Wednesday, November 30, 2011

30 November 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 30 November 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.

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2 DECEMBER 2011
  • Blountstown Jingle Bell Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30PM CT. Blountstown Middle School, 17586 Main Street North, Blountstown, Florida 32424. 2010 story. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Marie Castaneda, marie.castaneda@calhounflschools.org or 850-674‐8234.
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. Online registration at active.com.
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
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. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET 5K / one mile immediately afterward. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Stephanie Poitevint, reindeertrot@gmail.com or April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com or 229-220-4775
  • Red Nose Run 5K. 8:00AM ET. Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Entry form and flyer. Brandee Zambrano, 229‐225‐7420
  • Junior Service League 5K Reindeer Race and one-mile Santa Shuffle. 8:00am CT. Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
17 DECEMBER 2011
  • Tannenbaum Trail Cross Country Run. 9:00AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • Lynn Haven Centennial 5K. 7:30AM CT. Lynn Haven Library (Sheffield Park), 901 Ohio Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
31 DECEMBER 2011
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
7 JANUARY 2012
  • 28th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
14 JANUARY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-591-0081)
  • 16th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00am ET Marathon and Half-Marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
  • Gulf Coast Community College Commodore Sun Run Half-Marathon / 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 6:30 am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (at Pier Park), 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, Florida. gcccfoundation@gmail.com
21 JANUARY 2012
  • 3rd annual FSU First Responder Unit 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University. 2011 story. 2010 story. Daniel Bulecza, dbulecza@admin.fsu.edu
  • 8th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 2011 story. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC. Entry form and flyer. Lance Wilson, lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or 229-400-5854.
  • House of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Panama City First Baptist Church, 640 Grace Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
28 JANUARY 2012
  • Red Fox Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Roberts Elementary School, 5777 Pimlico Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. Entry form and flyer. Kim Vinson, ksvinson@embarqmail.com or 850-488-0923 or 850-668-7430.
  • 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.
4 FEBRUARY 2012
  • Third annual FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge. 9:00am ET. Westcott Fountain, Florida State University, College Avenue and Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2011 story. 2010 story. Suzanne Berkey, smb07h@fsu.edu or 727-459-8597.
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
11 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 20th annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET one mile / 9:00AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
18 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 24th annual Flash 12K and 6K. 8:30AM ET. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2008 story. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com
  • Second annual Hospice Half Marathon & Dewey Dash 5K. 8:00am ET half marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601-2101. 2010 story. Leanna Greene, 229-563-7676
  • Blue-Grey 5K. 7:00AM ET. Columbia County Courthouse start 173 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
19 FEBRUARY 2012
25 FEBRUARY 2012
  • Schools Stomping Out Type 2 Diabetes 5K. 8:00am ET. Pavillion 13, Tom Brown Park, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Seeley Gutierrez, seel76@aol.com
3 MARCH 2012
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, & one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30am ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Grea Bevis, greabevis@yahoo.com
  • 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.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com. V. Morgan Tyrone, Victor.Tyrone@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
10 MARCH 2012
11 MARCH 2012
  • 3rd 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.
17 MARCH 2012
  • Second annual 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. 2011 story. Chris Akins or Sheri Logue, info@correctionsfoundation.org or 850-410-4475.
  • Third annual Pilot 5K for Brain-Related Disorders. 7:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
24 MARCH 2010
  • Iota Tau Alpha "Run For the Tape" 9.7K and 4.5K Trail Run. 8:15am ET. J. R. Alford Greenway, 2500 South Pedrick Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 9.7K course map. 4.5K course map. Roger Schmidt, run.for.the.tape.race@gmail.com or 727-644-5526
  • Third annual Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and One-Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
  • First Fruits 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM CT. Kinsaul Park, 5th Street, Lynn Haven, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Jeff Tinch, 850-785-7625.
7 APRIL 2012
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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
  • Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web site.
28 APRIL 2012
  • Rose35th 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
5 MAY 2012
  • 11th 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
12 MAY 2012
  • 6th 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. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
28 MAY 2012
  • USA Flag6th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
2 JUNE 2012
  • 15th annual Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
23 JUNE 2012
  • 14th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Event web site. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • 34th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2011 story. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
27 OCTOBER 2012
  • 33rd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).
17 NOVEMBER 2012
  • 18th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Run, Relay, & 5K. 8:00 am CT. St Theresa's Catholic Church, 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard, Sunny Hills, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Marty Kirkland 850-265-8439 or Joe Edgecombe joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-763-5005.
22 NOVEMBER 2012

