Monday, June 7, 2010

Seppala and Thompson win at Adel

"We throw a festival for just about everything. From nature's bounty: apples, azaleas, roses, geraniums, camelias, catfish, crawfish, grits, granite, honeybees, mayhaws, moonshine, mules, onions, peaches, pecans, peanuts, pigs, and shrimp. And if-you-can't-beat-'em-throw-'em-a-party: rattlesnakes, fire ants, kudzu, and buzzards."

William Schemmel (2007), Georgia Curiosities.

When William Schemmel was remarking on the proliferation of Georgia festivals, he forgot to mention that each festival seems to have its own road race. Some of the older runs are 10K, while the more recent events tend to be 5K. Adel, Georgia's Adelily Festival 5K is one of those newer races. Only in its second year in 2010, the event moved out of Reed Bingham park and into Adel, dropped the 10K "Blossom Trot," and added a one-mile fun run. It couldn't have been much different from starting a new race from scratch.

In the 2010 edition of the race last Saturday, June 5, Valdosta's John Seppala took top honors, winning by nearly 200 meters in 18:58. Seppala was also the top master finisher in the race. The women's winner was Becky Thompson of Gainesville, Georgia, who was also the fastest woman master of the morning. Thompson placed fifth overall in 25:34.

Results of the Second Annual Adelily 5K, 5 June 2010

PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
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1. John Seppala M 41 Valdosta GA 18:58.0
2. Masked Avenger M 31 Valdosta GA 19:42.0
3. Tom Philips M 46 Valdosta GA 21:28.0
4. Jonathan McDaniel M 29 Adel GA 24:04.0
5. Becky Thompson F 42 Gainesville GA 25:34.0
6. Bob Moon M 55 Valdosta GA 26:38.0
7. Mike Guilmette M 47 Lake Park GA 26:48.0
8. Cody Pezent M 9 Adel GA 26:55.0
9. Dusty Dorminey M 35 Lake Park GA 26:57.0
10. Scott Routsong M 44 Valdosta GA 27:39.0
11. Chad Bush M 42 Adel GA 28:04.0
12. Davis Ison M 13 Lake Park GA 28:21.0
13. William Duke M 27 Valdosta GA 28:29.0
14. Matt Thomas M 30 Hahira GA 29:00.0
15. Kemp Greene M 36 Lakeland GA 29:10.0
16. Melissa Taylor F 38 Nashville GA 29:58.0
17. Rhonda Tessier F 37 Adel GA 30:19.0
18. Lorin Pezent F 45 Adel GA 30:46.0
19. Bonni Young F 30 Adel GA 30:50.0
20. Dylan Guilmette M 14 Lake Park GA 32:15.0
21. Dwight Griner M 55 Lenox GA 32:17.0
22. Jennifer Fort F 31 Nashville GA 33:24.0
23. Michele Waters F 34 Adel GA 33:47.0
24. Amanda Mills F 26 Valdosta GA 34:27.0
25. Walker Seany M 26 Valdosta GA 34:28.0
26. Julie Minick F 41 Valdosta GA 34:57.0
27. Keri Langdale F 32 Valdosta GA 35:05.0
28. Ben Rehberg M 31 Adel GA 37:03.0
29. Emily Reasor F 36 Adel GA 37:34.0
30. Pete Moore F 35 Adel GA 37:35.0
31. Deborah McDonald F 52 Valdosta GA 38:11.0
32. Kenny McDonald M 45 Valdosta GA 38:14.0
33. Rebecca Elmore F 32 Valdosta GA 39:32.0
34. Beth Haun F 38 Valdosta GA 40:31.0
35. Terri Alligood F 36 Adel GA 41:21.0
36. Charlie Merwin M 62 Adel GA 41:39.0
37. Rich Crumley M 50 Demorest GA 45:31.0
38. Shannon Ott F 36 Hahira GA 46:02.0


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