Monday, February 28, 2011

Avenger and Alice Smoot thrive in the 'Art of Surviving' 5K

For the third Saturday in a row the Masked Avenger was victorious on the roads, running a winning 18:14 at the second annual Art Of Surviving 5K in Hahira, Georgia on 26 February 2011. Valdosta's James Marino followed the Avenger across the finish line, placing second in 18:25. Third place and first master honors went to Brian Corbin of Tallahassee at 19:17, well ahead of the next master runner, Lake Park's Roger Horton (4th, 20:09). Behind Horton, Lowndes High School freshman cross-country runner Tyler Thurman finished fifth in 20:37.


Recalling their showdown in January at Tifton's ABAC Fitness 5K, Alice Smoot outraced Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer 21:13 to 21:24 for the women's title, placing seventh and eighth overall respectively. Smoot was also the top woman master in the race. The defending women's champion in the Art Of Surviving 5K, Hahira's own Maggie Powell, was the third woman in, placing 13th overall in 22:52. Powell is also a cross-country runner at Lowndes High.


The first two races in the Avenger's February winning streak were the Sweetheart 5K in Valdosta on February 12 and the Hospice Half Marathon around Dasher on February 19.


The Art Of Surviving 5K is held in honor of Hahira Elementary School art teacher Stephanie Summers, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Proceed from the race go to breast cancer research. The race started and finished at Hahira Elementary School and was followed by a one-mile fun run. There were 273 recorded finishers in the 5K and another 60 in the one mile.


Top Ten Men
  1. Masked Avenger (M, 32) 18:14
  2. James Marino (M, 32) 18:25
  3. Brian Corbin (M, 43) 19:17
  4. Roger Horton (M, 51) 20:09
  5. Tyler Thurman (M, 15) 20:37
  6. Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 43) 21:01
  7. Eric Herzberg (M, 28) 21:36
  8. Toby Wilkey (M, 12) 22:19
  9. Langdon Attaway (M, 21) 22:21
  10. Frank Ryan (M, 42) 22:37
  11. Cody Pezent (M, 10) 23:41

Top Ten Women
  1. Alice Smoot (F, 53) 21:13
  2. Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer (F, 34) 21:24
  3. Maggie-Laine Powell (F, 16) 22:52
  4. Angel Godwin (F, 37) 23:47
  5. Kristina Ely (F, 25) 24:01
  6. Brittany Folsom (F, 25) 24:15
  7. Lauren Szydlo (F, 31) 24:49
  8. Riley Head (F, 13) 24:50
  9. Micaela Wood (F, 14) 24:55
  10. Nancy Elam (F, 47) 25:01

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Slupecki and Stevens stomp to victory in Tom Brown Park

Getting ahead early and farther ahead later, Lincoln High School junior Jacob Slupecki ran 17:30 to win the second annual Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K in Tallahassee's Tom Brown Park on Saturday morning, 26 February 2011. Slupecki finished the race nearly 400 meters ahead of runner-up Peter Kaus. Kaus ran 19:08, coming in comfortably ahead of Jeff Armstrong (3rd, 20:00). The next runner home was Pat Sullivan, the fastest master runner in the race, fourth overall in 20:23. After winning the women's title at the 2011 Flash 12K the week before, Kelly Stevens ran 21:23 to pick up another women's win. Stevens finished the race about half a kilometer ahead of the second woman finisher, Lynn Massimore, who ran 23:42. Like Slupecki, Stevens led her rivals almost from the start and never let up. Women's master honors went to Sandra Canada, the sixth woman in at 24:42.


Last fall Slupecki led his Lincoln High School cross-country team back to the FHSAA-3A state championships for the first time in years, where they placed ninth and Slupecki finished 28th in 16:29. Lincoln is right next door to Tom Brown Park, so Slupecki can hardly help having done quite a bit of running on the trails there. If nothing else the Lincoln Invitational, Lincoln's home cross-country meet, in run in the park. Comfortably familiar with the Goose Pond Trail and other parts of the Diabetes 5K course, Slupecki enjoyed the closest thing there is to home field advantage in distance running--not that he needed it. Slupecki's 17:30 actually ten seconds faster than Jared Black (aka John Black) did in winning the 2010 Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K.


Back for its second year, the race is part of Leon County Schools' festival, Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes. A one-mile fun run followed the 5K, and the festival included music, mountain bike races, games, and Zumba. 229 runners finished the 5K, up slightly from last year's total of 217.


Top Ten Men
  1. Jacob Slupecki, 17:30
  2. Peter Kaus, 19:08
  3. Jeff Armstrong, 20:00
  4. Pat Sullivan, 20:23
  5. Karl Hempel, 20:31
  6. Mike Shank, 21:07
  7. Michael Boll, 21:45
  8. Jason Wright, 22:13
  9. Manuel Steele, 22:18
  10. Bill McGuire, 22:26

Top Ten Women
  1. Kelly Stevens, 21:23
  2. Lynn Massimore, 23:42
  3. Karima Anderson, 24:07
  4. Angela Wable, 24:18
  5. Emily Batt, 24:31
  6. Sandra Canada, 24:42
  7. Mary Jo Peltier, 25:09
  8. Kristen Bowers, 25:20
  9. Alexandra Wallace, 25:44
  10. Ana Wallace, 26:26

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Friday, February 25, 2011

From Grandin to Keystone Heights on the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

Florida's Office of Greenways and Trails lists the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail as "In Development." You won't find a trace of the trail in either Palatka or Lake Butler, but it's not just a project on paper. There is already about ten miles of rail trail in place, a twelve-foot wide paved multi-use trail stretching from Grandin to Keystone Heights. We checked out the existing trail on 13 February 2011, starting from trailhead at Twin Lakes Park, near the midpoint of the trail. Based on that trip, here's an east-to-west description of the trail.


