Sunday, March 29, 2009

2009 Springtime 10K, Tallahassee, Florida

Photo of David AltmaierTwo days of rain in Florida's capital pumped up the relative humidity to a new high for the year, but the showers paused long enough for 657 runners to complete the 34th annual Springtime 10K in Tallahassee. David Altmaier led the field over the finish line clocking 35:00, a good 100 meters ahead of his nearest challenger, Vince Molosky (35:21). Top master honors were captured by Jay Wallace, who ran fourth overall in 35:55.

Photo of Lisa JohnsonPhoto of Jane Johnson
In the women's division, the overall title was won by Lisa Johnson, the 2008 runner-up. Johnson improved on her 2008 time as well, taking off 16 seconds to record a 38:34. Jane Johnson won the female master title, registering a 42:12 for the ten kilometers.


In spite of a net elevation drop between the race's start (at the Leon County Courthouse) and the finish line (in front of the Florida Departement of Transportation), the Springtime 10K course is quite challenging, with dramatic elevation changes as it winds through residential neighborhoods close to downtown Tallahassee. For those not up to such challenges, a 5K race was added in 2008. Daniel Lee was this year's winner of the shorter event in 16:44, while Allison Eagen ran 18:48 to capture the women's title.

Links:

Herb...

    follow me on Twitter