Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A buffet of racing at Barney's Run For Warriors

Barney's Run For Warriors 2018If you want to run a marathon in Albany, Georgia, the obvious choice is the Snickers® Marathon, held each March since 2007. If you don't want to wait for spring, though, then there's the Barney's Run For Warriors Marathon in the fall. Just like its springtime sibling, Barney's Marathon has a USATF-certified course and a half-marathon option on a USATF-certified course. The Run For Warriors also includes 10K, 5K, and one-mile races, something you won't see at the Snickers. All the courses are USATF certified, except for the mile.


Unlike the Snickers®, you won't see a mob of participants at the Run For Warriors. While 489 athletes finished the 2018 Snickers® Marathon, only two completed Barney's Run For Warriors Marathon on Saturday morning, 17 November 2018--master runner Janine Grinage won the race in 3:31:43, and Deb Potash took second in 4:19:37. Maybe there were too many choices?


More athletes opted for the Run For Warriors Half Marathon. Like the marathon, a woman was the overall winner. Jennifer Perkins covered the 13.1 miles around Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in a winning 1:30:31, finishing two-and-a-half kilometers ahead of the next runner. Master runner Robert Pilcher was the first man across the finish line, placing second overall in 1:42:57. Karen McNally was the top woman master and third female finisher in the half marathon, placing sixth overall in 1:53:41.


Top Ten Women, 2018 Barney's Run For Warriors Half-Marathon
  1. 1:30:30.7, Jennifer Perkins (F, 38)
  2. 1:50:56.5, KK Scheuter (F, 36)
  3. 1:53:40.3, Karen McNally (F, 54)
  4. 1:57:57.5, Penny Bell (F, 44)
  5. 1:59:22.8, Stacy Shiver (F, 39)
  6. 1:59:28.6, Cherie McDonald (F, 52)
  7. 2:07:29.5, Christina Rice (F, 40)
  8. 2:10:19.6, Lindsey Cooper (F, 37)
  9. 2:11:02.9, Jennifer Underwood (F, 38)
  10. 2:14:58.5, Tracy Davis (F, 51)

Top Ten Men, 2018 Barney's Run For Warriors Half-Marathon
  1. 1:42:57.0, Robert Pilcher (M, 62)
  2. 1:50:06.8, Scott Macey (M, 57)
  3. 1:52:10.6, Noah Brock Hatcher (M, 39)
  4. 1:55:13.0, Jim Tully (M, 71)
  5. 1:58:05.9, Braden Miller (M, 45)
  6. 1:59:29.7, Oscar Viquez (M, 48)
  7. 2:08:30.2, Brian Grinage (M, 54)
  8. 2:18:14.5, Gerard Dublin (M, 56)
  9. 2:22:24.5, Mike Elder (M, 55)
  10. 2:26:38.0, George Woodall (M, 71)

Not all the Run For Warriors races went to women. Master runner Carl Plowden won the 10K, running 44:53. Chris Phillips took second in 47:19, and Cameron Goldsmith was third in 49:53.


Emily Stickles was the first woman in the 10K, placing fourth overall in 53:58. Just behind Stickles, Rebecca Bowers, a junior on the Lee County High cross-country team, was second on the women's side and fifth overall in 54:06. Madelyn Carter was the top woman master in the race, placing third in the women's standings and ninth overall in 57:54.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Barney's Run For Warriors 10K
  1. 44:52.5, Carl Plowden (M, 49)
  2. 47:18.5, Chris Phillips (M, 39)
  3. 49:52.5, Cameron Goldsmith (M, 24)
  4. 56:09.7, Chad Slaughter (M, 44)
  5. 56:27.0, Michael Longoria (M, 31)
  6. 57:52.7, Chip Carter (M, 40)
  7. 59:20.0, Shane Smith (M, 50)
  8. 1:02:52.4, Joseph Bonnin (M, 38)
  9. 1:27:14.0, Watt Strom (M, 8)
  10. 1:29:02.1, Evans "Bo" Plowden III (M, 51)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Barney's Run For Warriors 10K
  1. 53:57.9, Emily Stickles (F, 24)
  2. 54:05.4, Rebecca Bowers (F, 16)
  3. 57:53.5, Madelyn Carter (F, 40)
  4. 59:39.8, Katrina Sokolowski (F, 40)
  5. 1:00:07.2, Crystal Murphy (F, 36)
  6. 1:01:15.2, Lacey Smith (F, 42)
  7. 1:02:54.9, Melissa Ellis (F, 33)
  8. 1:05:43.0, Sydney Elkin (F, 37)
  9. 1:05:46.9, Kori Phillips- Foy (F, 28)
  10. 1:13:20.1, Tracy Greene (F, 43)

The 5K was full of high school cross-country runners, with Deerfield-Windsor School harriers taking the first two spots. Seventh-grader Garrison Slaughter won the race by a ton, finishing with a lead of 300 meters in 20:53.Jackson Belusko, another Deerfield Windsor seventh-grader, grabbed the runner-up spot in 22:14. Samuel Williamson, a sophomore on the Westover High cross-country team, placed third in 22:37. There were more schoolboy distance runners across the finish line before the first master runner, David Pollock, finished the race eighth in 24:57.


Master runner Maryann Plowden was the first woman in the 5K, placing tenth overall in 25:19. Twelve-year-old Milla McEwen was second in the women's standings and fourteenth overall in 26:16. Master runner Judy Lindsy was the third woman and sixteenth overall in 26:44.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Barney's Run For Warriors 5K
  1. 20:52.8, Garrison Slaughter (M, 13)
  2. 22:13.8, Jackson Belusko (M, 13)
  3. 22:36.1, Samuel Williamson (M, 15)
  4. 22:44.9, Charlie Willcox (M, 12)
  5. 22:45.1, Ward Wright (M, 13)
  6. 23:43.4, Mason Fraser (M, 13)
  7. 23:52.7, Jud Savelle (M, 38)
  8. 24:56.5, David Pollock (M, 54)
  9. 25:13.3, Wyatt Waddell (M, 14)
  10. 25:34.4, Harold Benton (M, 61)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Barney's Run For Warriors 5K
  1. 25:18.2, Maryann Plowden (F, 48)
  2. 26:16.0, Milla McEwen (F, 12)
  3. 26:43.2, Judy Lindsy (F, 54)
  4. 27:20.0, Samantha Spence (F, 13)
  5. 27:26.9, Caitlin Finney (F, 13)
  6. 28:55.6, Stephanie Hermann (F, 39)
  7. 28:55.9, Becca Hoyt (F, 36)
  8. 29:00.6, Sandra Williams (F, 44)
  9. 29:51.6, Wendy Newell (F, 48)
  10. 30:38.5, Nola Bricker (F, 63)

Barney's Run For Warriors winners, 2018
DateDistanceMenWomenFinishers
17 November 2018MarathonN/A3:31:43, Janine Grinage2
Half Marathon1:42:57, Robert Pilcher1:30:31, Jennifer Perkins33
10K44:53, Carl Plowden53:58, Emily Stickles25
5K20:53, Garnson Slaughter25:19, Maryann Plowden73


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