The east end of the trail is in Grandin, just north of the intersection of State Road 100 and County Road 315. You won't find any signs or a formal trailhead here, but trail users park on the undeveloped rail bed on the east side of CR 315. The trail starts on the west side of CR 315, heading roughly west and north parallel to SR 100. This phase of the trail was completed in October 2010 according to the Office of Greenways and Trails. It's also a lonely stretch of trail, veering quickly away from SR 100 to traverse woods and prairies--or maybe the prairies are seasonal lakes. It certainly wasn't the season when we went by, but drainage culverts through the trail bed about ten feet above the prairie indicated that someone expected a lot of water in the area. Nearly 2-3/4 miles from Grandin the trail comes back into sight of SR 100 at Putnam Hall. There's a gas station and convenience store just south of the trail at Putnam Hall in case you need any essential supplies like chips or soda, or you just want to spend a few seconds in air conditioning.


After Putnam Hall the trail and SR 100 veer apart again as the trail crosses from Putnam County into Clay County. The Clay County stretch was the first phase of the trail, opened in 2008. Upland pine forest is punctuated by the occasional pond (none of which had much water in them when we explored the trail). Just past 5-1/2 miles the trail passes Twin Lakes Park, the only real trailhead along the trail. Located at 6065 Twin Lakes Road in Keystone Heights, the park has water, rest rooms, and parking.


West of the park the trail and SR 100 start angling back toward one another, and by the time the trail arrives in Keystone Heights proper the trail and the highway are alongside one another. For a short stretch through Keystone Heights the blacktop trail pavement is replaced with cement. There are also quite a few road crossings in Keystone Heights, but not more than 200. These could get annoying if you were doing some serious cycling or running, but not if you're walking or just pedaling around. The stores and restaurants on this stretch are also a bonus for the casually-paced trail users.


On the northwest side of Keystone Heights the trail continues to run alongside SR 100, but a stand of trees separates the trail from the highway, and you can at least pretend that you're going through open country again. Soon, though, a sign announces "END TRAIL," and the trail does end, at SE 57th Street. Across the street you can see the old rail grade continuing through the pines, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has signs up letting you know that even if there isn't a trail here, this is part of the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail, and alcohol and motorized vehicles are prohibited--so leave the beer and jeeps at home.


The entire trail corridor from Palatka to Lake Butler is similarly protected, all 47 miles of it, even though only just over ten miles of trail currently exists. I don't know when the whole 47 miles will be bicycle-ready, let alone the more grandiose plans for including the trail as part of a 100-mile path from St. Augustine to Lake City. But just outside Palatka, where the Florida Department of Transportation is rebuilding the SR 100 bridge across Little Rice Creek, they're simultaneously building a bridge across the creek for the trail. This doesn't mean the trail is coming any time soon; in Leon County the trail bridge across Fisher Creek was in place for years before any of the GF & A Rail Trail was built on either bank. But alt least we know that when it's time to extend the Palatka-Lake Butler Trail from Grandin to Paltaka, Little Rice Creek won't stand in the way.


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lions Doherty and Hazleton become Spartans

Leon High School distance runners Riley Doherty and John Hazleton will be taking their athletic careers to Spartanburg and the University of South Carolina-Upstate next year. The two Leon Lion seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Tuesday afternoon, 23 February 2011 to compete for the Upstate Spartans. Then they headed out to do more running--because that's what runners do.


Doherty is in the final track season of four years of running at Leon. He was part of the cross-country team at the state championships each year of the Lions' three seasons of consecutive state cross-country titles--2007, 2008, and 2009. At the end of that three-year run he broke into the top ten at the 2009 state championships, running 15:53 for the five kilometers of cross country to place fifth behind teammates Matt Mizereck (1st, 15:22) and Will Stanford (4th, 15:52). At the 2010 FHSAA state cross-country championships Doherty led the Lions to a third-place finish in the team standings, finishing fourth in 15:48. Doherty ended his high school cross-country career back in Tallahassee with a seventh-place finish at the 2010 FACA Senior All-Star Meet. With his senior track season still ahead of him, Doherty has personal bests on the track of 4:31.15 in the 1,600m and 9:28.98 in the 3,200m. The latter record came at the 2010 FHSAA-3A state track and field championships, where Doherty placed fifth in the 3,200m.


Hazleton is also coming to the end to four years as an athlete at Leon. Having never run before his freshman year in high school, his accomplishments through his sophomore year were modest at best, but he improved steadily. By his junior year he was the fourth runner on Leon's 2009 state champion cross-country team. His senior year he was the 2010 District 1-3A cross-country champion, and went on to place seventh at the 2010 FHSAA-3A state cross-country championships, running 15:55. Two weeks later Hazleton closed out his high school cross-country career with a 16:07 fifth-place finish at the 2010 FACA Senior All-Star Meet, leading the North squad to the meet title. With all these accomplishments in the books, you can only hope that folks will make more of an effort to spell his name correctly from now on.


The USC-Upstate Spartans compete in NCAA Division 1 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Head coach Jimmy Stephens and associate head coach Carson Blackwelder lead the cross-country and track programs at Upstate. Behind the running of Gilbert Kemboi, the Spartan men have finished third in the conference cross-country championships each of the last two years.


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23 February 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 23 February 2011. 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 area 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.

