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by James Moreland January 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm 94 0

By James Moreland
Leesburg, VA
January 1, 2012
For the Washington Running Report

Truth be told, of all the races held on the turn-of-the-year weekend, this one offers the most adventure. Through the years, the wacky weather has been anything from a warm but heavy rain to a blistering cold wind chill where hiding on the down side of one of its many hills is actually a plus. Or perhaps we could have a storm of the century as we did at the start of 2010 where no one even dreamed of trying to leave the house. The voting is in and this year’s sunny, windless day with close to sixty degrees of warmth has been chosen for the race’s official weather.

December had been mild but when the sun continued to shine on the New Year many people still had time to head down to Ida Lee Park and sign up for the 10K that started at 10:40 or the 4K fun run that started twenty minutes before that. The 4K was an untimed event but when the race announcer started the event, about 400 happy people bounded down and across the opening field. Most of them looked as if they were going for a fast time. As is custom when the 10K starts, runners will begin meeting returning 4K runners near the bottom of the ¼ mile hill. This year the start was rushed so we could get going before the 4K winner (and he did receive an award) crossed the starting line.

Runners were advised that the course was still a little damp and with the warmer weather the way would be soggy. The course, however, was very solid . . . for a cross country course. After bounding down the hill runners briefly take a road toward the first of many hills. The tree-lined country road is just dirt but the footing was not bad. Just before the second mile runners crisscross between the farm buildings at the crest of the hill. From there, runners snake down the long hill to the bottom of the course. Then, joy of joys, they added gravel to the paved roads and the climb back up to mile four was made without ever looking up. The crews at the water stops cheered us on, perhaps amazed that we made it to the top. The day was so wonderful. Many of the runners come year after year, not for fast times but to enjoy a fun course to start the year.

Course record holder Abiyot Endale (32:24 – 2011) which he pilfered from runner-up Aaron Church who produced the event’s fourth fastest time (33:05 – 2011), were absent. Matt Maline (above) had been third in a swift 33:55. This year, with no one to chase and a light challenge behind him, he coasted to victory in 35:02. William Bylund finished the final climb a little more than a minute later in 36:27. Matt Woods produced the third place time in 36:54. Most runners are at least two minutes slower than on a road 10K.

Kevin Lynch (left) was top master last year in 39:01. This year he aged up to the 45-49 division and won again, this time in 39:36. Grandmaster Bruce Halpin, 55, ran 41:50 last year which would have been nifty this year as William Clem, 52, was tenth overall in 41:52. Alas, he ran 42:02. Still, with generous five year age groups both runners went home with first place awards.

Malcolm Senior, 61, proudly set the event age group record with 42:42 last year. This year he again coasted to victory by a mile.

Bill Stahr, 51, ran five races for the holiday weekend for 146 races in 2011 and three already for the New Year.

For more than a year Bill Joyce, 67, has been not been racing. He comes out to the races looking on longingly. Today he renewed his racing with a very solid 49:23. He modestly started 16 seconds behind the leaders. When told, “He’s back!” he demurred with, “Well, not yet.” Later that evening I spoke with Ronnie Wong, 65, and advised him that he would be looking over his shoulder very soon. He had already seen the results as well as the last two 5Ks run by Jason Page, 66, another returning champion. Last year John Elliott, 73, was disappointed by his 50:34 even though it was an event record. This is not a fast course. Doug Morris, 73, (below) was not far behind in 52:30. This year Morris rambled home in 52:23 but his net time was 51:04.Doug, you are an elite runner who belongs at the front of the starting line.

Many racers ran more than one race on this weekend, perhaps it is easier when the races start later in the day. Six of the top ten women were forty or older. Heather Schaffer, 40, of Potomac falls, VA (left) led the way in 44:26. Young Zanny Ludtke, 18, was next in 45:45, followed quickly by four runners from Leesburg. Mandana Mortazavi, 48, took third place with a gun time of 46:38. She had the closet time toward a new age group record. (46:30).Mandana, you must also start closer to the front (net time of 46:32). After all you did when you were fourth overall at the Running in Hope 10K just the day before in 43:05.

Karen Young, 43, also had five races for the weekend for 144 races for 2011. She raced her 49th 10K in the morning of the 31st. Sunday morning she proudly announced, “I got my Blank last night.” The Blank is an award given to runners in the 50 Plus club who race 50 or more races in a single distance. Naturally she started the year up again with a 10K in the morning followed by a 5K in the afternoon on Sunday. “Toward the end I looked up ahead of me and saw a lot of people walking. I didn’t think I was going that slow,” said Young after the race. Young is often a Ranked Runner.