  • 37th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K / 10K / 5K. 8:00 am ET. State Office Satellite Complex at SouthWood, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671 or 850-668-2236

24 NOVEMBER 2012

  • Swine Time 5K. 8:30am ET. Swine Time Fairgrounds, New Street, Climax Georgia. 2011 story. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com or 229-246-8560 or Chip Ariail, dariail@dcboe.com or 229-243-9120.
1 DECEMBER 2012
  • 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Reid Vannoy, reidv@comcast.net or 850-591-7891
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Martinez and Martin go whole hog at Swine Time

Michael MartinezTallahassee master runner Michael Martinez outraced Bainbridge High School cross-country runner Tae Ross, 17:55 to 18:40, winning the 2011 Swine Time 5K in Climax Georgia on November 26--the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Bainbridge schoolteacher Dana Martin was the first female finisher, placing 23rd overall in 24:30. A few steps back, women's runner-up Jessica Wynn posted a 24:34.


Dana MartinIt takes some courage to schedule a race the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Most runners are going to have run one of the huge "Turkey Trot" or other Thanksgiving races on Thursday. The "Saturday After" race director can't expect much in the way of participation. The Thursday races take most of the athletes, and the Saturday races get the leftovers. Nevertheless, Climax, Georgia bravely (or stubbornly) keeps staging the Swine Time 5K on that post-Thanksgiving Saturday year after year.


Of course, any meal you make of Thanksgiving leftovers includes some of the food you had on Thanksgiving. Similarly, the top four runners in the Swine Time 5K had faced each other on Thanksgiving Day in the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K.


Tae RossAt Swine Time, the runners negotiated a 3.1-mile out and back course that started and finished on New Street at the Swine Time festival grounds. Before the first kilometer was over the runners had left the residential streets for a dirt road past the cotton fields, and Tae Ross was leading with Michael Martinez dogging his heels. Early in the second kilometer the race turned north and back onto pavement on Salem Church Road. Tae Ross was still in front, resisting all of Martinez's attempt to take over pacesetting. Behind them, Greg Waddell had moved into third and Phillip Wilbourn was settled in fourth.

Tae Ross and Michael Martinez
After the halfway turnaround, Martinez was finally able to pass Ross, breaking away on the long uphill return on Salem Church Road. Martinez steadily pulled away, going on to win by about 200 meters in 17:55. Ross was second in 18:40, while Waddell hung on to third in 19:13 and Wilbourn fourth in 20:23.


When Dana Martin passed Teresa Odom during the second mile to take over the lead in the women's competition, Jessica Wynn was three places and twenty seconds behind. During the second half of the race, though, Wynn came on, closing to within four seconds of Martin. But Martin clung to that four second lead, beating out Wynn for the top women's spot 24:30 to 24:34. Odom finished 34th overall in 25:21 as the third woman and first woman master.


There were 113 finishers in the race, an annual fixture of the southwest Georgia running scene. The Swine Time 5K is held in conjunction with Climax's annual Swine Time Festival, a celebration of everything porcine.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Swine Time 5K
  1. Greg Waddell17:55 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 18:40 ~ Tae Ross (M, 17) Bainbridge, GA
  3. 19:13 ~ Greg Waddell (M, 45) Bainbridge, GA
  4. 20:23 ~ Phiilip Wilbourn (M, 32) Blakely, GA
  5. 21:45 ~ Austin Kelly (M, 27) Havana, FL
  6. 21:52 ~ Bennett Enfinger (M, 14) Bainbridge, GA
  7. 21:53 ~ Matthew Green (M, 13) Donalsonville, GA
  8. 22:03 ~ Stuart Beauchamp (M, 22) Bainbridge, GA
  9. 22:18 ~ David Beauchamp (M, 20-29) Hoboken, NJ
  10. 22:28 ~ Noah St. John (M, 30-39) Durham, NC

