Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fix and Centner Ramble rapidly in Albany

Albany, Georgia, along the Flint RiverAfter races in 2014 and 2015, the Flint River Ramble Four Mile was absent from the trails of Albany, Georgia in 2016. On Saturday morning, 24 June 2017, though, the Ramble returned for a third running. Also back on the trail was master runner Josh Fix, the winner of the inaugural Flint River Ramble in 2014. Fix marked that return with another win, finishing first in the four-mile Ramble in 26:25. Blakely, Georgia's Ann Centner was the first woman and overall runner-up, covering the trails along Albany's riverfront in 28:32.


Master runner Dennis Moore was second in the men's standings and third overall in 30:15. Ben Phillips, a rising sophomore on the Lee County High cross-country team, was the third male and fourth overall in 30:40. Alex Collins, two months away from starting his eighth-grade cross-country season at Lee County Middle School, was the fourth male and sixth overall in 31:22.


Jen Perkins took second on the women's side, placing fifth overall in 30:46. Renee Gordon was the top woman master and third female finisher in the Ramble, tenth overall in 34:03.


48 athletes finished the 2017 Flint River Ramble Four-Mile Trail Race.


Top Ten Men, 2017 Flint River Ramble Four-Mile Trail Race
  1. 26:24.2, Josh Fix (M, 40-49)
  2. 30:14.7, Dennis Moore (M, 40-49)
  3. 30:39.8, Ben Phillips (M, 11-19)
  4. 31:21.4, Alex Collins (M, 11-19)
  5. 32:47.3, John Kilpatrick (M, 40-49)
  6. 33:10.9, Scott Knowles (M, 30-39)
  7. 33:12.8, William Hancock (M, 50-59)
  8. 36:08.5, Oscar Viquez (M, 40-49)
  9. 36:26.4, Brian Cosper (M, 40-49)
  10. 36:42.1, Julian Strickland (M, 50-59)

Top Ten Women, 2017 Flint River Ramble Four-Mile Trail Race
  1. 28:32.0, Ann Centner (F, 20-29)
  2. 30:45.4, Jen Perkins (F, 30-39)
  3. 34:02.4, Renee Gordon (F, 40-49)
  4. 35:20.8, Danice Roberts (F, 30-39)
  5. 35:49.4, Karen McNally (F, 50-59)
  6. 37:39.3, Gina Purvis (F, 50-59)
  7. 38:09.2, Lisa Cosper (F, 40-49)
  8. 40:24.5, Kelli Kilpatrick (F, 50-59)
  9. 40:44.8, Lei Beard (F, 30-39)
  10. 41:00.7, Karen Stewart (F, 50-59)

Flint River Ramble Four-Mile Trail Race Winners, 2014 - 2017
DateMenWomenFinishers
7 June 201427:25, Josh Fix35:47, Victoria Farela Parra32
13 June 201526:47, Patrick Whitehead35:38, Janie Plowden51
24 June 201726:25, Josh Fix28:32, Ann Centner48


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