Saturday, December 13, 2014

A half marathon of Red Hills for Ordonez and Thompson in the Red Nose Run

Camilo OrdonezFor the Thomasville, Georgia, Junior Service League, 13 December 2014 was their fourth annual Red Nose Run. For the event, it was the third time that a half marathon was contested. For the half marathon, it was the second time that the distance was a correct 13.1-miles. And for Tallahassee athlete Camilo Ordonez it was his first Red Nose Run win, as well as the first women's title for Thomasville's Melissa Thompson.


The race started on Saturday morning next to Thomas University. For a little over a mile the runners headed west on Pinetree Boulevard, led by Melissa Thompson and Andrew Caruana, a cross-country runner from Pine Grove Middle School in Valdosta, Georgia. After the race turned south onto the Magnolia Road, Thompson and Caruana were overtaken by Camilo Ordonez and Juan Ordonez of Tallahassee, Florida. Ordonez and Ordonez ran side by side till the fourth mile, when Camilo Ordonez pulled ahead. Juan Ordonez held second, a few steps ahead of Melissa Thompson.


Melissa ThompsonThe course was out-and-back, taking the athletes miles south of Thomasville on Magnolia Road and then on the Metcalf Road before turning around for the return trip. The route went through the pine uplands of the Red Hills, soils washed down from the Appalachian Mountains and then sculpted into small replicas of those mountains by creeks and streams. Racing up and down those slopes, Camilo Ordonez broke the race open, leaving the rest of the field far behind. Meanwhile Melissa Thompson and Juan Ordonez dueled for the runner-up spot.


Camilo Ordonez had a lead of over half a mile When he crossed the finish line back at Thomas University with a winning time of 1:30:46. Melissa Thompson pulled ahead of Juan Ordonez to finish second overall, winning the women's division in 1:34:15. Juan Ordonez was the first master runner, third overall in 1:34:42. Tallahassee's Shannon Colavecchio outkicked Valdosta's Alison Thornhill for fourth place overall, 98:23 to 98:30. Kristi Wilhelm of Thomasville was the top woman master, the fifth woman and 14th overall in 1:48:44.


47 runners finished the half marathon.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Red Nose Run Half Marathon
  1. 1:30:45.3 ~ Camilo Ordonez (M, 35) Tallahassee, FLJuan Ordonez
  2. 1:34:41.8 ~ Juan Ordonez (M, 40) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 1:39:20.3 ~ Duane Joiner (M, 38) Ochlocknee, GA
  4. 1:42:16.8 ~ Gareth Pyle (M, 35) Thomasville, GA
  5. 1:42:46.2 ~ Rob Sheridan (M, 54) Valdosta, GA
  6. 1:44:52.4 ~ Ashley Moore (M, 34) Valdosta, GA
  7. 1:45:06.3 ~ Logan Turnmire (M, 19) Fitzgerald, GA
  8. 1:46:05.7 ~ Marty Hufstetler (M, 57) Cairo, GA
  9. 1:47:15.9 ~ Lance Parker (M, 33) Thomasville, GA
  10. 1:49:57.7 ~ Andrew Caruana (M, 11) Valdosta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2014 Red Nose Run Half Marathon
  1. 1:34:15.0 ~ Melissa Thompson (F, 30) Thomasville, GAShannon Colavecchio
  2. 1:38:22.7 ~ Shannon Colavecchio (F, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 1:38:29.2 ~ Alison Thornhill (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  4. 1:46:00.6 ~ Cassie Mills (F, 28) Thomasville, GA
  5. 1:48:43.3 ~ Kristi Wilhelm (F, 44) Thomasville, GA
  6. 1:52:05.0 ~ Dylan Snowden (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 1:56:31.1 ~ Melody Gunter (F, 51) Thomasville, GA
  8. 1:59:19.9 ~ Jennifer Bendewish (F, 35) Cairo, GA
  9. 1:59:57.5 ~ Lauren Davis (F, 36) Thomasville, GA
  10. 2:02:48.0 ~ Jo Curry (F, 48) Tallahassee, FL

Ten minutes after the half-marathoners left Thomas University, the 5K started from the same spot. Tallahassee's Charlie Lang won the shorter race for the third year in a row, running 19:33. Chuck Lang of Tallahassee was the fastest master in the field, finishing runner-up in 19:50. Lori Richardson of Thomasville took top woman's honors, placing twelfth overall in 22:58. Nancy Herring of Thomasville was the first woman master, 17th overall in 23:50. 160 athletes finished the 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Red Nose Run 5K
  1. 19:32.3 ~ Charlie Lang (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:49.7 ~ Chuck Lang (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:51.8 ~ Carson Locke (M, 13) Valdosta, GA
  4. 19:54.5 ~ Chad Johnson (M, 44) Thomasville, GA
  5. 20:02.2 ~ Austin Lambert (M, 17) Colquitt, GA
  6. 20:27.5 ~ Jay McDuffie (M, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 21:02.7 ~ Jameson Filston (M, 16) Thomasville, GA
  8. 21:07.6 ~ Colin McDuffie (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 21:21.4 ~ Jason Jacobs (M, 39) Thomasville, GA
  10. 22:34.9 ~ Matthew Lewis (M, 10) Thomasville, GA