Jessica WynnTop Ten Women, 2011 Swine Time 5K
  1. 24:30 ~ Dana Martin (F, 38) Bainbridge, GA
  2. 24:34 ~ Jessica Wynn (F, 32) Bainbridge, GA
  3. 25:21 ~ Teresa Odom (F, 46) Bainbridge, GA
  4. 26:53 ~ Anda Ariail (F, 30-39) Orlando, FL
  5. 27:03 ~ Linda Wann (F, 50-59) Bainbridge, GA
  6. 27:20 ~ Chelsey Beauchamp (F, 20-29) Atlanta, GA
  7. 27:29 ~ Morgan Lane (F, 14-19) Bainbridge, GA
  8. 27:53 ~ Julie Genavar (F, 20-29) Bainbridge, GA
  9. 28:30 ~ Marie Mosley (F, 30-39) Tampa, FL
  10. 28:32 ~ Shannon Angle (F, 30-39) Climax, GA

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Lake and 5,100 runners decide Turkey Trot is 'just right'

Over 5,000 athletes at the Southwood starting line for the Gulf Winds Track Club's 36th annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot at 8:30am on Thanksgiving morning, 24 November 2011, were faced with three choices that would perplex Goldilocks. Instead of deciding on a piece of furniture or the temperature of oatmeal, though, the runners had to choose among three distances; 15K, 10K, or 5K. Which was too long? Too short? Just right?


Apparently many runners consider the Papa Bear of the Tallahassee Turkey Trot, the 15K, to be too long, but it is the featured race and the oldest, going back to 1978. In the 2011 edition of the 15K University of Florida medical student Chris Lake was going for his fourth straight win. Just over 1600m into the race, Lake was 40 meters behind the leader, Alex Smyth of Capital City Runners. Trailing Lake by several places and a hundred meters was another Capital City Runners entry, three-time Canadian Olympian Kevin Sullivan. Around seven-and-a-half kilometers, or near the midpoint of the race, Smyth had expanded his lead over Lake to half a minute. Caleb Carmichael was running in third, about 45 seconds behind Lake. Trailing Carmichael by ten seconds, Sullivan had moved into fourth.


Less than three kilometers later, Smyth pulled up with trouble in his calf muscle. Suddenly, Lake was the front runner. A minute back, Sullivan passed Carmichael to move into second. For the final five kilometers it was Sullivan chasing Lake, but Lake held his ground and went on to win, 50:39 to 51:35. The top master spot went to Tallahassee's Carl Nordhielm, who finished sixth overall in 56:25.


In the women's 15K Sheryl Rosen was also going for a fourth win, having won the race each year from 2006 to 2008. Rosen lead early, but Springtime 10K champion Pasca Cheruiyot was only a step behind at two kilometers. Halfway through the race, Rosen and Cheruiyot were running side by side. Cheruiyot broke away during the second half of the race and ran home in 57:40, the event's fastest winning time for a women since Janice Hochstein ran 57:25 in 1989. Rosen was the women's runner-up in 58:18. For the ninth year in a row, Jane Johnson was the fastest master woman in the race, this year placing 39th overall in 65:27.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K
  1. 50:39 ~ Chris Lake (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 51:35 ~ Kevin Sullivan (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 52:17 ~ Caleb Carmichael (M, 27) Pensacola, FL
  4. 53:36 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 56:16 ~ Zac Buchholz (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 56:25 ~ Carl Nordhielm (M, 49) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 56:34 ~ Brian Manry (M, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 57:00 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 57:13 ~ John Robida (M, 31) Tampa, FL
  10. 57:14 ~ Jack McDermott (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2011 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 15K
  1. 57:40 ~ Pasca Cheruiyot (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 58:16 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 61:31 ~ Seeley Gutierrez (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 64:25 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 64:48 ~ Kelly Stevens (F, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 64:51 ~ Adriana Piekarewicz (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 65:27 ~ Jane Johnson (F, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 67:02 ~ Tiffany Barz (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 68:18 ~ Kristine Cox (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 70:41 ~ Lorien Abbey (F, 44) Tallahassee, FL