Map

26 FEBRUARY 2011
  • Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Pavillion 13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at IMAthlete.com. Seeley Gutierrez, seel76@aol.com or850-264-1538.
  • FSU Habitat For Humanity Home Run Derby Spring 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University's Mike Long Track, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Chris Roberts, info@fsuhabitat.org or 321-544-9350.
  • 2nd annual Cougar Roll and Stroll 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Elcan-King Elementary School, 725 East Louise Street, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819-4699. Entry form and flyer. Jamye Hathcoat, jhathcoat@dcboe.com or Amber Esquivel, aesquivel@dcboe.com
  • 11th annual St. Andrew's Mardi Gras 5K. 8:00am CT. St Andrews Civic Club, 2629 West 10th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018 or 850-265-8439.
  • Buzzard Day Road Kill Run 10K. 8:00am ET. Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Road, Adel, Georgia 31620. Event web page.
  • Art Of Surviving 5K and one-mile fun run. Hahira Elementary School, 350 Claudia Drive, Hahira, Georgia 31632-1568. Entry form and flyer. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Chautauqua 5K. 8:00am CT. The Amphitheater on Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Chris Guzowski, dfswomansclub@gmail.com or 850-892-5615
5 MARCH 2011
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). 2010 story. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Grea Bevis, greabevis@yahoo.com or 850-508-0874.
  • 5th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
  • Valdosta Symphony Guild 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Valdosta State University, 1500 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00am ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
  • Adel Kiwanis 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Memorial Stadium, Massee Post Road, Adel, Georgia. Libby Griner, l.griner@teamambassador.com or 229-387-8055.
  • Race The Tortoise 5K. 8:00am ET. O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643. USATF certified course #FL09012EBM. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. V. Morgan Tyrone, Victor.Tyrone@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
  • Michael Buras Memorial Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET. American Bodyworks, 299 Benjamin Hill Drive West, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750. Event page on Facebook.
12 MARCH 2011
  • 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. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. USATF certified course #FL10021EBM. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Connie Clark, 850-933-2429.
  • Azalea 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 5K. Valdosta State University Recreation Center,1500 Sustella Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia. Online registration at active.com. 229-333-1861.
  • St. Patty's Day 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 9:00am CT. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, Building 4605 Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Kristi Fink, kristi.fink@us.army.mil or 334-255-0308.
  • Under the Oaks & Around the Town 5K and One-Mile Fun Run. 7:45am ET one mile / 8:00am ET 5K. Lee County Parks & Recreation Gym, 116 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Patsy Shirley, lcfamilyconnection@att.net or 229-759-0088.
  • 33rd annual Winston Howell 10,000 Meter Road Race. 9:00am CT. National Guard Armory, Highway 52 and 167, Hartford, AL 36344. USATF certified course #AL96005JD. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Cary Hatcher at (334) 588-2343 or (334) 944-7115 or hatch@alaweb.com, Mike Kinman at (334) 684-9818 or (334) 588-2211 or mikek@fnbhartford.com
  • St. Patrick's Pirate's Prowl / Project Graduation 5K. 8:00am CT. Sneads Park on Lake Seminole, Sneads, Florida. edna@runningmoms.org or julie_alford242005@yahoo.com
13 MARCH 2011
  • 2nd annual Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. 7:30am ET. Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, 1813 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, FL 32060. USATF certified course FL10028EBM (Marathon & half-Marathon), Event web page. Entry form. Online registration at active.com. Chris Carusone, 941-799-7184.
19 MARCH 2011
  • Doggie Dash 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am 5K / 9:30am one mile. John Paul II Catholic High School, Grove Park Drive at Terrebonne Drive, Southwood, Tallahassee, Florida. Florida Department of Corrections press release. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. info@correctionsfoundation.org or 850-410-4475.
  • Iota Tau Alpha Sports Med March 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University, Langford Green (Unconquered Statue), Champions Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Iota Tau Alpha fsuita@gmail.com or Megan Jayne mrj07@fsu.edu
  • Second annual Don't Run With Scissors 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Sallas Mahone Elementary School, 3686 Lake Laurie Drive, Valdosta, Georgia. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Paul Brown, pbrown8@gmail.com or 229-333-8530.
  • Pilot Club 5K and one-mile fun run for Brain Related Disorders. 8:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online entry at active.com.
  • Wild Chicken Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 8:30am ET one mile. Main Street and Magnolia Street, Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750. Entry form and flyer. Christine Hayes 229-425-7530 or 229-423-0004.
  • Morgan Hasty Benefit Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am CT 5K / 9:00am CT one mile. Memphis Baptist Church, 4595 Eddins Road, Dothan, Alabama 36301. Entry form and flyer. Todd Mitchell, terimitchell@myway.com or 334-665-4270.
26 MARCH 2011
  • Autism 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. Southwood Town Center, 3196 Merchants Row Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Entry form and flyer. Kim Welch, kim.welch@med.fsu.edu or 850-488-3514.
  • Fifth annual Ability First Walk, Run, and Roll-A-Thon 5K. 10:00am ET. Myers Park, 913 Myers Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
  • Seventh annual Valdosta Junior Service League 'Dosta Dash 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 10K & 5K / 9:30am ET one mile. Converse-Dalton-Ferrell House, 305 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Legacy Run for Life 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:15am ET 5K / 10:00am ET one mile. Legacy Park -- Sherwood Baptist Church Sports Park, 1518 Old Pretoria Road, Albany, Georgia. Online registration at active.com.
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. Event web page.
  • Peanut Proud 5K and one-mile fun run. 12:00pm ET 5K (one mile follows). Court House Square, Blakely, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Jay Winkler, 229-225-7213.
2 APRIL 2011
  • 36th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. USATF certified course FL96048DL (10 km). 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Online entry at active.com. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
  • Justice in Motion 5K. 8:00am ET. Roosevelt Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Tessa Carder, 229-241-7047 or rcc@valdostahaven.org.
9 APRIL 2011
  • Red Hills Triathlon (1/3-mile swim, 16-mile bike, 3.1-mile run). 7:30am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event page on Facebook.com. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
  • Second annual Darton College Go Global 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET 5K / 8:30am ET one mile. Darton College Tennis Pavilion, Darton College, Albany, Georgia 31707. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. David Mann, david.mann@darton.edu or 229-317-6588.
  • Run for the Rams 5K. 8:00am CT. In front of the Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
10 APRIL 2011
  • Second annual Southern Scholarship Foundation Education for Life 5K. 3:30pm ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. 850-222-3833.
16 APRIL 2011
  • 37th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • First Fruits 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Kinsaul Park, 5th Street, Lynn Haven, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Jeff Tinch, 850-785-7625.
  • Victory For Victoria 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 10K and 5K / 9:30am one mile. Valwood School, 1903 Gornto Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Becky Wetherington 229-242-8491 or Margaret Anne Newsome 229-300-6102.
  • 36th annual Festival On The Rivers Five-Mile Run and one-mile fun run. 7:30am CT. Geneva Middle School, 501 North Cherokee Street, Geneva, Alabama 36340. Entry form and flyer. Greater Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce 334-684-6582 or Rhonda Stone 334-684-6725.
  • Third annual Smiling Pig 5K. 8:00am CT. Citizens Lodge Park, 4577 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida 32446. Event web page. Entry form and flyer. Margo Lamb, walkrun@mariannaartsfestival.com or 850-482-7721.
17 APRIL 2011
  • Semper Fi 5K. 12:00 noon ET. Landis Green, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. LCpl. Tim Kruse, trk08c@fsu.edu or 407-913-5543.
22 APRIL 2011
  • IMPACT 5K and one-mile fun run. 6:00pm ET one mile / 6:30pm ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Davy Young, Davy.Young@tlhoc.com or 850-556-4141 / April Jacobson, april.jacobson@tlhoc.com or 850-219-1932 x 3386
