Saturday, August 22, 2015

Life Is [still] A Beach for Gibson and Floyd

Westgate ParkFall is cross country season, so during the fall you're likely to find high school cross country runners racing on the Westgate Park Trail in Dothan, Alabama. Before summer gives way to autumn, though, the Dothan Runners Club holds one more summer race on the trail--the Life Is A Beach 5K.


Donalsonville, Georgia, master runner Myles Gibson is familiar with the Westgate Park trail in general and the Life Is A Beach 5K in particular. In addition to his other wins on the trail, Gibson won the Life Is A Beach race in 2003, 2007, and 2014. On Saturday morning, 22 August 2015, he won the race for a fourth time, running 18:40. Michael Bond was second in 19:34, and Jeremy Andrews third in 20:52.


Kimberly Floyd doesn't have quite as much experience on the Westgate Trail as Myles Gibson, but she did win the women's title at the Firecracker 5K on the trail on 4 July 2015. Floyd got her first Life Is A Beach 5K women's win in 2015 as well, running 23:49 and placing twelfth overall. Cassie Logan was the second female finisher and the top woman master, coming in 22nd overall in 27:42.


54 athletes finished the 15th annual Life Is A Beach 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Life Is A Beach 5K
  1. 18:40 ~ Myles Gibson (M, 49)
  2. 19:34 ~ Michael Bond (M, 35)
  3. 20:52 ~ Jeremy Andrews (M, 28)
  4. 21:17 ~ Tony Spicer (M, 48)
  5. 21:28 ~ Brooks Newell (M, 29)
  6. 21:55 ~ Alex Wiley (M, 16)
  7. 22:22 ~ Al Goudzwaard (M, 59)
  8. 22:34 ~ Nicholas Lewis (M, 30)
  9. 23:05 ~ Michael Brennan (M, 30)
  10. 23:15 ~ Raul Negron (M, 37)

Top Ten Women, 2015 Life Is A Beach 5K
  1. 23:49 ~ Kimberly Floyd (F, 37)
  2. 27:42 ~ Cassie Logan (F, 52)
  3. 27:57 ~ Jill Wofsey (F, 52)
  4. 30:39 ~ Katie Barrentine (F, 31)
  5. 31:23 ~ Carole Thompson (F, 68)
  6. 33:00 ~ Carol Goguen (F, 53)
  7. 33:11 ~ Jennifer Duckwald (F, 32)
  8. 33:18 ~ Sara Beth Beals (F, 27)
  9. 35:57 ~ Sue Porlier (F, 66)
  10. 36:21 ~ Patty Porter (F, 41)

Dothan Runners' Life is a Beach 5K Trail Run Champions, 2001 - 2015
DateMenWomenFinishers
11 August 200118:18, Matt Parker24:09, Piper Stockman68
18 August 200218:55, Shawn Latshaw22:05, Teresa Lafleur75
16 August 200318:04, Myles Gibson21:09, Sandy Ebanks71
14 August 200417:24, Nicholas Ireland23:18, Ali Keith74
13 August 200520:42, Dale Thomas24:40, Nancy Hein60
12 August 200618:15, Gabe Mitchell25:45, Cassie Logan72
11 August 200718:39, Myles Gibson24:18, Amelia Carter86
16 August 200817:54, Ryan Overstreet23:20, Lou Ellen Jayroe71
15 August 200920:37, Brian Hickey23:00, Kristina Bennett62
21 August 201017:52, Nicholas Ireland21:50, Katrina Bokenfohr113
27 August 201118:57, Sean Kent17:55, Casey McDermott82
25 August 201218:26, Sean Kent24:23, Val Lichner119
24 August 201320:26, Cliff Rogers22:29, Brooke Hoopert81
23 August 201418:46, Myles Gibson24:38, Val Lichner46
22 August 201518:40, Myles Gibson23:49, Kimberly Floyd54


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