643 finishers had decided that the Mama Bear race, the 10K, was just right for them. Richard Smith led that race nearly the entire way, winning in 33:15. Kevin Lane overtook Charlie Johnson with about two kilometers left to finish runner-up in 33:5; Johnson was third in 34:00. The fastest master in the 10K was Tallahassee's Tony Guillen, who finished eighth overall in 36:31. In 2010, L. A. Hanlon had been the ninth female finisher at the Turkey Trot. In 2011 she graduated to the 10K and was the top woman finisher in 45:48, coming in more than 400 meters ahead of women's runner-up Kirsti Satterstrom (64th, 47:53). For the second year in a row Kim Curran was the first woman master in the 10K. Curran was also the fourth woman in the race, placing 78th overall in 49:27.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K
  1. 33:15 ~ Richard Smith (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 33:52 ~ Kevin Lane (M, 22) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 34:00 ~ Charlie Johnson (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 34:34 ~ Peter Wood (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 34:57 ~ Nicholas Maedel (M, 23) Bainbridge, GA
  6. 36:06 ~ Patrick Swain (M, 19) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 36:16 ~ Jared Black (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 36:31 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 36:37 ~ Dan Mosier (M, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 37:19 ~ David Altmaier (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2011 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K
  1. 45:48 ~ L.A. Hanlon (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 47:53 ~ Kirsti Satterstrom (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 48:28 ~ Danielle Fischler (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 49:27 ~ Kim Curran (F, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 49:05 ~ Alexandria Smith (F, 22) Monticello, FL
  6. 49:19 ~ Laura Welch (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 49:22 ~ Krista Killius (F, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 49:42 ~ Lisa Finn (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 50:09 ~ Paige Montooth (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 50:10 ~ Sarah Mrazek (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL

With the current boom in marathon running, you'd think that many runners would find the 5K too short, but 3,035 picked that Baby Bear distance as just right, making the 5K the largest race of the morning. Sean Mendes was the fastest of those 3,000, running 16:35 to prevail over the runner-up, Leon High cross-country runner Ben McMahon, who ran 17:00. 150 meters behind McMahon in 17:27, Michael Martinez finished third overall as the top master. Tallahassee schoolteacher Lisa Johnson won her third Turkey Trot 5K women’s title in four years, placing 13th overall in 19:02. Robin Pontrelli (147th, 23:21) was the 5K race's top woman master.


Top Ten Men, 2011 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K
  1. 16:35 ~ Sean Mendes (M, 19) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 17:00 ~ Benjamin McMahon (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 17:27 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 45) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 17:48 ~ Robert Abellera (M, 19) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 17:48 ~ Wil Luca (M, 15) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 18:01 ~ Sukhi Khosla (M, 15) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 18:04 ~ Skip Martin (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 18:08 ~ Tae Ross (M, 17) Bainbridge, GA
  9. 18:14 ~ Calvin Vannoy (M, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 18:32 ~ Tim Yinger (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2011 Tallahassee Turkey Trot 5K
  1. 19:02 ~ Lisa Johnson (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:48 ~ Anna Busby (F, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 20:20 ~ Stephanie Liles-Weyant (F, 39) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 20:26 ~ Michaela Ashley (F, 13) Panama City Beach, FL
  5. 21:24 ~ Ruth Ashley (F, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 21:38 ~ Olivia Yinger (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 22:27 ~ Molly McCann (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 23:09 ~ Sarah Murphy (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 22:33 ~ Gray Kinch (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 22:42 ~ Jayme Dorsett (F, 25) Tallahassee, FL

