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by Dickson Mercer April 22, 2012 at 5:05 pm 186 0

By Dickson Mercer
Alexandria, VA
April 22, 2012
For the Washington Running Report

Sean Graham almost backed out. In the week leading up to today’s George Washington Parkway Classic, the 32-year-old Pacers athlete missed three days of training due to illness. By Friday, Graham was feeling better. By Saturday, elite athlete coordinator Jordan Zwick was urging him to give it a shot.

[button-red url=”http://www.swimbikerunphoto.com” target=”_self” position=”left”] Photos [/button-red]Good thing Graham took Zwick’s advice. Near the 7-mile mark, Graham took the lead and proceeded to put 61 seconds on runner-up Eddie Jones, 35, of Boise, ID. He won Pacers Event’s annual 10-mile race in 51:03.

Running his first race in the DC area, Jones was impressed. “I started pulling away and he just came out of nowhere,” he said of Graham at the finish in Old Town Alexandria.

Graham moved to Arlington from Oregon three years ago. Both he and Jones have sub 14-minute 5K speed and are relatively new to the 10-mile race distance.

Runners were greeted at the start in Mount Vernon with overcast skies, a cool temperature, and an off-and-on drizzle. For the first hour or so, rain was not much of a factor. And even though the rolling point-to-point course on the George Washington Parkway featured a fairly steady headwind, runners mostly praised the conditions.

“It was not too hot, not too cold, pretty much perfect for 10 miles,” Graham said.

Matthew Barresi, 29, of Falls Church was third in 52:18. Jordan McDougal, 24, and Charlie Ban, 29, of McLean ran 52:52 and 53:24, respectively, rounding out the race’s contest for top Americans. Ethiopia’s Seife Geletu broke up the contingent with a time of 52:41, good for 4th overall.

Geletu lives in Washington, DC with fellow Ethiopian and course record-holder Demesse Tefera, who in 2007 posted 47:30. (The women’s course record-holder is Tatiana Chulakh of Russia, who the same year clocked 55:39.)

Derik Thomas, 46, of Alexandria was top master in 57:33.

“There was a headwind,” Thomas said. “It was steady. Once you got to mile 8, you were exposed to it. It hit hard.”

Thomas, however, had the benefit of a pack to work with – five guys working together, running in a line – that carried him through a negative-split effort, he said.

Thomas’s wife, Lisa Thomas, was second in 1:00:25, bested only by Ethiopia’s Tiringo Getachew Shiferaw.

“The weather was hard,” said Shiferaw, who was pleased to get the win in 58:50.

Thomas, 36, competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January but has nonetheless maintained a steady spring racing schedule. This was her best finish at the GW Parkway Classic yet.

“It usually takes something like this … to get me concentrated for the summer and fall,” said Thomas.

Laura O’Hara, 32, of Alexandria was third in 1:01:04. Michaela Courtney of Arlington (1:02:24), Kerry Allen of DC (1:02:39), and Jenny FitzGerald (1:02:55) of Woodbridge, VA rounded out the top 5 Americans. Samantha Kirby Cole, 43, of Arlington was top master and 9th overall in 1:04:48.

With more than 8,000 runners registered, the 10-miler had nearly 5,000 finishers and the 5K had more than 800.

For Andrea Ricketts, 28, of Alexandria, who wore a Boston Marathon shirt, today’s 10-mile race gave her confidence that recent injury troubles are behind her, she said. Ricketts finished in 1:12:33 and is plotting a return to Hopkinton.

From the finish chute, runners had just a short walk to the post-race celebration in Oronoco Bay Park.

Before heading there, Greg Gonzalez, 41, sporting the T-shirt from his first race –

October’s Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon – took a second or two to catch his breath.

Gonzalez’ friend and coach, Noah Simon, 36, of Arlington, a runner of 15 years, was congratulating him for running a huge “PR,” except Gonzalez had no idea what the term meant.

“I don’t know what that means … Oh, personal best,” he said.

As it happens, Gonzalez had entered the GW Parkway Classic, his second race, with the simple goal of averaging faster than the 8:28 pace he had averaged in October. But, pushed by Simon, Gonzalez gutted out 1:16:44, nearly a minute-per-mile faster than that.

Just a year ago, the lawyer discovered that running helped him solve problems he was having with his back.

 

10 Mile

FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime Nettime 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1    52 Shiferaw Tiringo-Geta  27 Alexandria         VA 58:49.2 58:49.2 
    2    32 Lisa Thomas            36 Alexandria         VA 60:24.2 60:23.9 
    3     8 Laura O'Hara           32 Alexandria         VA 61:03.6 61:03.6 
    4     5 Michaela Courtney      28 Arlington          VA 62:23.9 62:23.9 
    5  4092 Kerry Allen            23 Washington         DC 62:38.9 62:38.2 
    6  4449 Jenny Fitzgerald       32 Woodbridge         VA 62:55.6 62:54.9 

