Thursday, November 26, 2009

Race #65 – Southpark Turkey Trot 8k – Charlotte NC – 11/26/09


One of Charlotte’s most popular road races of the year, the Southpark Turkey Trot has people running off the calories before they even sit down to eat Thanksgiving dinner. Yesterday I received an email from the race directors stating that the race was full, with 6,000 registered runners. Not all of that was for the 8k; there was a separate 5k race, a 1 mile fun run, and a 26.2 yard Tot Trot. Still, the main event was the 8k, and when it was over a total of 3,742 runners crossed the finish line in the 8k alone.
It was a big race for me personally since it was the fourth  of nine races in the Running Journal Grand Prix series. I’m running most of those Grand Prix races this year in an attempt to gain points in the 55-59 age group. Today I finished 3rd of 93 runners in my age group (33:28 chip time – 6:45 pace) so I’m happy about that. The top 8 runners in each race receive Grand Prix points, and after the first four races I’ve finished in 2nd place twice and 3rd place twice.
For Linda and I, it was our first Southpark Turkey Trot and with so many runners expected we weren’t sure how far away we would have to park. It was a pleasant surprise when we arrived about 7:30 that there was plenty of parking still available within 100 yards of the starting line. I’m sure as time passed people had to park farther and farther away but there’s plenty of parking available in the Southpark Mall parking lot.
About 20 minutes before race time I left Linda in the way-too-long porta-pottie line (there were a total of about 16 — not nearly enough for 6,000 runners plus spectators). Just down Morrison Boulevard I met up with Bob Nelson, who has become a good friend at the races despite the fact that he beats me every time. We jogged up to near the starting line, and maybe 10 minutes before the race the runners started lining up (we had to wait for the completion of the 1-mile fun run). We both wedged our way in, maybe 4 or 5 rows behind the elite runners. As we waited for the starting gun, more and more runners who didn’t want to be stuck in back of slower runners kept piling in until it felt like we were standing in a solid mass of people. There was no way to move in any direction and I just hoped I wouldn’t be crushed in the stampede at the start of the race.
As the race began, things were actually very orderly and it seemed like everybody was just glad to be free from the solid mass of humanity. I lost sight of Bob right from the git-go and tried to settle in to a decent pace for me. At the first mile marker I was at 6:35, which is about right along the lines of what works for me lately. My second mile was my fastest, then I slowed down about 50 seconds or so for the mile 3, but picked it up some for the last 2 miles. Here are my mile splits:
  • Mile 1 – 6:35
  • Mile 2 – 6:19
  • Mile 3 – 7:07
  • Mile 4 – 6:58
  • Mile 5 – 6:27
Around the 4-mile mark I heard somebody in back of me say, “Hey Bob!” There are a lot of guys named Bob but I kind of wondered if Bob Nelson, who is always in front of me, could have somehow ended up in back of me for 4 miles. Sure enough, Bob Nelson pulled up next to me and I said something like, “Where’d you come from? I thought you were out of sight in front of me.” There was a water stop just ahead and he pulled up to get water. I kept on running. He’s one of those guys who can get a drink of water and not slow down; I’m one of those guys who gets the water and spills it all over himself. So, I thought, I’ll gain an extra second of two on Bob, but just as I expected, he was on a mission, and with maybe a quarter mile to go he pulled his hydrated self past me and I was down for the count. He ended up 2nd in our age group and I was 3rd, a few seconds behind, and we were both beat by about a minute by a fast runner from Winston-Salem, Charles Morrow.
 We had been warned in advance via Theoden’s blog that the post-race refreshments were being kept to a minimum because people wanted to get home and be with their families, so no surprise there.
The half man/half turkey logo, which apparently got quite a few complaints (I kind of like it myself) was not on the T-shirt this year. The T-shirt was nicely designed and was a long-sleeved cotton shirt.
At first I was just a little disappointed in the age group awards. First the awards were given for the One-Mile Fun Run. They received possibly the nicest trophies I’ve ever seen at a race. Okay. So I’m thinking, wow… the awards must be spectacular the the 8k, which is the main race. Nope. Age group winners for the 8k instead received a beveled glass crescent inscribed with the race info. In retrospect, even though I didn’t like them as well they were probably more expensive than the trophies and possibly would have been preferred by other age group winners. The top winners (overall and masters) received really cool-looking wooden turkey sculptures (you had to see them to appreciate them).