Jacqui Hanson, 41, also needed to start closer to the front. She finished top in her division with 46:41 but started twenty seconds behind the leaders. Tenth place Carole Jones, 54 (below), was top grandmaster in 48:37. Next year when she turns fifty-five she might just speed past the event record of 50:23 set by Heather Sanders in 2011.

At the awards ceremony, 75-year-old Patricia Cuff was tops in her division. The awards were announced old to young. When we got to the 45-49 age group, there was another Patricia Cuff (junior?). Yes, she was the daughter. Running is for families. Ecris Williams, 71, did not make the race for the first time in the 14 runnings of the event. She still hold records in three divisions.

Before and after the race Dave Berry, who travels up from South Carolina each year, was entertaining the crowd with his music, much of it from the sixties and seventies. The youngsters enjoyed his oldest song, the Hokey Pokey.

The joy of this event is that when you finish there are rows of chairs in a heated auditorium with indoor plumbing. There was plenty of bottled water and lots of hot coffee and cocoa. Bagels with cream cheese as well as bananas are laudable runners’ foods. Even better was the scores and scores of fresh baked giant cookies from Vie de France.

Always your fastest race of the year and for most the best.

                           Awards Listing - Men
MALE
Place Num   Name                   Ag City                  Finish 
===== ===== ====================== == ===================== ===== 
    1   483 Matt Maline            28 Oak Hill VA           35:02 
    2   347 William Bylund         27 Great Falls VA        36:27 
    3   367 Matt Woods             32 Falls Church VA       36:54 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 01 - 19
    1   268 Steven Kool            17 Vienna VA             40:56 
    2   398 Devon Kirk             16 Purcellville VA       43:13 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   382 Andrew Knotts          20 Martinsburg WV        37:42 
    2   414 Andrew Castles         20 Gainesville VA        47:19 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1    58 Eric Hammesfahr        26 Leesburg VA           47:10 
    2   356 John Heydon            26 Frederick MD          47:46 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1    68 Adam Borbidge          33 South Riding VA       38:40 
    2   281 Nate Verwys            34 Fairfax VA            43:07 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   442 Aaron Holley           36 Washington DC         38:42 
    2   464 Marty Newhouse         39 Falls Church VA       44:25 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1    44 Kenneth Shapiro        42 Frederick MD          39:55 
    2   379 Lawrence Kusko         42 Stephen's City VA     42:49 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   421 Kevin Lynch            45 Chantilly VA          39:36 
    2   304 James Darling          47 Falls Church VA       42:54 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1    28 William Clem           52 Bethesda MD           41:51 
    2   334 James Dunn             51 Leesburg VA           44:45 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1   428 Bruce Halpin           55 Ashburn VA            42:00 
    2   297 Richard Morgan         59 Silver Spring MD      43:31 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1    88 Malcolm Senior         61 New Market MD         44:24 
    2   232 Richard Cleland        62 Leesburg VA           51:34 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   377 Bill Joyce             67 Herndon VA            49:07 
    2   303 Jack Tozier            69 Arlington VA          55:03 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99
    1    83 Douglas Morris         73 Delaplane VA          51:04 
    2    49 Louis Garczynski       71 Sterling VA           63:12 

MALE LEESBURG RESIDENT
    1   198 Chris Stotler          44 Leesburg VA           43:16 