                           MALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime Nettime 
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1     4 Sean Graham            32 Alexandria         VA 51:02.6 51:02.6 
    2     2 Eddie Ernest-Jones     35 Boise              ID 52:03.1 52:03.1 
    3  3144 Matthew Barresi        29 Falls Church       VA 52:17.9 52:17.9 
    4    49 Seife Geletu           30 Washington         DC 52:41.0 52:41.0 
    5    38 Jordan McDougal        24 Warrenton          VA 52:51.8 52:51.8 
    6    18 Charlie Ban            29 McLean             VA 53:23.1 53:22.9 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  10 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3222 Katie Necochea         17 Springfield        VA 1:12:25.5 1:11:57.8 
    2  4379 Mary Johnson           18 Alexandria         VA 1:30:01.4 1:27:46.2 
    3   925 Lyssa Bantleon         19 Sewickley          PA 1:29:08.8 1:27:59.8 
    4  4984 Tate-Louisa Mikkelsen  14 Alexandria         VA 1:33:33.3 1:32:07.0 
    5  3518 Kayla Stamey           17 Herndon            VA 1:34:36.0 1:34:02.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  10 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1300 Lewis Millholland      16 Falls Church       VA 1:04:38.4 1:04:35.7 
    2  3970 Murray Iv Johnston     14 Alexandria         VA 1:17:51.2 1:17:12.6 
    3  5265 James Culcasi          16 Merchantville      NJ 1:19:49.3 1:17:36.3 
    4  2412 John Green             16 Arlington          VA 1:19:19.5 1:18:55.0 
    5  1793 Eric Esposito          14 Sterling           VA 1:20:07.7 1:19:52.2 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2063 Kyra Rathbun           25 Alexandria         VA 1:03:02.6 1:03:01.2 
    2  5201 Lauren Woodall         26 Washington         DC 1:03:10.6 1:03:10.2 
    3  1839 Phoebe Markle          28 Alexandria         VA 1:04:52.7 1:04:50.3 
    4  6091 Sarah Brown            25 Washington         DC 1:05:32.0 1:05:30.9 
    5  4469 Katie Schettig         29 Washington         DC 1:05:39.0 1:05:34.1 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    51 Chalie Bitew           24 Washington         DC   54:00.1   54:00.1 
    2    19 Garret Martucci        23 Arlington          VA   55:06.0   55:06.0 
    3  1066 Gregory Mariano        26 Arlington          VA   55:41.3   55:41.3 
    4  4089 Brian McCabe           26 Washington         DC   56:22.2   56:22.2 
    5  1119 Tripp Southerland      27 Washington         DC   57:08.4   57:08.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4209 Stephanie George       30 Chevy Chase        MD 1:06:59.0 1:06:55.6 
    2  2726 Georgeanne Fayrweathe  33 Annandale          VA 1:07:10.4 1:07:05.7 
    3  4353 Amanda Juratovic       33 Alexandria         VA 1:08:47.1 1:08:34.8 
    4  5712 Abigail Stiles         32 Norfolk            VA 1:09:09.8 1:09:03.8 
    5    57 Kimberly Gayton        37 Wellington         VA 1:10:49.1 1:10:34.5 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1495 Hugh Toland            31 Fairfax            VA   55:31.4   55:31.4 
    2  1643 Jose I Gonzalez        33 Arlington          VA   55:34.3   55:34.3 
    3  5747 Keith Levasseur        33 Columbia           MD   57:31.9   57:31.9 
    4  4676 Jeremiah Doyle         31 Arlington          VA   58:42.8   58:42.8 
    5   179 Richard Rapine         39 Alexandria         VA   59:12.8   59:12.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1     9 Samantha Cole          43 Arlington          VA 1:04:47.5 1:04:47.2 
    2  5710 Suzanne Himes          42 Alexandria         VA 1:05:48.3 1:05:42.6 
    3     7 Bridget Bowers         41 Alexandria         VA 1:07:08.2 1:07:06.8 
    4  2086 Lori Wallace           41 Alexandria         VA 1:12:15.9 1:07:27.5 
    5  3541 Amy Smith              41 Fairfax            VA 1:09:58.1 1:09:48.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4423 David Kent             40 Arlington          VA   59:59.5   59:59.5 
    2  4323 Evan Weisel            40 Alexandria         VA 1:00:13.9 1:00:13.9 
    3  4063 Andrew Pugh            42 Washington         DC 1:00:47.6 1:00:43.1 
    4   116 Dave Cahill            40 Arlington          VA 1:01:27.7 1:01:26.4 
    5  4036 Reynolds Wilson        40 Arlington          VA 1:01:48.8 1:01:47.1 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   770 Mary Gellerup Bolich   49 Plymouth           WI 1:10:24.1 1:10:19.7 
    2  2659 Elizabeth Dann         45 Arlington          VA 1:14:58.5 1:14:41.1 
    3  5064 Barbara Noe            47 Alexandria         VA 1:16:10.8 1:16:10.8 
    4  5838 Nancy Lopez            46 Alexandria         VA 1:21:11.5 1:16:34.8 
    5  5755 Patricia Cuff          47 Alexandria         VA 1:18:13.4 1:17:48.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    35 Derik Thomas           46 Alexandria         VA   57:33.0   57:33.0 
    2  5987 Chris Rotunno          49 Washington         DC 1:02:46.3 1:02:44.2 
    3   629 John Rhodes            46 Herndon            VA 1:03:25.1 1:03:23.0 
    4  4132 Shawn Buettner         45 Washington         DC 1:05:18.6 1:04:01.4 
    5  2518 Kenneth Springer       45 Alexandria         VA 1:04:18.4 1:04:05.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  2657 Lorraine Ross          51 Arlington          VA 1:12:20.3 1:12:11.1 
    2   952 Teresa Lent            50 Arlington          VA 1:14:22.7 1:14:04.4 
    3  4891 Blake Rushin           50 Vienna             VA 1:17:09.9 1:17:00.3 
    4  2941 Linda Kennedy          51 Alexandria         VA 1:19:42.3 1:19:06.3 
    5   409 Darcy Gruttadaro       51 Arlington          VA 1:20:30.3 1:19:13.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    48 Greg Cauller           52 York               PA   59:33.2   59:33.2 
    2  5986 William Clem           52 Bethesda           MD 1:06:26.5 1:06:23.8 
    3  5988 Philip Bender          50 Washington         DC 1:10:16.8 1:10:10.2 
    4  1682 Gregg Brinegar         51 Alexandria         VA 1:10:19.9 1:10:15.6 
    5  2336 Gerald Bruce           51 Alexandria         VA 1:11:40.8 1:11:31.9 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4972 Carole Jones           55 Ashburn            VA 1:13:35.5 1:13:20.4 
    2  2817 Julie Lee              55 Arlington          VA 1:23:53.5 1:23:38.7 
    3  3521 Joanne Hampton         55 Purcellville       VA 1:24:15.9 1:23:42.2 
    4  1619 Tobin Gatto            56 Alexandria         VA 1:26:48.2 1:25:28.0 
    5  3575 Martha Martin          55 Burke              VA 1:26:36.0 1:25:58.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1873 Bruce Halpin           55 Ashburn            VA 1:04:55.1 1:04:53.1 
    2  4278 Dan Mendelson          55 Washington         DC 1:08:36.6 1:08:35.7 
    3  2553 Peter Blair            56 Alexandria         VA 1:10:49.8 1:10:31.8 
    4  5084 Ken Krehbiel           58 Washington         DC 1:12:57.5 1:12:54.9 
    5   586 Steve Thienel          59 Columbia           MD 1:13:08.8 1:12:58.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1   793 Lynne Kidder           61 Frederick          MD 1:31:21.4 1:30:57.7 
    2  2425 Leslie Stanfield       62 Reston             VA 1:32:32.7 1:30:58.5 
    3  2465 Shirley Compton        63 New Middletown     OH 1:36:57.1 1:33:30.2 
    4  1951 Tom Montgomery         62 Woodbridge         VA 1:36:18.9 1:34:20.0 
    5   888 Mariam Morad           62 San Diego          CA 1:40:19.9 1:39:03.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  6356 Chris Arey             61 Stafford           VA 1:11:13.0 1:11:00.6 
    2  2798 Donald Kearns Jr       60 Falling Waters     WV 1:13:22.6 1:13:08.3 
    3  1833 Harry O'Hara           63 Fredonia           NY 1:13:15.4 1:13:11.7 
    4  3120 Frank Spicer Jr        60 Clifton            VA 1:16:32.9 1:16:27.0 
    5  4798 Norm Seip              60 Alexandria         VA 1:17:29.2 1:17:08.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  1780 Mary Napoleon          66 Batesville         VA 1:33:53.6 1:32:24.1 
    2  1192 Lucia Davidson         66 Arlington          VA 1:34:46.2 1:33:07.6 
    3  3852 Shelley Prince         65 Mc Lean            VA 1:39:57.7 1:39:57.7 
    4  2881 Donna Casey            65 Annandale          VA 1:51:10.5 1:47:01.8 
    5   135 Maryellen Cameron      68 Falls Church       VA 2:01:28.3 1:59:06.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4678 Bob Chase              66 Falls Church       VA 1:15:02.6 1:14:55.7 
    2  4351 Alan Ryder             65 Big Flats          NY 1:22:13.9 1:21:43.0 
    3  4350 Stephen Banks          66 Springfield        VA 1:22:23.7 1:21:45.5 
    4  2776 Gary Chase             67 Lorton             VA 1:23:55.7 1:23:00.2 
    5  4390 Krupakar Revanna       68 Falls Church       VA 1:25:25.3 1:24:37.7 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  4907 Nancy Linck            70 Alexandria         VA 1:45:56.1 1:43:44.1 
    2  4661 John Finney Jr.        72 Arlington          VA 1:54:12.1 1:52:06.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  3663 Leon Sample            72 Alexandria         VA 1:27:44.4 1:27:23.2 
    2   609 Bill Earner            70 Crownsville        MD 1:42:16.4 1:40:15.4 
    3   633 Gene Simaitis          74 Bowie              MD 1:56:45.2 1:52:47.2 
    4  1360 Eric Thompson          70 Chevy Chase        MD 2:08:47.8 2:03:43.4 
    5  2808 Robert Mulholland      73 Accokeek           MD 2:16:23.8 2:13:38.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 84

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 84

Place No.   Name                  Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1     1 Don Trilling           84 Alexandria         VA 3:18:12.4 3:18:12.4

5K

                          FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime Nettime 
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  8936 Jackie Gruendel       5K    37 Clifton            VA 18:03.9 18:03.9 
    2  8682 Alexandra Smargiassi  5K    20 Washington         DC 20:21.3 20:20.9 
    3  9008 Helen Knudsen         5K    31 Washington         DC 22:11.6 22:08.9 

                           MALE OVERALL RESULTS

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime Nettime 
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ======= ======= 
    1  8613 Keith Freeburn        5K    38 Centreville        VA 17:49.1 17:49.1 
    2  8436 Brad Byrnes           5K    32 Alexandria         VA 18:07.9 18:07.9 
    3  8367 Connor Pearson        5K    17 Alexandria         VA 18:37.1 18:37.0 

                         FEMALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 09

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8931 Eva Haddock           5K     9 Alexandria         VA   36:12.7   34:53.8 
    2  8483 Khalean Honesty       5K     9                         44:21.3   42:53.8 
    3  8754 Samantha Uhrin        5K     8 Alexandria         VA   43:59.3   43:24.0 

                          MALE AGE GROUP:  1 - 09

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  9182 George Pacious        5K     8 Alexandria         VA   27:22.5   26:31.3 
    2  8296 Charlie McCoy         5K     8 Arlington          VA   27:30.5   27:30.5 
    3  8692 Ian Magnell           5K     9 Woodbridge         VA   30:55.7   30:00.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  10 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8435 Elley Donnelly        5K    16 Fort Belvoir       VA   25:55.9   25:25.2 
    2  8060 Kassie Smith          5K    16 Virginia Beach     VA   26:55.6   26:23.9 
    3  8438 Catherine Logrande    5K    13 Alexandria         VA   26:36.8   26:28.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  10 - 19

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8439 Michael Logrande      5K    15 Alexandria         VA   18:51.9   18:51.8 
    2  9052 Tucker Burnett        5K    15 Alexandria         VA   22:33.8   22:06.7 
    3  8596 Andrew Wright         5K    11 Indian Head        MD   22:24.8   22:24.8 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8154 Aliza Caplan          5K    25 Philadelphia       PA   22:18.0   22:08.9 
    2  9035 Lauren Groth          5K    28 Washington         DC   24:01.7   23:59.8 
    3  1543 Emily Godenschwager   5K    27 Reston             VA   24:04.1   24:03.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  20 - 29

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8111 Miguel Matta          5K    27 Arlington          VA   19:24.2   19:24.0 
    2  8187 Thomas Johnson        5K    28 Alexandria         VA   20:40.5   20:39.5 
    3  8169 Wade Meyers           5K    23 Raleigh            NC   22:14.3   21:30.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8179 Laura Scott           5K    35 Arlington          VA   24:33.6   24:14.9 
    2  8878 Laura Bryan           5K    32 Springfield        VA   25:30.3   25:26.4 
    3  8723 Sara Olsen            5k    33 Gaithersburg       MD   25:50.8   25:36.1 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  30 - 39

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8775 Ellins Thomas         5K    31 Gainesville        VA   18:46.2   18:46.2 
    2  8901 Jason Bryan           5K    32 Springfield        VA   19:27.9   19:27.9 
    3  9009 Brian Knudsen         5K    33 Washington         DC   20:36.2   20:35.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8186 Rebecca Cranna        5K    43 Annandale          VA   26:57.9   26:49.5 
    2  8651 Stephanie Ruiz        5K    43 Arlington          VA   27:34.4   27:29.6 
    3  8328 Liz Brinson           5K    41 Silver Spring      MD   28:42.6   27:33.2 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  40 - 44