23 APRIL 2011
  • Rose34th 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, GA. USATF certified course GA92011WN (10K). 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
  • Cubs Run 5K Race For Kids. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one-mile fun run.
    Elizabeth Cobb Middle School, 915 Hillcrest Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Entry form and flyer.
  • Junior Service League of Panama City 5K Rabbit Race and ½-mile Bunny Hop. 8:00am CT. Panama City Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Event web page. Online registration at active.com.
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon. 7:00am CT Olympic distances / 7:30am CT sprint distances. St Joe Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com
30 APRIL 2011
  • Tenth annual Tallahassee Tails & Trails 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET. Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center, 1125 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. 2010 story. Event web site.
  • 26th annual Bay County Race Judicata. 8:00am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Dewar Elementary School "Catch Me If You Can" 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 9:00am ET one mile. Dewar Elementary School, 3539 Mt. Zion Church Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605. Entry form and flyer. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Trot For Tots 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Morningside Baptist Church, 1303 Vada Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39818. Entry form and flyer. Jennifer Brock, 229-246-4880.
7 MAY 2011
  • Eighth annual Marzuq Shrine Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2010 story. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
  • Third annual Moultrie Technical College Classic 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 5K and 10K / 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie Technical College, 800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, Georgia 31788. Event page on facebook. Entry form and flyer. Darbie Avera, davera@moultrietech.edu or 229-891-7000.
  • Viking Run 5K. 8:30am ET. Westside Elementary School 2470 James Road Valdosta, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 29th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15am CT (first wave). Event web site. gulfcoasttri@yahoo.com or 850-235-0720.
14 MAY 2011
  • Second annual Tulip Trot 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavilion 13, Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web page. Olivia Swedberg, tuliptrotforpd@yahoo.com
  • 5th annual Missionette 5K / 10K Extraordinary Run. 8:00 am ET. Family Worship Center of Cairo, 1400 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA 39828. USATF certified course GA09001WC (10K) and GA09002WC (5K). 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
21 MAY 2011
  • Steve Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K. Tallahassee, Florida. Jim Lamar, jhlamar@tallahassee.com
  • Run for Wakulla Springs 5K Trail Run and 1 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. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
28 MAY 2011
  • Fight For Air 5K. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. Event series web site. EEventsTallahassee@lungfla.org or 850-386-2065.
30 MAY 2011
  • Valdosta Memorial Day 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Valdosta Early College Academy, 1605 Azalea Drive, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • 5th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, GA 39819. 2010 story. Mandi O'Mara 229-248-2230 or omara@dcboe.com
  • Cordele Kiwanis Memorial Day 8K. 7:53 am ET. Crisp County Recreation Department, 1205 North 5th St. Extension, Cordele, Georgia 31015. Entry form and flyer. Benny Wade, ranreb@planttel.net or bennywade@hughes.net or 229-273-2981.
4 JUNE 2011
  • Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, 850-425-6671 or david@radeylaw.com
11 JUNE 2011
18 JUNE 2011
  • Melon Run 5K. Old Jefferson County High School gym, Monticello, Florida. 2010 story. USATF certified course #FL06044DL.
25 JUNE 2011
  • Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Entry form and flyer. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
4 JULY 2011
  • Valdosta Independence Day 5K. 7:15am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
9 JULY 2011
  • Roo Bear Run 5K. 8:00am ET. Crisp County Middle School, 1116 24th Avenue East, Cordele, Georgia 31015.
16 JULY 2011
  • Third annual Barnes 5K. 7:30 am ET. Barnes Drug Store Downtown, 200 South Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31601. 2010 story. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
23 JULY 2011
  • 26th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
13 AUGUST 2011
  • Georgia Veterans Duathlon and Triathlon (5K run / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run and 400 yard swim / 13.6 mile bike / 5K run). 7:45am ET Duathlon / 8:00am ET Sprint Triathlon. Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 W, Cordele , GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Online registration for duathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Duathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
27 AUGUST 2011
  • Grape Harvest Festival Vineyard 5K. FAMU Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center, 6505 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. 2010 story. Bobby Phills, bobby.phills@famu.edu or 850-599-3996 or 850-528-4616 (C).
  • Second annual Leesburg Long Run For The Children 10.5K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10.5K, 5K / 7:45am ET one mile. Lee County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Starksville Avenue North, Leesburg, Georgia 31763. Online registration at GeorgiaRunner.com. Don VanOteghem, pamndonv@bellsouth.net or 229-759-1970.
5 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • 4th annual Robin Lotane Memorial Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2010 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
  • Valdosta Brooks Shoes Labor Day 5K & 1500m fun run. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
10 SEPTEMBER 2011
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon II. 7:00am CT Olympic distances / 7:30am CT sprint distances. St Joe Beach, Florida. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. Director@BeachBlastTriathlon.com
29 OCTOBER 2011
  • 32nd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2010 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
5 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Ironman Florida (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run...duh!). 6:50am CT first wave. Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9400 South Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida. Event web site.
12 NOVEMBER 2011
24 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 36th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236
  • Valdosta Thanksgiving Day 5K. 8:00am ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
3 DECEMBER 2011
  • Gulf Winds Track Club Ten-Mile Challenge / Five-Mile Run. 8:00 am ET. Hawks Rise Elementary School, 205 Meadow Ridge Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32312-1565. USATF certified courses FL10078EBM (ten mile) and FL10077EBM (five mile). 2010 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
  • Winterfest 5K. 4:30om ET. Get Active Running & More, 3200 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602. 2010 story. Online registration at runsignup.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Run for the Redfish Half-Marathon / 5K / one-mile fun run. 8:00am CT. Pier Park, Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach 32413. 2010 story. Event web site.
10 DECEMBER 2011
  • 31st annual Tallahassee Ultra Distance Classic 50K/50M. 7:00 am ET. Wakulla Springs State Park, 550 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. USATF certified course FL08072EBM. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
17 DECEMBER 2011
28 JANUARY 2012
  • The 30th annual Hog Wild Run 15K and 5K. 2:00pm CT. The Depot Off Main, 120 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2011 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
5 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 38th annual Tallahassee Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:30 am ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftan Way at Spirit Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Event web site. Tallahasseemarathon@gmail.com
3 MARCH 2012
  • 6th annual Snickers® Marathon® Energy Bar Marathon and Half-Marathon. 7:00 am ET. Veteran's Park, Front Street, Albany, GA 31701. USATF certified course GA07003WC (Marathon), GA07002WC (half-Marathon). 2011 story. Event web site. info@SNICKERSmarathonenergybarmarathon.com
  • Red Pepper Run 5K. 8:00am ET. The Blue Parrot, 68 West Gorrie Drive, St. George Island, Florida 32328. 2011 story. Event web page. Susan Bassett, 850-323-0092.
31 MARCH 2012
  • 37th annual Springtime 10K, Publix 5K & Target 1-Miler. 7:45am ET one-mile / 8:10am ET 10K and 5K. Leon County Courthouse, 301 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 2010 story. Event web site. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
14 APRIL 2012
  • 38th annual Palace Saloon 5K. 8:00am ET. James Messer Fields Park, Jackson Bluff Road and Dupree Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304. USATF certified course FL99027DL. 2010 story. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com