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Race Rating

9 - 1-10  Website (Information, results, registration, photo links, etc.)
8 – 1-10  Awards (Quality of medals, trophies, etc.) (1 to 10)
6 – 1-10  Awards Presentation (PA system, winning times, etc.) (1 to 10)
4 – 1-10  Food for Race Participants (1 to 10)
7 – 1-10  T-Shirts (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
6 – 4/6   Part of Race Series (Grand Prix, etc.) (6=Yes and 4=No)
5 – 0/5   Professional Photography (5=Yes and 0=No)
6 - 4/6   Chip Timing (6=Yes and 4=No)
7 – 3/7   Certified Course (by USA Track & Field) (7=Yes and 3=No)
7 – 1-10  Course (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
7 – 1-10  Parking (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
7 – 1-10  Entertainment (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
10 – 0-10  Age Groups (10 if 5-year groups; 0 if 10-year groups)
0 – 0/5   Indoor Shelter from Elements (0 if none; 5 if provided)
4 – 1-10  Bathroom Facilities
0-10  Other
TOTAL – 93

Monday, November 23, 2009

Charlotte Observer Running Blog Features The Old Runner


If you’re a runner in the Charlotte area you most likely already know about the popular Charlotte Observer running blog, “Run, Theoden, Run,” which is written by local running enthusiast and Observer entertainment editor Theoden Janes.
Theoden was very kind in profiling me in his blog today and in case you missed it here’s a link so you can read it…
Thanks Theoden!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Race #64 – Hendrick Marrow Program Half Marathon – Concord NC – 11/22/09


This was the inaugural running of the Hendrick Marrow Program Half Marathon held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The field of runners was small, probably 50 or 60 runners for each race (half marathon and 5k). As we lined up to run, the race director told us that they purposely didn’t advertise the race because it was the first one and they wanted to iron out all the kinks, so we were a test group of sorts, and that next year they were planning a big advertising campaign surrounding the race. Sounds logical to me. There were definite kinks to be worked out but it was truly a unique half marathon and I’m glad we ran it.
The entire race took place on the grounds of Lowe’s Motor Speedway, which is huge, so it’s not hard to map out a course 13.1 miles long. We ran up and down the ZMAX Drag Strip twice (at the beginning and as we were finishing) and ran around The Dirt Track and around the outside of the big speedway before going inside and taking a lap around the big track itself, which was pretty amazing.
Spread 50 or 60 runners out over 13.1 miles and people are few and far between. Throughout most of the race I ran alone, sometimes not able to see anybody in front of me or behind me on stretches where you could see probably a quarter mile away or more. One of the biggest problems was that there weren’t enough volunteers, which I kind of expected, but it resulted in people going to wrong way on numerous occasions. There were certain areas marked very clearly with arrows and orange cones where it was obvious where to go. However, there were other areas where it seemed like you could go in different directions and there were no markings at all and nobody to point you in the right direction. I completely stopped several times just trying to figure out where to go, and a few times I just guessed and ran for a while, hoping I was going in the right direction, and fortunately I was.
There was quite a bit of criss-crossing of the paths and if a person wanted to they could have taken some huge shortcuts. For instance, as you ran onto the big track to circle it you ran through the tunnel on the left. If you wanted to slice 15 minutes or so off your time you could have gone into the tunnel on the right and headed in the other direction and bypassed the big track completely. I don’t think anybody did that since going around the big track was such a part of the experience, but in future years if the race was bigger and somebody was more interested in running a better time instead of experiencing the run around the big track, it would be a possibility. There was another point about 10 miles into the race when we were coming back to run the ZMAX drag strip where, as I passed, I thought how easy it would be to run down and take a right turn instead of taking the left turn, which was marked but you had to be looking. As I ran down the drag strip and came back up I saw somebody do that very thing. He didn’t look like he was trying to cheat but just wasn’t paying close attention to the turn. I was on the other side of the drag strip maybe 50 yards away heading in the other direction but I saw a few other people take the correct turn. I yelled over to him that he went in the wrong direction and after looking kind of disoriented for a few seconds, he turned around and headed in the right direction.
The most poignant moment of the day came long after the race was finished for most of us. I looked at the race clock and it was almost 2:40 after the start of the half marathon. About a hundred people gathered around for what we thought would be the start of the awards ceremony. Instead, the spokesperson for the Be the Match Foundation told us about the last runner on the course — I think her name was Kristen — who just lost one of her two infant sons and has another in the hospital right now waiting for a bone marrow transplant. She had traveled from Ohio to show her support for this race because of what the Hendrick Marrow Program has done for her and her family. She ran the half marathon, not so much as a runner but as a heartbroken mother who would go to the end of the earth for her children and do whatever it takes to save them. As she ran up the long straight road to the finish line we spread out on both sides and clapped and cheered and offered up as much encouragement as we could, and I don’t think there was a dry eye anywhere along that line. It has me considering the possibilities of becoming a bone marrow donor myself.
There was quite a bit of food after the race including hot coffee, which was great for thawing out on what was our first cold race of the year (amazing that the first cold-weather race came in late November). There were nice short-sleeve technical material T-shirts and they even threw in another nice cotton T-shirt from the National Guard. The overall awards were pistons from Hendrick Motorsports that were nicely inscribed with the race information, and those were pretty cool. I got one for being 3rd overall in Masters. The age group awards were for $20 discounts off of a purchase from a store I’m not familiar with (Linda got one for finishing 1st in her age group but I don’t have it with me at the moment). It’s probably not something we would use but we’ll take a closer look at it later… maybe we’ll check out the store and it’ll be great. There were also some pretty nice medals for all of the finishers of the half marathon, which was an unexpected surprise.
Finally, photographer Ron J. Deshaies of Treasured Events of Charlotte shot the photos for this race along with his wife. Anytime I see them at an event I know they’re going to provide the best pictures you’ll ever find at a race. Today Ron drove a golf cart around and seemed to be everywhere. It’s amazing and somewhat exhausting to watch him run around snapping pictures of everybody, and you can tell by his demeanor he really loves what he’s doing.

