Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tallahassee's top 10K road times in 2017 (through April 1)

As of 1 April 2017, only one 10K road race on a USATF-certified course had been run in Tallahassee, Florida during the calendar year--Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd annual Springtime 10K. Consequently it was rather obvious what the best performances of 2017 were at that point. Even so, I thought it would a good idea to put out the first set of rankings for the year, giving athletes some times to shoot for in upcoming 10K races.

Here we go!

Chris Haynes
Chris Haynes

After a big win at the Springtime 10K, Chris Haynes leads the list with a 32:51. Haynes was second in the 2016 10K rankings on the strength of a 33:29 at the Tallahassee Turkey Trot. Charlie Johnson was ranked tenth in 2016 with a 35:30; he starts 2017 second at 33:40. Matt McCurdy ran 33:50 at the 2016 Tallahassee Turkey Trot to earn the third spot on last year's list; at the 2017 Springtime 10K McCurdy went 34:45 putting him third on this year's list. Mickey Moore is the fastest master runner on the current list, having run 36:37 at Springtime--eighth in the rankings. Last year Moore ended the year twentieth on the 10K list with a 37:41 he posted in that year's Springtime 10K.

Before the Springtime 10K, Ani Veltcheva had led the 2017 Tallahassee 5K women's rankings since 11 February 2017 with the 17:35 she posted at the Run For The Cookies. After the Springtime 10K, Ani Veltcheva also led the 2017 Tallahassee 10K women's rankings with the 37:21 she ran in that race. Katie Sherron, twelfth in the 2016 rankings at 45:22, is currently second in the 2017 rankings at 38:39. Sheryl Rosen's 39:28 at Springtime puts her third on the 2017 women's list. Rosen was third on the women's 10K list in 2016 and the women's leader in 2015. Carrie Seiberlich and Donnelly Howard are the first and second women masters in the current rankings at 41:57 and 41:58.

Ani Veltcheva
Ani Veltcheva

During the rest of the year, races meeting these criteria will be considered for the rankings:
  • The race has to be in Tallahassee (anywhere in Leon County is fine)
  • The race has to be run on a USATF certified course
  • The race has to have published results
  • I have to see the results
So although the Red Shoe Run 10K was run in Tallahassee, the course was uncertified and those performances won't be on the lists. Similarly, even though the Rose City Run 10K has a certified course, the race is outside of Tallahassee in Thomasville, Georgia, so you won't see those times here either. However, I'll be looking for results from races including the fourth annual Run 2-1-1 10K on 3 June 2017, the inaugural Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K on 17 June 2017, and Gulf Winds Track Club's 42nd annual Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K on 23 November 2017.

And while we wait for those races, here are the current lists:

Tallahassee's Top 10K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2017
(Through 1 April 2017)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 32:51Christopher Haynes242017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K1FL11044EBM
2. 33:40Charlie Johnson372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K2FL11044EBM
3. 34:45Matthew McCurdy242017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K3FL11044EBM
4. 35:07Jacob Robbins172017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K4FL11044EBM
5. 35:16Vince Molosky372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K5FL11044EBM
6. 35:59Matt Mizereck252017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K6FL11044EBM
7. 36:22Chris O'Kelley232017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K7FL11044EBM
8. 36:37Mickey Moore472017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K8FL11044EBM
9. 37:04Jim Halley372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K9FL11044EBM
10. 37:14Connor Stevens262017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K10FL11044EBM
11. 37:38Zach Deveau292017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K11FL11044EBM
12. 37:45Eric Godin332017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K12FL11044EBM
13. 37:53Geb Kiros502017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K13FL11044EBM
14. 37:58Trevor Sununu212017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K14FL11044EBM
15. 38:23Ryan Truchelut312017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K15FL11044EBM
16. 39:01Paul Guyas392017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K16FL11044EBM
17. 39:09Hong-Guo Yu482017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K17FL11044EBM
18. 39:15Michael Rhodes482017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K18FL11044EBM
19. 39:16Tony Guillen482017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K19FL11044EBM
20. 39:17Don Smith372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K20FL11044EBM
21. 40:14Tom Parker342017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K21FL11044EBM
22. 40:44Duane Evans492017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K22FL11044EBM
23. 40:54Matthias Laywell182017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K23FL11044EBM
24. 41:07Tim Unger572017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K24FL11044EBM
25. 41:15Timothy Evan312017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K25FL11044EBM
Includes performances from the Springtime 10K (1 Apr 2017).

Tallahassee's Top 10K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2017
(Through 1 April 2017)
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 37:21Ani Veltcheva122017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K1FL11044EBM
2. 38:49Katie Sherron352017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K2FL11044EBM
3. 39:28Sheryl Rosen322017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K3FL11044EBM
4. 41:25Katie Sack252017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K4FL11044EBM
5. 41:57Carrie Seiberlich452017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K5FL11044EBM
6. 41:58Donnelly Howard402017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K6FL11044EBM
7. 42:53Ann Centner252017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K7FL11044EBM
8. 43:20Christine Trice242017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K8FL11044EBM
9. 43:43Jillian Heddaeus332017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K9FL11044EBM
10. 43:58Lauren Aronson202017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K10FL11044EBM
11. 44:08Brittney Barnes292017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K11FL11044EBM
12. 44:12Jocelyn Chan282017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K12FL11044EBM
13. 44:27Laura McDermott372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K13FL11044EBM
14. 44:46Emma Spencer362017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K14FL11044EBM
15. 44:57Jamila Allen272017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K15FL11044EBM
16. 45:33Alyssa Terry232017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K16FL11044EBM
17. 46:02Emily Kroll222017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K17FL11044EBM
18. 46:09Nikky Manausa352017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K18FL11044EBM
19. 46:13Angela Wable432017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K19FL11044EBM
20. 46:39Monica Judd422017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K20FL11044EBM
21. 47:00Paula O'Neill552017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K21FL11044EBM
22. 47:14Allison Born282017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K22FL11044EBM
23. 47:17Kenya Rich442017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K23FL11044EBM
24. 47:20Nancy Stedman552017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K24FL11044EBM
25. 47:31Mary Jane Hayden372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K25FL11044EBM
Includes performances from the Springtime 10K (1 Apr 2017).