MALE ROTARIAN RESIDENT
    1   472 Thomas Dunlap          39 Round Hill VA         51:19 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   217 Jarrod Dungan          31 M Leesburg VA         44:35
                           Awards Listing - Women
FEMALE
Place Num   Name                   Ag City                 Finish 
===== ===== ====================== == ==================== ===== 
    1   369 Heather Schaffer       40 Potomac Falls VA     44:26 
    2   184 Zanny Ludtke           18 Round Hill VA        45:45 
    3   327 Mandana Mortazavi      48 Leesburg VA          46:38 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 01 - 19
    1   251 Catherine Gorick       18 Broadlands VA        52:43 
    2   123 Shannon McClellan      17 Boonsboro MD         57:57 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1    56 Erika Hansen           20 Oakton VA            48:27 
    2   393 Julia Crowley          20 Waterford VA         53:11 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   183 Cassie Ludtke          27 Round Hill VA        55:45 
    2   432 Tara Larrick           27 Stephen's City VA    59:10 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   438 Sharon Logue           33 Leesburg VA          46:47 
    2   489 Kathryn Dunn           31 Purcellville VA      47:46 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   308 Tiffany Graham         36 Reston VA            49:01 
    2   203 Alison Smith           37 Leesburg VA          49:58 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   325 Jacqui Hanson          41 Leesburg VA          46:21 
    2   392 Lydia Pelliccia        44 Washington DC        47:24 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1    31 Tonya Stotler          45 Leesburg VA          46:52 
    2   279 Patricia Cuff          47 Alexandria VA        48:45 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   201 Carole Jones           54 Ashburn VA           48:31 
    2   364 Kelly Pickard          52 Oyster Bay NY        50:44 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1    95 Peggy Davis            59 Vienna VA            55:28 
    2   299 Maria Nusbaum          59 Reston VA            58:37 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   162 Freyda Greenberg       62 Falls Church VA      60:07 
    2   239 Patricia Danielle-Kay  60 Reston VA            64:05 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   234 Pat Welch              67 Vienna VA            62:37 
    2   418 Punkin Lee             65 Middleburg VA        66:50 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99
    1   291 Patricia Cuff          75 Montgomery Vill MD   76:29 

FEMALE LEESBURG RESIDENT
    1   325 Jacqui Hanson          41 Leesburg VA          46:21 

FEMALE ROTARIAN RESIDENT
    1   403 Sharen Gromly          58 Winchester VA        80:30 

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   176 Linda Reynolds         49 F Leesburg VA        62:34

 

by James Moreland June 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm 125 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.

by James Moreland September 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm 170 0

By James Moreland
Washington, DC
October 31, 2009
For the Washington Running Report

Christine Hackman (#520) and Joanna Russo (#512) battle down the final stretch.

One day before the clocks go back, nearly five hundred runners descended on West Potomac Park for the 2nd Annual Run Geek Run 8K. With overcast skies the race was still a little dark as it got [button-red url=”http://old.runwashington.com/results.htm” target=”_self” position=”left”] Results [/button-red]underway. Runners charged down Ohio Drive headed for Hains Point. Last year’s masters winner Bill Bray (44) of Fairfax, VA was eighth overall in 28:43. This year he pulled away from everyone early to win solidly in 28:08.

[button-red url=”http://old.runwashington.com/news/2201/” target=”_self” position=”left”] Photos[/button-red]He really did not seem in a real hurry at the end as the closest competition came from Alex Caudana (27) of Arlington, VA in 29:38. Adam Pignatelli (32) of Washington, DC was next in 29:48 but seemed content with third. Fourth place Eric Sonnenschein (36) of Washington, DCV could definitely hear the footsteps of fifth place Matthew Broaddus. Broaddus finished in 30:01 just four seconds behind.

The top three overall were placed by gun time. The age group winners got their places with ChronoTrack net time. Brooaddus had the second fastest net time in 29:29 but got a late start. Surprisingly last year’s event record holder Peter Silverman did the same thing, starting 45 seconds late. He did beat runner-up Pat Murphy to the tape 26:16 to 26:31 anyway.

Last year Laurel Jefferson (23) of Bethesda, MD set the standard, just breaking the 6:00 pace in 29:43. This year Mary Davison (36) of Bristow, VA finished eighth overall running with the lead men for a commanding 31:06 victory. Third place Emily Reuter (29) of Arlington, VA hurried after runner-up Elyse Braner (25) of Washington, DC, falling just short 33:46 to 33:55. She probably did not know how close grandmaster Alison Suckling (54) of Arnold, MD (in photo) was as she closed to 34:00 at the finish. With about 150 meters she pulled alongside Michael Cannon (in photo), second 50-54 in 34:08. She planned an even pace with a sprint at the end and left him in the dust. Cannon a mega racer was running his 55th race of the year. Perhaps he was a little tapped out as he had run three 5Ks last weekend. Earlier in the year he had run the Van Metre 8K in 31:52.

Bill Stahr of the Plains, VA may have been a little confused having run so many 10Ks from West Potomac Park. He is gunning for the record for 10Ks in a year; with 65 already he needs just five more. Today he ran race #124 in 32:13, nearly matching his best for the year (31:57) run on the hot and hilly Rockville Twilight 8K. It netted him the second place in the division. His award was picked up by his hometown mayor, Robert Gurtler. Gurtler (74) will soon be a regular ranked runner when he joins the 75-79 division in February. For now he finished second in the 70-74 division for his 108th racing adventure of the year.

