Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gardner conquers Valdosta's Wood Valley hills to win the Bun Run 5K

You can't fault Scott Gardner for consistency. The master runner from Naylor, Georgia ran 18:28 at the Break Bread Bun Run 5K in Valdosta on 24 July 2010, the exact same time that he had run the previous Saturday at Valdosta's Barnes 100 Years 5K. But at the Bun Run 18:28 was good enough for a win, putting Gardner almost a minute ahead of his nearest challenger, the Masked Avenger. The Avenger finished only just ahead of Mark McLeod, 19:26 to 19:28. McLeod recently completed his distance running career at Fitzgerald High School, having graduated this past spring.


Top honors for the women went to Nicole Kump of Valdosta, who ran 24:16 for the win, finishing eighth overall. Nearly 120 meters behind Kump was Jared Komatz of Hahira, Georgia, the women's runner-up, crossing the line tenth overall in 24:51. Homerville's Cathy Helms was the third woman in and the top master woman, 14th overall in 16:10.


The Break Bread Bun Run 5K was hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Valdosta. The race started and finished in the parking lot of the Valdosta YMCA and toured the Wood Valley subdivision, described by VSU cross-country coach Todd Smoot as "the hilliest neighborhood in the Valdosta area." By the 8:00am race time, temperatures had already nearly reached 80 °F with a relative humidity of about 90%. I'm not sure what sort of heat index can be computed from that, but I'm sure that the answer is depressing. Kudos to everyone who left behind a soft bed and air conditioning to test themselves on the roads.


Break Bread Bun Run 5K
Wood Valley, Valdosta, Georgia
Saturday, 24 July 2010

PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
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1. Scott Gardner M 40 Naylor GA 18:28
2. Masked Avenger M 31 Valdosta GA 19:26
3. Mark McLeod M 18 Fitzgerald GA 19:28
4. Jose Gibbs M 17 Hahira GA 20:10
5. Josh Perry M 17 Ray City GA 20:50
6. Tom Phillips M 46 Valdosta GA 21:19
7. Juan Gibbs M 17 Hahira GA 21:59
8. Nicole Kump F 27 Valdosta GA 24:16
9. Jonathan Asbell M 41 Valdosta GA 24:47
10. Jared Komatz F 28 Hahira GA 24:51
11. Michael Kump M 30 Valdosta GA 25:28
12. Robert Preston M 37 Douglas GA 25:38
13. Jack Helms M 12 Homerville GA 25:52
14. Cathy Helms F 49 Homerville GA 26:10
15. Dylan Guilmette M 16 Lake Park GA 26:16
16. Michael Guilmette M 40 Lake Park GA 26:19
17. Robert Wise M 56 Valdosta GA 26:31
18. Courtlynn Fussell F 17 Douglas GA 26:58
19. Bill Tidwell M 50 Valdosta GA 27:04
20. Ashley Graves F 36 Yulee FL 27:23
21. Scott Routsong M 44 Valdosta GA 27:30
22. Shawna Scott F 31 Hahira GA 27:44
23. Austin Lee M 20 Valdosta GA 28:02
24. Charles Parramore M 38 Valdosta GA 28:17
25. Martha Mazurkiewcz F 42 Valdosta GA 28:38
26. Rick Mazurkiewcz M 43 Valdosta GA 28:39
27. Frank Ryan M 42 Hahira GA 28:40
28. Melinda Thompson F 42 Valdosta GA 30:18
29. no card 30:43
30. Holly Carroll F 31 Valdosta GA 30:47
31. no card 31:09
32. Angela Green F 32 Valdosta GA 31:09
33. Eryn Guilmette F 14 Lake Park GA 32:01
34. Ronnie Metts M 65 Hahira GA 34:17
35. Patricia Pickett F 37 Nashville GA 34:24
36. Jessica Harmon F 11 Valdosta GA 35:22
37. Deborah McDonald F 52 Valdosta GA 37:40
38. Maggie Ferguson F 26 Valdosta GA 38:23
39. Tracey Crane-Sousa F 37 Valdosta GA 41:24
40. Sara Guilmette F 14 Lake Park GA 43:28
41. Mary Anderson F 48 Valdosta GA 46:41
42. Susan Santicola F 47 Valdosta GA 46:43
43. Billie Washburn F 48 Valdosta GA 46:43
44. Cindy Guilmette F 45 Lake Park GA 50:49
45. Kelly Williams F 29 Valdosta GA 55:41
46. Patrick Sheridan M 13 Valdosta GA 57:33
47. Robert Sheridan M 49 Valdosta GA 57:34
48. Gussie Walker-Hitchmon F 63 Valdosta GA 1:04:32
49. Grayson Powell M 81 Valdosta GA 1:04:33


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