Saturday, December 22, 2018

Nathan Isaacs and Christine Westcott have a holly, jolly Egg Nog Jog

2018 Egg Nog Jog 5KIn United States road racing, right after the last Turkey Trot is run, the calendar changes from November to December, and the schedule fills up with Jingle Bell Runs. Oh, there's a Frosty 5K here and there, and some Red Nose Runs, but there are nearly as many Jingle Bell Runs in December as there are Turkey Trots in November. Fort Walton Beach, Florida breaks that pattern with the Egg Nog Jog. Nearly 200 athletes gathered at Uptown Station on Saturday morning, 22 December 2018, for the nineteenth annual Egg Nog Jog 5K.


Nathan Isaacs won the 3.1-mile race in 16:32, finishing just ahead of the 16:38 posted by the runner-up, Steven Cornelius. Master runner Christine Westcott was the women's champ, placing sixth overall in 20:12.


Behind Isaacs and Cornelius, Phillip Bauer took third in 18:01. Bauer had also placed third in the 2017 Egg Nog Jog. David Waid was the fastest master runner in the race, beating out 2017's top master Ken Lawrence, 18:47 to 19:03. Waid and Lawrence were fourth and fifth overall.


Master runner Lisa Lewis was the runner-up on the women's side, coming in eighth overall in 20:41. Thirteen-year-old Gracie Atkinson of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a cross-country runner at Presbyterian Christian School, took third in the women's standings, placing fifteenth overall in 21:58.


173 athletes finished the 2018 Egg Nog Jog 5K.


Top Ten Men, 2018 Egg Nog Jog 5K
  1. 16:32, Nathan Isaacs (M, 25)
  2. 16:38, Steven Cornelius (M, 38)
  3. 18:01, Phillip Bauer (M, 37)
  4. 18:47, David Waid (M, 50)
  5. 19:03, Ken Lawrence (M, 51)
  6. 20:26, Marcus Budig (M, 29)
  7. 20:48, Jeff McGuirk (M, 45)
  8. 20:54, Kent Watson (M, 49)
  9. 21:07, Jay McKenzie (M, 56)
  10. 21:10, Tim Boomer Sullivan (M, 59)

Top Ten Women, 2018 Egg Nog Jog 5K
  1. 20:12, Christine Westcott (F, 48)
  2. 20:41, Lisa Lewis (F, 48)
  3. 21:58, Gracie Atkinson (F, 13)
  4. 22:43, Tammy Roughneen (F, 42)
  5. 23:32, Donna Harris (F, 49)
  6. 23:33, Jennifer Tomasello (F, 38)
  7. 23:49, Andrea Korenek (F, 39)
  8. 24:19, McKenzie Toth (F, 12)
  9. 24:33, Delaney Cookman (F, 16)
  10. 25:09, Moira Conley (F, 20)


Egg Nog Jog 5K winners, 2000 - 2018
DateMenWomenFinishers
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
17 December 2005
23 December 200616:32, Nathan Tarver20:24, Kendra Appelt
21 December 200718:10, Jolly Thornhill20:43, Cheryl Wolfe129
19 December 2008
18 December 2009
17 December 2011124
22 December 2012
21 December 201315:55, Matthew Travaglini21:17, Paula Piazza123
20 December 201416:00, Charlie Shackelford23:38, Cheryl Veltman77
19 December 201518:00, Tim Kogge21:08, D'Aun RIggs156
17 December 201615:50, Nick Morken21:16, Erin Bernier141
16 December 201716:13, Matt Blunden20:50, Amber Carpenter134
22 December 201816:32, Nathan Isaacs20:12, Christine Westcott173


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