Top Ten Women, 2014 Red Nose Run 5K
  1. 22:57.7 ~ Lori Richardson (F, 28) Thomasville, GA
  2. 23:26.7 ~ Angela Cipriani (F, 15) Thomasville, GA
  3. 23:37.4 ~ Caroline Filston (F, 16) Thomasville, GA
  4. 23:49.9 ~ Nancy Herring (F, 59) Thomasville, GA
  5. 24:16.9 ~ Anna James (F, 11) Thomasville, GA
  6. 24:43.9 ~ Emmy Kyllonen (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 25:28.2 ~ Stephanie Kunkel (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 25:36.2 ~ Kayla Shoup (F, 14) Boston, GA
  9. 25:37.4 ~ Lizz Harrington (F, 22) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 25:38.0 ~ Kelsie Shoup (F, 14) Boston, GA

Thomasville, Georgia JSL Red Nose Run winners, 2011 - 2014
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
10 December 20115K17:08, Stephen Robbins19:56, Angelina Horne272
15 December 2012Half Marathon73:51, Charlie Johnson83:05, Sarah Batt96
5K21:04, Charlie Lang23:41, Lindsey Poole349
14 December 2013Half Marathon83:18, Ryan Kelly93:22, Sarah Batt74
5K20:38, Charlie Lang23:05, Angela Cipriani237
13 December 2014Half Marathon90:46, Camilo Ordonez94:15, Melissa Thompson47
5K19:33, Charlie Lang22:58, Lori Richardson160
The 5K was the sole race contested in 2011.
In 2012 the half marathon course was cut short.
In 2012 - 2014 the 5K was run on USATF certified course GA12116WC.
In 2013 and 2014 the half marathon was run on USATF certified course GA12117WC


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

10 December 2014 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 10 December 2014. If that's more than a week ago, the latest schedule is always available via this link:


This is a listing of upcoming races within 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida, roughly the region in the map below. If a race isn't listed, I probably haven't heard of it, so post a comment and let me know about it.
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13 DECEMBER 2014
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 33rd annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 2013 story, 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • 4th annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). USATF course number GA12117WC (half marathon).
  • 2nd annual Reindeer 5K Run. 8:30 AM ET. Wakulla Senior Center, 33 Michael Street, Crawfordville, Florida 32327. Entry form and flyer. Susan Jones, bluewatersusan@gmail.com or 850-566-7584.
  • Jingle Bell Jog 5K. 5:00 PM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 229-248-2010.
  • Mistletoe 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility, 5900 Skychief Street, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362. 334-255-2296.
20 DECEMBER 2014
27 DECEMBER 2014
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
31 DECEMBER 2014
  • 3rd annual Valdosta New Year's Eve 5K. 9:00 PM ET. Lowndes High School, 1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta Georgia, 31601. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
3 JANUARY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 2nd annual Swamp Forest Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Bobby York, byorkjr@msn.com or 850-443-6795.
  • 11th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560.
9 JANUARY 2015
  • Jingle Bell Spring All-Comers Track Meet (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m). 6:00 PM ET. Franklin County High School Track, 1250 US Highway 98, Eastpoint, Florida 32328. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Kati‐Morgan Hathcock, khathcock@franklin.k12.fl.us.
10 JANUARY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 31st annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00 AM ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12001EBM. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
  • Resolution 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Boys & Girls Club, 215 West North Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. bbradley@bgcvaldosta.org
17 JANUARY 2015
  • 38th annual Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 8:00 AM ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15K). Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel, jackiemcdaniel1@gmail.com or 850-591-0081.
  • 3rd annual School of Arts and Sciences Dragon Dash 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET 5K / 10:30 AM ET one mile. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2014 story. Entry form and flyer. Kate Taluga, talugak@leonschools.net or 850-386-6566
24 JANUARY 2015
  • Red Fox6th annual Red Fox Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. redfoxtrot5K@gmail.com
  • PigThe 33rd annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00 PM CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 15K course map. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
31 JANUARY 2015
  • 3rd annual Trailblazer 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. DeSoto Trail Elementary School, 5200 Tredington Park Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2014 story. 2013 story. USATF certified course FL14085EBM. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Jennifer Hay, jennghayfl@gmail.com
  • TulipTulip Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com.
  • High Noon Trailblazer 5K. 12:00 PM CT. Westgate Park Tennis Center, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. Event page on Facebook. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com
7 FEBRUARY 2015
  • 4th annual Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. Flowers Hospital, 4370 West Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36305. Event page on Facebook.
8 FEBRUARY 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 AM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. USATF certified marathon course #FL11125EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course #FL09001EBM. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
14 FEBRUARY 2015
  • Samoa22nd annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 9:00 AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL14006EBM. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • 5th annual Hospice Half Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601-2101. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Elizabeth Greene, esutton621@gmail.com or 229-403-4854.
21 FEBRUARY 2015
22 FEBRUARY 2015
  • 6th annual FSU Medical Response Unit 5K. 9:00 AM ET. Integration Statue on Woodward Plaza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.
28 FEBRUARY 2015
  • Purple Heart3rd annual Purple Heart 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00 AM ET. Bainbridge State College, 2500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39818. 2014 story. 2013 story. Eric Dueno eric.dueno@bainbridge.edu or 229-248-2577; Juan Gomez 229-248-2634.
  • 11th annual Valdosta Junior Service League 'Dosta Dash 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 10K & 5K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. Converse-Dalton-Ferrell House, 305 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. dostadash@yahoo.com.
7 MARCH 2015
  • 10th annual Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at EventBrite.com. Michael Kennett, mtkyuma@yahoo.com
  • 9th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, 112 North Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. info@albanymarathon.com or 229-317-4760.
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00 AM ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event web site. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
  • tiny tortoise7th annual Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00 AM ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL09011EBM. Event web page. Cindy Preston, Cynthia.F.Preston@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
  • Adel Kiwanis 5K and one-mile fun run. Memorial Stadium, 1600 Massee Post Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. 8:00 AM ET 5K / 9:00 AM ET one mile. 2014 story. 2011 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. liza.hendrix10@gmail.com.
8 MARCH 2015
  • 6th annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:40 AM ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Florida 32060. USATF certified marathon course FL10137EBM. USATF certified half-marathon course FL10028EBM. 2014 story. 2013 story. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
14 MARCH 2015
  • Shamrock27th annual Shamrock Scurry 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30AM ET 5K.Killearn United Methodist Church, 2800 Shamrock South, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. Connie Clark, rclarke54@comcast.net or 850-933-2429.
  • 37th annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00 AM CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, AL 36344. 2013 story. 2011 story. USATF certified course #AL96005JD. Event web site. Cary Hatcher at cary.hatcher@gmail.com or 334-588-2343; Mike Kinman at mikek@fnbhartford.com or 334-684-9818.
21 MARCH 2015
  • 4th annual Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00 AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Andy Payne, contact@bainbridgehalfmarathon.com or 229-726-2794.
28 MARCH 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 39th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K and Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Festival website. Jonathan Perry, 5krun@cisturnerconnection.org or 229-567-9320.
4 APRIL 2015
11 APRIL 2015
  • Running MugGulf Winds Track Club's 41st annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00 AM ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL13028EBM. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Mike Burns, michaelaburns@yahoo.com
25 APRIL 2015
  • Rose37th annual Rose City Run 10K and one-mile kids' run. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 9:30 AM ET one mile. North Broad Street and Monroe Street, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. USATF certified course GA12003WC (10K). 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
1 MAY 2015
  • 28th annual Gnat Days 5K. 7:00 PM ET. Courthouse Square, Camilla, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Jennifer Burnum, jennifer@camillageorgia.com or 229-336-5255.
2 MAY 2015
  • 14th annual Tallahassee Tails and Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
9 MAY 2015
16 MAY 2015
  • Catfish4th annual BFD Catfish Crawl 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. M and B Train Park, North Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Blountstown, Florida 32424. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Ben Hall, firechief@blountstownfire.org or 850-674-4988.
  • 9th annual Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
23 MAY 2015
  • USA Flag30th annual Memorial Day Gate-to-Gate 4.4-Mile Run. 7:30 AM CT. Unity Park, Chinquain Drive and Eglin Boulevard, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Eglin Fitness Center, 850-883-1682 or 850-882-6223.
25 MAY 2015
  • USA Flag7th annual Valdosta Memorial Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
  • USA Flag9th annual Bainbridge Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 PM ET. Bainbridge Middle School tennis courts, Miluli Avenue at South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Shelly Graham shellylgraham@aol.com.
30 MAY 2015