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8678 Matt Erskine          5K    42 Arlington          VA   22:29.2   22:28.0 
    2  8581 Alex Garrett          5K    43 Fairfax            VA   23:17.7   23:04.9 
    3  9188 Daniel Twomey         5K    43 Alexandria         VA   23:24.5   23:20.0 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  9059 Lorraine Wilson       5K    46 Great Falls        VA   25:08.2   25:04.8 
    2  8180 Cheryl Logan          5K    46 Arlington          VA   26:29.1   26:05.9 
    3  9115 Sharon Hancock        5K    46 Ashburn            VA   27:52.5   27:26.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  45 - 49

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8607 Robert Martin         5K    48 Fairfax Station    VA   20:05.0   20:05.0 
    2  8635 Jack Tade             5K    47 Falls Church       VA   20:45.6   20:45.5 
    3  8948 Mark Harris           5K    49 Alexandria         VA   21:28.7   21:10.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8380 Sandy Thurston        5K    54 Arlington          VA   27:06.8   27:00.2 
    2  8057 Victoria Nguyen       5K    52 Arlington          VA   27:02.8   27:02.8 
    3  8056 Paige Jones           5K    50 Alexandria         VA   28:12.3   27:54.7 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  50 - 54

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  9053 Wally Burnett         5K    53 Alexandria         VA   27:48.9   27:21.2 
    2  6066 Chuck Tyrpak          5K    51 Reston             VA   28:25.1   27:48.7 
    3  8015 Scott Smith           5K    50 Dumfries           VA   28:23.6   27:51.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8560 Merrilee Seidman      5K    57 Alexandria         VA   25:25.2   25:25.2 
    2  8817 Grace Rascati         5K    55 Alexandria         VA   28:01.0   27:58.0 
    3  8206 Rita Cook             5K    57 Bethesda           MD   28:58.4   28:54.9 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  55 - 59

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8542 Gary Presuhn          5K    57 Burke              VA   20:22.6   20:22.6 
    2  8559 Paul Bousel           5K    58 Alexandria         VA   20:50.6   20:50.6 
    3  8529 Kenyon Erickson       5K    58 Vienna             VA   21:00.0   20:59.6 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8401 Shannon Burcroff      5K    61 Alexandria         VA   32:18.3   32:00.0 
    2  8053 Margaret Stancampiano 5K    62 Vienna             VA   34:30.7   33:41.2 
    3  8309 Lynn Amende           5K    61 Edgewater          MD   34:27.4   34:10.4 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  60 - 64

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
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    1  9012 Fred Protopappas      5K    63 Silver Spring      MD   22:44.3   22:41.7 
    2  9016 Edwin Patout          5K    63 Washington         DC   26:31.8   26:26.3 
    3  9011 Curt Demars-Johnson   5K    61 Okemos             MI   28:29.9   28:03.5 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1    79 Linda Kornett         5K    65 Annandale          VA   37:50.9   36:57.6 
    2  8355 Teresa Revanna        5K    65 Falls Church       VA   46:09.8   45:30.2 
    3  8386 Susan Scott           5K    66 Spotsylvania       VA   51:17.7   50:27.9 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8881 Keith Padgett         5K    65 Alexandria         VA   26:28.0   26:25.8 
    2  8297 Ernesto Reyes         5K    66 Arlington          VA   30:49.8   30:40.4 
    3  9017 Warren Snaider        5K    65 Washington         DC   33:00.4   32:30.4 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
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                         MALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 74

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8908 John Gluck            5K    74 Alexandria         VA   25:53.2   25:49.0 
    2  8141 Jim Verdier           5K    70 Alexandria         VA   30:13.9   30:13.8 
    3  9176 Carl Magnell          5K    71 Woodbridge         VA   42:21.2   41:25.9 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
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                         MALE AGE GROUP:  75 - 79

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 

                        FEMALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 84

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8359 Marilyn Karoly        5K    82 Alexandria         VA 1:08:47.0 1:08:09.0 

                         MALE AGE GROUP:  80 - 84

Place No.   Name                  Race Age City               St Guntime   Nettime   
===== ===== ===================== ==== === ================== == ========= ========= 
    1  8612 Larry Dickerson       5K    80 Burke              VA   28:29.8   28:28.3

“At this time last year,” Gonzalez admitted, “there was no way I could envision ever running a 10-mile race.”

by James Moreland December 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm 102 0

By James Moreland
December 31, 2011
Ashburn, VA
For the Washington Running Report

The Hogettes helped out in the fun run. They also noted that a race about hope would fit in nicely with the Washington Redskins.

This the third iteration of the Ringing in Hope races that began last New Year’s Eve. It was followed by an early summer rendition started just down the road. After having a 3K to accompany the main event 10K last year, the races moved to a more logical 5K-10K format.

This year the two races started together with the 5K racing one loop in reverse of last year and finding new ground. For the 10K which was run as an out and back prior, the course offered two loops with slight adjustment. In the final quarter mile of the 5K the 10K split off to circumnavigate the shopping center and surrounding neighborhood, while the 5K raced around the final two corners of the plaza to cross the ChronoTrack mats.

This made things easier than having 10K runners cross the mats twice. And as there were nearly 2,000 runners with the 1K fun run included, it was easier to score. Many of the participants chose to walk the 5K. Often with two distances runners decide to change their race afterwards and it does make scoring a little harder to do.

The really fast runners easily lapped the walkers and many of the 5K runners. A curious phenomenon of racing is that often slower runners make a brilliant burst of speed at the very end leaving one to wonder why it took them so long to finish. On the other hand the truly gifted artisans will ease up when they have verily achieved their victory.

Joshua Hardin, 20, of Sterling, VA started about seven seconds late but bolted past the leaders early. He coasted in the file half mile to win easily in 33:32. He trotted across the line in what one scorer called a “ten minute pace” and at first was thought to be a mid pack 5K finisher. He may have needed to slow to get past the multitude of 5K finishers as he was alone among the 10K runners. Doubters need only see his 32:23 overall win at the Leesburg 10K last August ahead of Seife Geletu who earned 23rd place in the Elite division of the Fall Runner Rankings. Aaron Church set the standard last year in 32:14 as well as winning the summer version in 33:02.

Jonathan Phillips, 19, was the runner-up in 34:49 and then three submasters battled for the third spot. Brian Szabos, 38, took command in the end with a pure 6:00 pace and 37:18 finish.

For the women, the standard was a very solid 30:24 in the summer by Sarah Bard and Anna Bernal had been tops a full year ago in 39:45. Today Melissa Saunders, 19, ran away from three ladies more than twice her age. Her nifty 41:00 even had her as the fifteenth 10K finisher of the day. Lisa Chilcote (left) has been a busy bee racing all around the region this year but usually just over the official border. In the fall she settled a bright colored flower at the Veterans Day 10K in 40:04 to earn the fifth masters spot in the rankings. It also made her the favorite today but not by much. Cathy Ross, 41, had run a very solid Richmond Half Marathon.  Mandana Mortazavi, 48, had been used to ruling the Loudoun County races. These three did not begin to sort out until the second half of the race. Chilcote was runner-up in 41:39 on a reasonably flat course with a few deceptively tough hills. Ross was just a little way behind in 42:24 with Mortazavi cruising in with 43:05.

Ryan Hughes, 15, (left) battled three other runners for the 5K honors. His 17:08 is the second fastest time behind Axel Tarnvik, 18, who ran a 16:41 in the summer. Indeed the next 8 runners all bested the second fastest time of the summer. Last winter in the 3K only one runner beat 49-year-old Ted Poulos and his 10:55 and that was Tarnvik who ran 10:27.

Poulos, now 50, was sixth overall in 19:03 easily the top master as he enters his full first month as a grand master. For the year Poulos has run 170 races, just his tenth best yearly total. During one five- year stretch in the last decade he ran 1235 of his nearly 5000 career races. It has been many years since he has not had fifty overall wins in a year. This year his total is 64.

Just has in the summer the top three women included a record, with Amy Passeuer, 22, running 20:22 to reset the standard set by Karen Haddon in the summer, a teen with Jillian Stoddard, also faster than the old standard in 20:34, and a masters finisher. Cheryl Young, 42, just nipped Kathy Hoenig’s summer crown of 21:20 with a crown making 21:18.

For the seasoned runners, Alan Rider, 75, jovially promised a victory in the 10K. Then he had to run for his life to head off James Chapman for the title 57:14 to 57:38. Margaret Collie, 67 was the oldest female finisher, winning her division.

In the 5K Maynard Weyers, 75, (right) generally has his way and dominated in 27:45. Most likely Rider was a few strides behind him when they split directions at the 5K finish.

For the ladies, Lee Glassco, 80, was the beneficiary of expanded age groups of 80 & older for another victory. If you build the division, they will come. Barbara Potzick, 71, was lured out of racing retirement to give it a go. This was only her second event in five years. She predicted about forty minutes, and even running “easily to avoid injury” she finished in a marvelous 36:27. Now she is thinking about another race to earn a coveted spot in the Washington Running Report Winter Runner Rankings, which end the day before the 2012 St.Patrick’s Race in March.

