Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lake owns Springtime, makes it three wins in a row

Nicholas Maedel, Chris Lake, and Stephen CoxBecause of the construction in and around the Capital Cascades Greenway, there have been three different courses in the past three years for Gulf Winds Track Club's annual Springtime 10K, including a new route for the 37th annual race last Saturday, March 31. One thing has remained constant for the Tallahassee 10K through those three years, though. Chris Lake keeps winning. The University of Florida medical student took a break from studying for his Monday exams to score his third straight Springtime 10K win, running 33:29. "I wouldn't have missed this race," wrote Lake.


Nicholas Maedel, Chris Lake, and Stephen CoxThe 2012 course change had the runners starting from downtown going south on Monroe Street instead of north as in previous years. Chris Lake and Nicholas Maedel led 900 10K runners plus another 800 5K runners through the first mile in 4:56. Just off their pace, Stephen Cox shadowed the pair in 5:00. Cox closed with the leaders during the second mile and for a short while the three leaders ran as a group through the streets of Myers Park. But early in the third mile Lake opened a gap on Maedel and Cox. Cox broke away from Maedel to give chase, but by the halfway point of the 6.2-mile race Lake had slammed the door shut on the field. Lake's lead only got longer during the last three miles of the race. 33:25 after leaving downtown, Lake arrived at the finish line in front of the Florida Department of Transportation's Haydon Burns Building to claim the title. Cox finished runner-up with a 34:18, followed by Maedel in third place with a 34:33 and Nate Kaiser in fourth at 34:39. Maclay School track coach Gary Droze was the fastest master in the race, placing fifth overall in 35:57.


Lindsay Zeiler and Sheryl RosenIf Lake leads a busy life, so does Lindsay Zeiler of Capital City Runners. An FSU grad student and assistant track coach, Zeiler had been coaching at a track meet at the University of North Florida the day before the Springtime 10K, returning to Tallahassee at 2:00 am Saturday morning, just six hours before the start of the race. 2010 Springtime 10K women's champion Sheryl Rosen led the ladies past the mile mark, but Zeiler was just off her right shoulder. Zeiler passed Rosen during the second mile, then built up a lead of over 100 meters by the halfway point. At the finish line Zeiler was over a minute ahead of Rosen, winning the women's division 37:33 to 38:35. Behind Rosen, Katie Showman ran 40:30 to finish third among the women, and at 40:47 Micah Adriani was the fourth woman in. Thomasville's Mary Anne Grayson took the women's master title with a 42:40.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Springtime 10K
  1. Nate Kaiser33:25 ~ Chris Lake (M, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 34:18 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 34:33 ~ Nicholas Maedel (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 34:49 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 32) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 35:57 ~ Gary Droze (M, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 36:34 ~ Jay Wallace (M, 47) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 36:37 ~ David Altmaier (M, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 36:51 ~ Stephen Robbins (M, 15) Cairo, GA
  9. 37:05 ~ Jasen Fulghum (M, 28) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 37:56 ~ Michael Nesius (M, 27) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2012 Springtime 10K
  1. Katie Showman37:33 ~ Lindsay Zeiler (F, 27) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 38:35 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, ) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 40:30 ~ Katie Showman (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 40:47 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 34) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 42:04 ~ Adriana Piekarewicz (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 42:18 ~ Kelly Stevens (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 42:40 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 46) Thomasville, GA
  8. 43:17 ~ Karen Geletko (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 44:04 ~ Jane Johnson (F, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 44:39 ~ Lindsey Day (F, 22) Tallahassee, FL
  11. 44:44 ~ Nancy Stedman (F, 50) Tallahassee, FL

Springtime 10K Champions, 1976 - 2012
Date
Men
Women
31 March 201233:29, Chris Lake37:33, Lindsay Zeiler
2 April 201132:34, Chris Lake34:52, Pasca Cheruiyot
27 March 201033:09, Chris Lake38:23, Sheryl Rosen
28 March 200935:00, David Altmaier38:34, Lisa Johnson
29 March 200831:59, Joey Zins38:16, Sarah Docter-Williams
31 March 200733:27, Matthew Dobson37:23, Lara Shaw
1 April 200633:25, Joey Zins34:36, Vicky Gill
2 April 200532:43, Joey Zins36:51, Sarah Docter-Williams
3 April 200433:22, Caleb Carmichael37:03, Sarah Docter-Williams
5 April 200330:56, Joseph Zepherinus34:52, Larisa Timchina
6 April 200231:18, Conor Holt36:40, Larisa Timchina
31 March 200132:18, Muchapiwa Mazano34:46, Tatyana Maslova
1 April 200032:28, Muchapiwa Mazano36:05, Anna Pichrtova
27 March 199930:56, Muchapiwa Mazano37:01, Sarah Docter-Williams
4 April 199831:07, Randy Hollinger34:09, Breeda Dennehy
12 April 199731:12, Juri Punda35:30, Tamara Karloukova
13 April 199632:21, Jessie Close37:11, Jane Johnson
1 April 199531:43, Matthew Dobson37:27, Jane Johnson
199432:17, Matthew Dobson37:37, Lisa Herman
199333:11, Andy Palmer36:54, Paula Johnson
199232:09, Jessie Close37:38, Paula Johnson
199132:02, Jessie Close38:29, Paula Johnson
199031:48, Jessie Close38:16, Vikki Saga
198930:49, Paul Waldron37:54, Janice Hochstein
198831:22, Paul Waldron38:18, Karen MacHarg
198731:52, Jessie Close35:30, Carla Borovicka
198631:15, Dennis Rice37:16, Karen MacHarg
198530:30, Paul Waldron35:32, Carole Rouillard
198430:03, Larry Greene35:57, Carla Borovicka
9 April 198331:21, Noel Shumann38:15, Janice Hochstein
3 April 198232:11, George West39:56, Pam Ledbetter
4 April 198132:06, Mabry McCray37:14, Janice Gage
198032:35, Rick Swiderski40:02, Lisa Kinch
7 April 197933:10, David Ferrell37:14, Janice Gage
1 April 197831:43, George West38:03, Laura Ledbetter
197731:24, Morrison Reid40:57, Nancy McCormac
24 April 1976*20:30, George West,Donnie Cook25:27, Janice Gage
* The 1976 race was a four-mile run on the FSU campus.


