughtry       13 Purcellville VA       X   56:20 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   556 Scott Gleeson         22 Centreville VA        X   47:48 
    2   203 Kyle Shoemaker        24 Arlington VA          X   54:35 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   338 Susanne Shannon       24 Arlington VA          X   46:41 
    2   348 Marisa Barber         20 Manassas VA           X   49:40 
    3   178 Stacey Ahern          23 Fairfax VA            X   52:19 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   169 Matthew Clark         27 Reston VA             X   45:17 
    2   244 Lucas Wright          27 Alexandria VA         X   47:04 
    3   296 James Gilbertson      27 Reston VA             X   47:13 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   410 Jessica Frazier       28 Ashburn VA            X   54:11 
    2   290 Brie Janet            28 Fairfax VA            X   54:26 
    3   550 Mary Spiler           26 Manassas VA           X   58:02 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   446 Krilla Halley         31 Wilmington NC         X   39:51 
    2   378 Daniel Hathorn        30 Virginia Beach VA     X   43:58 
    3   491 Daniel Prietti        31 Ashburn VA            X   44:14 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   417 Katie Dunn            30 Purcellville VA       X   47:11 
    2   144 Elizabeth Clor        32 Chantilly VA          X   49:30 
    3   547 Sarah Davison         30 Arlington VA          X   53:20 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   487 Rob Meadows           39 Landsdowne VA         X   37:57 
    2   496 Paul Schoeny          37 Hamilton VA           X   40:05 
    3   278 Keith Nelson          36 Reston VA             X   42:42 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   204 Katie West            35 South Riding VA       X   48:10 
    2   116 Debbie Kates          36 Sterling VA           X   53:59 
    3   391 Katie Vey             36 Ashburn VA            X   56:09 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1    58 Rick Ayers            43 Vienna VA             X   45:33 
    2   241 Hyeok Lee             44 Leesburg VA           X   47:10 
    3   537 Craig Richard         41 Winchester VA         X   47:50 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   159 Brooke Alsamman       44 Fairfax VA            X   49:17 
    2   544 Karen Young           43 Boyds MD              X   49:20 
    3   257 Kelley Barber         42 Manassas VA           X   49:40 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   133 Tim Burton            45 Sterling VA           X   47:03 
    2   411 John Callaghan        49 Fairfax VA            X   50:29 
    3   132 Corwin Walks          45 Haymarket VA          X   51:46 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   551 Laurel Kirkland       48 Chantilly VA          X   52:23 
    2   460 Celine Contos         48 Oak Hill VA           X   58:06 
    3   504 Sydney Liles          47 Centreville VA        X   58:51 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   238 Gary Peragallo        51 Ashburn VA            X   53:27 
    2   377 Christopher Bertaut   51 Purcellville VA       X   54:43 
    3   451 Donald Johnsey        51 Waterford VA          X   59:31 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   565 Peggy Fishel          53 Cross Junction VA     X   56:14 
    2   359 Grace Ross            50 Purcellville VA       X   58:13 
    3   381 Cathy Waldron         50 Haymarket VA          X   58:26 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1    69 Glenn Clemmons        58 Richmond VA           X   46:41 
    2   206 Frank Spicer Jr       59 Clifton VA            X   48:00 
    3   190 Stephen Nettl         58 Reston VA             X   53:34 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1   482 Carol Beaupre         55 Ashburn VA            X   56:04 
    2   212 Marilee Seigfried     59 Purcellville VA       X   56:28 
    3   297 Kim Hebert            56 Haymarket VA          X 1:02:39 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   498 Reeves Westbrook      61 Great Falls VA        X   46:32 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   181 Charles Wilde         68 Dumfries VA           X 1:09:06 
    2    49 Fedor De Marchena     69 Stone Ridge VA        X 1:19:43 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 74
    1   444 Jim Chapman           70 Lovettsville VA       X   56:54 
    2   328 Chet Coates           71 Silver Spring MD      X   58:13 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 75 - 79
    1   246 Alan Rider            75 Reston VA             X   56:43 

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   51:44  415 Lexi Acton     11 F Waterford VA            51:44

Below, Kathy Hoenig continues to turn out fast masters times.