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Molosky and Patterson are Draggin' slayers in Sunny Hill

2011 Draggin' Tail ChallengeThe numbers were somewhat down at this year's 17th annual Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Challenge in Sunny Hill, Florida on Saturday morning, 19 November 2011. Maybe the members of the long-distance running fraternity had chosen instead to run the Pensacola Marathon, the St. Augustine Marathon, or one of the other events in the rapidly proliferating roster of 26.2-mile races. Or maybe they were just getting tired of losing to Vince Molosky. If the latter were the case they they chose wisely, because for the third year in a row, Molosky administered an ass-whupping to the Draggin' Tail field, this time finishing at the front of a field of 38 athletes in 1:48:35. It was Molosky's fastest Draggin' Tail yet, and the fastest time at Draggin' Tail since 2002 when Jessie Blanton turned the 18 miles in 1:46:42. About two and a half kilometers behind Molosky, Tallahassee's Roger Schmidt finished runner-up in 1:58:12. Aaron Scrimager of Panama City Beach was third in 1:59:51, and Tallahassee's Michael Kennett placed fourth in 2:10:09. The top master in the Draggin' Tail Challenge was Jim Meadows of Panama City Beach, who came in fifth overall in 2:14:34. Michelle Patterson was the first female in the field, finishing ninth overall in 2:25:55. Diane Morris (11th, 2:29:53) was the second woman finisher and the first female master.


Results, 2011 Draggin' Tail 18-Mile Challenge
  1. Vince Molosky1:48:35 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 1:58:12 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 1:59:51 ~ Aaron Scrimager (M, 35) Panama City Beach, FL
  4. 2:10:09 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 2:14:34 ~ Jim Meadows (M, 50) Panama City Beach, FL
  6. 2:19:50 ~ John Hensz (M, 33)
  7. 2:21:39 ~ David Landis (M, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 2:22:36 ~ David Freni (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 2:25:55 ~ Michelle Patterson (F, 26)
  10. 2:27:15 ~ James Burke (M, 30-34)
  11. 2:29:53 ~ Diane Morris (F, 52) Lynn Haven, FL
  12. 2:32:20 ~ Judy Alexander (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  13. 2:33:41 ~ Jamie Knight (M, 40) Pensacola, FL
  14. 2:33:42 ~ Troy Mitchell (M, 30-34)
  15. 2:36:28 ~ John Michalik (M, 53) Lynn Haven, FL
  16. 2:38:49 ~ Amy Stoyles (F, 31) Freeport, FL
  17. 2:39:26 ~ Jennifer Bleakley (F, 36) Panama City Beach, FL
  18. 2:41:28 ~ Hayes Morris (M, 51)
  19. 2:44:31 ~ Debbie Wittmer (F, 48)
  20. 2:45:46 ~ Rick Martin
  21. 2:47:46 ~ Jeremy Zawacki
  22. 2:50:07 ~ Teresa Lafleur
  23. 2:54:53 ~ Sue Cottrill
  24. 2:57:46 ~ William Zahler
  25. 2:58:01 ~ Rick Hodge
  26. 3:03:32 ~ Laura McDermott (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  27. 3:03:33 ~ Jack McDermott (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  28. 3:03:52 ~ John Powell
  29. 3:04:21 ~ Jeff Ward
  30. 3:04:55 ~ Kyu Hill
  31. 3:06:26 ~ Michelle Waldrip
  32. 3:06:30 ~ Bruce Hall
  33. 3:07:14 ~ Kevin Klamser
  34. 3:08:50 ~ James Wells
  35. 3:23:06 ~ Dustin Whitworth
  36. 3:36:41 ~ Charles Pettit
  37. 3:47:35 ~ Sharon Michalik
  38. 3:49:01 ~ Reed Killets