Monday, February 21, 2011

Gibson and Cody celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Fast Saturday

In Dothan, Alabama just about any occasion is an opportunity to hold a 5K trail race on the Larry and Rona Dykes Trail in Westgate Park. Thanksgiving lends a reason for the Pilgrim Chase, high summer the Back To The Beach 5K, and the end of the year inspires the Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. Likewise, on 19 February 2011 the Dothan Runners Club returned to Westgate Park yet again for the Mardi Gras 5K Trail Run.


Myles Gibson of Donalsonville, Georgia ran away with this one, looping around the grass, sand, and gravel of Westgate Park in 18:37 and finishing over half a minute ahead of runner-up Theron Carter. Carter clocked 19:10 for the course. Gibson was also the fastest master runner in the race.


Dothan runner and 2011 Hog Wild 15K champion Dana Cody (8th, 21:14) won big in the women's division, finishing nearly an entire kilometer ahead of her nearest challenger, Dothan's Carolyn Houston (25th, 25:51). Just behind Houston, Jennifer Antonivich (27th, 26:03) finished as the third woman and top woman master.


Top Ten Men
  1. Myles Gibson (M, 44) 18:37
  2. Theron Carter (M, 50) 19:10
  3. Scott Bowers (M, 34) 19:35
  4. Brian Hickey (M, 43) 20:35
  5. Al Goudzwaard (M, 55) 20:38
  6. Joe Ferguson (M, 35) 21:00
  7. Brent McKinley (M, 34) 21:08
  8. Michael Houston (M, 11) 21:38
  9. Nicholas Lewis (M, 26) 21:42
  10. Mike Simmons (M, 51) 21:47

Top Ten Women
  1. Dana Cody (F, 31) 21:14
  2. Carolyn Houston (F, 38) 25:51
  3. Jennifer Antonivich (F, 40) 26:03
  4. Jill Wofsey (F, 47) 27:15
  5. Amy Holley (F, 34) 27:46
  6. Melanie Hobbie (F, 27) 28:29
  7. Renee Elliott (F, 37) 28:39
  8. Jamie Bass (F, 32) 28:56
  9. Nina Korges (F, 51) 29:09
  10. Lisa Bradshaw (F, 35) 29:14

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Avenger, Faircloth dash through Dasher to Hospice Half victories

Just seven days after winning Valdosta's Sweetheart 5K, the Masked Avenger beat over 70 athletes to the finish line of the Hospice Half Marathon, running 85:36 for the 13.1 miles. The race took place on Saturday morning, 19 February 2011, south of Valdosta in the rolling countryside around Dasher. Two and a half minutes after the Avenger's finish, runner-up and top master Scot Gardner of Naylor, Georgia crossed the line in 88:10. Hahira's Brandi Faircloth was the first female finisher, placing eighth overall in 1:43:03, nearly half a mile ahead of the next woman, Faircloth's Hahira training partner Jared Komatz (10th, 1:46:42). Karen Wilson of Dothan, Alabama was the first woman master, finishing 16th overall in 1:52:39.