Lisa JohnsonIt wasn't Lake's three in a row, but in the 5K Lisa Johnson was starting on her own streak. In 2011 the Tallahassee schoolteacher had won the Springtime 5K outright, beating both women and men. This year she successfully defended her overall title in the shorter race, running 18:24 and finishing nearly 200 meters ahead of the next runner. The runner-up and top male in the race was David Witman, who crossed the line in 19:02. The fastest male master in the 5K was Crawfordville's Duane Evans, eighth overall in 20:31. Tallahassee's Kory Skrob captured female master honors with a 24:36 effort.


Top Ten Women, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2012 Springtime 5K
  1. 18:24 ~ Lisa Johnson (F, 30) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 21:58 ~ Ana Wallace (F, 12) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 22:26 ~ Alexandra Wallace (F, 14) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 22:29 ~ Katherine Resavage (F, 11) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 23:03 ~ Emily Molen (F, 10) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 23:15 ~ Breanna Croschere (F, 20) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 23:22 ~ Angel Warmath (F, 33) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 24:25 ~ Brittany Griffin (F, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 24:36 ~ Kory Skrob (F, 41) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 24:45 ~ Linda Fitzgerald (F, 47) Atlanta, GA

Top Ten Men, Gulf Winds Track Club's 2012 Springtime 5K
  1. 19:02 ~ David Witman (M, 22) Tallahassee, FL
  2. 19:14 ~ Cory Gerbrandt (M, 35) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 19:33 ~ Donald Kunish (M, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 19:50 ~ Elijah Ingram (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 20:08 ~ Luke Liles (M, 16) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 20:16 ~ Reynold Bartel (M, 17) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 20:31 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44) Crawfordville, FL
  8. 20:39 ~ Stuart Touchton (M, 21) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 20:54 ~ Reid Vannoy (M, 53) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 20:58 ~ Shawn Nerney (M, 14) Tallahassee, FL

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Taylor, Beall win FSU Habitat's spring 5K

Running through the streets of the Florida State University campus, Aaron Taylor posted a 19:37 5K to win the Habitat For Humanity road race on Saturday morning, 24 March 2012. Taylor finished over half a minute ahead of the runner up, Jose Reed, who crossed the line in 20:08. FAMU philosophy professor Dr. Mike LaBossiere was the fastest master in the race, placing third in 20:38. Brittany Beall took top women's honors, outrunning the rest of the females in the field with a 23:14 12th-place finish.


The race started from Florida State's venerable old Tully Gym, heading north on Chieftain Way to the Call Street greenway. Former Tampa Wharton distance runner Aaron Taylor had company for most of the first mile, including Jose Reed and Taylor Van Strait. But on the hilly second mile, Aaron Taylor ran away from the field. The second half of the race was Taylor running home alone, while LaBossiere picked off all but one of the fading pursuers.


Brittany Beall led the women's field early, but Leah Sanchez and Raychel Gray closed the gap, and the three were running together as late as the end of the second mile. Beall finally got away for good during the final mile of the race, running to a 23:19 victory. Not far behind, Sanchez barely edged Gray for second, both runners clocked in 23:24. The first woman master was Sissi Carroll, at 24:58 the sixth woman finisher and 18th runner overall.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Habitat 5K
  1. 19:36.70 ~ Aaron Taylor (M, 18)
  2. 20:07.15 ~ Jose Reed (M, 19)
  3. 20:37.62 ~ Mike LaBossiere (M, 45)
  4. 20:43.94 ~ Taylor Van Strait
  5. 21:10.40 ~ John Bouchard (M, 19)
  6. 21:50.83 ~ Travis Close (M, 22)
  7. 22:27.07 ~ Cody Leith (M, 19)
  8. 22:39.04 ~ Kyle Westman (M, 20)
  9. 22:39.68 ~ Cameron (M, 21)
  10. 23:02.47 ~ Jose Romero (M, 28)

