Thursday, May 3, 2018

Helms and Winkler win by moonlight in Kolomoki

Along the eastern seaboard of the United States, there was a full moon on Sunday evening, 29 April 2018, peaking exactly at 8:58 PM. However, according to Jesse Emspak at Space.com, "For casual observers, the moon looks pretty full a day before and a day after the actual full phase." So the moon looked "pretty full" at 9:00 PM on Saturday, 28 April 2018, when the Full Moon Glow Run started near Blakely, Georgia in Kolomoki Mounds State Park. David Helms won the race by just over 30 meters, running 19:44. Blakely master runner Margaret Winkler was the first woman in the race, placing sixth overall in 27:06. It was Winkler's third Moon Run women's title; she had also won the race in 2013 and 2014.


Mikhael Crispen, an eighth-grader on the Early County cross-country team, finished a close runner-up to Helms, running 19:52. David Forrester of Headland, Alabama took third in 23:24.


Jennifer Brown placed second in the women's standings and thirteenth overall in 31:06. Joanna Braswell was the third woman and fourteenth overal in 31:28.


41 athletes finished the 2018 Kolomoki Mounds Full Moon Glow Run 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Kolomoki Mounds Full Moon Glow Run 5K
  1. 19:43.975, David Helms
  2. 19:51.418, Mikhael Crispen
  3. 23:23.859, David Forrester
  4. 25:04.575, Will Winkler
  5. 25:45.344, Andy Smith
  6. 27:10.833, Sam Edison
  7. 28:11.095, Jay Winkler
  8. 28:18.540, Ronnie Suggs
  9. 29:15.181, Taylor Taylor
  10. 29:48.689, Tyler Hayes

Top Ten Women, 2018 Kolomoki Mounds Full Moon Glow Run 5K
  1. 27:05.734, Margaret Winkler
  2. 31:05.135, Jennifer Brown
  3. 31:27.317, Joanna Braswell
  4. 31:57.919, Jennifer Green
  5. 34:00.859, Mary Jean Taylor
  6. 35:33.254, Lauralyn Marshall
  7. 36:05.243, Amanda Willis
  8. 36:17.461, Brandi Brock
  9. 37:57.484, Julia Moss
  10. 38:34.521, Sarah DuChaine

Kolomoki Moon Run 5K winners, 2013 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
17 August 201319:36, Dale Pate23:20, Margaret Winkler119
10 August 201422:57, Eli Cushing24:08, Margaret Winkler71
17 September 201619:20, Tanner Norman25:29, Jasmine Brown81
10 June 201718:01, Dustin Reynolds19:35, Alli Hay56
28 April 201819:43.975, David Helms27:05.734, Margaret Winkler41

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