6 JUNE 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 18th annual Potluck Bash Cross Country Race. 6:00 PM ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
  • 3rd annual Bainbridge Spring 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Earle May Boat Basin Park, Bainbridge, Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. USATF certified course GA13047WC. Bainbridge Leisure Services, 229-248-2010.
  • 41st annual Billy Bowlegs 5K Night Race. 10:30 PM CT. Fort Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547. 2014 story. USATF certified course FL13020EBM. Ed Owens, bowlegs@nwftc.com
13 JUNE 2015
  • USA Flag3rd annual Valdosta Flag Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. American Legion Post 13, 1301 Williams Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. A Course/Line, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
20 JUNE 2015
  • Monticello Kiwanis' 37th annual Melon Run 5K. 8:15 AM ET. First United Methodist Church Family Ministry Center, 325 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Florida 32344. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL. Jessica Corley, jessicacorley@gmail.com or 850-519-2158.
27 JUNE 2015
  • 3rd annual Wakulla County Cross Country Boosters Freedom 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida 32327. 2014 story. 2013 story. Michael Atkinson, nexnbax1@comcast.net or 850‐656‐2200.
  • 37th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Course map. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
  • 4th annual Anchors Away 6K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Gayle's Trails - Panama City Beach Conservation Park, Griffin Boulevard, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413. 2014 story. Brooke Bullard, bbullard@achkids.org or 850-763-7102.
4 JULY 2015
  • 33rd annual Firecracker 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET 5K. Cascades Park, 1001 South Gadsden Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Cole Tessier, cdt1983@gmail.com or 850-339-6962.
18 JULY 2015
  • 7th annual Barnes HealthCare 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia 31601. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 5k@barneshc.com or acourseline@earthlink.net
25 JULY 2015
  • Tallahassee's usually annual Devil Take The Hindmost Run. 7:00 PM ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way and Spirit Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web page. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2004 story. 1992 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • 4th annual Cumulative 5K (3200m + 200m + 1600m). 7:30 AM ET. Valwood School, 4380 Old US Hwy 41 North, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2014 story. 2013 story. A Course/Line, LLC, 229-630-1455.
  • 3rd annual Tasty Tiger Trot 5k Trail Race. 8:00 AM CT. Water World, 401 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. Carolyn Houston, bchbumspcb12@yahoo.com.
1 AUGUST 2015
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:00 AM CT. Wausau, Florida. 2013 story. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
  • 5th annual Walter Phelps Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00 AM ET. Lee County YMCA, 316 Robert B Lee Road, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. 2013 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook.
  • 4th annual Run to Remember 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:00 AM ET 10K, 5K / 7:15 AM ET one mile. Moultrie/Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department, 4th Street SE, Moultrie, Georgia. 2014 story. sha.missions@gmail.com or 229-528-4967.
8 AUGUST 2015
  • 18th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30 PM ET one mile / 6:00 PM ET 5K. Lighthouse Park, 2 East Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL13045EBM. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
15 AUGUST 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 18th annual Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 AM ET. Maclay School track, 3737 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bonnie Wright, bonniedwright@gmail.com or 850-386-3500.
22 AUGUST 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 AM ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32312. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019 or Bill Lott, 850-656-1273.
7 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 7th annual Valdosta Labor Day 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
12 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • 34th annual Sickle Cell Foundation of the Big Bend 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:10 AM ET one mile / 8:30 AM ET 5K. Jake Gaither Park, 801 Tanner Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32305. 2014 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL12057EBM. Event web site. jill@sicklecellfoundation.org or 850-222-2355.
19 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 34th annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET 5K women / 8:05 AM ET 5K men / 9:00 AM ET one mile. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL06045DL. Lisa Unger, unger4122@comcast.net or 850-544-4893.
26 SEPTEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30 AM ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Doug Bell, dbell@penningtonlaw.com or 850-510-7146.
  • 7th annual Quail Trail 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Historic Pebble Hill Plantation, 1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, Georgia. 2014 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course GA09026WC. Event web site.
3 OCTOBER 2015
  • Hahira Honeybee Festival 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Hahira Community Center, 216 Randall Street, Hahira, Georgia 31632. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. honeybeefestival@yahoo.com or 229-794-3274 or 229-794-9777.
  • Riverfront Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 AM ET one mile / 8:50 AM ET 5K. Albany Welcome Center, 112 North Front Street, Albany, Georgia 31701. 2013 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. info@riverfrontrun.com or 229-436-8191.
4 OCTOBER 2015
  • 3rd annual Stop The Violence 5K. 4:00 PM ET. Southwood Golf Club, Grove Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. Online registration at refugehouse.com. Refuge House, 850-922-6062.
17 OCTOBER 2015
  • Cast Iron 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, 100 East Stephens Street, Quitman, Georgia 31643. 2014 story. 2011 story. 229-242-0676.
  • Peanut Run 5K. 7:30 AM ET. Unity Baptist Church, 101 East Bryant Drive, Sylvester, Georgia 31791. 2014 story. Event web site. info@gapeanutfestival.org or Sylvester – Worth County Chamber of Commerce, 229-776-6657.
  • 8th annual Joyce's Jog 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:30 AM ET one mile / 8:00 AM ET 5K. Ponder Enterprises, 208 East Third Street (corner of Hwy 84 and Hwy 91), Donalsonville, Georgia. 2010 story. Event web site. Steffy Vines, info@joycesjog.com or 229-524-1234.
31 OCTOBER 2015
  • Pumpkin36th annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 AM ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, Georgia 31626. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
11 NOVEMBER 2015
  • USA Flag5th annual VetFest Veterans Day 5K. 8:30 AM ET. South Gadsden Street and East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Tracy Taylor, tracytulip@gmail.com or 850-567-9779.
21 NOVEMBER 2015
  • 21st annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, and 5K. 8:00 AM CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
26 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 40th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236.
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, Azalea Drive and College Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. A Course/Line, LLC, acourseline@earthlink.net or 229-630-1455.
28 NOVEMBER 2015
  • Swine Time 5K. 8:30 AM ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. Swine Time Run profile on Facebook. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560 or Chip Ariail, dariail@dcboe.com or 229-243-9120.
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge and Five-Mile Road Race. 8:00 AM ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). Event web page. 10MileChallenge@gmail.com
  • 7th annual Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00 AM CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 28th annual Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00 AM ET 10K / 9:15 AM ET one mile / 9:30 AM ET 5K. Phoebe Health Works, 311 West 3rd Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. 2014 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA09042WC (10 km) and GA09041WC (5 km). Event web site. 229-312-2200.
  • Jingle Bell Run 3K Fun Run. 6:15 PM ET. Downtown Tallahassee, Monroe Street at Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web page. Jan Bubsey, jan.bubsey@talgov.com talgov.com or 850-891-3860.
12 DECEMBER 2015
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 34th annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2014 story, 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 5th annual Thomasville JSL Red Nose Run Half Marathon and 5K. 8:00 AM ET. Thomas University, Pinetree Boulevard and Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. USATF course number GA12116WC (5K). USATF course number GA12117WC (half marathon).
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Whitehead and Rittenhouse jingle all the way to victory