3 x 6-Mile Relay Teams
  1. 2:21:07 ~ TDM (Men & Women)
  2. 2:22:37 ~ The Breakfast Club (Men & Women)
  3. 2:27:41 ~ Logarithimic Engineers (Men)
  4. 2:42:26 ~ Worst Pace Scenario (Men)
  5. 3:08:51 ~ Sue's Suckers (Women)
  6. 3:43:00 ~ DKS (Women)

Recent Draggin' Tail Challenge winners, 2000-2011
Date
Men
Women
19 NOV 2011
1:48:35, Vince Molosky
2:25:55, Michelle Patterson
18 NOV 2010
1:52:43, Vince Molosky
2:06:10, Hadley Nyquist
21 NOV 2009
1:51:31, Vince Molosky
2:07:43, Hadley Nyquist
22 NOV 2008
1:55:32, Jack McDermott
2:20:45, Dana Black
17 NOV 2007
2:00:32, Michael Martinez
2:21:27, Dana Black
18 NOV 2006
1:55:39, Jack McDermott
2:23:50, Melinda Fountain
19 NOV 2005
1:55:19, Jack McDermott
2:18:19, Lisa Purul
20 NOV 2004
1:59:57, Nathan Tarver
2:31:57, Gloria Ramirez
22 NOV 2003
1:50:25, Mike Lilly
2:20:08, Julie Clark
23 NOV 2002
1:46:42, Jessie Blanton
1:57:44, Valerie Connaghton
17 NOV 2001
1:56:34, Rick Melendez
2:30:11, Cheryl Lanke
18 NOV 2000
1:57:43, Alan Swigler
2:14:38, Laurel Slyck















If anyone has the winners from 1995 to 1999, I would really,
really like to include those names and times here! ~ HW


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23 November 2011 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 23 November 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