Top Women Finishers, 2012 Habitat 5K
  1. 23:13.84 ~ Brittany Beall (F, 18)
  2. 23:23.30 ~ Leah Sanchez (F, 20)
  3. 23:23.77 ~ Raychel Gray (F, 17)
  4. 24:33.20 ~ Kristen Wharton (F, 21)
  5. 24:54.05 ~ Sheri Poskones (F, 23)
  6. 24:58 ~ Sissi Carroll (F, 53)
  7. 26:59 ~ Jami Karnarchik (F, 22)
  8. 27:19 ~ Laura Osteen (F, 41)
  9. 27:23 ~ Jill Magol (F, 18)
  10. 27:32 ~ Jamie Talal (F, 18)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

21 March 2012 Tallahassee 100-Mile Race Calendar

This is the Tallahassee vicinity road-race schedule for 21 March 2012. 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 MARCH 2012
  • 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. Entry form and flyer. Roger Schmidt, run.for.the.tape.race@gmail.com or 727-644-5526
  • FSU Habitat For Humanity Spring 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University's Tully Gym, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Josh Adametz, jra10c@my.fsu.edu or habitat5k@fsuhabitat.org or 561-951-3197.
  • Strides For Hope 5K. 9:00am ET. Tom Brown Park Pavilion 12, Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Alex Griffel, alg09d@fsu.edu or 407-923-2315.
  • Ability First Walk, Run, and Roll 5K. 8:30am ET. Myers Park, 913 Myers Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Maria Folsom, mariafolsom@ability1st.info or 850-575-9621 x127.
  • Greek Streak Nude 5K. Tallahassee Naturally Resort, Turkey Scratch Road, Monticello, Florida. Entry form and flyer. volleybash@gmail.com or 770-875-5272.
  • Peanut Proud 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. Court House Square, Blakely, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Jay Winkler, 229-225-7213
  • 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.
  • Eighth 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. 2011 story. Online registration at RunSignUp.com. Get Active Running & More, 229-219-0010.
  • Fire Ant Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Turner County Special Services School, College Avenue and Gilmore Street, Ashburn, Georgia 31714. 2011 story. Event web page.
  • Anglers on the Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00AM CT. Deer Point Elementary School, 4800 Hwy 2321, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • Saint Marks Duathlon. 9:00am ET. Port Leon Drive and Fire Escape Road, St. Marks, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. multisportspromo@yahoo.com
31 MARCH 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at active.com. Judy Alexander, jalexander98@comcast.net or 850-383-1361.
  • Race For Hope 5K. 9:00am ET. Florida State University's Doak Campbell Stadium, Stadium Drive and West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Event web site. Sammuel McCusker, CCCRace4hope@gmail.com or 954-325-9696 or 850-645-2937.
  • 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.
  • Dothan Police Athletic League 5K and one-mile kids run. 8:00am CT 5K / 8:45am CT one mile. 210 N. St. Andrews Street, Dothan, Alabama. Entry form. Rachel David, 334-615-3604.
7 APRIL 2012
  • 4th annual 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Karen Robins, 850-488-4072.
  • 2nd annual Run Wild 6K. 8:00am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park Gate B, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Sara Burke, Sara.Burke@MyFWC.com
  • Noles for Haiti Spring 5K. 9:00am ET. Langford Green, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com. Craig Mayers, scm10d@my.fsu.edu
  • 2nd annual Bainbridge College Race Against Cancer 5K. 9:00am ET. Bainbridge College, 2500 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, Georgia 39818. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Ridge Harper, ridge.harper@bainbridge.edu or 416-8264.
  • Brian Dowling Memorial 5K Trail Run. 8:00am CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. 2011 story. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or 334-792-6021.
  • 3rd annual 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. Online registration at active.com.
  • Suwannee County Fair 5K. 9:00am ET. Suwannee County Fairgrounds, 1302 11th Street, Live Oak, Florida. Entry form and flyer.
  • 5th annual Draggin’ Tail Ultra Trail Challenge 25K / 50K. 8:30 am ET. Torreya State Park, 2576 NW Torreya Park Road, Bristol, FL 32321. Entry form and flyer. Joe Edgecombe, joeruns@yahoo.com or 850-774-0018 or 850-265-8439.
  • Pelham Wildlife Festival 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30 am ET. Family Bank, 134 Hand Ave W, Pelham, Georgia. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Pelham Chamber of Commerce at 229-294-4924 or Carol Shiver at 229-328-6147.
  • 12th annual 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Event web site. Online registration at active.com.
14 APRIL 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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. Online registration at active.com.
  • Third annual Darton College Go Global 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30AM ET. Darton College Tennis Pavilion, Darton College, Albany, Georgia 31707. Event web page. Online registration at active.com. David Mann, david.mann@darton.edu or 229-317-6588.
  • Bainbridge Half Marathon. 7:00AM ET. Memorial Hospital, 1500 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. Event web site.
  • Worm Gruntin' Festival 5K. 8:45am ET. Rose Street, Sopchoppy, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Susan Brooks Shearer, smbshearer@aol.com or 850-545-6678.
15 APRIL 2012
  • Phi Delta Phi Amubulance Chase 5K. 10:00am ET. FSU College of Law, 425 W. Jefferson Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida. Course map. Online registration at active.com. pdpladdinn@gmail.com
21 APRIL 2012
  • Third annual Southern Scholarship Foundation Education for Life 5K. 3:30pm ET. Mike Long Track, Florida State University, Chieftain Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Online registration at active.com. 850-222-3833.
  • Junior League of Tallahassee Kids in Motion 5K. 8:30am ET. Southwood Town Center, Merchants Row Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida. Entry form and flyer. Online registration at RaceIt.com.
  • Scamper For The Campers 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:30am ET one mile / 9:00am ET 5K. Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, 1011 West Washington Street, Quincy, Florida 32351. Entry form and flyer. Ralph Anderson, ralph@durraprint.com or 850-567-7330.
  • Smiling Pig 5K. 8:00AM CT. Citizens’ Lodge Park, 4577 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida. Event web page.
  • National Mayhaw Festival 5K. 8:30am ET. Colquitt Freewill Baptist Church 319 Grow Street, Colquitt, Georgia. Entry form and flyer. Dr. Russ Henley 229-758-8500, Anthony Cobb 229-758-3316.
  • Gully Run 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Clyattville Elementary School, 5386 Madison Highway Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
  • Race For Enrichment 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET. 835 SW Bethlehem Ave, Fort White, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
27 APRIL 2012
  • 2nd annual IMPACT 5K and one-mile fun run. 5:30pm ET. Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. April Dietz, April.Dietz@tlhoc.com.
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.
  • Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Run 10K, 5K, and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 10K and 5K. Southwood Capital Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Kathy Anderson, kanderson@rmhctallahassee.org or 850-222-0056x23.
  • 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.
  • Chehaw Cheetah Chase 8-mile and 4-mile trail run and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET one mile / 8:30am ET 8 mile and 4 mile. Chehaw Park Mountain Bike Trailhead (next to BMX Track), 105 Philema Road Albany, Georgia. Event page on Facebook. Online registration at active.com. Entry form and flyer. chehawcheetahchase@gmail.com
  • Beach Blast Triathlon / Duathlon I. 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
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.
  • 27th annual Race Judicata 5K. 8:00am CT. Bay County Courthouse, 300 E. 4th Street, Panama City, Florida. Online registration at active.com.
  • 3rd annual Tyler Carter Memorial Duathlon (2.3-mile run, 18.5-mile ride, 2.3-mile run). 8:00am ET. 101 Exum Road, Nashville, Georgia 31639. Online registration at RunSignUp.com.
12 MAY 2012
  • Marzuq Shrine's 9th annual Mothers Day 5K. 8:00 am ET. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309. 2011 story. 2010 story. Entry form and flyer. Keiff Lindsey, romanroch@hotmail.com or 850-212-2926.
  • 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.
  • 30th annual Gulf Coast Triathlon (half ironman). 6:15am CT (first wave). Event web site. Online registration at active.com. gulfcoasttri@yahoo.com or 850-235-0720.
19 MAY 2012
  • 6th annual 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Ron and Cynthia Christen, 850-926-7834 or 850-567-0500.
26 MAY 2012
  • 2nd annual Fight For Air 5K. Centerville Conservation Community, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. USATF certified course FL11064EBM. Event seriesE web site. Entry form and flyer. Patty Ballantine, eventstallahassee@lungfla.org or 386-2065 x 1141.
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
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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.
5 JUNE 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #1. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
9 JUNE 2012
  • Loop The Lake 5K. 7:30 am ET. Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club, 2459-H US Highway 280 West, Cordele, GA 31015. Event web site. Online registration at active.com. info@loop-the-lake.com or 229-446-4550.
12 JUNE 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #2. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
19 JUNE 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #3. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
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.
26 JUNE 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #4. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 JULY 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #5. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
4 JULY 2012
  • 30th annual Greensboro Kiwanis Club's Firecracker 5000. 7:30am ET. Greensboro Town Hall, 150 E 11th Street, Greensboro, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story.
10 JULY 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #6. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
17 JULY 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #7. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
24 JULY 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #8. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
28 JULY 2012
  • 27th annual Critter Run 5K. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. USATF certified course #AL86003JD. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web page. Event entry form. Larry Dykes, 334-792-6021.
31 JULY 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #9. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
4 AUGUST 2012
  • Possum Trot 5K. 7:30am CT. Wausau, Florida. 2011 story. Frank or Carol Kreis, 850-773-2030.
7 AUGUST 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #10. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
11 AUGUST 2012
  • Georgia Veterans Sprint Triathlon (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. 2011 story. Event web site. Online registration for sprint triathlon at active.com. Sprint triathlon entry form and flyer. Jim Rainey, Georgia Multisports Productions, jim@gamultisports.com or 770-926-2367.
14 AUGUST 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #11. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
18 AUGUST 2012
  • 15th annual GWTC Breakfast On The Track One Mile Run. 7:45 am ET. Maclay School track, 3737 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bonnie Wright, 850-386-3500 or bwright@electro-net.com
21 AUGUST 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #12. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
25 AUGUST 2012
  • GWTC Miller Landing Madness 8K/5K/3K. 8:00 am ET. Elinor Klapp Phipps Park, Miller Landing Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Tom Perkins, 850-894-2019.
28 AUGUST 2012
  • Hot Summer Nights 5K Trail Run #13. 6:00 pm CT. Westgate Park, 801 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Larry Dykes, drcprez@yahoo.com or (334) 792-6021.
3 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • 5th annual Robin Lotane Memorial Red Cross Hurricane Run 5K. 8:00 am ET. Southwood Office Complex, Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Bob Lotane, 850-545-9446, or Debara Jump, debara.jump@tallyredcross.org or 850-402-5612.
8 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • 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
15 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 31st annual Tallahassee Women's Distance Festival 5K. 8:00am ET. Optimist Park, East Indianhead Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. USATF certified course #FL00022DL. Event page on Facebook. Entry form and flyer. Lisa Unger, ungertl@juno.com or 850-562-2901.
  • Race of the South 10K / 5K / one-mile fun run. 7:30am ET 10K and 5K, 9:00am ET one mile. Moultrie YMCA, 601 26th Avenue Southeast, Moultrie, Georgia 31768. 2010 story. Event web page. Leslie Peretti, leslieymca@hotmail.com or 229-985-1154.
22 SEPTEMBER 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Salute to Prefontaine 5K Cross-Country Run. 8:30am ET. Silver Lake Recreation Area of the Apalachicola National Forest, Silver Lake Road, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. Jeff Nielsen, dobieman@comcast.net or 850-459-8859.
6 OCTOBER 2012
  • Gulf Winds Track Club's Pine Run at Tall Timbers 20K. 7:30 am ET. Tall Timbers Research Station, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. Gordon Cherr, 850-556-5957 or scam22@aol.com
13 OCTOBER 2012
  • 6th annual Stepping Out For Your Heart 5K and one-mile fun run. 8:00am ET 5K / 9:00am ET one mile. Tift County High School northeast campus, 3021 Fulwood Road, Tifton, Georgia 31794. Darian Peavy, darian.peavy@tiftregional.com or 229-353-7796.
21 OCTOBER 2012
  • Third annual “Running for the bay!” Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 50K ultramarathon. 7:15am ET. Apalachicola, Florida. Race web site.
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).
3 NOVEMBER 2012
  • Ironman Florida Triathlon (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. Online registration at active.com.
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