The first-time event raised money for the Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, Georgia.


2011 Hospice Half Marathon
Dasher, Georgia
Saturday, 19 February 2011

PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
===== =========================== = === ================ == =======
1. Masked Avenger M 32 Valdosta GA 1:25:36
2. Scot Gardner M 40 Naylor GA 1:28:10
3. Rusty Jones M 58 Valdosta GA 1:30:31
4. David Burnett M 34 Valdosta GA 1:32:21
5. Matt Triick M 27 Valdosta GA 1:34:00
6. Patrick Zeller M 18 Valdosta GA 1:37:22
7. Richard Mazurkiewicz M 43 Valdosta GA 1:41:45
8. Brandi Faircloth F 33 Hahira GA 1:43:03
9. Justo Cabral M 38 Valdosta GA 1:43:34
10. Jared Komatz F 28 Hahira GA 1:46:42
11. Lars Leader M 58 Valdosta GA 1:47:00
12. Sam Louie M 41 Valdosta GA 1:48:35
13. Sim Davidson M 40 Helena GA 1:49:32
14. Abby Thurmond F 21 Valdosta GA 1:50:57
15. Will Holman M 51 Moultrie GA 1:51:06
16. Karen Wilson F 43 Dothan AL 1:52:39
17. Matthew Marston M 27 Moultrie GA 1:53:14
18. Alan Johnson M 50 Valdosta GA 1:53:24
19. Michael Baun M 54 Valdosta GA 1:53:27
20. PL Jowers M 61 Moultrie GA 1:53:28
21. Jody Penney F 36 Valdosta GA 1:54:26
22. Melissa Roe F 33 Valdosta GA 1:54:26
23. Heidi Gonzalez F 38 Valdosta GA 1:54:43
24. Mark Steele M 51 Valdosta GA 1:54:45
25. Chae Skinner F 35 Valdosta GA 1:54:46
26. Jay Jackson M 29 Valdosta GA 1:55:17
27. Savanna Greene F 14 Valdosta GA 1:57:58
28. Chuck Davis M 49 Tallahassee FL 1:57:58
29. no card 1:58:08
30. Dana Fender M 44 Douglas GA 2:01:09
31. Lacey Boronczyk F 23 Valdosta GA 2:01:45
32. Nichole Jackson F 30 Valdosta GA 2:01:49
33. Martha Mazurkiewicz F 43 Valdosta GA 2:03:36
34. Samuel Hong M 47 Alpharetta GA 2:03:36
35. Amanda Frederikson F 25 Valdosta GA 2:03:57
36. Gary Prine Jr M 26 Valdosta GA 2:04:10
37. no card 2:04:37
38. Audrey Williams F 20 Valdosta GA 2:04:59
39. Jana Davis F 40 Tallahassee FL 2:05:29
40. Willy Gamalero M 33 Madison FL 2:06:09
41. Paul Merck M 28 Valdosta GA 2:06:18
42. Beth Henderson F 36 Valdosta GA 2:07:05
43. Angie Gruber F 32 Hahira GA 2:08:37
44. Janis Lee F 56 Hahira GA 2:10:22
45. Jonelle Jimison F 22 Valdosta GA 2:11:54
46. Paul Gugliucci M 23 Valdosta GA 2:11:54
47. Chase Prine M 22 Valdosta GA 2:11:55
48. Mixson Anderson M 38 Valdosta GA 2:11:55
49. Scott Smith M 45 McRae GA 2:12:17
50. Dustin Walton M 26 Marietta GA 2:13:17
51. Charlie Mizell M 30 Pearson GA 2:15:15
52. Stephanie Adams F 43 Jenning FL 2:16:21
53. Sara Greene F 31 Springfield GA 2:17:02
54. Greg Gore M 42 Douglas GA 2:17:38
55. Melissa Norris F 27 Valdosta GA 2:19:24
56. Heather Miller F 32 Valdosta GA 2:21:54
57. Corey Meek M 25 Kennesaw GA 2:22:20
58. Jean Oliver F 48 Lake Park GA 2:27:57
59. Ada Steele F 51 Valdosta GA 2:27:59
60. Teresa Leff F 46 Adel GA 2:28:28
61. Zach Greene M 31 Springfield VA 2:30:12
62. Anthony Roberts M 49 Tallahassee FL 2:33:02
63. Bill Tanner M 64 Havana FL 2:33:22
64. Elizabeth Gmerek F 50 Merritt Island FL 2:36:42
65. Christina Howell F 26 Thomasville GA 2:38:34
66. Crissa Lehman F 36 Tallahassee FL 2:45:11
68. Dean Looney M 47 Dacula GA 2:52:38
69. Leonard Cato M 78 Valdosta GA 3:15:45
70. Stephanie Ayers F 40 Valdosta GA 3:15:46
71. Christy James F 36 Homerville GA 3:17:41
72. Stephanie Roy F 25 Valdosta GA 3:17:42


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kunish and Stevens are the fastest Flashers in St. Marks

I was standing along the new course for the Flash 12K about five kilometers from the start when the leader, Tommy Kunish, came around a bend.