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. 2009 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. 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.
26 NOVEMBER 2011
  • Pilgrim Chase Trail Run 5K. 9:00 am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021
  • Swine Time Festival 5K. 8:30am ET. Swine Time Festival Fair Grounds, New Street, Climax, Georgia. Event web page. Paul Fryer, pfryer1@gmail.com
2 DECEMBER 2011
  • Blountstown Jingle Bell Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30PM CT. Blountstown Middle School, 17586 Main Street North, Blountstown, Florida 32424. 2010 story. Course map. Entry form and flyer. Marie Castaneda, marie.castaneda@calhounflschools.org or 850-674‐8234.
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. Online registration at active.com.
  • Jingle Bell Jog 10K / 5K / One-Mile. 8:00am ET (10 km) / 9:00am et (5 km). Tift Park, Corner of 5th and Monroe, Albany, GA 31701. 2010 story. USATF certified courses GA05018WC (10 km) and GA05017WC (5 km). Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
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. 2010 story. Event web site. Event page on Facebook. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com
  • Reindeer Trot 5K and one-mile fun run. 9:00am ET 5K / one mile immediately afterward. Bainbridge Country Club, 312 Country Club Road, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. Entry form and flyer. Stephanie Poitevint, reindeertrot@gmail.com or April Aldridge, aaldridge@dcboe.com or 229-220-4775
  • Red Nose Run 5K. 8:00AM ET. Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia 31792. Entry form and flyer. Brandee Zambrano, 229‐225‐7420
  • Junior Service League 5K Reindeer Race and one-mile Santa Shuffle. 8:00am CT. Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
17 DECEMBER 2011
  • Tannenbaum Trail Cross Country Run. 9:00AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com
  • Lynn Haven Centennial 5K. 7:30AM CT. Lynn Haven Library (Sheffield Park), 901 Ohio Avenue, Lynn Haven, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
31 DECEMBER 2011
  • Last Gasp 5K Trail Run. 9:00AM CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, Alabama 36303. 2010 story. Event web page. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
7 JANUARY 2012
  • 28th annual Bowlegs 5K Run for Scholarship. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. USATF certified course #FL95008DL. 2011 story. 2010 story. Larry Giunipero, lgiunip@cob.fsu.edu or 850-878-5569, or Bill Hillison, bhillis@garnet.acns.fsu.edu or 850-893-4557.
14 JANUARY 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club 30K / 15K. 7:30 am ET. The Retreat at Bradley's Pond, 9002 Bradley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309. USATF certified courses FL06013DL (30K) and FL06014DL (15 K). 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 2008 story. Jerry/Jackie McDaniel (mcdanieljackie@hotmail.com or 850-591-0081)
  • 16th annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon / Half-Marathon / 5K. 8:00am ET Marathon and Half-Marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Museum of Aviation, Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, Georgia. USATF certified courses #GA10005WC (Marathon), #GA09003WC (Half Marathon), #GA09005WC (5K). Event web page. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online entry at active.com. Museum of Aviation Foundation at museumevents@museumofaviation.org or 478-923-6600, or John Hunter, Race Director, at hunterjh@cox.net or 478-335-3426.
  • Gulf Coast Community College Commodore Sun Run Half-Marathon / 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 6:30 am CT. Aaron Bessant Park (at Pier Park), 500 West Park Drive, Panama City, Florida. gcccfoundation@gmail.com
21 JANUARY 2012
  • 8th annual Kiwanis River Run 10K / 5K. 9:00am ET. Earle May Boat Basin, 100 Boat Basin Circle, Bainbridge, Georgia 39817. 10K is on USATF certified course GA05001WC. Lance Wilson, lance.wilson096@cottonstates.com or 229-400-5854.
  • House of Hope 5K. 8:00am CT. Panama City First Baptist Church, 640 Grace Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com.
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
11 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 20th annual Run For The Cookies 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET one mile / 9:00AM ET 5K. Tallahassee Community College Lifetime Sports Center, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified 5K course FL08011EBM. Dr. Jeanne O'Kon, okonj@tcc.fl.edu or 850-894-2019.
  • Third annual FSU Krispy Kreme Challenge. 9:00am ET. FAMU / FSU College of Engineering, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046. 2011 story. 2010 story. Suzanne Berkey, smb07h@fsu.edu or 727-459-8597.
18 FEBRUARY 2012
  • 24th annual Flash 12K and 6K. 8:30AM ET. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2008 story. Mark Priddy, MarkPriddy@msn.com
  • Second annual Hospice Half Marathon & Dewey Dash 5K. 8:00am ET half marathon / 8:15am ET 5K. Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31601-2101. 2010 story. Leanna Greene, 229-563-7676
  • Blue-Grey 5K. 7:00AM ET. Columbia County Courthouse start 173 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
3 MARCH 2012
  • Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, 5K, & one-mile fun run. 8:00AM ET one mile / 8:30am ET 10K and 5K. Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. USATF certified course FL09035EBM (10K). USATF certified course FL09036EBM (5K). Grea Bevis, greabevis@yahoo.com
  • 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.
  • 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. Online registration at active.com. V. Morgan Tyrone, Victor.Tyrone@dep.state.fl.us or 386-454-0723.
10 MARCH 2012
11 MARCH 2012
  • 3rd 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.
17 MARCH 2012
  • Second annual 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. 2011 story. Chris Akins or Sheri Logue, info@correctionsfoundation.org or 850-410-4475.
  • Third annual Pilot 5K for Brain-Related Disorders. 7:00am CT. Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
24 MARCH 2010
  • Third annual Moving in Memory of Marline 10K, 5K, and One-Mile Fun Run. Marina Civic Center, 8 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401. 2011 story. Online registration at active.com.
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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
  • First Fruits 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM CT. Kinsaul Park, 5th Street, Lynn Haven, Florida. Online registration at active.com. Jeff Tinch, 850-785-7625.
7 APRIL 2012
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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
  • Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web site.
28 APRIL 2012
  • Rose35th 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). 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. rcr@ymcathomasville.org or 229-226-9878.
5 MAY 2012
  • 11th 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site.
12 MAY 2012
  • 6th 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. Katina Stewart 229-378-0970.
28 MAY 2012
  • USA Flag6th annual Memorial Day 5K Night Race. 7:00 pm ET. Boulevard Park, East Evans Street and South Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Rhonda Walker, rgwalker2210@att.net
2 JUNE 2012
  • 15th annual Potluck Bash 4-Mile Run. 6:00 pm ET. Forestmeadows Athletic Center, 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. David Yon, david@radeylaw.com or 850-425-6671.
23 JUNE 2012
  • 14th annual Summer Sizzler 5K and one-mile fun run. 7:00 pm ET (1 mile), 7:30 pm ET (5K). St. George Island, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certifed course #FL99035DL. Event web site. Hobson Fulmer, hobson@fairpoint.net or 850-927-2510.
  • 34th annual Hot Trot 5K. 7:30 am CT. Washington-Holmes Technical Center, 757 Hoyt Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. 2011 story. Stan Owens 850-547-2244.
27 OCTOBER 2012
  • 33rd annual Boston Mini-Marathon. 8:00 am ET. Commercial Bank, 124 West Jefferson Street, Boston, GA 31626. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Brad Johnson, bradjohnson@bankcb.com or 229-498-8500 (day) / 229-226-4679 (evening).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Piotrowski and Jackson have the most fun at Bradley's 5K