  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 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.
  • Fourth annual 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site.

8 DECEMBER 2012

  • Gulf Winds Track Club's 32nd 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. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event web site. Gary Griffin, runlong@nettally.com

15 DECEMBER 2012

  • Gulf Wind Track Club's second annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross Country Run. 9:00AM ET. Apalachee Regional Park Trail, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2011 story. Brian Corbin, brirun@comcast.net, or Herb Wills, hwills@gmail.com

Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Erin Go Fast!" Wood, Hall capture Celtic 5K crowns

On Saturday, 17 March 2012, for the third straight year Tallahassee celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a downtown festival. It wasn't on the scale of the observations in Boston or Chicago or Savannah, but it was a true St. Patrick's Day celebration. There was even the usual perplexing spectacle of a band with Scottish bagpipes wearing Scottish kilts and playing "Scotland the Brave" in honor of an Irish Catholic saint. And this year a road race was added to the festivities, the inaugural Capital City Youth Services Celtic 5K. Tallahassee runners had already had chances to run "wearin' the green" at the Doggie Dash 8K earlier that day and at the Shamrock Scurry 5K the weekend before, but even so 128 athletes braved the hills of downtown Tallahassee to run the Celtic 5K.


Peter Wood climbed the final hill up College Avenue in front of the field of 128 to win the race, running 16:45. Behind Wood, Mike Nesius posted a 17:01 to finish as the runner up. Brian Corbin was the fastest master runner in the race, placing third overall in 19:13. Jennifer Hall was the class of the women's field, taking the title with a 22:49 tenth place finish. Kirsten Baggett was the women's runner up as well as the top female master, coming in 17th overall in 25:19.


Top Ten Men, 2012 CCYS Celtic 5K
  1. 16:45 ~ Peter Wood (M, 20)
  2. 17:01 ~ Mike Nesius (M, 27)
  3. 19:13 ~ Brian Corbin (M, 44)
  4. 19:48 ~ Michael Martinez (M, 46)
  5. 21:30 ~ Carl Fynoch (M, 31)
  6. 22:24 ~ Chris Leynes (M, 37)
  7. 22:28 ~ Lenard Dawson (M, 23)
  8. 22:35 ~ Bobby York (M, 47)
  9. 22:38 ~ Terry Presnell (M, 62)
  10. 23:53 ~ Tom Zinsi (M, 45)

