Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Godin and Williams strap on their racing shoes for Red Shoes

Eric GodinOn Saturday morning, 28 April 2012, Eric Godin clocked 38:48 for 6.2 miles to become the champion at the Ronald McDonald House's inaugural Red Shoes 10K in Tallahassee's Southwood community. Godin finished over 900 meters ahead of the runner-up, Florida A&M University philosophy professor Michael LaBossiere. LaBossiere ran 41:20 to finish as the fastest master in the race. Susan Williams took the top women's spot in the race, placing seventh overall in 46:15. Less than 100 meters back, Lori Abbey was the second woman in and the first woman master, finishing ninth overall in 46:39.


The proliferation of road races in the Tallahassee area has reached the point where it's no longer unusual for multiple 5K events to be scheduled on the same day. April 28, though, saw two longer races in the area taking place the same morning, with the new Red Shoes 10K slated to run at the same time as the 35th annual Rose City Run 10K just up US 319 in Thomasville. Nevertheless, Ronald McDonald House was successful in drawing 111 runners to Southwood to finish a first-year 10K.


Mike LaBossiereTop Ten Men, 2012 Red Shoes 10K
  1. 38:48 ~ Eric Godin (M, 28)
  2. 41:20 ~ Michael Labossiere (M, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 41:54 ~ Matt Minno (M, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 43:10 ~ Trent Mills (M, 24)
  5. 44:32 ~ Mike Jaynes (M, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 44:33 ~ Doug Bell (M, 42) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 46:32 ~ Adam Townsend (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 46:43 ~ Ettore Aldrovandi (M, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 48:22 ~ Brad Burns (M, 44)
  10. 48:29 ~ Lance Lozano (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Red Shoes 10K
  1. Susan Williams46:15 ~ Susan Williams (F, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 46:39 ~ Lori Abbey (F, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 48:30 ~ Jana Seago (F, 54) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 50:49 ~ Sheri Poskanzer (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 51:02 ~ Marisol Townsend (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 51:37 ~ Christine Gallagher (F, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 52:25 ~ Patricia Knauf (F, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 52:39 ~ Lorranne Ausley (F, 48) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 53:06 ~ Jennifer Bacile (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 54:18 ~ Deborah Peters (F, 51) Tallahassee, FL

Another 250 athletes finished a 5K which was run concurrent with the 10K. Lisa Johnson won the shorter event in 18:09, almost 300 meters ahead of top male finisher, Paul Guyas, who was second overall in 19:27. Johnson has almost made a specialty of winning shorter races associated with longer events. In the past year and a half she also won the five-mile at the Gulf Winds Track Club's 2010 Ten-Mile Challenge, the 5K at the 2011 Springtime 10K, and the 5K at the 2012 Springtime 10K.

Lisa Johnson
Top Ten Women, 2012 Red Shoes 5K
  1. 18:09 ~ Lisa Johnson (F, 31) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 22:31 ~ Emily Molen (F, 11) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 22:38 ~ Julia Travis (F, 13)
  4. 22:42 ~ Frances Mclean (F, 55) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 23:14 ~ Kristen Stillwell (F, 23) Havana, FL
  6. 23:17 ~ Jennifer Hall (F, 38)
  7. 23:29 ~ Andrea Duffy (F, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 23:34 ~ Emma Travis (F, 13)
  9. 24:29 ~ Katie Clark (F, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 24:37 ~ Karen Smith (F, 37) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Men, 2012 Red Shoes 5K
  1. Paul Guyas19:27 ~ Paul Guyas (M, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:57 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44) Crawfordville, FL
  3. 20:08 ~ Roger Oliver (M, 54) Havana, FL
  4. 20:13 ~ Luke Liles (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 20:20 ~ David Herrell (M, 26)
  6. 20:35 ~ Ryan Miller (M, 27) Havana, FL
  7. 20:50 ~ Chuck Lang (M, 46) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 20:51 ~ Elijah Ingram (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 21:04 ~ Tom Parker (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 21:21 ~ David White (M, 39) Tallahassee, FL

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