Saturday, November 24, 2018

Ridge Harper and Viviana Schuyler use their trotters at the Swine Time 5K

There was no Swine Time Run in 2017. Sometimes a 10K and sometimes a 5K, the race had been held in Climax, Georgia annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving since the late 1970s. But on Saturday morning, 24 November 2018, the Swine Time Run was back. Bainbridge, Georgia master runner Ridge Harper won the 5K race, running 19:55. Viviana Schuyler, a sophomore on the Bainbridge High cross-country team, took first in the women's division, placing third overall in 20:20.


After skipping 2017, the Swine Time Run wasn't unchanged. Miles and Minutes, LLC, of Tallahassee, Florida timed the race, the first time that the Swine Time had been professionally timed. The course was also USATF-certified, another first in four decades of Swine Time history.


Not far behind Harper, master runner Duane Evans was second overall in 20:01. Landon Watts, a frosh athlete on the Bainbridge High cross-country team, placed third in the men's standings and fourth overall in 20:55.


Madison Sims, a sixth-grader on the Fort Braden Middle School cross-country team, took second on the women's side and and twelfth overall in 25:39. Adrian Parker was third in the women's division and fifteenth overall in 26:48. The top woman master was Juli DeGrummond, the fifth female finisher and seventeenth overall in 27:49.


47 athletes finished the 2018 Swine Time 5K. Look for the race and the Swine Time Festival to return on Saturday morning, 30 November 2019.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Swine Time 5K
  1. 19:54.5, Ridge Harper (M, 41)
  2. 20:01.0, Duane Evans (M, 51)
  3. 20:54.3, Landon Watts (M, 14)
  4. 22:10.2, Noah St John (M, 39)
  5. 22:44.6, Silas Wester (M, 18)
  6. 22:44.8, James McQuigg (M, 17)
  7. 23:05.2, David Braswell (M, 47)
  8. 23:06.9, John Willis Maple (M, 18)
  9. 24:55.5, Marcus Whitfield (M, 49)
  10. 25:17.8, Jim Tully (M, 72)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Swine Time 5K
  1. 20:19.4, Viviana Schuyler (F, 16)
  2. 25:38.2, Maddie Sims (F, 11)
  3. 26:47.4, Adrian Parker (F, 30)
  4. 27:45.3, Kim Sims (F, 39)
  5. 27:48.9, Juli DeGrummond (F, 49)
  6. 27:54.6, Lesli McQuigg (F, 42)
  7. 28:12.8, Kimberly Cooper (F, 45)
  8. 28:21.3, Suzanne Angell (F, 53)
  9. 29:28.0, Marie Mosley (F, 42)
  10. 29:51.8, Shannon Angle (F, 45)

Recent winners of the Climax, Georgia, Swine Time 5K
DateMenWomen
25 November 197831:17, Bret Watzka (10K)42:59, Nancy Smith (10K)
24 November 1979(advertised as a 5K)
28 November 1981(10K)
27 November 198216:24, Paul Hodge (5K)
26 November 1983(10K, Oak City Runners)
29 November 1986(10K, rainy)
28 November 1987(10K, cloudy)
26 November 198836:02 (10K)
28 November 1992(5K)
25 November 200017:43, Greg Waddell22:55, Judy Alexander
26 November 2005
25 November 2006
24 November 2007
29 November 200817:27, Caleb Alte22:46, Mandi O'Mara
28 November 200918:11, Isaiah DouglasMcRae Mayfield
27 November 201019:15, Caleb Alte28:26, Annie Beauchamp Gargasz
26 November 201117:55, Michael Martinez24:30, Dana Martin
24 November 201217:04, Chase Harris20:21, Dionis Gauvin
30 November 201319:54, Evan Beauchamp23:36, Julie Genovar
29 November 201417:40, Evan Beauchamp23:48, Julie Genovar
28 November 201517:50, Evan Beauchamp20:24, Amber Braswell
26 November 201617:25, Daniel Hamilton20:17, Amber Braswell
25 November 2017N/AN/A
24 November 201819:55, Ridge Harper20:20, Vivi Schuyler
The 2017 Swine Time 5K was canceled.


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