Friday, March 11, 2016

Tallahassee's top 10K road times in 2016 (through March 5)

There have been two 10K races in Tallahassee on USATF-certified courses thus far in 2016, so it's time to do the first set of performer rankings, don't you think?

In recent years, at this point in March the Thomasville Road Baptist Church Road Race would be the only 10K on the books. This time around the calendar, though, the Run 2-1-1 10K had also been held. That one caught me by surprise. I knew the event was on the calendar, but it was only a few weeks before race day that a certificate was issued for the Run 2-1-1 10K course (and one for the 5K course as well). So from 13 February 2016 to 5 March 2016, Donalsonville, Georgia master runner Myles Gibson was the leading 10K performer of the year on the Tallahassee streets, based on his 38:14 winning time at the Run 2-1-1. The Run 2-1-1 10K women's champ, Emma Spencer, was the top female performer with a 47:21.

Then came 5 March 2016 and the eleventh annual Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K.

After that 6.2-mile trek through the hills of northeast Tallahassee, Nate Kaiser leads the 10K rankings with his 34:18 winning times. Kaiser is also the current 5K leader at 16:41. Bryan Koon is the year-to-date's top master performer with a second-ranked 35:30 from the TRBC 10K. The men's top ten is identical to the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K top ten. However, master runners Mickey Moore, Mike Bailey, and Mike Kreis made the top 25 with their Run 2-1-1 performances.

Alyson Churchill

Running her first ten kilometer race ever, Swift Creek Middle School distance runner Alyson Churchill not only won the women's title at the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, but also posted a 40:16 that currently leads the Tallahassee women's rankings for 2016. Angela Dempsey leads the women masters with and eighth-ranked 47:16 from the same race. As on the men's side, the women's top ten is the women's top ten from the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K, although Mercedes Puig and Monica Judd are in the top 25 based on their times from the Run 2-1-1 10K.

"I'm happy with the time," said Nate Kaiser after the Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K. "It's a good indicator for Springtime."

And everyone is of course looking ahead to Gulf Winds Track Club's Springtime 10K on 2 April 2016. Tallahassee's fastest 10K times for 2015 came from the Springtime Road Race--and also in 2014, and in 2013. I haven't looked back earlier than that, but I suspect that more often than not the top performances at Springtime are the top 10K performances in Tallahassee. Kaiser will be there. Churchill will miss the race because of a soccer game. Whoever runs, expect a shake-up in the rankings.

Until then, here are the current standings:

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through March 5)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 34:18Nate Kaiser362016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K1FL14018EBM
2. 35:30Bryan Koon442016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K2FL14018EBM
3. 35:46Vince Molosky362016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K3FL14018EBM
4. 35:55Zach Deveau282016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K4FL14018EBM
5. 36:04Charlie Johnson362016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K5FL14018EBM
6. 37:22Paul Guyas382016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K6FL14018EBM
7. 37:44Ryan Truchelut302016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K7FL14018EBM
8. 37:54Brad Argentine312016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K8FL14018EBM
9. 38:01Myles Gibson492016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K9FL14018EBM

38:14     M. Gibson492016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K1FL16013EBM
10. 38:17Geb Kiros492016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K10FL14018EBM
11. 38:22Tony Guillen472016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K11FL14018EBM
12. 38:38Jim Halley362016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K12FL14018EBM
13. 38:39Mickey Moore452016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K2FL16013EBM
14. 38:47Mike Bailey452016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K3FL16013EBM
15. 38:53Mike Peymann532016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K13FL14018EBM
16. 39:12Michael Rhodes472016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K14FL14018EBM
17. 40:01Carter Hay442016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K15FL14018EBM
18. 40:28Joel Piotrowki462016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K16FL14018EBM
19. 40:38Reikan Lin252016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K17FL14018EBM
20. 40:46Duane Evans482016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K18FL14018EBM
21. 41:12Eric Godin312016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K19FL14018EBM
22. 41:17Tim Unger562016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K20FL14018EBM
23. 41:18Mark Tombrink282016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K21FL14018EBM
24. 41:22John Schwenkler342016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K22FL14018EBM
25. 41:45Mike Kreis512016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K4FL16013EBM
Includes performances from the Run 2-1-1 10K (13 Feb 2016) and Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K (5 Mar 2016).

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2016
(Through March 5)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 40:16Alyson Churchill132016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K1FL14018EBM
2. 41:26Anna Busby252016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K2FL14018EBM
3. 43:50Jillian Heddaeus322016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K3FL14018EBM
4. 44:26Brittney Barnes282016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K4FL14018EBM
5. 45:41Meredith Argentine302016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K5FL14018EBM
6. 46:19Katie Sack242016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K6FL14018EBM
7. 46:23Emma Spencer352016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K7FL14018EBM
8. 47:16Angela Dempsey472016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K8FL14018EBM

47:21     E. Spencer342016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K1FL16013EBM
9. 47:34Laura Reina512016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K9FL14018EBM
10. 47:46Tsige Tadesse432016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K10FL14018EBM
11. 48:01Mercedes Puig312016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K2FL16013EBM
12. 48:07Jamie Harris392016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K11FL14018EBM
13. 48:16Shelby Augustyniak392016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K12FL14018EBM
14. 48:47Deborah Congdon452016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K13FL14018EBM
15. 48:52Nancy Proctor552016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K14FL14018EBM
16. 49:49Paula O'Neill542016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K15FL14018EBM
17. 50:09Danielle Zemola372016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K16FL14018EBM
18. 50:37Kenya Rich432016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K17FL14018EBM
19. 50:42Abby Ross342016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K18FL14018EBM
20. 50:45Kristin Halley342016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K19FL14018EBM
21. 50:50Monica Judd412016-02-13Run 2-1-1 10K3FL16013EBM
22. 51:09Lorien Abbey482016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K20FL14018EBM
23. 51:37Birgit Maier-Katkin532016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K21FL14018EBM
24. 51:49Nazarae Rodriguez252016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K22FL14018EBM
25. 52:11Loranne Ausley522016-03-05Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K23FL14018EBM
Includes performances from the Run 2-1-1 10K (13 Feb 2016) and Thomasville Road Baptist Church 10K (5 Mar 2016).