Patricia Zerfas (47) of Kensington, MD is hard to please. She ran an excellent 34:48 to top her age group but when asked about her race she replied, “It was terrible.” Maybe that is why she runs so fast. Betty Blank (56) of Falls Church, VA (in photo – R) knew last week when she took top masters at the Race for World Peace 5K in 21:50 that she would be here today. She had won the grandmaster at Geek last year in 34:03, which would put her right on Suckling’s (in photo – L) heels. The two have traded wins for the last half dozen years. This year Blank throttled back to finish tops in the 55-59 in 35:16.  Tops in the 60-64 division Gretchen Bolton (64) of Bethesda, MD missed a ranked time by 15 seconds in 49:11, though her net time was 48:47.

Paul Bousel (56) Alexandria, VA knew he would pulverize last year’s best time of 48:08. He bolted away with the leaders for a fine 33:14. It was a good thing he did as Tom Nolan (57) of Kensington, MD was not too far behind in 34:36. Michael Wesbecher (61) of Oakton, VA belied his age and finished soon after in 34:43.

For the older guys, John Churchman (66) of Arlington, VA was terrific in 37:47. Ralph Bayrer (70) of Washington, DC missed the Ranked Runner cutoff time by 21 seconds in 44:45. Larry Dickerson (78) of Burke, VA is still tough in 46:23. Nearly ten years older than him, Walt Washburn (87) of Vienna, VA finished his third race of the month and 18th of the year by winning his 80-99 division.

Throughout the morning there was rousing music for the runners. Many of the runners decided to run in costumes. There were scores of portajohns still hanging from last week’s marathon. After the race, there was plenty of food and a bit of candy as well. The awards went three deep in five year age groups with nice engraved medallions as mementos. We are looking forward next’s year race.

FEMALE Open
 1   507 Mary Davison         36 Bristow VA            00:31:06 
 2   466 Elyse Braner         25 Washington DC         00:33:46 
 3   115 Emily Reuter         29 Arlington VA          00:33:55

MALE Open
1 283 Bill Bray 44 Fairfax VA 00:28:06
2 503 Alex Caudana 27 Arlington VA 00:29:38
3 46 Adam Pignatelli 32 Washington DC 00:29:48

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 01 – 19
1 Katie Trainum 13 F ARLINGTON VA 52:47 51:30 10:22
2 Anna Degarmo 14 F ARLINGTON VA 52:48 51:30 10:22

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 1 – 19
1 Sergey Gribach 14 M RESTON VA 34:36 34:34 6:58
2 Paul Stetekluh 16 M ARLINGTON VA 40:13 40:11 8:05

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 20 – 24
1 Joanna Russo 24 F WASHINGTON DC 37:34 37:25 7:32
2 Susie Skoda 24 F WASHINGTON DC 38:24 38:18 7:43
3 Jessica Miga 22 F KENSINGTON MD 38:42 38:39 7:47

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 20 – 24
1 James Pacala 24 M ARLINGTON VA 37:04 37:01 7:27
2 Jared Anderson 24 M STERLING VA 39:23 38:52 7:50
3 Sam Dupont 23 M WASHINGTON DC 39:55 39:23 7:56

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 25 – 29
1 Marley Rave 27 F WASHINGTON DC 36:15 36:10 7:17
2 Helen Knudsen 29 F WASHINGTON DC 37:52 37:44 7:36
3 Linda McGreevy 25 F WASHINGTON DC 39:01 38:46 7:48

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 25 – 29
1 Ian Brim 26 M MCLEAN VA 32:08 31:53 6:25
2 Matthew Gerke 27 M ALEXANDRIA VA 32:28 32:27 6:32
3 Joshua Herbert 26 M ALBUQUERQUE NM 33:17 33:10 6:41

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 30 – 34
1 Lindsay Dudbridge 31 F ALEXANDRIA DC 39:30 39:17 7:55
2 Caroline Wizeman 32 F POTOMAC FALLS VA 39:40 39:26 7:56
3 Laura Clayton 31 F ARLINGTON VA 40:20 39:52 8:02

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 30 – 34
1 Matthew Broaddus 32 M WASHINGTON DC 30:01 29:29 5:56
2 Benjamin Young 33 M WASHINGTON DC 30:50 30:49 6:12
3 Colin Shah 34 M WASHINGTON DC 32:01 32:00 6:27

