Sunday, December 13, 2015

Phillips and Thompson win a shorter, faster Red Nose Run

Hunter Phillips, Melissa ThompsonAfter three years of featuring a half marathon at their Red Nose Run, the Thomsaville, Georgia, Junior Service League dropped the long race in 2015. The 5K remained, though, Hunter Phillips edged Grady Smith 17:44 to 17:48 to win the fifth annual Red Nose Run 5K. Thomasville distance runner Melissa Thompson had won the women's title at the half marathon in 2014, and she had no trouble to moving down to the 3.1-mile event in 2015, finishing sixth overall in 20:00 as the first female. 199 athletes finished the race.


Parker Watt, the frosh ace of the Brookwood School cross country team, ran 18:23 to take third in the Red Nose Run. Chuck Lang of Tallahassee, Florida, was fourth in 19:30, the fastest master runner in the 5K race for the second year in a row. Thomasville master runner Chad Johnson was fifth in 19:52.


Beverly Johnson was runner-up on the women's side, sixteenth overall in 22:17. Tallahassee's Sara Rutten, a first-year student at the University of North Florida, was third in the women's standings, coming in twentieth overall in 23:08. Wendy Owens of Boston, Georgia, was the top woman master and fourth female finisher, placing 22nd overall in 23:25.


The 2015 Red Nose Run 5K was contested on a USATF-certified course, starting and finishing on the south side of Thomasville at Thomas University. Timing and finish line services were provided by A Course/Line, LLC, of Valdosta, Georgia.


Top Ten Men, 2015 Red Nose Run 5K
  1. 17:43.9 ~ Hunter Phillips (M, 21) Crawfordville, FL
  2. 17:47.6 ~ Grady Smith (M, 38) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 18:22.5 ~ Parker Watt (M, 15) Thomasville, GA
  4. 19:29.8 ~ Chuck Lang (M, 50) Tallahassee, FL
  5. 19:51.9 ~ Chad Johnson (M, 45) Thomasville, GA
  6. 20:19.2 ~ Al Whatley (M, 45) Cairo, GA
  7. 21:09.0 ~ Anthony Terroc (M, 27) Miami, FL
  8. 21:15.7 ~ Chris Stroh (M, 45) Thomasville, GA
  9. 21:24.0 ~ Nick Knifer (M, 14) Thomasville, GA
  10. 21:33.5 ~ Jay McDuffie (M, 15) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2015 Red Nose Run 5K
  1. 19:59.7 ~ Melissa Thompson (F, 31) Thomasville, GA
  2. 22:16.2 ~ Beverly Johnson (F, 37) Thomasville, GA
  3. 23:07.8 ~ Sara Rutten (F, 18) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 23:24.7 ~ Wendy Owens (F, 45) Boston, GA
  5. 24:04.0 ~ Donica Williams (F, 36) Cairo, GA
  6. 24:18.0 ~ Nancy Herring (F, 60) Thomasville, GA
  7. 25:12.9 ~ Kayla Shoup (F, 15) Boston, GA
  8. 25:18.2 ~ Jeanna Prisco (F, 19) Sopchoppy, FL
  9. 25:23.4 ~ Kelsie Shoup (F, 15) Boston, GA
  10. 25:28.8 ~ Jessica Cheney (F, 26) Thomasville, GA

Thomasville, Georgia JSL Red Nose Run winners, 2011 - 2015
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
10 December 20115K17:08, Stephen Robbins19:56, Angelina Horne272
15 December 2012Half Marathon73:51, Charlie Johnson83:05, Sarah Batt96
5K21:04, Charlie Lang23:41, Lindsey Poole349
14 December 2013Half Marathon83:18, Ryan Kelly93:22, Sarah Batt74
5K20:38, Charlie Lang23:05, Angela Cipriani237
13 December 2014Half Marathon90:46, Camilo Ordonez94:15, Melissa Thompson47
5K19:33, Charlie Lang22:58, Lori Richardson160
12 December 20155K17:44, Hunter Phillips20:00, Melissa Thompson199
The 5K was the sole race contested in 2011 and 2015.
In 2012 the half marathon course was cut short.
In 2012 - 2015 the 5K was run on USATF certified course GA12116WC.
In 2013 and 2014 the half marathon was run on USATF certified course GA12117WC


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