             Awards Listing for the 10K (No Duplicate Prizes) updated 1/6/12

MALE OVERALL
    1  1835 Joshua Hardin           20 Potomac Falls VA        33:32 X 
    2   961 Jonathan Phillips       19 Oak Hill VA             34:49 X 
    3  1800 Brian Szabos            38 South Riding VA         37:18 X 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1   412 Melissa Saunders        19 Potomac Falls VA        41:00 X 
    2   829 Lisa Chilcote           41 N Bethesda MD           41:39 X 
    3   303 Cathy Ross              40 Burke VA                42:24 X 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1   912 Nathan Blevins          10 Manassas Park VA      X   40:27 
    2  1353 Marco Lim               15 Centreville VA        X   40:38 
    3  1390 Steven Hurwitt          19 Ashburn VA            X   41:49 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1  1957 Rachel Laveson          16 Annandale VA          X   48:34 
    2   247 Maddie Siegel           19 Aldie VA              X   49:36 
    3  1327 Grace Howard            12 Leesburg VA           X   51:16 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 29
    1  1124 Auguste Boti Bigore     28 Silver Spring MD      X   39:04 
    2   525 Alan Mendoza            29 Ashburn VA            X   39:53 
    3  2919 Miguel Perez            29 Silver Spring MD      X   40:45 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 29
    1   269 Amy Franklin            26 Leesburg VA           X   43:33 
    2  1861 Miranda Forte           26 Gaithersburg MD       X   44:32 
    3  1462 Dawn Gilbert            29 Manassas VA           X   45:33 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 39
    1  1923 Jeffrey Hiott           38 Washington DC         X   37:26 
    2   622 David Pattie            37 Ashburn VA            X   39:02 
    3   191 Anthony Deluise         36 Ashburn VA            X   40:03 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 39
    1   179 Danielle Newcome        34 Round Hill VA         X   43:59 
    2   403 Alison Gittelman        39 South Riding VA       X   44:24 
    3  1323 Carrie Leestma          32 Ashburn VA            X   44:37 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 49
    1  1850 Craig Hymes             49 Reston VA             X   38:09 
    2   286 Lawrence Kusko          42 Stephens City VA      X   40:28 
    3   393 Chris Godesky           40 Arlington VA          X   40:31 
FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 49
    1  1925 Mandana Mortazavi       48 Leesburg VA           X   43:05 
    2  2906 Christie Yang           40 Falls Church VA       X   44:25 
    3   340 Leslie Knibb            48 Washington DC         X   45:00 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 59
    1   616 Jeff Bowers             50 Ashburn VA            X   41:49 
    2   167 Timothy Scott           56 Sterling VA           X   42:55 
    3  1948 Bill Stahr              51 The Plains VA         X   43:42 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 59
    1  1774 Carole Jones            54 Ashburn VA            X   45:23 
    2   676 Elizabeth Baumgarten    55 Stone Ridge VA        X   46:54 
    3   547 Rosalind Poe            54 Leesburg VA           X   47:00 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 69
    1  2950 James Hozik             66 Great Falls VA        X   49:56 
    2  1258 Bill Koetter            63 Ashburn VA            X   54:29 
    3   512 Mike Thorson            69 Reno NV               X   55:53 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 69
    1  1089 Margaret Collie         67 Vienna VA             X   53:46 
    2   599 Janice Cooper           65 Annandale VA          X 1:14:58 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 79
    1   816 Alan Rider              75 Reston VA             X   57:14 
    2   198 James Chapman           70 Lovettsville VA       X   57:38 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   39:53   525 Alan Mendoza 29 M Ashburn VA                 39:53
FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   56:39   642 Noreen Holcomb 49 F Brambleton VA            56:39
              Awards Listing for the 5K (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1  1083 Ryan Hughes             15 Ashburn VA              17:08 5 
    2  1842 Thomas Johnson          26 Arlington VA            17:16 5 
    3  1798 Gregory Steinberger     35 South Riding VA         17:22 5 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1  1276 Amy Passauer            22 Ashburn VA              20:22 5 
    2   655 Jillian Stoddard        18 Purcellville VA         20:34 5 
    3  1966 Cheryl Young            42 Reston VA               21:18 5 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1  1434 Chris Schopper          16 Broadlands VA         5   18:46 
    2  1373 Matthew Celsa           16 Sterling VA           5   19:04 
    3  1067 Adam Fischel            17 Broadlands VA         5   19:44 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 19
    1  1057 Ayan Adu                13 Brambleton VA         5   23:40 
    2  1367 Alyssa Coon             13 Ashburn VA            5   23:59 
    3  1951 Livia Sabloff            9 Leesburg VA           5   24:40 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 29
    1   281 David Pittman           27 Washington DC         5   19:07 
    2  1904 Danny Haley             24 Grasonville MD        5   21:43 
    3   667 Evan Stoddard           22 Purcellville VA       5   22:37 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 29
    1  1989 Brittan Holiday         22 Chandler AX           5   21:20 
    2  1410 Elisabeth Flores        20 Sterling VA           5   22:32 
    3  1123 Krystine Rivera         25 Ashburn VA            5   22:38 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 39
    1   405 Adam Borbidge           33 South Riding VA       5   17:41 
    2   302 Glen Case               36 Ashburn VA            5   19:38 
    3  1929 Ben Jones               38 Ashburn VA            5   20:24 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 39
    1   897 Nicole Knutson          32 Alexandria VA         5   21:21 
    2  1837 Shannon Nieves          30 Reston VA             5   23:12 
    3  1971 Elizabeth Clor          33 Chantilly VA          5   23:18 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 49
    1  1873 David Sousa             40 Fairfax VA            5   20:28 
    2  1214 Eric Whitaker           43 Fairfax VA            5   21:12 
    3  1817 Jason Warde             40 Vienna VA             5   22:14 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 49
    1   414 Kelly Saunders          42 Potomac Falls VA      5   24:49 
    2  1181 Constance Pullella      43 Leesburg VA           5   24:57 
    3  1256 Beth Alwin              48 Leesburg VA           5   25:46 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 59
    1  1934 Ted Poulos              50 McLean VA             5   19:03 
    2   862 Tom Nealley             52 Reston VA             5   21:16 
    3  1253 Gary Dunlap             50 Leesburg VA           5   22:20 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 59
    1  1987 Felice Berkowitz        52 Fairfax VA            5   24:22 
    2  2973 Shawn Miller            55 Ashburn VA            5   24:40 
    3   539 Cheryl Collins          53 Gainesville VA        5   26:28 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 69
    1   765 Robert Driscoll         65 Chantilly VA          5   25:09 
    2  1131 Randy Latimer           61 Vienna VA             5   29:59 
    3  1142 Paul Behrs              67 Sterling VA           5   30:25 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 69
    1  1224 Sherry Fitzsimmons      62 Ashburn VA            5   33:28 
    2   939 Kerry H Rader           62 Chantilly VA          5   41:22 
    3   646 Chris Ferrario          61 Fairfax Station VA    5   48:24 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 79
    1  1292 Maynard Weyers          75 Alexandria VA         5   27:45 
    2  1098 Thomas Grisard          70 Reston VA             5   38:43 
    3  1876 Norm Wingard            75 Loveland CO           5   40:58 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 79
    1   896 Barbara Potzick         71 Potomac MD            5   36:27 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 80 - 99
    1   773 Lee Glassco             80 McLean VA             5   53:31 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   22:38   320 Chase Strait  16 M South Riding VA           22:38
FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1   24:34   381 Christina Lee 20 F Sterling VA               24:34

 

by Dickson Mercer December 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm 74 0

By Dickson Mercer
Washington, DC
December 11, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

It only took the Jingle All the Way 10K six years to outgrow its out-and-back course in Washington, DC’s West Potomac Park. This year, with more than 6,000 registered runners, Capital Running Company moved the race downtown to the same venue that hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Day 8K. The new 8K, which starts on Pennsylvania Avenue and, as with Occupy DC, is staged at Freedom Plaza, was held in cold, yet calm conditions that probably seemed perfect to those who braved last year’s cold drizzle.

If you are wondering how a road race typically held on a frigid day has become such a popular race, look no further than the costumes. At the Jingle All the Way 8K, Santa got the top-seeded number and knee-high candy cane socks paired with elf caps were the opposite of an exception. Today’s oddballs were ever-serious front-runners wearing their usual racing kits.

On the other hand, Claire Hallissey, who won today’s race in 29:18 while sporting candy cane socks, antlers, and the race’s complimentary bells in the laces of her racing flats, is only seriously fast.

Hallissey also sported a pink stripe of KT tape on her leg to aid an aching knee that has lately limited her training. Injuries have bothered the 28-year-old Arlington resident and England native all year. And while they did not stop her from running 2:29:27 in October at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon – the time put her 6th overall and made her eligible to run for England in the 2012 Olympics – it has yet to fully heal from the effort.

Treating today’s race like a tempo run, Hallissey ran purely for enjoyment and to give her knee a bit of a test. She won last year’s Jingle All the Way 10K in 35:17.

If all goes according to Hallissey’s hopes, England’s third and final selection for the Olympic Marathon will be her. In the meantime, a good Christmas-themed costume helped her maintain a low-key race day. “It keeps me from going crazy out there,” she said.

Barb Fallon Wallace, 38, of Alexandria was second in 29:50. Nikeya Green, 29, of Centreville, VA was third in 30:21. The top master, Alisa Harvey of Manassas, VA, was fifth overall in 30:52.

Shortly before the 9:00 a.m. start time, race organizers announced that the Metropolitan Police Department had requested a 10 to 15 minute delay. At 9:22, runners cheered when it was announced that the race would start in two minutes.

