Thursday, March 17, 2016

It's Shearon by nearly a mile in the Pilot Club 5K

If you saw Panama City Beach, Florida master runner David Shearon in Frank Brown Park in his hometown on Saturday morning, 12 March 2016, then you might have thought he was doing a solo workout. Sure, he was going at a quick pace, but there was no one anywhere near him. Maybe it was an interval session?


Shearon was running a race, though, the annual Pilot Club 5K. He just seemed alone, because the other athletes were so far behind. By the time Shearon had finished the 3.1-mile race in 18:41, he was more than 1400 meters ahead of the next runner. Shearon had also won the race the previous year--although not by nearly as large a margin.


Todd Kurtz finished a distant second in 26:04, and Gunnar Elder was third in 27:44. Deanna McCormack was the first woman in the race, placing fifth overall in 27:59.


37 athletes finished the race. The Pilot Club of Panama City uses the proceeds of the race to support charities for brain-related disorders.


Top Ten Men, 2016 Panama City Pilot Club 5K
  1. 18:41 ~ David Shearon (M, Open)
  2. 26:04 ~ Todd Kurtz (M, Open)
  3. 27:44 ~ Gunnar Elder (M, Open)
  4. 27:58 ~ Guy Ramsey (M, 35 – 39)
  5. 28:53 ~ Tim Dailey (M, 25 – 29)
  6. 28:57 ~ Chad Christensen (M, 35 – 39)
  7. 31:20 ~ Ray Cashwell (M, SGM)
  8. 33:20 ~ John Flaherty (M, 60 – 64)
  9. 33:39 ~ Trapper Ramsey (M, 9 – 10)
  10. 45:01 ~ Conner Jones (M, 13 – 14)

Top Ten Women, 2016 Panama City Pilot Club 5K
  1. 27:59 ~ Deanna McCormack (F, Open)
  2. 28:45 ~ Alison Christensen (F, Open)
  3. 31:14 ~ Mary Beth Boettcher (F, Open)
  4. 31:57 ~ Madison Clark (F, 11 – 12)
  5. 32:51 ~ Lisa Wheless (F, 45 – 49)
  6. 33:12 ~ Marlowe Elder (F, 13 – 14)
  7. 33:21 ~ Madison Webb (F, 20 – 24)
  8. 33:37 ~ Elizabeth Stewart (F, 45 – 49)
  9. 33:38 ~ Michelle Gawnaski (F, 40 – 44)
  10. 33:47 ~ Kelly Dailey (F, 25 – 29)

Known winners of the Panama City Pilot Club 5K, 2009 - 2016
DateMenWomenFinishers
21 March 2009
20 March 2010
19 March 2011
17 March 2012
16 March 2013
15 March 2014
14 March 201519:51, David Shearon24:37, Rebecca McConnell43
12 March 201618:41, David Shearon27:59, Deanna McCormack37


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