"Herb!" he called out. "How far is 12K? 7.2 miles? 7.4?"


"7.5!" I shouted as he ran by.


"So the halfway is at 3.2?"


"Three-and-three-quarters!" I called at his back.


No one who knew Kunish while he was running cross country at Florida State would be at all surprised.


But Kunish has run on the United State Marine Corps' marathon team, so he was able to overcome the handicap of not knowing just how long a race he was running to win Gulf Winds Track Club's 23rd annual Flash 12K on Saturday morning, 19 February 2011. Kunish ran 40:57, holding off a late charge by runner-up Nate Kaiser (41:03). Jay Wallace took top master honors, running third in 41:53. Kelly Stevens was the woman's champion, placing 23rd in 49:23, well ahead of runner-up Brandi Campbell (28th, 50:20). Mary Anne Grayson (34th, 52:23) of Thomasville was the first female master and the fifth woman finisher overall.


The race was forced to a new venue by work on the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Rail Trail on the old course near Woodville, and the 2011 Flash 12K started in the town of St. Marks from the front of Fort San Marcos de Apalachee State Park. Brian Manry led the runners through the streets of St. Marks, closely followed by Kunish. John Robida, Jay Wallace, and Nate Kaiser were not far behind. After two kilometers the race turned onto the St. Marks Trail, where Kunish took control of the race. As Manry fell back, Robida moved into second near the end of the third kilometer. At five kilometers Kunish led Robida by 21 seconds. Robida couldn't keep up the pursuit, though, and by early in the second half of the race he had lost his position to Kaiser and Wallace. Kaiser began to close on Kunish. Just past nine kilometers Kaiser was 18 seconds down, but the gap was narrowing. By the last turn on the course, just 300 meters from the finish, Kunish was only three seconds up on Kaiser. But Kunish ran away on the final stretch to win 40:57 to 41:03.


Top Ten Men, Flash 12K
  1. Thomas Kunish (M, 30) 40:57
  2. Nate Kaiser (M, 31) 41:03
  3. Jay Wallace (M, 46) 41:53
  4. John Robida (M, 30) 42:33
  5. Christopher Coutts (M, 37) 44:15
  6. Douglas Bell (M, 42) 44:27
  7. Brian Manry (M, 32) 44:37
  8. Michael Martinez (M, 45) 45:00
  9. Keith Howell (M, 28) 45:07
  10. David Knauf (M, 46) 45:21

Top Ten Women, Flash 12K
  1. Kelly Stevens (F, 29) 49:23
  2. Brandi Campbell (F, 35) 50:20
  3. Katie Showman (F, 29) 50:30
  4. Micah Adriani (F, 33) 52:01
  5. Mary Anne Grayson (F, 45) 52:23
  6. Kristine Cox (F, 33) 54:30
  7. Julie Clark (F, 49) 54:42
  8. Stephanie Stout (F, 26) 55:01
  9. Ashley Daily (F, 24) 55:28
  10. Christienne Coutts (F, 39) 56:06

Ten-year-old Caleb Harris of Bainbridge, Georgia won the associated six-kilometer race, running 23:59 ahead of runner-up James Dexter's 24:31. Douglas McMurray (3rd, 25:33) was the first master finisher. Ashton McMurray (11th, 31:26) finished as first female in the 6K, with Michele Bagget (19th, 33:18) second. Barbara Yonclas (20th, 34:10) was the top woman master.


Top Ten Men, Flash 6K
  1. Caleb Harris (M, 10) 23:59
  2. James Dexter (M, 26) 24:31
  3. Douglas McMurray (M, 46) 25:33
  4. Ryan Fitzgerald (M, 31) 26:13
  5. Mike Culligan (M, 36) 27:24
  6. David Savary (M, 45) 27:53
  7. Robert Whitehurst (M, 22) 29:33
  8. Robert Champlin (M, 41) 30:12
  9. Chris Dexter (M, 29) 31:03
  10. Cory Cardoza (M, 35) 31:19

Top Ten Women, Flash 6K
  1. Ashton McMurray (F, 15) 31:26
  2. Michele Baggett (F, 35) 33:18
  3. Barbara Yonclas (F, 63) 34:10
  4. Marisol Townsend (F, 33) 34:21
  5. Marly Upcavage (F, 20) 35:12
  6. Shelby Murphy (F, 16) 35:15
  7. Veronica Durham (F, 21) 35:22
  8. Maria Matheu (F, 32) 35:30
  9. Sara Rysavy (F, 16) 35:31
  10. Courtney Heidelberg (F, 33) 35:54

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Area performances at the 2011 Breast Cancer Marathon

One way of identifying the truly top-tier cities in North America is to see which ones have two Major League Baseball teams. There aren't many. Chicago, of course, and New York. Los Angeles, kind of. You could tell that Philadelphia and Boston were no longer contending to be the supreme metropolis on the east coast when they lost the Athletics and the Braves, respectively.


But not many cities have two marathons.


Jacksonville, Florida is one, though. There is the Jacksonville Marathon (now the Jacksonville Bank Marathon) which is the older brother, the one with the fast times and the history. Then there is the baby sister, only four years old but already grown into one the largest marathons in Florida--after Disney, of course. The new kid is the 26.2 With Donna, The National Marathon To End Breast Cancer.


The Donna started off big in 2008 with 1,680 finishers in the first race. The fourth Donna on Sunday, 13 February 2011 had 1,628 finishers. There were a lot more in the half-marathon, but we're talking marathons. Being right next door, the Trouble Afoot! region contributed more than a few of the finishers in 2011. Tallahassee's Brian Corbin was the fastest of those, running 3:17:07 to place 45th overall. The fastest woman from the area within 100 miles of Tallahassee was Shannon McNees who finished 146th overall, turning a 3:46:55.