Top Ten Women, 2012 CCYS Celtic 5K
  1. 22:49 ~ Jennifer Hall (F, 38)
  2. 25:20 ~ Kirsten Baggett (F, 45)
  3. 25:30 ~ Lisa Duzan (F, 33)
  4. 26:13 ~ Robin Walters (F, 50)
  5. 26:40 ~ Jamie Gajus (F, 23)
  6. 27:39 ~ Michelle Dixon (F, 23)
  7. 28:21 ~ Lillian Walton (F, 23)
  8. 28:27 ~ Rebekah Suwak (F, 24)
  9. 28:30 ~ Ashley Russell (F, 22)
  10. 28:55 ~ Sandra Lee (F, 43)

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Molosky and Showman leaders of the pack at Doggie Dash

Vince MoloskyVince Molosky posted a 27:18 on the streets of Southwood to win the 8K at the second annual Doggie Dash on Saturday morning, March 17. Molosky crossed the finish line about 100 yards ahead of the runner up, Nate Kaiser, who ran 27:38. Maclay School track coach Gary Droze was the first master runner, third overall in 28:09. The first female finisher was Katie Showman at 32:20, while a 33:19 earned the female master title for Mary Anne Grayson of Thomasville.


Nate Kaiser and Gary DrozeIt was the Florida Department of Corrections Foundation's second year of hosting the Doggie Dash, but last year the race had been 5K. This time around the feature race was eight kilometers, just a sliver short of five miles. The runners lined up near Southwood's Central Park for a 9:00 am race, then waited till almost 9:20 for the command to start. Maybe the delay had made Molosky impatient, because he wasted no time in going to the front. Halfway through the first mile Molosky was already running well head of the field as the athletes ran west on Shumard Oaks Blvd. Before the runners had gone two miles Molosky was half a minute up on his nearest pursuers, Droze and Kaiser. Kaiser dropped Droze on the third mile to take sole possession of second place, but Molosky continued to pull away, building up a margin of nearly a minute. Kaiser began to close the gap on the last mile, but Molosky was too far ahead to catch. At the finish line back in the Central Park, it was Molosky over Kaiser, 27:18 to 27:38.


Katie ShowmanNo one in the women's field was closing in on Katie Showman at the end of the race. Showman led the entire way, while Kelly Stevens and Mary Anne Grayson fought for the runner-up spot. Grayson led Stevens with half a mile to go, but only by five seconds. Showman ran 32:20 for the women's title, but Stevens caught Grayson to take the second spot, 33:12 to 33:19.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Doggie Dash 8K
  1. Roger Schmidt and Jay Wallace27:18 ~ Vince Molosky
  2. 27:38 ~ Nate Kaiser
  3. 28:09 ~ Gary Droze
  4. 28:44 ~ Roger Schmidt
  5. 28:46 ~ Jay Wallace
  6. 29:28 ~ Tony Guillen
  7. 30:35 ~ Sean Hudson
  8. 30:36 ~ Michael Martinez
  9. 30:58 ~ Brian Molen
  10. 31:04 ~ Mickey Moore

Top Ten Women, 2012 Doggie Dash 5K
  1. Kelly Stevens32:20 ~ Katie Showman
  2. 33:12 ~ Kelly Stevens
  3. 33:19 ~ Mary Anne Grayson
  4. 34:35 ~ Kristine Cox
  5. 36:09 ~ Angela Wable
  6. 36:39 ~ Paula O' Neill
  7. 37:21 ~ Nancy Stedman
  8. 37:54 ~ Juanita Chalmers
  9. 38:07 ~ Kim Curran
  10. 38:36 ~ Jessica Parker

Lindsay ZeilerThe 8K was an addition to the slate of races at the Doggie Dash rather than a replacement for the 5K. 272 runners finished the 8K while over 300 athletes contested the 5K. The entries in the shorter race were led by Brookwood School's Stephen Robbins, taking a break from the high school track season to post a 17:27 win. Close on Robbins' heels, FSU graduate student Lindsay Zeiler ran 17:32 to finish second overall and take the women's title. Defending women's champ Sheryl Rosen was third overall in 18:14.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Doggie Dash 5K
  1. Stephen Robbins17:27 ~ Stephen Robbins
  2. 19:32 ~ Christopher Cobb
  3. 19:36 ~ Luke Liles
  4. 19:47 ~ Phillip Wilbourn
  5. 19:53 ~ James Dodson
  6. 20:11 ~ Jonathan Albright
  7. 20:16 ~ Mike Weyant
  8. 21:27 ~ Alan Pearson
  9. 21:27 ~ Wyatt Brooks
  10. 22:36 ~ Randall Kelley

Top Ten Women, 2012 Doggie Dash 5K
  1. Sheryl Rosen17:32 ~ Lindsay Zeiler
  2. 18:14 ~ Sheryl Rosen
  3. 21:21 ~ Alicia York
  4. 21:51 ~ Ashley Daily
  5. 21:55 ~ Kaitlin Wallace
  6. 22:27 ~ Vicky Droze
  7. 23:03 ~ Alexandra Wallace
  8. 23:04 ~ Emily Molen
  9. 23:49 ~ Karen Jumonville
  10. 24:50 ~ Jennifer Shafer

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cox and Seiberlich rock the Shamrock

Jacksonville, Florida hosted the 36th annual River Run 15K on Saturday, 10 March 2012. Maclay School assistant track coach Stephen Cox, though, was in Tallahassee.