              Awards Listing for the 5K (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1   336 Axel Tarnvik          18 Ashburn VA              16:41 5 
    2   563 John Eterno           29 Ashburn VA              19:38 5 
    3   562 Dan Eddy              60 Alexandria VA           19:59 5 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1   529 Karen Haddon          25 Aldie VA                20:56 5 
    2   526 Kathy Hoenig          42 South Riding VA         21:20 5 
    3   502 Becca Kassabian       19 Oakton VA               21:24 5 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1   234 Bruce Liberi Jr       17 Ashburn VA            5   20:45 
    2   532 Joseph Olenik         17 Ashburn VA            5   20:53 
    3   528 Zackary Pardue        14 Elizabeth City NC     5   22:45 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1   168 Abby Lawrence         14 Foley MN              5   24:04 
    2   519 Catherine English     16 Centreville VA        5   24:06 
    3   472 Kayleen Miller        15 Ashburn VA            5   25:10 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   557 Dan Marquardt         22 Salt Lake City UT     5   20:08 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1    98 Nora Tayiel           22 Potomac Falls VA      5   27:52 
    2   524 Michele Rizzo         21 Leesburg VA           5   28:16 
    3   175 Dana Ritz             24 Bunker Hill WV        5   34:28 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   317 Nick Nikish           27 Vienna VA             5   26:23 
    2   218 Eric Schiavo          27 Sterling VA           5   31:25 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   467 Cate Scovel           29 Leesburg VA           5   26:56 
    2   222 Christy Irish         29 Chantilly VA          5   29:32 
    3   177 Meghan O'Connor       25 Reston VA             5   30:15 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   468 Todd Waldrop          33 Ashburn VA            5   21:26 
    2    42 Ryan Ferrario         34 Brambleton VA         5   24:20 
    3   493 Karl Coughlin         33 Aldie VA              5   24:20 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   180 Danielle Newcome      34 Round Hill VA         5   21:45 
    2   252 Courtney Cornwall     32 Leesburg VA           5   23:00 
    3    66 Tara Daugherty        32 Ashburn VA            5   26:07 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   334 Tom Hoyler            39 Broadlands VA         5   21:30 
    2   527 Jason Pardue          36 Elizabeth City NC     5   21:54 
    3   256 Andrew Wright         37 Reston VA             5   26:55 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   353 Kerree Wolf           37 Herndon VA            5   23:27 
    2   293 Janet Esler           37 Chalfont PA           5   24:55 
    3   164 Denae Newman          37 Sterling VA           5   26:06 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   138 David Adams           41 Centreville VA        5   23:11 
    2    55 Scott Damelin         42 McLean VA             5   23:58 
    3   567 Kevin Cox             40 Manassas Park VA      5   24:35 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   346 Beth Howser           42 Warrenton VA          5   27:54 
    2   445 Kristin Wallner       40 Ashburn VA            5   28:49 
    3   489 Susie Brick           41 Herndon VA            5   29:00 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   166 Michael Marsh         46 Leesburg VA           5   21:20 
    2   333 Leroy Johnson         46 Purcellville VA       5   21:41 
    3    95 Assegid Gossa         46 Lorton VA             5   23:17 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   167 Barbara Lawrence      45 Leesburg VA           5   24:06 
    2   456 Lisa Warden           45 Ashburn VA            5   28:06 
    3   370 Joanne Eldridge       46 Arlington VA          5   29:13 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   545 Bill Stahr            50 The Plains VA         5   20:33 
    2   339 Stuart Bailey         50 Chantilly VA          5   25:18 
    3   173 Daniel Humphries      51 Alexandria VA         5   25:45 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   406 Heather Callahan      54 Castleton VA          5   28:30 
    2   422 Margaret Haberman     54 Alexandria VA         5   28:50 
    3   304 Marlene Ubilla        51 Sterling VA           5   31:39 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1    10 James Moreland        58 Gaithersburg MD       5   23:50 
    2   421 Doug Brownlee         57 Sterling VA           5   25:49 
    3   142 Doug Naquin           57 Ashburn VA            5   26:03 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   525 Doyle Talkington      64 Haymarket VA          5   28:29 
    2   400 Mario Alvarez         61 Fairfax VA            5   32:41 
    3   125 James Lovelace        64 Ashburn VA            5   33:36 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   477 Harvey Golomb         68 Herndon VA            5   29:13 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 75 - 79
    1   511 Jim Hufford           77 Reston VA             5   37:34 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   23:17 95 Assegid Gossa    46 M Lorton VA               23:17

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   26:09  263 Mikayla Sonnenfeld 12 F Centreville VA      26:09

 

Third overall in the 5K, Dan Eddy, 60, will be a big factor in the summer Runner Rankings.

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