Patrick WhiteheadIn Albany, Georgia, on Saturday morning, 6 December 2014, Darton State College psychology professor Dr. Patrick Whitehead left the field of the Jingle Bell Jog 10K far, far behind. Winning the 27th annual race by over 1200 meters, Whitehead ran 34:35, possibly the fastest 10K ever at the Jingle Bell Jog and certainly the fastest in the past ten years. Arnoldo DeJesus finished runner-up in 39:40, and Ashley Peacock was third in 40:46. Dennis Moore of Leesburg, Georgia, was the top master runner, placing fourth overall in 41:40.


Albany's Julia Rittenhouse was first in the women's standings, running the 6.2-mile race in 46:35. Ashley Barrow edged Mandy Phillips for the second women's spot, 48:43 to 48:54. Albany's Donna Butler was the first woman master in the race, coming in 49th overall in 52:47.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Jingle Bell Jog 10K
  1. 34:34.65 ~ Patrick Whitehead (M, 28) 
  2. 39:39.10 ~ Arnoldo DeJesus (M, 28) 
  3. 40:45.32 ~ Ashley Peacock (M, 33) 
  4. 41:40.00 ~ Dennis Moore (M, 46) 
  5. 42:50.68 ~ Kurt Anthony (M, 49) 
  6. 43:30.28 ~ Jeff Royer (M, 54) 
  7. 43:49.72 ~ Antonio Braswell (M, 18) 
  8. 43:53.83 ~ Dennis Fuchs (M, 45) 
  9. 44:01.28 ~ Brooks Mitchell (M, 25) 
  10. 44:14.38 ~ David Vann (M, 57) 

Top Ten Women, 2014 Jingle Bell Jog 10K
  1. 46:34.72 ~ Julia Rittenhouse (F, 29) 
  2. 48:42.18 ~ Ashley Barrow (F, 33) 
  3. 48:53.24 ~ Mandy Phillips (F, 37) 
  4. 50:19.42 ~ Brooke Marshall (F, 30) 
  5. 50:42.59 ~ Amelia Gibbs (F, 37) 
  6. 51:28.84 ~ Emily Phillips (F, 10) 
  7. 51:32.57 ~ Angela Gattie (F, 33) 
  8. 51:33.26 ~ Lindsey Giles (F, 33) 
  9. 51:37.03 ~ Karla Spurlin (F, 30) 
  10. 52:46.27 ~ Kelly Roberson (F, 35) 

David Thornton was the overwhelming winner of the Jingle Bell Jog 5K. Crossing the finish line almost 400 meters ahead of the next athlete, the Darton State College cross-country runner posted a 16:45 winning time in the junior race. Another Darton State harrier, Austin Stewart, took second in 18:05. Westover High senior Demetris McCray was third in 18:24, and Deerfield-Windsor School frosh Ethan Merritt finished fourth in 19:10. Brannon White of Albany was the fastest master runner in the short race, coming in ninth overall in 21:13.


Brittney Skiles was a junior on the track team at Lee County High School when she won the women's title at the Jingle Bell Jog 5K in 2005. In 2014 Skiles topped the women's division of that race for the sixth time in the past ten years with a 19:35--not her fastest Jingle Bell Jog time, but faster than the 19:47 she ran as a high school athlete. Skiles is currently the cross-country coach for Georgia Southwestern. Finishing runner-up for the women was a current high school student, Crisp Academy senior Katherine McGarr. McGarr was 11th overall in 21:42. 2012 Jingle Bell Jog 5K women's champion Charlene Pennymon placed third in the women's standings. The first woman master in the race, Pennymon was 21st overall in 23:27.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Jingle Bell Jog 5K
  1. 16:44.46 ~ David Thornton (M, 21)
  2. 18:04.29 ~ Austin Stewart (M, 19)
  3. 18:23.33 ~ Demetris McCray (M, 17)
  4. 19:09.84 ~ Ethan Merritt (M, 14)
  5. 20:37.18 ~ Jimmy Creamer (M, 16)
  6. 20:37.90 ~ Ford Bennett (M, 14)
  7. 21:04.65 ~ Caine Bickerstaff (M, 26)
  8. 21:12.63 ~ Brannon White (M, 50)
  9. 21:36.47 ~ Rupert Dyer, Jr. (M, 14)
  10. 22:20.88 ~ Tom Rittenhouse (M, 32)