Kennedy Kemei was the overall winner of the fourth annual Donna at 2:20:00, and Anzhelika Averkova ran 2:36:49 to finish as the first woman. Below are the finishers from the Trouble Afoot! region, 70 strong. If I missed anyone it's because I'm stupid.


Trouble Afoot! area finishers in the 2011 Breast Cancer Marathon
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Sunday, 13 February 2011

PLACE ATHLETE                     S AGE CITY             ST TIME
===== =========================== = === ================ == =======
45. Brian Corbin M 43 Tallahassee FL 3:17:07
66. Jeremy Richardson M 21 Tallahassee FL 3:24:51
146. Shannon McNees F 40 Tallahassee FL 3:46:55
147. Megan Mays F 27 Tallahassee FL 3:46:56
150. Lori Abbey F 43 Tallahassee FL 3:47:19
203. Dan Talbot M 43 Panama City FL 3:54:41
227. Michelle Beitelman F 39 Tallahassee FL 3:57:07
233. Judy Alexander F 49 Tallahassee FL 3:58:14
261. Shelby Augustyniak F 34 Tallahassee FL 4:00:30
315. Lance Lozano M 41 Tallahassee FL 4:07:05
344. Tammyjo Allen F 39 Valdosta GA 4:10:22
346. Jonathan Rogers M 38 Valdosta GA 4:10:28
351. Cathy Cushing F 42 Tallahassee FL 4:11:32
392. Kelly Chapman F 24 Live Oak FL 4:17:31
403. Brad Lewis M 50 Tallahassee FL 4:19:01
411. Allison Decort F 29 Tallahassee FL 4:20:01
425. Lance Wilson M 29 Bainbridge GA 4:21:02
438. Karen Alexander F 46 Tallahassee FL 4:22:01
455. Kathy Lindsay F 51 Tallahassee FL 4:23:43
472. Evelio Rodriguez M 38 Live Oak FL 4:25:00
473. Beth Cao F 29 Tallahassee FL 4:25:03
474. Tien Cao M 32 Tallahassee FL 4:25:03
475. Robbie Robinson M 30 Tallahassee FL 4:25:08
499. Meredith Snowden F 43 Tallahassee FL 4:26:59
543. Michael Bellamy M 33 Tallahassee FL 4:30:09
579. Jenny Brown F 30 Tallahassee FL 4:33:11
582. Tracy Davy F 47 Tallahassee FL 4:33:24
587. Carl Allen M 51 Tallahassee FL 4:33:36
615. David Knight M 45 Tallahassee FL 4:37:07
649. Mary Ramirez F 55 Live Oak FL 4:40:30
650. Beth Culley F 46 Tallahassee FL 4:40:33
651. Becky Santos F 43 Tallahassee FL 4:40:33
721. Avalon Rocawich F 26 Tallahassee FL 4:44:46
733. Drew Dorminey M 42 Tifton GA 4:45:45
744. Bruce Hall M 42 Dothan AL 4:46:50
753. Scott Wright M 55 Tallahassee FL 4:47:33
774. Meagan Arrastia F 24 Tallahassee FL 4:50:40
777. Pam Waller F 48 Tallahassee FL 4:51:01
783. Tiffany Anderson F 39 Tallahassee FL 4:51:37
794. Rhonda Palmer F 42 Albany GA 4:52:19
816. Tommy Kristian M 31 Tallahassee FL 4:54:06
819. Brian Schoen M 30 Tallahassee FL 4:54:13
821. Melissa Woodrum F 59 Live Oak FL 4:54:49
857. Brian Dunmire M 24 Tallahassee FL 4:56:50
925. Cindy Dominey F 41 Albany GA 5:02:33
943. Megan Borkowski F 20 Tallahassee FL 5:04:12
946. Chika Okoro F 30 Tallahassee FL 5:04:39
1007. Mason Vance M 39 Tallahassee FL 5:13:01
1008. Deborah Seymore F 44 Tallahassee FL 5:13:01
1014. Leslie Anderson F 48 Tallahassee FL 5:13:30
1092. Emily Marturana F 28 Tallahassee FL 5:21:15
1129. Alicia Cobb F 24 Tallahassee FL 5:25:32
1181. Jon Ansola-Crowley M 28 Tallahassee FL 5:32:23
1218. Berinice Mercer-Lewis F 50 Tallahassee FL 5:35:37
1220. Lisa Chase F 45 Tallahassee FL 5:35:38
1233. Cedric Stephens M 38 Tallahassee FL 5:37:01
1275. Stephanie Gudeman F 32 Tallahassee FL 5:41:43
1306. Becky Ajhar F 45 Tallahassee FL 5:47:49
1332. Chris Dirmann M 40 Tallahassee FL 5:52:00
1356. Wendi Works F 40 Tallahassee FL 5:57:15
1369. Margot Cleveland F 40 Albany GA 5:59:06
1370. Shellie Gay F 42 Albany GA 5:59:06
1401. Amy Anderson F 38 Valdosta GA 6:03:22
1468. Robert Palmer M 49 Tallahassee FL 6:18:03
1473. Miranda Killough F 27 Bainbridge GA 6:19:16
1474. Michelle Miller F 40 Bainbridge GA 6:19:16
1475. Beth Briggs F 40 Bainbridge GA 6:19:16
1476. Beverly Shirley F 34 Bainbridge GA 6:19:16
1479. Marlene Guy F 45 Lake City FL 6:19:35
1543. Sarah Holdren F 27 Lake City FL 6:35:15


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