The delay did not seem to affect Michael Banks, 25, of Washington, DC Early on, the men’s distance coach at Georgetown University ran smoothly with a front pack that included Temesgen Ilanso, 24, of Silver Spring, Brian Flynn, 28, of Bridgewater, VA, Seife Geletu, 29, of Washington, DC, and Esmetu Tilahun, 31, of Washington, DC.

After coasting through 3 miles in around 15:30, Banks gradually picked up the pace, accelerating ahead of Ilanso on the final turn to win by 8 seconds in 24:45. The former all-American at Georgetown focused on triathlons after graduating in 2009. Recently his focus has shifted back to running.

Flynn was third in 25:02. The top master, Kevin Lynch of Chantilly, VA, ran 29:32.

There were plenty of other ways to take home a prize. All it took to be eligible for a random prize – a heart rate monitor, say – was to submit your race number into a random drawing.

Of the 64 teams entered in the team competition, names ranged from the winning Georgetown University Running Club, which took top honors, to Egg Kissers and Grandma Got Run Over … By Us. Georgetown’s co-ed squad averaged 30:22, topping Capital Area Runners’ 13-member average of 31:10.

At the post-race ceremony at Freedom Plaza, some Jingle All the Way teams – some official, some not official – learned that the competition for Best Costume was as tough as any other.

While standing in line for pictures with Santa, Daphne Kiplinger, 26, and David Shepard, 34, both of Washington, DC, and Dave Steadman – all wearing some sort of red and green, Christmas-themed getup – explained that they had tried to put a team together but their friends had bailed at the last moment. As for the stylish green, holly leaf-style sunglasses that made her outfit pop, Kiplinger said she got those in her Christmas stocking last year.

If you have ever wondered what it is like to run in a Santa suit, let Mike McNiff, 23, of Fairfax tell you: “It was a little hot,” he said. His Santa’s Run Deer team included his sister Katie McNiff plus Tiona Bland, Amanda Hamilton, and Kelly Jamieson. The women wore antlers picked up from a dollar store and wrote their deer names on pieces of paper they taped to their backs. Rather than stay around for the best costume content, the group headed off for brunch.

The team who won for best costume did not mention a team name. They did, however, mention a captain: Libby Wile, 29, of Washington, DC. Their group included Ashley Schambach, Amy Levine, Ellen Taverna, and Katie Robbins. Present among them were a present, a nutcracker, and a dreidel.

Moments before all runners dispersed, two toy soldiers (Terri Crutchman and Ginger Kopecky, both of Woodbridge) posed for a photograph with as many Christmas trees (Jessica Connelly and Abigail Op, both of Washington, DC.)

“We wanted something to run in that would look festive for the holidays,” Crutchman said. “What better than toy soldiers to wake us up and run?”

For Connelly and Op, though, costumes are becoming the norm. Op, who has run marathons, recently roped her friend into running her first race on Thanksgiving. For that, they dressed as Pilgrims. For the Hot Chocolate 15K, they went with a 1980s theme.

According to Op, “This is just more fun: being a goofball.”

Awards Listing

MALE 
    1  4910 Michael Banks            25 M WASHINGTON DC           24:45 
    2  5346 Temesgen Ilanso          24 M SILVER SPRING MD        24:53 
    3  5202 Brian Flynn              28 M BRIDGEWATER VA          25:02 
    4  5374 Seife Geletu             29 M WASHINGTON DC           25:42 
    5     5 Dickson Mercer           30 M WASHINGTON DC           26:18 
    6  5381 Esmetu Tilahun           31 M WASHINGTON DC           26:37 
    7  4665 Tom Dichiara             34 M NEW YORK NY             26:46 
    8     3 Stephan Kolata           30 M WASHINGTON DC           26:56 
    9  4860 Matthew Thomas           37 M ALEXANDRIA VA           27:20 
   10  3735 Dan Herman               27 M WASHINGTON DC           27:23 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 01 - 19
    1   719 Justin Ahalt             17 M College Park MD       27:54 27:54  5:37 
    2  2989 Alexander Waldt          18 M Baltimore MD          28:25 28:25  5:43 
    3  5039 Matt Chung               19 M Bloomfield Hills MI   29:51 29:43  5:59 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 20 - 24
    1  5038 Jordan Megna             21 M Bloomfield Hills MI   29:31 29:23  5:55 
    2  5213 Alexander Sciacca        20 M Fairfax Station VA    29:38 29:32  5:57 
    3  5034 Tim Doughtery            20 M Bloomfield Hills MI   30:44 30:35  6:09 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 25 - 29
    1   721 Alec Friedhoff           27 M Washington DC         28:21 28:20  5:42 
    2  1624 Barry McCarron           29 M Washington DC         28:36 28:35  5:45 
    3  3644 Sean Wilson              25 M Sterling VA           29:42 29:39  5:58 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 30 - 34
    1  1497 Kevin Foley              32 M Bethesda MD           28:46 28:45  5:47 
    2  4044 James Du Vernay          31 M East Rutherford NJ    29:24 29:22  5:55 
    3  2527 Monte Hawkins            34 M Arlington VA          29:54 29:52  6:01 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 35 - 39
    1  4808 Keith Freeburn           37 M Centreville VA        28:11 28:11  5:41 
    2  1086 Marc McDonald            38 M Alexandria VA         28:13 28:12  5:41 
    3  2977 Brian Beary              36 M Washington DC         28:57 28:56  5:50 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 40 - 44
    1  4311 Jose Diaz                40 M Bethesda MD           30:01 29:59  6:02 
    2  3121 Chris McKee              43 M Vienna VA             30:53 30:51  6:13 
    3  2118 David Venables           44 M Bethesda MD           31:18 31:12  6:17 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 45 - 49
    1  3115 Kevin Lynch              45 M Chantilly VA          29:32 29:31  5:57 
    2  2903 George Lane              45 M Ashburn VA            30:22 30:21  6:07 
    3  3528 Howard Frost             46 M Falls Church VA       30:30 30:28  6:08 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 50 - 54
    1    23 Jean-Christophe Arcaz    50 M Rockville MD          28:44 28:43  5:47 
    2   863 Paul Ingholt             51 M Vienna VA             33:12 33:08  6:40 
    3  5111 Wiliam Coquelin          52 M Alexandria VA         33:53 33:45  6:48 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 55 - 59
    1  3535 Dave Buzzell             57 M Middletown MD         32:36 32:34  6:33 
    2  1088 Lennie Carter            58 M Washington DC         33:45 33:43  6:47 
    3  4664 John McMackin            59 M Chevy Chase MD        36:15 35:58  7:15 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 60 - 64
    1    21 Malcolm Senior           60 M New Market MD         32:41 32:39  6:34 
    2  1012 Robert Taylor            61 M Alexandria VA         37:14 36:59  7:27 
    3  2121 Charles Divan            61 M Washington DC         39:10 39:07  7:52 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 65 - 69
    1  2731 Jim Noone                67 M Fairfax VA            34:09 34:05  6:52 
    2  5532 Bob Chase                66 M Falls Church VA       35:58 35:53  7:13 
    3  5390 John Sullivan            66 M Washington DC         42:56 39:59  8:03 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 70 - 74
    1    25 Gerry Ives               72 M Washington DC         36:25 36:22  7:19 
    2    28 Chan Robbins             74 M Arlington VA          40:45 40:42  8:12 
    3  1228 John Gluck               74 M Alexandria VA         41:15 41:10  8:17 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 75 - 79
    1   491 Alan Rider               75 M Reston VA             44:29 44:27  8:57 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 80 - 99
    1    59 Edward Green             80 M Washington DC         68:54 65:39 13:13 

MALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1  3622 Brad Serwer              38 M Bethesda MD           29:22 29:20  5:54

 

