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by James Moreland May 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm 127 0

By James Moreland
Manassas, VA
May 7, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

Year number ten for this runner friendly race featured the year’s nicest weather. Mother’s Day weekend is usually the busiest of the spring with more than fifty races scheduled in the region. This race was a dandy. Joining this lovely neighborhood was for this year’s continued renaissance was the indefatigable Chuck Moeser, 59, of Sterling, VA (left). Never timid and always bare-chested even on cold days, some have speculated that he does not like shirts at all. Not so, after the race he was sporting a tie dye cutoff from the sixties.

For this smallest race of around 200 finishers, even at 59, Moeser was the prohibitive favorite to win it all. After the race, he noted that he really enjoyed the downhill first mile. He had to do it all alone because by the first intersection, 200 meters in the race, he was gone. Though new to the course, there was no chance to get lost. The course meanders through the neighborhood streets, with a nary a moving vehicle to be found, but the signage was so clear even the novice runner could not get lost.

The final mile of the course was the only place where there was anything resembling a hill. Moeser cruised in with a very solid 17:54 that was clearly a win, not a charge for a fast time. Third place David Rauser, 39, was the youngest runner in the top five by five years. Runner-up Peter Coppolino, 44, pulled away from him to finish in 19:42, a third of a mile behind Moeser.

Sarah Draper, 37, (right) rushed out with the leaders in the opening quarter mile. After that she settled back into the second pack running around a 7:00 pace. Colleen Seres, 34, stuck with her for nearly two miles before giving way. Trudy Dalton, 25, finished soon after her. Draper had finished third in 2009. Last year she won in 20:14, the fourth fastest runner overall and ahead of this year’s men’s runner-up. Coppolino returned the favor this year.

Laurel Clement, 62 of Haymarket, VA edged out Robin Lott, 43, of Centreville, VA for the top masters spot in 26:06. She was sixth overall and the only woman with a Ranked Runner qualifying time. Most everyone else was having too good a time to hurry.

The race was family oriented with a number of youngsters joining with parents to race. The awards featured three divisions 19 and younger. Of the older runners, the omnipresent Bob Gurtler, 76, of the Plains, VA was finishing his 50th race of the year, 28th 5K in a very solid 30:00.

The event had two walks that followed a slightly different course but runners returning to the ChronoTrack mats at the finish line passed many of the walkers. The road was plenty wide enough with the volume of runners so that there was no hint of crowding between events.

The team event was won by the NVRA runners led by Draper who won the women’s race.

       Coed Team Results - PUBLIC SAFETY COED (Score 3 by Net Time)
                      At least One Man and One Woman

  1. 69:38 NVRA RUNNERS                       (23:13)
=============================================
  1  22:14  Sarah Draper            F 
  2  23:37  Colleen Seres           F 
  3  23:47  Matt Schneck            M 
  4 (38:10) Christine Windness      F 

  2. 73:57 FOP BATTLEFIELD LODGE TEAM II      (24:39)
=============================================
  1  21:45  Jesse Hempen            M 
  2  23:03  Matthew Todd            M 
  3  29:09  Renee Colombo           F 
  4 (29:09) William Belfour         M 

  3. 76:44 MANASSAS CITY POLICE               (25:35)
=============================================
  1  21:53  Justin Lehman           M 
  2  23:01  Caleb Herschler         M 
  3  31:50  Tab Pavalok             F 

  4. 84:53 FOP BATTLEFIELD LODGE TEAM I       (28:18)
=============================================
  1  24:04  John Craig Walsh        M 
  2  25:17  John Zampino            M 
  3  35:32  Nicole Kephart          F 

  5. 97:08 FOP BATTLEFIELD LODGE TEAM III     (32:23)
=============================================
  1  31:49  Tony Midgett Jr         M 
  2  32:39  Erin Golden             F 
  3  32:40  Brandon Batkins         M

After the race there was los of great runner’s food, including Bottled water, Gatorade, and hot coffee to rehydrate as well as Oranges, apples and bagels and cream cheese. Dozen’s of doughnut were on hand for the sweet tooth in many. Runner got a nice finisher medallion. Along with a race T-shirt runners got a jumbo bag clip with next year’s race date to help runners remember when the 11th annual race, May 5, 2012, would be.

 

                   Awards Listing (No Duplicate Prizes)
                          Age Groups by Net Time

FEMALE OVERALL
Place Num   Name                    Age City                  Time  
===== ===== ======================= === ===================== ===== 
    1   398 Sarah Draper             37 Manassas VA           22:15 

MALE OVERALL
Place Num   Name                    Age City                  Time  
===== ===== ======================= === ===================== ===== 
    1   408 Chuck Moeser             59 Sterling VA           17:54 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 9
    1   391 Yoktan Tesfaldet          9 Woodbridge VA         40:39 
    2   486 Jenna Sweeney             8 Manassas VA           43:50 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 10 - 14
    1   333 Elizabeth Bailey         14 Manassas VA           27:52 
    2   344 Katie Morrow             14 Manassas VA           29:06 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 10 - 14
    1   376 Xavier Stelly            13 Remington VA          22:47 
    2   324 Andrew Hill              12 Manassas VA           31:28 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1   424 Kiley Gannaway           16 Hamilton VA           26:28 
    2   412 Catherine Findlay        17 Bristow VA            27:07 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1   411 Cameron Findlay          19 Bristow VA            25:20 
    2   447 Robert C Garcia          16 Leesburg VA           26:33 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 29
    1   503 Trudy Dalton             25 Manassas VA           23:53 
    2   379 Mary Childs              25 Superior WI           26:49 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 29
    1   436 Jesse Hempen             27 Manassas VA           21:45 
    2   495 Justin Lehman            23 Manassas VA           21:53 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 39
    1   464 Colleen Seres            34 Fairfax VA            23:37 
    2   364 Katherine Lewis          32 Bristow VA            25:15 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 39
    1   369 David Rauser             39 Bristow VA            20:12 
    2   372 Kevin O'Grince           34 Woodbridge VA         21:22 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 49
    1   457 Robin Lott               43 Centreville VA        26:05 
    2   354 Laura Lewis              43 Manassas VA           26:53 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 49
    1   465 Peter Coppolino          44 Gainesville VA        19:42 
    2   481 Ken Horlick              47 Manassas VA           20:46 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 59
    1   469 Cheryl Byrne             52 Manassas VA           27:27 
    2   427 Ruta Bailey              56 Centreville VA        32:56 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 59
    1   340 John Wojcik              50 Manassas VA           20:57 
    2   386 Paul Seehafer            51 Garrisonville VA      22:21 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 69
    1   468 Laurel Clement           62 Haymarket VA          25:58 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 69
    1   346 Louis Koff               63 Manassas VA           22:28 
    2   452 Paul Steinebach          61 Manassas VA           25:08 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 99
    1   492 Robert Gurtler           76 The Plains VA         29:49 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME 1 - 99
    1   346 Louis Koff              63 M Manassas VA          22:28

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME 1 - 99
    1   348 Tara Koff               29 F Manassas Park VA     27:30

 

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