Saturday, July 21, 2012

McLeod and Smoot kick some buns in Valdosta's Wood Valley

Mark McLeodTwo years after finishing third in Valdosta's inaugural Break Bread Bun Run 5K, Mark McLeod was back on the streets of Wood Valley for the 2012 race on Saturday morning, July 21. This time Fitzgerald's McLeod buried the competition, finishing nearly a quarter mile ahead of the runner up and setting a course record of 18:21. Valdosta's Masked Avenger was the second runner to complete the circuit through the hills of Wood Valley, crossing the finish line in 19:50. Tyler Thurman of Lowndes High placed third in 20:21, followed by the first master runner in the race, Sean McConnell (4th, 20:33) of Adel.
Alice Smoot

For a close race, you had to turn to the women's competition. Valdosta's Alice Smoot and Savannah's Sarah Batt fought all the way to the finish line, contesting both the women's title and the female master's title. At the line it was Smoot, with both runners clocked in the same time of 21:11--a new course record for women. Valdosta's Elizabeth Smith took third in 23:45. Lauren Tosky of Leesburg, a winner at Valdosta's fourth annual Barnes 100 Years 5K seven days earlier, placed fourth among the females in 24:29.


56 athletes finished the third annual Bun Run 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Break Bread Bun Run 5K
  1. Tyler Thurman18:21 ~ Mark McLeod (M, 20) Fitzgerald, GA
  2. 19:50 ~ Masked Avenger (M, 33) Valdosta, GA
  3. 20:21 ~ Tyler Thurman (M, 16) Valdosta, GA
  4. 20:33 ~ Sean McConnell (M, 41) Adel, GA
  5. 20:50 ~ Rick Mazurkiewicz (M, 45) Valdosta, GA
  6. 21:26 ~ Will Blanchard (M, 31) Bella Vista, AR
  7. 22:06 ~ Jackson Williams (M, 29) Willacoochee, GA
  8. 22:15 ~ Matthew Wells (M, 43) Valdosta, GA
  9. 23:24 ~ Pat Collins (M, 54) Valdosta, GA
  10. 23:30 ~ Ian North (M, 29) Atlanta, GA

Top Ten Women, 2012 Break Bread Bun Run 5K
  1. Lauren Toskey21:11 ~ Alice Smoot (F, 55) Valdosta, GA
  2. 21:11 ~ Sarah Batt (F, 47) Savannah, GA
  3. 23:45 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 34) Valdosta, GA
  4. 24:29 ~ Lauren Tosky (F, 18) Leesburg, GA
  5. 25:18 ~ Ashley Tosky (F, 19) Leesburg, GA
  6. 25:40 ~ Aubrey Suddarth (F, 17) Valdosta, GA
  7. 25:42 ~ Debbie Green (F, 46) Valdosta, GA
  8. 26:02 ~ Billie Washburn (F, 50) Valdosta, GA
  9. 26:35 ~ Martha Mazurkiewicz (F, 44) Valdosta, GA
  10. 26:54 ~ Rebecca Meindl (F, 36) Valdosta, GA

Break Bread Bun Run 5K champions, 2010-2012
Date
Men
Women
24 July 2010
18:28, Scott Gardner
24:16, Nicole Kump
23 July 2011
18:47, Masked Avenger
23:07, Minerva Arreguin
21 July 2012
18:21, Mark McLeod
21:11, Alice Smoot


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