FEMALE 
    1     2 Claire Hallissey         28 F ARLINGTON VA            29:18 
    2     9 Barb Fallon Wallace      38 F ALEXANDRIA VA           29:50 
    3  4577 Nikeya Green             29 F CENTREVILLE VA          30:21 
    4     6 Kelly Swain              26 F ARLINGTON VA            30:35 
    5    12 Alisa Harvey             46 F MANASSAS VA             30:52 
    6  3585 Elizabeth Laseter        23 F WASHINGTON DC           31:03 
    7  2491 Emily Buzzell            26 F WASHINGTON DC           31:15 
    8  3760 Mijiko Phelps            41 F OAK HILL VA             31:54 
    9   625 Cristina Burbach         37 F WASHINGTON DC           31:55 
   10  5694 Laura Zeilinger          39 F WASHINGTON DC           32:16 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 01 - 19
    1  5045 Clare Murphy             18 F Bloomfield Hills MI   32:31 32:23  6:31 
    2  3310 Katriona McNeill         14 F Chevy Chase MD        36:05 35:53  7:13 
    3  5042 Elyssa Skeirik           18 F Bloomfield Hills MI   37:29 37:20  7:31 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 20 - 24
    1  2183 Danielle Schaub          24 F Washington DC         37:54 33:17  6:42 
    2  4033 Monique Girard           21 F Billerica MA          33:33 33:23  6:43 
    3   324 Jessica Girard           23 F Washington DC         33:38 33:27  6:44 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 25 - 29
    1  1988 Phoebe Markle            27 F Alexandria VA         32:33 32:30  6:33 
    2   420 Alison Deboer            25 F Arlington VA          33:01 32:58  6:38 
    3  1698 Caitlin Catella          26 F Washington DC         33:26 33:21  6:43 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 30 - 34
    1  5612 Jen Yip                  31 F Washington DC         32:32 32:23  6:31 
    2  4061 Rebecca Powell           34 F Alexandria VA         34:48 34:42  6:59 
    3   716 Lindsay Hauer            31 F Washington DC         35:34 35:29  7:09 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 35 - 39
    1  5367 Jen Sober                38 F McHenry MD            32:26 32:25  6:32 
    2   494 Nancy Eiring             38 F Washington DC         32:46 32:43  6:35 
    3  4077 Julie Sapper             38 F Rockville MD          34:16 34:12  6:53 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 40 - 44
    1  3946 Samantha Cole            43 F Arlington VA          32:36 32:34  6:33 
    2  4891 Anne Bliss               44 F Burlington VT         33:04 33:02  6:39 
    3  3402 Sandrine Falgon          40 F Washington DC         33:19 33:18  6:42 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 45 - 49
    1   570 Karen Kalber             46 F Crofton MD            36:02 35:41  7:11 
    2   833 Teresa Lent              49 F Arlington VA          36:12 36:02  7:15 
    3  2240 Joanna Schmickel         49 F Arlington VA          37:35 37:11  7:29 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 50 - 54
    1  4743 Deedee Loughran          53 F Herndon VA            33:20 33:17  6:42 
    2    22 Win Persina              51 F Washington DC         34:59 34:56  7:02 
    3  5151 Linda Rotunno            52 F Washington DC         38:23 38:03  7:40 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 55 - 59
    1  2912 Ofelia Perotti           55 F Alexandria VA         39:11 38:45  7:48 
    2   733 Merrilee Seidman         57 F Alexandria VA         41:01 41:01  8:15 
    3   520 Marcy Foster             57 F Reston VA             45:59 41:09  8:17 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 60 - 64
    1  2971 Ginny Hughes             61 F Warrenton VA          38:34 38:33  7:46 
    2  1786 Jane Sparnon             60 F Arlington VA          42:52 42:38  8:35 
    3  3974 Mary Fredlake            61 F Washington DC         51:30 45:20  9:08 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 65 - 69
    1  5638 Linda Kearney            65 F Oak Hill VA           44:35 42:52  8:38 
    2  3090 Pat Welch                67 F Vienna VA             49:31 47:47  9:37 
    3  1581 Nancy Malan              66 F Washington DC         53:44 53:25 10:45 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 70 - 74
    1  5232 Helenann Phillips        74 F Arlington VA          56:40 53:27 10:46 
    2  2679 Susan McGregor           70 F Washington DC         77:57 71:45 14:26 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME - NET PACE 75 - 79
    1  5112 Ann Coquelin             77 F Alexandria VA         61:57 57:31 11:35 

FEMALE FIRST TIME RACER: NET TIME - NET PACE 1 - 99
    1  4033 Monique Girard           21 F Billerica MA          33:33 33:23  6:43

 

by Briana Taylor September 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm 85 0

By James Moreland
Great Falls, VA
May 15, 2011
For Washington Running Report

Like Sleepy Hollow, the Great Falls section along Georgetown Pike is a pretty well kept secret. Not that many races get held there. The ones that do have names like Difficult Run, named after one of the many parks along the roadside. You really do [button-red url=”http://www.joecassellafoundation.org/about-us.php” target=”_self” position=”left”] More About Joe [/button-red]have to slow down to transverse this section of town with its winding turns and steep hills but the view is great.

Last year in the inaugural year the skies opened up a drenched the field. Everybody proclaimed the course a challenge. “So you are going to Great Falls. Expect a really hilly course.”  We did and it wasn’t. Great Falls Village went all out. The police cordoned off all the roads. The rumored shortage of parking was just that – rumor. One veteran runner was told to prepare for a tough finish and ran too timidly in the first half only to learn that there were virtually no hills on the course.

The entire course was lined with more cones than you could shake a stick at. No chance of getting lost.

The scores of kids returning from the mile fun run were all laughter and smiles, probably because they knew what the 5K racers would find out soon enough, the course was actually fast. A pack of three flew away recklessly up the opening rise. The first time anybody knew something was up was about a half mile into the race when we heard a couple of squeals as two young runners went down. Then turning the corner we discovered the course was going cross-country. The country already soaked from last night’s rain was a steep down hill in the mud. That only lasted for fifty meters and after another hundred meters of flat on the grass runners were on the road again. Just before the 2K sign runners returned along the path, making the course technically a cross country race.

Cresting the hill there was a chance to see runners taking on the down hill, which was distinctly tougher than the uphill. The rest of the way the race tilted up and down a tad but barely past flat with the steepest down hill section the final tenth of a mile.

As late as two miles the pack was still three with Birhanu Feysa, 29, of Silver Spring, MD leading the way. The other two were straining some and third place Seife Geletu, 29, of Washington, DC (left) fell off the pace to finish in 16:22. That was still well ahead of Edi Turco’s event record from last year at 16:46. Turco, 38, a fine submaster, could not stay with the lead pack. Today he did well to hold off Vinnie Derocco 17:25 to 17:35. Derocco came in from San Diego to take a shot at the 30-39 age group medal. Ryan Foster, 25, was runner-up and earned $100 for a nifty 15:51. Feysa stayed golden to set the new standard with 15:47 and take home $200.

Before the race, runners noted that there were a lot of fast women runners. Fast is the technical term for runners that spend lots of times running warm-ups in front of the starting line. Last year champion Mijiko Phelps of Reston, VA(below). She won in a runaway 19:59, ahead of Gina Cassella’s 21:30. This year it was evident early that she was running for second place. At forty, her time of 20:20 was impressive. Keneni Orgesa, at 39, was one of only two runners in the top eight younger than 40. She pulled away easily winning it all in 19:18.  Fourth place Anita Freres, 46, was third master in 21:49. That was well off her normal pace. Her husband noted that she had finished fourth yesterday at the We’ve Got Your Back 5K in 21:05.  She started slower than normal, possibly a victim of hilly hearsay heresy.

Perhaps the biggest story of the women’s race was 56-year-old Heather Sanders. From McLean she must have known the course. She ran a very nice 23:34 for the top grandmaster spot. She had the second best age graded time behind Orgesa for the women and edged out all of the men from Turco on back.

Ted Baca, 65, is back after taking some time off from racing. He definitely started too conservative, thinking hills, but still had a very nice 23:44.

After the race there were so many pastries, muffins, fruit, and beverages (hot and cold) to choose from. With four massage tables and music playing in the lovely courtyard it was so nice the rain held off to allow runners to linger. At the finish line of the race, friends and family of Joe Cassella lined up to congratulate runners with high fives as they crossed the ChronoTrack mats.

Awards

Overall Male 				

Place	Name	City	Age	Overall	Chip	Gun	Pace
1	Birhamu Feysa	Silver Spring, MD	29	15:47	15:47 5:05
2	Ryan Foster	Washington, DC	25	2	15:50	15:51 5:07
3	Seife Geletu	Washington, DC	29	3	16:22	16:22 5:17

Male 14 & Under						
1	Daniel Hulett	Great Falls, VA	12	35	23:02	23:10 7:28
Male 15 to 19						
1	Benjamin ShaperoGreat Falls, VA	17	523	22:08	22:08 7:08
Male 20 to 29						
1	Chris Hamel	Methuen  MA	27	6	18:07	18:07 5:51
Male 30 to 39						
1	Edi Turco	Arlington, VA	38	4	17:25	17:25 5:37
Male 40 to 49						
1	Stephen Crago	Vienna, VA	42	10	19:19	19:19 6:14
Male 50 to 59						
1	Michael Sundel	Falls Church, VA	50	22:34	22:39 7:18
Male 60 to 69						
1	Ted Baca	Arlington, VA	65	43	23:41	23:44 7:39
Male 70 & Over						
1	Bill Pepelko	Great Falls, VA	76	230	34:51	35:13 11:22

Overall Female 				

Place	Name	City	Age	Overall	Chip	Gun	Pace
1	Keneni Orgesa	Washington, DC	39	9	19:18	19:18 6:14
2	Mijiko Phelps	Reston, VA	40	14	20:20	20:21 6:34
3	Afsaneh Azar	Vienna, VA	41	18	20:58	20:59 6:46

Female 14 & Under						
1	Adriana Rosas	Silver Spring, MD	11	23:34	23:34 7:36
Female 15 to 19						
1	Kathryn West	Great Falls, VA	17	42	23:40	23:44 7:39
Female 20 to 29						
1	Katie Muething	Arlington, VA	25	25	22:11	22:13 7:10
Female 30 to 39						
1	Carolyn Reiderman	Chantilly, VA	30	23:52	24:01 7:45
Female 40 to 49						
1	Anita Freres	Rockville, MD	46	22	21:49	21:52 7:03
Female 50 to 59						
1	Heather Sanders	Mc Lean, VA	56	38	23:32	23:34 7:36
Female 60 to 69						
1	Diane Goyette	Reston, VA	65	204	32:59	33:23 10:46
Female 70 and over						
1	Marjorie Crago	Gainesville,  FL	70	35:07	35:51 11:34

 

by James Moreland August 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm 85 0

By James Moreland
Leesburg, VA
August 14, 2011
For the Washington Running Report

As Michael Wardian was finishing his preparations he had a big grin on his face. He noted that he had just won a 10K but the race was “almost too short.” This year would be his fifth time racing the 20K and he had won the last three years. There were three other submasters in the elite field. Frenchman Philippe Rolly who back in 1999 had won the St. Patrick’s Day 10K in 30:27, well ahead of Wardian’s 30:55 PR. Rolly had dappled in Wardian’s forté winning a fifty miler in 2008 in just over seven hours. Wardian had won the JFK 50 Miler in 2007 in 5:50:34.