"This is the first River Run I've missed in years," reflected Cox.


Vince MoloskyCox's rivals in Tallahassee distance running may want to take up a collection to pay for Cox's entry into next year's River Run. In lieu of the Jacksonville race, Cox stayed home and ran Tallahassee's Shamrock Scurry 5K, winning that race through the Killearn area in 16:27. The Maclay head track coach, Gary Droze, was the first master in the race, placing fifth overall in 17:09. Wisconsin master runner Carrie Seiberlich took the women's title, finishing 22nd overall in 19:43.


When the race started, though, it was Anthony Stricker and not Cox who jumped out in front of the field. When Stricker faded, Cox and Vince Molosky took over the lead. At about two kilometers, Cox made a move and opened up a gap on Molosky. Meanwhile, Charlie Johnson was running a stalking race. While Cox held on to the lead, Johnson moved up from fourth to pass Nate Kaiser. Then, with a kilometer to go, Johnson passed Molosky to move into second. Molosky wasn't going to take that lying down. While Cox ran in first in 16:27, Johnson and Molosky battled for the runner up spot. In the final stretch Molosky prevailed, 16:36 to 16:38. Kaiser followed in fourth at 16:43.


Leading the women, Carrie Seiberlich and Katie Showman ran almost side-by-side early in the race. Very little changed over the next four kilometers. Less than a kilometer from the finish line it was clear that the women's title would go to either Seiberlich or Showman. Late in the race Seiberlich made her case, pulling away from Showman to win 19:43 to 19:52. Behind them, Thomasville master runner Mary Anne Grayson took third among the women, finishing 30th overall in 20:22.


The Shamrock Scurry 5K has been run in Killearn since 1981, but not quite annually. There have been a couple of hiatuses over the years, but the current incarnation of the race has been held every March since 2010. 598 athletes finished the run this year, many of whom enjoyed a post-race pancake and sausage breakfast, courtesy of Killearn United Methodist Church.


Top Ten Men, 2012 Shamrock Scurry 5K
  1. 16:27 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 28)
  2. 16:36 ~ Vince Molosky (M, 32)
  3. 16:38 ~ Charlie Johnson (M, 32)
  4. 16:43 ~ Nate Kaiser (M, 32)
  5. 17:09 ~ Gary Droze (M, 50)
  6. 17:45 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20)
  7. 17:47 ~ Jay Wallace (M, 47)
  8. 17:52 ~ Stephen Robbins (M, 15)
  9. 18:07 ~ Anthony Stricker (M, 18)
  10. 18:18 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 43)

Top Ten Women, 2012 Shamrock Scurry 5K
  1. 19:43 ~ Carrie Seiberlich (F, 40)
  2. 19:52 ~ Katie Showman (F, 30)
  3. 20:22 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 46)
  4. 20:53 ~ Kayla Stricker (F, 17)
  5. 20:55 ~ Jennifer Kilinski (F, 33)
  6. 20:57 ~ Kristine Cox (F, 34)
  7. 21:01 ~ Cara Lavier (F, 34)
  8. 21:20 ~ Marietta Colberg (F, 40)
  9. 21:23 ~ Kate Chunka (F, 29)
  10. 21:38 ~ Christie Stricker (F, 16)

Shamrock Scurry 5K winners, 2010-2012
Date
Men
Women
15 March 2010
17:25, Jay Wallace
21:03, Anna Busby
12 March 2011
18:14, Peter Kaus
19:35, Sheryl Rosen
10 March 2012
16:27, Stephen Cox
19:43, Carrie Seiberlich


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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lake and Grayson take 2012 Thomasville Road 10K titles

After going missing from the schedule in 2011, the 10K race was back on the slate of events at the seventh annual Thomasville Road Baptist Church Road Race last Saturday, March 3. Tallahasseean and University of Florida medical student Chris Lake won the 6.2-mile race in 34:22. It wasn’t quite fast enough to break David Altmaier’s 2009 course record of 34:14, but it was fast enough to finish more than 600 yards ahead of the runner-up, Will Stanford. Stanford posted a 36:39 for the 10K. Maclay School track coach Gary Droze was the fastest master runner in the race, placing third overall in 37:26. Thomasville, Georgia runner Mary Anne Grayson was the first woman finisher as well as the first woman master, running 44:10 for 16th.


Lake stated that the 10K was a tune-up for his next race, the River Run 15K in Jacksonville, Florida on March 10. He wasn’t challenged competitively, though, as he sped through the streets of northeast Tallahassee. Before the runners had reached the end of the first mile, Lake was already 60 yards ahead and continuing to pull away, with Droze and Stanford locked in a struggle for second behind him. Lake described the course as tough, but you wouldn’t have thought so watching him cruise over the hills on Thomasville Road. While Lake ran on to victory, Stanford broke away from Droze to secure second. Droze was the last runner in the field to crack 40 minutes; fourth place went to Michael Kennett in 41:13, with Bing Xu a few feet back in 41:16.


