Monday, December 25, 2017

Tallahassee's top 10K road times in 2017

When it came to 10K on the roads in Tallahassee during 2017, Justin Garrard had the fastest performance of the year, running 32:42 at the Tallahassee Turkey Trot. Ani Veltcheva had the top women's time in Tallahassee, running 37:21 at the Springtime 10K.

Races come and races go, but each year there seem to be several ten kilometer races in Tallahassee. One or two are on the track, a few are cross-country, and several are on the road. During 2017 Thomasville Road Baptist Church canceled their 10K road race, but Saint Peter's Anglican Church inaugurated a new 10K on the roads. In all there were four road races in Tallahassee on USATF-certified ten-kilometer courses during the year.

Justin Garrard
Justin Garrard

First up was the oldest and the largest of the four, the 42nd annual Springtime 10K on 1 April 2017. Chris Haynes won that race, running 32:51. No one bettered that time at the Run 2-1-1 10K on 3 June 2017 or the Saint Peters's Anglican Church 10K on 17 June 2017. But on 23 November 2017, Garrard ran 32:42 in the Turkey Trot 10K, knocking Haynes from the top spot in the rankings. It was the second year in a road that Garrard had led Tallahassee's road 10K men's performance list.

After Garrard's mark, all the other times in the men's top ten for 2017 came from the Springtime 10K, including the best mark by a master runner--the 36:37 run by Mickey Moore. Moore's time is ninth on the men's list for the year.

When Ani Veltcheva stepped to the starting line of the Springtime 10K, she had already run the fastest women's time for a road 5K in Tallahassee during 2017--a 17:35 at the Run For The Cookies 5K on 11 February 2017. When she crossed the finish line at Springtime, she also had the leading women's time for a road 10K, a 37:21. Both times were still at the top of the women's lists at the end of the year. Between the two races, Veltcheva also went 17:17 at the Clermont, Florida Parkrun 5K on 18 March 2017, a single-age world record for twelve-year old girls.

Ani Veltcheva
Ani Veltcheva

Not bad for six weeks of racing.

Adriana Piekarewicz grabbed second on the women's road 10K list, running 38:03 at the Tallahassee Turkey Trot on 23 November 2017. Katie Sherron and Sheryl Rosen ended the year ranked third and fourth after posting times of 38:49 and 39:28 at the Springtime 10K. Renee Cox ended the year fifth on the women's list on the strength of a 40:28 at the Tallahassee Turkey Trot.

Carrie Seiberlich edged Donnelly Howard for top woman master honors at the Springtime 10K, 41:57 to 41:58. At the end of the year, Seiberlich was seventh on the women's list, her 41:57 the best time by a woman master in Tallahassee during 2017.

Veltcheva's 37:21, by the way, was the fastest women's road 10K in Tallahassee since 2013. Here are the city's top road 10K times, year by year, from 2013 to 2017.

201331:42Kevin Sullivan6 AprSpringtime36:05Stefanie Slekis6 AprSpringtime
201432:03Kevin Sullivan29 MarSpringtime38:09Seeley Gutierrez29 MarSpringtime
201532:59Stephen Cox28 MarSpringtime37:30Sheryl Rosen28 MarSpringtime
201632:01Justin Garrard24 NovTurkey Trot39:09Adriana Piekarewicz2 AprSpringtime
201732:42Justin Garrard23 NovTurkey Trot37:21Ani Veltcheva1 AprSpringtime

For each of those years, performances meeting these criteria were considered:
  • 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
Also meeting those criteria, here are Tallahassee's top marks in the road 10K during 2017, 25 deep for men and 25 deep for women.