Italian Edi Turco loves to run. He told us at the DCRRC Landon Cross Country Saturday night that he looks for a race every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Like Michael he runs fifty plus races a year. Often onlookers wonder if these guys would not be faster with fewer races. Perhaps Wardian might improve on his 14:55 PR, which does seem a little out of touch with his new marathon PR of 2:17:49 set this year. And of course he always maintains, “I love to toe the line.”

Third in that group of mega runners is Karsten Brown of Front Royal. About ten years ago, he was just getting started and trying to quit his clove cigarettes. Now he runs a hundred miles a week and will race close to a thousand miles this year. After falling in one 50K in July he bounced back on August 6 to run fifth overall at the Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail 50K. The next day he took on the Dog Days Cross Country 8K. Still, more than 75 races already this year and a really busy week of racing, he was not feeling to optimistic about a victory.

Tall and slender with his cap on backwards Wardian stayed right with the 10K leaders as the masses roared down Harrison Street. The next three miles plus are all up hill and the wheat, which was a little soggy from the morning’s rain, would soon get separated from the chaff. Jared Abuya, 34, of Gainesville, VA  had the best of the race coming up the final hill alone in a 1:05:50 for the second fastest time ever on the course. Aaron Church set the record in 2006 with 1:04:29. The next runner was Wilson Komen of Washington, DC. The lanky Komen has run sub thirty for a 10K and been ranked number one in the Washington Running Report Running Rankings. Though he loves to run, lately he had not been racing as much. His 1:06:19, the third fastest time for the event, proved he still has his stuff. Wardian floated in next in 1:08:10. It will probably mean he will have to go and find another long race to run. He has scheduled the North Face Endurance Challenge Kansas City 50K on August 27.

The next two runners ran close together and almost did not seem aware they were in a battle. Neither surged, and Matt Logan bested Oberst Enzian by five seconds in 1:10:36 to round out the top five. The top master was hard charging Derik Thomas who always seems to finish near the top. At 45, his 6:02 pace on a very muggy day was marvelous. As Rolly crested the hill in 1:13:45 he did not seem to be aware that Edi Turco was coming up behind him in 1:13:57. But the savvy racers always know where their competition is. Brown rolled in just behind Thomas in 1:15:17 and at least at that point it looked as if he might be considering a day off. By Tuesday we expect to see him back out running the Paul Thurston 4.5 miler at Burke Lake.

For the women, Elena Orlova eschewed the 20K in favor of the 10K. That would have been a battle royale. Orlova had set the submaster record in 2009 in 1:17:34 while finishing second overall, followed by Meghan Ridgley. Last year on the short course (12 miles), Orlova won it all at an identical pace with Lisa Thomas of Vienna, VA less than a minute behind. This year Thomas was being pushed ever so close to the record. Ridgley was again third overall with a very nice 1:19:21. The battle for the gold was not decided until the final meters as Lindsay Wilkins, also of Vienna, clung on tenaciously. Thomas touched down in 1:17:40 with Wilkins five seconds behind. Erin Swain out dueled Sarah Bard for the fourth spot 1:20:35 to 1:20:47.

The 20K event is in its 8th year. This year the two races combined for the second largest crowd behind the perfect weather 2008 event which produced 137 ranked runner times, which is 10% of the field. Normally the course is very hot and the bright sun can whittle down the runners. This year the weekend was wet. The early morning rain cooled the air but left it drenched. There were no new records set in the 10K. In the 20K there were two. Grandmaster DeeDee Loughran, 53, finished ninth overall knocking 35 seconds off her record set in 2008. Right behind her Lanie Smith, 19, of Reston, VA (left) set the new teen standard with 1:26:55 and that was with a 30 second late start.

The 10K race is similar to the fabled Greasey Gooney 10k, the first 5K plus is a winding uphill that gets steeper as you go. When you turn around all but the final hundred meters is downhill ride to the finish. Even the four mile marker was eager to get to the finish line. It ended up about a quarter mile closer to the finish line by the time runners caught up with it. While that made for an awful long fourth mile split, mile five was really, really fast. For those hurrying back to the front of the Tuscarora Mill Restaurant at the finish line, there were no worries. The crew that supports the food and drink know their work. For nearly ten years, they have made a science of producing lots of great snacks and plenty of cold drinks. One runner looked at all the iced drinks and said, “They all have sugar in them.”  Yes!!

The race always brings out the elite racers and especially the durable ones. Charging down past mile four the race was not yet decided. Lucinda Smith, 29, of Darnestown, MD had a slim lead but Julia Webb easily had Smith in her sights. They were racing with the top men as well, Smith winning in 37:23. That was one spot behind masters winner John Zimmerman’s 37:18. Webb came in soon after as sixteenth overall in 37:33. Speaking of masters, top ranked master and today’s race director Ray Pugsley said of Elena Orlova’s race, “Once you reach, forty everyone is aware of age.” Peggy Yetman, 43, of Leesburg, VA is nearly back to full form and held off Orlova for third place in 38:15. Orlova, 41, finished in 38:24, the same pace she ran the last two years in the 20K. Melissa Rittenhouse, 35, was next among the seven runners who qualified for the open division of the Runner Rankings.

For the men, everyone said that the winner looked like a kid. Joshua Hardin is a junior at William and Mary. Last year he struggled on the hot and hilly Cascades course in 36:47, finishing second among the five teens in the top six. The year before he was Rookie of the Year, breaking 31 minutes twice with a 30:37 10K best as a freshman. Today, he blasted ahead a prerace favorite Seife Geletu to a crushing 32:23 victory. Geletu’s worse race of the summer had been a 16:04 Run through History 5K overall win. He had won his age group at the prestigious Rockville Rotary Twilight 8K in 25:28. His runner-up finish in 33:18 had some runners eyeing their Garmins. Kevin Shirk was third with a solid 33:44. Top teen Patrick Spahn had run the Twilight 8K in 26:47 (34:01 10K equivalent). At Leesburg, he mustered a 35:47 for sixth overall.

Ronnie Wong and Jim Noone both belong to the 50 Plus Club. Wong turns 65 in September and won his division in 44:57. Noone, 67, easily won his division in 45:45. For the even older, jovial Leesburg resident Terry McCarthy, 76, bested mega racer Bob Gurtler, 76. Gurtler projects to again finish with more than fifty 5Ks and 100 races in a year. Of the 11 men older than 70 in the race, Dixon Hemphill, 86, is the oldest by a decade. Hemphill is still the race director for the popular Goblin Gallop 5K, which is run of the Let Freedom Run 5k  course in the fall.

With all the food and drink after the race, some runners were hoping for some beer to fill the classy commemorative pint glasses each runner received in their packet. The race course has changed a few times over the years but after 23 years, the race is still a summer classic.