Top Ten Women, 2014 Jingle Bell Jog 5K
  1. 19:34.65 ~ Brittney Skiles (F, 25)
  2. 21:41.05 ~ Katherine McGarr (F, 17)
  3. 23:26.62 ~ Charlene Pennymon (F, 50)
  4. 24:04.54 ~ Deena Willcox (F, 12)
  5. 24:15.85 ~ Gail Morris (F, 33)
  6. 24:19.70 ~ Nancy Herring (F, 59)
  7. 24:38.44 ~ Caroline Taylor (F, 13)
  8. 25:01.27 ~ Stacie Smith (F, 25)
  9. 25:52.47 ~ Willa Dyer (F, 12)
  10. 26:09.93 ~ Lauren Ballenger (F, 13)

A benefit for the Phoebe Foundation, the Jingle Bell Jog has been an institution in Albany, Georgia, for 27 years. 206 runners finished the 10K in 2014, with another 452 in the 5K.


Winners of the Albany Jingle Bell Jog, 2004 - 2014
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
4 December 200410K
5K18:40, Warren Juster20:37, Wendy Donnan311
3 December 200510K37:25, Robert Feldman43:34, Ashley Elam104
5K18:06, Cooper Browning19:47, Brittney Skiles236
2 December 200610K37:42, Brandon Skiles45:45, Wendy Donnan155
5K16:43, Bruce Skiles21:06, Kelly Conway241
1 December 200710K*26:00, Roman Drankin*35:13, Jennifer Pollock132
5K16:19, David Marley19:22, Brittney Skiles332
6 December 200810K35:54, Josh Fix46:14, Andrean Edwards160
5K15:52, David Marley20:11, Brittney Skiles325
5 December 200910K36:12, Adam Ross47:03, Brenna Waack149
5K16:59, Brandon Skiles19:07, Brittney Skiles242
4 December 201010K35:51, Adam Ross45:23, Karen Hamby194
5K19:57, Will Howell22:49, Katherine McGarr351
3 December 201110K36:24, Nathan Norton43:50, Jane Spetoskey229
5K17:06, Heath Lamb21:28, Beth Young485
1 December 201210K37:28, Josh Fix46:30, Anne Cheek271
5K17:49, Wright Calhoun23:00, Charlene Pennymon616
7 December 201310K41:22, Duncan Moore47:15, Heidi Taylor217
5K17:12, Austin Stewart19:23, Brittney Skiles590
6 December 201410K34:35, Patrick Whitehead46:35, Julia Rittenhouse206
5K16:45, David Thornton19:35, Brittney Skiles452


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Monday, December 8, 2014

Ryan Lucia and Lindsey Smith are the big fish at Run For The Redfish

RedfishRyan Lucia is a marathon runner.


There's no denying that. Lucia has competed on the USAFE Marathon Team, and on 26 October 2014 he posted a 3:00:34 at the Marine Corps Marathon. But on 6 December 2014, the Odenton, Maryland, resident settled for half of the Phidippidean distance. That morning he won the sixth annual Run For The Redfish Half Marathon in Panama City Beach, Florida, covering the 13.1 miles in 84:42. Panama City Beach master runner and triathlete David Shearon finished runner up in 87:33. Former (Pennsylvania) Lakeland High cross country runner Tim Von Storch took time out from duties at Tyndall AFB to race 88:39, placing third. Niceville High junior Elijah Schneidewind, just four weeks after his last race of the 2014 cross-country season, took fourth in the Redfish, sneaking under 90 minutes with an 89:59.



Like Ryan Lucia, Lindsey Smith of Destin, Florida, has also raced the Marine Corps Marathon, clocking a 3:34:59 on the streets of Washington DC in 2013. And like Lucia, Smith was in Panama City Beach for the 2014 Redfish Half Marathon. Smith took the women's title at the Redfish, running a 95:59 and finishing 11th overall. The women's runner-up spot went to Jessica Berschwinger of Voorheesville, New York, 16th overall in 98:14. Former Air Force Academy soccer standout Leah Bratt placed third in the women's standings, finishing 22nd overall in 99:34. Holly Jones of Lynn Haven, Florida, was the fourth female finisher, 27th overall in 1:41:16. Tallahassee's Angela Wable was the fifth woman and the first woman master, 28th overall in 1:41:06.


386 athletes finished the 2014 Run For The Redfish Half Marathon, more than any other year in the six-year history of the race.