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Men on Certified Road Courses in 2017
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 32:42Justin Garrard302017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K1FL11113EBM
2. 32:51Christopher Haynes242017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K1FL11044EBM
3. 33:40Charlie Johnson372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K2FL11044EBM
4. 34:45Matthew McCurdy242017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K3FL11044EBM
5. 35:07Jacob Robbins172017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K4FL11044EBM
6. 35:16Vince Molosky372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K5FL11044EBM
7. 35:59Matt Mizereck252017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K6FL11044EBM
8. 36:22Chris O'Kelley232017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K7FL11044EBM
9. 36:37Mickey Moore472017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K8FL11044EBM
10. 37:04Jim Halley372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K9FL11044EBM
11. 37:14Connor Stevens262017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K10FL11044EBM
12. 37:32Travis Parks212017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K2FL11113EBM
13. 37:38Zach Deveau292017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K11FL11044EBM
14. 37:38Bobby Duggleby272017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K3FL11113EBM
15. 37:45Eric Godin332017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K12FL11044EBM
16. 37:53Geb Kiros502017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K13FL11044EBM
17. 37:58Trevor Sununu212017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K14FL11044EBM
18. 38:23Ryan Truchelut312017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K15FL11044EBM
19. 38:31Jesse Boyd182017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K4FL11113EBM
20. 38:49Brian Potts292017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K5FL11113EBM
21. 39:01Paul Guyas392017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K16FL11044EBM
22. 39:09Hong-Guo Yu482017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K17FL11044EBM
23. 39:15Michael Rhodes482017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K18FL11044EBM
24. 39:16Tony Guillen482017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K19FL11044EBM
25. 39:17Don Smith372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K20FL11044EBM
Includes performances from the Springtime 10K (1 Apr 2017), Run 2-1-1 10K (3 Jun 2017),
Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K (17 Jun 2017), and the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K (23 Nov 2017).

Top Tallahassee 10K Performances by Women on Certified Road Courses in 2017
RankTimeAthleteAgeDateRacePlaceCourse Number
1. 37:21Ani Veltcheva122017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K1FL11044EBM
2. 38:03Adriana Piekarewicz292017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K1FL11113EBM
3. 38:49Katie Sherron352017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K2FL11044EBM
4. 39:28Sheryl Rosen322017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K3FL11044EBM
5. 40:28Renee Cox302017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K2FL11113EBM
6. 41:25Kat Sack252017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K4FL11044EBM
7. 41:57Carrie Seiberlich452017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K5FL11044EBM
8. 41:58Donnelly Howard402017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K6FL11044EBM
9. 42:00Ann Centner252017-06-17Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K1FL17030TY

42:53     A. Centner252017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K7FL11044EBM
10. 43:20Christine Trice242017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K8FL11044EBM

43:27     K. Sack252017-06-03Run 2-1-1 10K1FL16013EBM
11. 43:43Jillian Heddaeus332017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K9FL11044EBM
12. 43:58Lauren Aronson202017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K10FL11044EBM
13. 44:08Brittney Barnes292017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K11FL11044EBM
14. 44:12Jocelyn Chan282017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K12FL11044EBM
15. 44:14Viviana Schyuler152017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K3FL11113EBM
16. 44:27Laura McDermott372017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K13FL11044EBM
17. 44:46Emma Spencer362017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K14FL11044EBM
18. 44:46Ashley Campbell292017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K4FL11113EBM
19. 44:57Jamila Allen272017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K15FL11044EBM
20. 45:33Alyssa Terry232017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K16FL11044EBM
21. 45:50Alison Thumm382017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K5FL11113EBM
22. 46:02Emily Kroll222017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K17FL11044EBM
23. 46:06Stacy Biggart402017-11-23GWTC Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K6FL11113EBM
24. 46:09Nikky Manausa352017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K18FL11044EBM
25. 46:13Angela Wable432017-04-01GWTC Springtime 10K19FL11044EBM
Includes performances from the Springtime 10K (1 Apr 2017), Run 2-1-1 10K (3 Jun 2017),
Saint Peter's Anglican Church 10K (17 Jun 2017), and the Tallahassee Turkey Trot 10K (23 Nov 2017).


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