Beyond the River Run 15K, Lake is pointing for Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota on June 16. Lake’s most recent effort at the 26.2-mile marathon distance was in Savannah, Georgia’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Nov. 5, 2011, where he ran 2:34:02 and placed second in a field of nearly 5,000 runners.


Mary Anne Grayson was even more dominant in the women’s competition than Chris Lake was among the men. Leading from the outset, Grayson’s wining time of 44:10 put her more than half a mile ahead of the next woman. Behind Grayson, Tallahassee master runners Lori Abbey and Paula O’Neill battled closely for second, still just a few yards apart as they ran north on Thomasville Road in the closing stages of the race. At the finish line, though, it was Abbey who took the women’s runner-up spot, 48:08 to 48:22.


Top Ten Men, 2012 TRBC 10K
  1. 34:22 ~ Chris Lake (M, 24)
  2. 36:39 ~ Will Stanford (M, 19)
  3. 37:26 ~ Gary Droze (M, 50)
  4. 41:13 ~ Michael Kennett (M, 38)
  5. 41:16 ~ Bing Xu (M, 44)
  6. 41:26 ~ Tad David (M, 43)
  7. 42:28 ~ Jeff Nielsen (M, 54)
  8. 42:43 ~ Roger Schmidt (M, 20)
  9. 42:56 ~ Michael La Bossiere (M, 45)
  10. 42:59 ~ Cole Tessier (M, 29)

Top Ten Women, 2012 TRBC 10K
  1. 44:10 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 46)
  2. 48:08 ~ Lorien Abbey (F, 44)
  3. 48:22 ~ Paula O' Neill (F, 50)
  4. 50:39 ~ Shannon McNees (F, 41)
  5. 52:21 ~ Laura Welch (F, 51)
  6. 52:46 ~ Stephanie Aanstoos (F, 22)
  7. 53:14 ~ Martha Bademan (F, 27)
  8. 53:47 ~ Mary Gorham- Rowan (F, 45)
  9. 54:08 ~ Marisol Townsend (F, 34)
  10. 54:27 ~ Marien Dimacali (F, 50)

The 139 finishers in the 10K were joined by another 184 runners in the 5K, both races sharing the same 8:30 am starting time. There had been no interruption in 2011 for the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 5K race, and the 3.1-mile event was back in 2012. Tallahassee’s Peter Kaus and Bainbridge, Georgia schoolboy Chase Harris ran together out in front nearly the entire way, but Harris had the advantage at the finish line, 19:09 to 19:12. 11-year-old Katherine Resavage took the female crown in the 5K, running 24:52 for 11th overall.


Top Ten Men, 2012 TRBC 5K
  1. 19:09 ~ Chase Harris (M, 15)
  2. 19:12 ~ Peter Kaus (M, 27)
  3. 20:52 ~ Jordan Merrick (M, 32)
  4. 21:09 ~ Duane Evans (M, 44)
  5. 21:16 ~ Brad Diesburg (M, 31)
  6. 21:20 ~ Caleb Harris (M, 11)
  7. 21:53 ~ Mike Jaynes (M, 44)
  8. 22:19 ~ Mike Shank (M, 43)
  9. 23:17 ~ Charlie Lang (M, 13)
  10. 23:59 ~ Josh Cushing (M, 16)

Top Ten Women, 2012 TRBC 5K
  1. 24:52 ~ Katherine Resavage (F, 11)
  2. 26:46 ~ Bridget Isenberg (F, 12)
  3. 27:05 ~ Debbie Peters (F, 51)
  4. 29:18 ~ Lauren Canada (F, 14)
  5. 29:31 ~ Olivia Cushing (F, 12)
  6. 29:32 ~ Michelle Roumelis (F, 17)
  7. 30:00 ~ Susan Jacobs (F, 23)
  8. 30:15 ~ Emi Onuki (F, 32)
  9. 30:21 ~ Meredith Gaynor (F, )
  10. 30:50 ~ Kaila Andrews (F, 13)

Winners of the Thomasville Road Baptist Church Road Race, 2006-2012
Date
Race
Men
Women
4 March 2006
10K
35:29, Chris Holland
46:39, Debbie LaMarche
5K
No race held
3 March 2007
10K
35:09, Vince Molosky
41:43, Seeley Lovett
5K
20:22, Tim Unger
26:36, Carly Thomas
8 March 2008
10K
36:08, Daniel Crane
43:33, Katrina Unglaub
5K
19:22, Steven Banister
22:07, Carly Thomas
7 March 2009
10K
34:14, David Altmaier
41:38, Kelsey Scheitlin
5K
19:38, Trevor Touchton
20:43, Shannon Coates
6 March 2010
10K
34:51, Vince Molosky
39:03, Sheryl Rosen
5K
20:13, Jordan Merrick
18:39, Amy Hines
5 March 2011
10K
No race held
5K
15:48, Kevin Sullivan
20:23, Micah Adriani
3 March 2012
10K
34:22, Chris Lake
44:10, Mary Anne Grayson
5K
19:09, Chase Harris
24:52, Katherine Resavage


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