Awards Listing for the 10K (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1   477 Joshua Hardin         20 Sterling VA             32:23 V 
    2   803 Seife Geletu          29 Washington DC           33:18 V 
    3   785 Kevin Shirk           31 Winchester VA           33:44 V 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1   105 Lucinda Smith         29 Darnestown MD           37:25 V 
    2   537 Julia Webb            28 Charlottesville VA      37:33 V 
    3   536 Peggy Yetman          43 Leesburg VA             38:15 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1   745 Tyler Lichtenberg     14 South Riding VA       40:04 V 
    2   433 Joe Haberlin          14 Ashburn VA            50:33 V 
    3   266 James Wroe            14 Ashburn VA            51:19 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 1 - 14
    1   267 Annie Akagi           10 Leesburg VA           61:55 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1   697 Patrick Spahn         18 Fairfax Station VA    35:44 V 
    2   361 Ian Rappaport         19 Vienna VA             37:00 V 
    3   462 Jarret Cutsail        18 Warrenton VA          38:49 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 15 - 19
    1   618 Karissa Love          17 Leesburg VA           48:06 V 
    2   663 Abbey Cademartori     16 South Riding VA       48:53 V 
    3    85 Jaclyn Shepherd       18 Leesburg VA           50:07 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   521 Rich Saunders         23 Alexandria VA         34:14 V 
    2   346 Keith Flanders        24 Silver Spring MD      36:22 V 
    3   149 Michael Nordlund      24 Arlington VA          37:40 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1   109 Jillian Pollack       22 Winchester VA         40:53 V 
    2    30 Kailey Gotta          22 Steubenville OH       42:21 V 
    3   733 Erin Landy            21 Burke VA              44:19 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   168 Brennan Feldhausen    26 Baltimore MD          35:58 V 
    2   750 Andrew Ciarfalia      28 Reston VA             36:44 V 
    3   780 Timothy Snyder        25 Frederick MD          38:06 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1   518 Kelly Swain           26 Vienna VA             40:36 V 
    2   671 Tamara Shear          25 Washington DC         42:37 V 
    3   736 Bre Morton            27 Centreville VA        44:03 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1    45 Hugh Toland           30 Fairfax VA            34:06 V 
    2   784 Matthew Lofkin        32 Winchester VA         35:52 V 
    3   783 Sean Allen            31 New Market MD         36:52 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1   636 Andrea Cardy          31 Reston VA             42:02 V 
    2   644 Meredith Samson       31 Chantilly VA          42:06 V 
    3   637 Tasha Stryker         31 Arlington VA          42:16 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   659 Keith Freeburn        37 Centreville VA        37:25 V 
    2   576 Aaron Holley          36 Washington DC         39:17 V 
    3   273 Giovanni Cordova      35 Reston VA             41:22 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1   652 Melissa Rittenhouse   35 Harrisonburg VA       40:09 V 
    2   299 Tatiana Sheptock      35 South Riding VA       44:45 V 
    3   718 Cristina Burbach      37 Washington DC         45:23 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   789 John Zimmerman        44 McLean VA             37:17 V 
    2   289 Craig Chasse          41 Reston VA             38:44 V 
    3   571 Matteo Mainetti       41 Fairfax VA            38:57 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1   575 Elena Orlova          41 Gaithersburg MD       38:23 V 
    2   459 Kim Isler             43 Oakton VA             41:58 V 
    3   746 Cheryl Young          42 Reston VA             44:40 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   798 Matt Anderson         45 Fairfax VA            40:08 V 
    2   540 James Darling         46 Falls Church VA       41:54 V 
    3   172 Mark Peterson         49 Purcellville VA       45:52 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1   737 Kristen Barner        46 Rockville MD          47:49 V 
    2   626 Marsha Demaree        46 Marriottsville MD     49:30 V 
    3   710 Judy Swain            46 Purcellville VA       52:07 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   153 Harry Linde           52 Sterling VA           40:50 V 
    2   283 Rhys Williams         50 Reston VA             43:45 V 
    3   274 David Lee             53 Arlington VA          45:57 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1   207 Nina Van Winkle       51 Vienna VA             51:10 V 
    2   309 Betty Sutter          53 Reston VA             54:27 V 
    3   621 Susan Manning         51 Virginia Beach VA     56:28 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1   417 Roland Rust           59 Bethesda MD           39:43 V 
    2   800 James Lee             56 New Market MD         48:24 V 
    3   557 Dennis Doyle          56 Arlington VA          49:34 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1   531 Peggy Davis           59 Vienna VA             52:40 V 
    2   510 Leslie Kash           55 Round Hill VA         54:00 V 
    3   680 Carla Bourgeois       58 Montclair VA          60:53 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   678 Ronnie Wong           64 Baltimore MD          44:54 V 
    2    24 Robert Ring           63 Harrisonburg VA       54:38 V 
    3   666 Chris Wells           60 Sterling VA           55:32 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1   458 Linda Kearney         64 Oak Hill VA           52:35 V 
    2   410 Freyda Greenberg      62 Falls Church VA       53:06 V 
    3   530 Laurel Clement        62 Haymarket VA          55:39 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   450 Jim Noone             67 Fairfax VA            45:40 V 
    2   572 Bob Chase             66 Falls Church VA       47:41 V 
    3   709 Paul Holley           65 Ashburn VA            62:48 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1   342 Pat Welch             66 Vienna VA             60:40 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 74
    1   451 Chan Robbins          74 Arlington VA          55:07 V 
    2   682 Ken Quincy            73 Vienna VA             56:47 V 
    3   812 Warren Pitts          73 Baltimore MD          59:01 V 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 70 - 74
    1   463 Ecris Williams        72 Reston VA             64:21 V 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 75 - 99
    1   814 Terence McCarthy      76 Leesburg VA           64:18 V 
    2   366 Robert Gurtler        76 The Plains VA         65:51 V 
    3   272 Dick Coogan           79 McLean VA             80:18 V
             Awards Listing for the 20K (No Duplicate Prizes)

MALE OVERALL
    1  2518 Jared Abuya           34 Gainesville VA        1:05:50 X 
    2  2572 Wilson Komen          33 Washington DC         1:06:19 X 
    3  2652 Michael Wardian       37 Arlington VA          1:08:10 X 

FEMALE OVERALL
    1  2504 Lisa Thomas           35 Vienna VA             1:17:40 X 
    2  2505 Lindsay Wilkins       33 Vienna VA             1:17:45 X 
    3  2118 Meghan Ridgley        32 Ashburn VA            1:19:21 X 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 01 - 19
    1  2701 Thorpe Lichtenberg    17 South Riding VA       X 1:12:25 
    2  2694 Brady Guertin         15 Ashburn VA            X 1:17:17 
    3  2574 Austin Lushinski      16 Ashburn VA            X 1:18:31 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 01 - 19
    1  2292 Lanie Smith           19 Reston VA             X 1:26:25 
    2  2712 Alexandra Ludtke      18 Purcellville VA       X 1:35:25 
    3  2186 Laura Kinley          19 Jefferson MD          X 1:41:26 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1  2719 Oberst Enzian         24 Charlottesville VA    X 1:10:40 
    2  2636 Alec Saslow           23 Arlington VA          X 1:27:06 
    3  2656 Christopher Smith     24 Centreville VA        X 1:38:28 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 20 - 24
    1  2260 Juhie Kumar           24 Great Falls VA        X 1:35:20 
    2  2454 Victoria Butler       24 Ashburn VA            X 1:37:25 
    3  2634 Liz Cresswell         24 West Chester PA       X 1:38:16 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1  2739 Matt Logan            25 Washington DC         X 1:10:36 
    2  2216 Mark Buschman         27 Ellicott City MD      X 1:12:09 
    3  2611 Brian Carnes          26 Leesburg VA           X 1:16:27 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 25 - 29
    1  2509 Erin Swain            29 Vienna VA             X 1:20:33 
    2  2639 Sarah Bard            27 Leesburg VA           X 1:20:45 
    3  2507 Annie Feldman         29 Vienna VA             X 1:25:07 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1  2288 Jeremy Lynch          31 Falls Church VA       X 1:22:26 
    2  2334 Tim Soltren           34 Fairfax VA            X 1:25:35 
    3  2654 Matthew Van Auken     31 Alexandria VA         X 1:27:53 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 30 - 34
    1  2580 Megan McNew           32 Baltimore MD          X 1:25:43 
    2  2225 Laura Ramos           32 Silver Spring MD      X 1:26:41 
    3  2311 Jessica McGuire       31 Arlington VA          X 1:27:36 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1  2736 Philippe Rolly        38 McLean VA             X 1:13:44 
    2  2264 Edi Turco             38 Arlington VA          X 1:13:56 
    3  2716 Karsten Brown         37 Front Royal VA        X 1:15:15 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 35 - 39
    1  2132 Tenley Ludewig        36 Washington DC         X 1:29:03 
    2  2021 Nancy Eiring          38 Washington DC         X 1:30:13 
    3  2007 Jennifer Zimmerman-Ra 38 Purcellville VA       X 1:36:02 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1  2062 Kevin Bell            42 Reston VA             X 1:19:57 
    2  2679 Christopher Green     42 Sterling VA           X 1:24:17 
    3  2638 Chris McKee           42 Vienna VA             X 1:24:58 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 40 - 44
    1  2018 Tonya Stotler         44 Leesburg VA           X 1:33:16 
    2  2635 Billie Boersma        40 Alexandria VA         X 1:35:15 
    3  2397 Diane Lathom          40 Ashburn VA            X 1:39:28 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1  2553 Derik Thomas          45 Alexandria VA         X 1:14:54 
    2  2655 Eugene Holmes         46 Arlington VI          X 1:20:26 
    3  2690 Howard Frost          45 Falls Church VA       X 1:24:42 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 45 - 49
    1  2479 Mandana Mortazavi     47 Leesburg VA           X 1:32:43 
    2  2005 Amy Perkins           47 Leesburg VA           X 1:42:33 
    3  2297 Anna Bradford         47 Vienna VA             X 1:47:26 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1  2740 Bob Ferry             51 Vienna VA             X 1:20:55 
    2  2541 Kevin Dix             52 Manassas VA           X 1:27:09 
    3  2585 Elias Tinta           53 Rockville MD          X 1:28:53 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 50 - 54
    1  2503 Deedee Loughran       53 Oak Hill VA           X 1:25:48 
    2  2230 Carole Jones          54 Ashburn VA            X 1:34:28 
    3  2304 Ellen Mannion         50 Herndon VA            X 1:42:58 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1  2686 Bruce Halpin          55 Ashburn VA            X 1:24:17 
    2  2587 Richard Morgan        59 Silver Spring MD      X 1:28:31 
    3  2276 Clyde Rollins         56 Herndon VA            X 1:33:15 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 55 - 59
    1  2352 Marcy Foster          57 Reston VA             X 1:47:38 
    2  2561 Maria Nusbaum         59 Reston VA             X 2:01:03 
    3  2178 Marilee Seigfried     59 Purcellville VA       X 2:02:28 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1  2567 John Bolton           60 Leesburg VA           X 1:43:24 
    2  2565 Richard Kaplar        60 Herndon VA            X 1:47:48 
    3  2598 Robert Lewis          63 Washington DC         X 1:48:14 

FEMALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 60 - 64
    1  2711 Linda Mills           61 Salisbury MD          X 1:50:19 
    2  2023 Mary Fredlake         61 Washington DC         X 1:59:52 

MALE AGE GROUP: NET TIME 65 - 69
    1  2122 Bill Vislay           65 Bumpass VA            X 1:43:16 
    2  2545 Lou Shapiro           69 Silver Spring MD      X 1:45:33 
    3  2362 Patrick Brown         66 Reston VA             X 1:51:59

 

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