Top Ten Men, 2014 Run For The Redfish Half Marathon
  1. 1:24:42 ~ Ryan Lucia (M, 36) Odenton, MD
  2. 1:27:33 ~ David Shearon (M, 44) Panama City Beach, FL
  3. 1:28:39 ~ Tim Von Storch (M, 21) Panama City, FL
  4. 1:29:59 ~ Elijah Schneidewind (M, 16) Niceville, FL
  5. 1:30:46 ~ Don Poston (M, 48) Murfreesboro, TN
  6. 1:31:35 ~ Trevin Currey (M, 26) Clarksville, TN
  7. 1:33:53 ~ Aaron Telatovich (M, 33) Pensacola, FL
  8. 1:34:25 ~ Adam Lewis (M, 30) Panama City, FL
  9. 1:34:37 ~ Russell Simmons (M, 34) Pine Mountain, GA
  10. 1:35:41 ~ Blaine Truman (M, 30) Panama City, FL

Top Ten Women, 2014 Run For The Redfish Half Marathon
  1. 1:35:59 ~ Lindsey Smith (F, 32) Destin, FL
  2. 1:38:14 ~ Jessica Berschwinger (F, 26) Voorheesville, NY
  3. 1:39:34 ~ Leah Bratt (F, 22) Fort Rucker, AL
  4. 1:41:16 ~ Holly Jones (F, 32) Lynn Haven, FL
  5. 1:41:06 ~ Angela Wable (F, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 1:42:59 ~ Amy Mann (F, 37) Panama City, FL
  7. 1:46:05 ~ Lauren Jackson (F, 30) Theodore, AL
  8. 1:46:39 ~ Mallory Kirkland (F, 28) Atlanta, GA
  9. 1:46:43 ~ Georgia Izard (F, 26) Birmingham, AL
  10. 1:47:33 ~ Jessie Nearhoof (F, 26) Murrells Inlet, SC

Run For The Redfish Half-Marathon winners, 2009 - 2014
DateMenWomenFinishers
5 December 200978:52, Kristoffer Chacon87:37, Hadley Nyquist243
4 December 201079:18, Andrew Norton86:59, Hadley Nyquist273
3 December 201174:07, Aaron Caldwell88:14, Line Lauritsen350
1 December 201281:11, Clayton Honaker94:43, Kristin Ader327
7 December 201384:17, Mickey Moore99:29, Dena Page368
6 December 201484:42, Ryan Lucia95:59, Lindsey Smith386


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Sunday, December 7, 2014

For Cox and Sherron it's 2011 all over again at the Ten-Mile Challenge

Stephen CoxStephen Cox doesn't always run Gulf Winds Track Club's Ten-Mile Challenge. But when he does, he wins.


Cox first ran the race in 2011, scorching the field with a 56:13. He did it again at the 27th Ten-Mile Challenge on Saturday morning, 6 December 2014, racing twice around the five-mile loop in Ox Bottom Manor in a winning 56:37. Katie Sherron, the women's winner in 2011, also added a second victory in 2014, finishing 16th overall in 72:48 as the top woman.


Since 2010, the starting line of the Ten-Mile Challenge has been at Hawk's Rise Elementary School, and the race returned there again in 2014. Vince Molosky, a two-time champion of the Ten-Mile Challenge, shot out right away, running so far ahead of everyone else that he nearly vanished in the thick morning fog. Molosky finished the first mile more than a hundred meters ahead of the next runner, Patrick Dawson of Shaw's Running. Stephen Cox was another thirty meters back.


Patrick DawsonBut one mile into a ten-mile race is still nine miles to go. Just a mile later Cox had overtaken Dawson, and Molosky's lead had been cut in half. At the end of the third mile, Cox had left Dawson behind and caught Molosky.


"We ran most of three-to-four together," recalled Cox. "I moved ahead after that steep downhill during mile four."


After that the race belonged to Cox. He hit the halfway point in 28:15 then spent the second time around the course building up a lead of more than 800 meters. While Cox cruised the second loop on his way to a 56:37 win, Patrick Dawson passed Vince Molosky then went on to take second in 59:43. Molosky finished third in 60:20. Mike Peymann was the fastest master runner in the Challenge, placing sixth overall in 64:52.


Katie Sherron and Jillian HeddaeusKatie Sherron has run the Ten-Mile Challenge each year since 2010, five times in all. Her nearest rival in the 2014 race, Jillian Heddaeus, has only run the event twice. Nevertheless, after this year's Challenge Heddaeus had a definite opinion about the race.


"That was so hard!" she declared.


It is called a Challenge, after all.