Joel PiotrowskiI won't say that Bradley's Store Country Fun Days is the worst time to get a sausage dog, because I'm a member of the cult that believes that there isn't a bad time for a sausage dog. Let's just say that the Country Fun Days festival is the least convenient time to get a sausage dog. Instead of the usual core group of sausage dog lovers, thousands who ordinarily have no interest in smoked sausage descend on Bradley's Country Store during the festival. Since 2009, those hordes have included the athletes in the Marzuq Shrine's Bradley's Country Fun Days 5K.


There were 83 in that group of runners on 19 November 2011, led by Tallahassee master runner Joel Piotrowski. Piotrowski crossed the finish line of the 3.1-mile race in 18:00, just a step or two ahead of the 18:03 posted by runner-up Hunter Scott of the Lincoln High School cross-country team. Cole Tessier, the defending champion in the race, was third in 19:03.


Eleven-year-old Grace Jackson, a middle-school cross-country runner at Cornerstone Learning Community, was the first female finisher in the 5K, placing 17th overall in 23:27. A few seconds back in 23:33, Sandra Canada was the second woman finisher and first woman master, taking 18th overall.


Bradley's Country Fun Days 5K winners, 2009-2011
Date
Men
Women
21 NOV 2009
19:51, Garth Gumme
26:04, Sarrah Troncoso
20 NOV 2010
19:07, Cole Tessier
19:15, Stephanie Liles-Weyant
19 NOV 2011
18:00, Joel Piotrowski
23:27, Grace Jackson


Hunter ScottTop Ten Men
  1. 18:00 ~ Joel Piotrowski (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 18:03 ~ Hunter Scott (M, 15)
  3. 19:03 ~ Cole Tessier (M, 28)
  4. 20:14 ~ Camilio Ordonez (M, 32)
  5. 20:17 ~ David Harrell (M, 26)
  6. 20:28 ~ Mike Shank (M, 43)
  7. 20:59 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44)
  8. 21:01 ~ Chuck Davis (M, 50)
  9. 21:39 ~ Rob McNeely (M, 52)
  10. 21:55 ~ Wayne Thumm (M, 39)

Top Ten Women
  1. Grace Jackson23:27 ~ Grace Jackson (F, 11)
  2. 23:33 ~ Sandra Canada (F, 49)
  3. 24:48 ~ Kate McCabe (F, 26)
  4. 26:15 ~ Beth Alexander (F, 47)
  5. 26:32 ~ Jana Davis (F, 41)
  6. 26:33 ~ Lori Westphal (F, 41)
  7. 26:53 ~ Sarah Criser (F, 24)
  8. 27:15 ~ Janila Allen (F, ??)
  9. 27:27 ~ Melissa Zapata (F, 32)
  10. 28:09 ~ Allison Aubuchan (F, 29)

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