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 35 – 39
1 Jennifer Steen 35 F ARLINGTON VA 39:43 39:33 7:58
2 Heather Kauffman 36 F ARLINGTON VA 40:06 39:44 8:00
3 Mary Ege 38 F ARLINGTON VA 42:31 40:49 8:13

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 35 – 39
1 Eric Sonnenschein 36 M WASHINGTON DC 29:57 29:57 6:02
2 Jon Torrance 38 M WASHINGTON DC 30:45 30:42 6:11
3 Stephen Ahern 38 M ALEXANDRIA VA 31:45 31:44 6:23

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 40 – 44
1 Cynthia Olsen 43 F ARLINGTON VA 35:10 35:09 7:05
2 Cheryl Young 40 F RESTON VA 36:53 36:51 7:25
3 Toby Warden 42 F ALEXANDRIA VA 37:01 36:59 7:27

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 40 – 44
1 Michael Honch 40 M TAKOMA PARK MD 34:42 34:33 6:57
2 Bill Bejeck 43 M GERMANTOWN MD 38:26 38:09 7:41
3 Scott Burrell 44 M WASHINGTON DC 38:41 38:24 7:44

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 45 – 49
1 Patricia Zerfas 47 F KENSINGTON MD 34:48 34:47 7:00
2 Kris-Anne Kane 45 F PRESTON CT 36:36 36:27 7:20
3 Christine Hackman 46 F ARLINGTON VA 37:40 37:38 7:35

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 45 – 49
1 Nadim Ahmed 48 M BETHESDA MD 31:59 31:59 6:27
2 Bill Stahr 49 M THE PLAINS VA 32:13 32:12 6:29
3 Jack Tade 45 M FALLS CHURCH VA 34:11 34:07 6:52

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 50 – 54
1 Alison Suckling 54 F ARNOLD MD 34:00 34:00 6:51
2 Laura Moore 50 F 39:57 39:22 7:56
3 Christine Picklo 54 F OLD SAYBROOK CT 41:12 41:01 8:15

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 50 – 54
1 Timothy Kane 52 M PRESTON CT 31:17 31:16 6:18
2 Michael Cannon 51 M SPRINGFILED VA 34:08 34:06 6:52
3 David Cristeal 51 M ARLINGTON VA 37:14 37:10 7:29

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 55 – 59
1 Betty Blank 56 F FALLS CHURCH VA 35:16 35:16 7:06
2 Merrilee Seidman 55 F ALEXANDRIA VA 40:51 40:51 8:13
3 Anne Case 55 F MANASSAS VA 49:33 49:10 9:54

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 55 – 59
1 Paul Bousel 56 M ALEXANDRIA VA 33:14 33:14 6:41
2 Tom Nolan 57 M KENSINGTON MD 34:36 34:32 6:57
3 Gary Morgans 56 M ARLINGTON VA 42:29 42:13 8:30

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 60 – 64
1 Gretchen Bolton 64 F BETHESDA MD 49:11 48:47 9:49
2 Patricia Canestra-He 61 F ARLINGTON VA 59:46 59:32 11:59

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 60 – 64
1 Michael Wesbecher 61 M OAKTON VA 34:43 34:40 6:59
2 Marshall Collins 60 M SALEM CT 41:27 41:16 8:18
3 Randall Nelson 61 M SILVER SPRING MD 45:33 45:24 9:08

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 65 – 69
1 John Churchman 66 M ARLINGTON VA 37:47 37:43 7:36
2 George Gillespie 67 M COVENTRY CT 42:28 42:27 8:33
3 Jim Verdier 67 M ALEXANDRIA VA 48:32 48:27 9:45

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 70 – 74
1 Ralph Bayrer 70 M WASHINGTON DC 44:45 44:35 8:59
2 Robert Gurtler 74 M THE PLAINS VA 50:30 50:16 10:07

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 75 - 79

1 Larry Dickerson 78 M BURKE VA 46:23 46:15 9:19
2 Edward Green 78 M WASHINGTON DC 49:56 49:48 10:02

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME – NET PACE 80 – 99
1 Walt Washburn 87 M VIENNA VA 74:12 73:45 14:51

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME – NET PACE 1 – 99
1 513 Amy Trautman 25 F Washington DC 42:02 41:30 8:21

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME – NET PACE 1 – 99
1 24 Matthew Gerke 27 M Alexandria VA 32:28 32:27 6:32

 

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