Sherron and Heddaeus raced side-by-side for much of the first few miles, but by the end of the first five-mile loop Sherron had opened a gap of a few meters. That margin widened to more than 400 meters during the second time around the course while Sherron ran home to a 72:48 win. Heddaeus was the women's runner-up, coming in 20th overall in 74:50. 30th overall in 80:57, Kate Chunka was third in the women's standings. The fourth woman finisher and top woman master was April Bentley, 32nd overall in 82:54.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Ten-Mile Challenge
  1. 56:37 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 31)Vince Molosky
  2. 59:43 ~ Patrick Dawson (M, 23)
  3. 60:20 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 35)
  4. 63:53 ~ Zach Deveau (M, 27)
  5. 64:11 ~ Eric Godin (M, 30)
  6. 64:52 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 52)
  7. 64:57 ~ Mickey Moore (M, 44)
  8. 65:35 ~ Joel Piotrowski (M, 45)
  9. 67:50 ~ Paul Guyas (M, 37)
  10. 68:18 ~ Brian Molen (M, 38)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Ten-Mile Challenge
  1. 72:48 ~ Katie Sherron (F, 33)Kate Chunka
  2. 74:50 ~ Jillian Heddaeus (F, 31)
  3. 80:57 ~ Kate Chunka (F, 31)
  4. 82:54 ~ April Bentley (F, 41)
  5. 83:05 ~ Emma Spencer (F, 33)
  6. 86:18 ~ Laura Reina (F, 50)
  7. 87:51 ~ Nancy Proctor (F, 53)
  8. 87:54 ~ Kate Harrison (F, 22)
  9. 88:06 ~ Shannon McNees (F, 44)
  10. 88:06 ~ Lorien Abbey (F, 47)

109 athletes finished the 2014 Ten-Mile Challenge, while another 82 successfully tackled a shorter five-mile race. Gary Galvez of Capital City Runners won the junior race in 31:54, finishing almost 300 meters ahead of runner-up Aaron Taylor. Taylor had led through the first mile but Galvez had caught him on the second, then spent the rest of the race building a margin of victory. Tad David was the third five-mile finisher and first master, running 35:14.


Tallahassee master runner Paula O'Neill was the first woman finisher in the five mile, placing sixth overall in 37:24. Ten-year-old Kate Krizner was runner-up in the women's standings, finishing 11th overall in 41:55.


Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Five-Mile Road Race
  1. 31:54 ~ Gary Galvez (M, 27)Gary Galvez
  2. 33:00 ~ Aaron Taylor (M, 21)
  3. 35:14 ~ Tad David (M, 45)
  4. 36:28 ~ Bill McGuire (M, 67)
  5. 37:20 ~ Scott Callen (M, 41)
  6. 37:52 ~ David Anderson (M, 64)
  7. 40:02 ~ Michael Boll (M, 50)
  8. 40:17 ~ Buddy Levins (M, 61)
  9. 41:37 ~ Filippo Aldrovandi-Reina (M, 10)
  10. 42:16 ~ Jeff Bowman (M, 53)

Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2014 Five-Mile Road Race
  1. 37:24 ~ Paula O' Neill (F, 53)Paula O'Neill
  2. 41:55 ~ Kate Krizner (F, 10)
  3. 42:09 ~ Allie Caldwell (F, 24)
  4. 42:51 ~ Megan Long (F, 28)
  5. 42:57 ~ Katie Allison (F, 37)
  6. 43:21 ~ Jane Skalski (F, 30)
  7. 43:21 ~ Kasey Law (F, 27)
  8. 44:57 ~ Kenya Rich (F, 42)
  9. 46:43 ~ Ludmila De Faria (F, 46)
  10. 47:25 ~ Christine Martorana (F, 30)

Champions of Gulf Winds Track Club's Ten-Mile Challenge, 1988 - 2014
DateMenWomen
3 December 198851:05, David Keen65:19, Janice Hochstein
2 December 198952:05, Jessie Close64:09, Paula Johnson
1 December 199051:39, David Keen62:53, Paula Johnson
7 December 199154:20, Jessie Close63:40, Paula Johnson
5 December 199254:32, Jessie Close63:09, Paula Johnson
4 December 199355:30, Steve Wilcox61:53, Paula Johnson
3 December 199454:16, Herb Wills61:43, Jane Johnson
2 December 199555:30, Gary Droze65:55, Carrie Weyant
7 December 199656:27, Brian Erb66:21, Carrie Weyant
6 December 199755:06, Lee Willis62:38, Sarah Docter-Williams
5 December 199858:45, Robert Pautienus62:27, Breeda Willis
4 December 199956:24, Gary Droze69:44, Carrie Weyant
2 December 200056:29, Zachery Heissner66:07, Laurel Slyck
1 December 200160:11, Tim Unger64:40, Sarah Docter-Williams
7 December 200254:30, Lee Willis63:54, Sarah Docter-Williams
6 December 200361:33, Bill McCord63:20, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 December 200455:29, Gary Droze61:41, Sarah Docter-Williams
3 December 200556:46, Gary Droze66:43, Kara Newell
2 December 200659:13, Jay Wallace62:27, Sheryl Rosen
1 December 200758:47, Tripp Southerland64:04, Sheryl Rosen
6 December 200855:56, Chris Lake65:30, Sheryl Rosen
5 December 200957:59, Vince Molosky65:47, Sheryl Rosen
4 December 201057:19, Vince Molosky64:25, Allison Eagen
3 December 201156:13, Stephen Cox68:15, Katie Showman
1 December 201256:18, Stanley Linton68:05, Micah Adriani
7 December 201355:30, Stanley Linton73:42, Micah Adriani
6 December 201456:37, Stephen Cox72:48 Katie Sherron


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