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Race Rating:

5 - 1-10  Website (Information, results, registration, photo links, etc.)
4 – 1-10  Awards (Quality of medals, trophies, etc.) (1 to 10)
7 – 1-10  Awards Presentation (PA system, winning times, etc.) (1 to 10)
7 – 1-10  Food for Race Participants (1 to 10)
8 – 1-10  T-Shirts (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
4 – 4/6   Part of Race Series (Grand Prix, etc.) (6=Yes and 4=No)
5 – 0/5   Professional Photography (5=Yes and 0=No)
6 – 4/6   Chip Timing (6=Yes and 4=No)
3 – 3/7   Certified Course (by USA Track & Field) (7=Yes and 3=No)
8 – 1-10  Course (1 to 10 with 5 being average) * 10 for the course minus 2 for not being marked well
3 - 1-10  Parking (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
5 - 1-10  Entertainment (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
10 – 0-10  Age Groups (10 if 5-year groups; 0 if 10-year groups)
0 – 0/5   Indoor Shelter from Elements (0 if none; 5 if provided)
9 - 1-10  Bathroom Facilities
5 – 0-10  Other (added 5 points for the unique race track setting)
TOTAL – 89
Half Marathon Results

                                                           
 Place   Name                City           Age Gend  Time 
    1    Ben Hovis          Charlotte  NC    31   M  1:12:53
    2    George Linney      Durham  NC       34   M  1:19:40
    3    Jason Page         Durham  NC       35   M  1:22:37
    4    Tim Hennessey      Waxhaw  NC       41   M  1:25:26
    5    Kerry Seal         Cary  NC         50   M  1:25:54
    6    Rebecca Thomason                    38   F  1:34:05
    7    Brad Verburgt      Cary  NC         34   M  1:36:28
    8    Garrett Johnson    Mooresville  NC  19   M  1:40:35
    9    Richard Hefner     Gastonia  NC     57   M  1:42:16
   10    Tom Knox           Concord  NC      42   M  1:43:58
   11    Kirk Marino        Indan Trail  NC  38   M  1:47:46
   12    Joe Tindale        Rock Hill  SC    31   M  1:49:20
   13    Sean Marvin        York  SC         42   M  1:49:20
   14    Anthony Read       Mooresville  NC  49   M  1:50:46
   15    Robert Verburgt    Cary  NC         61   M  1:51:32
   16    Steve Kirk         Durham  NC       31   M  1:56:41
   17    Juan Gonzalez      Durham  NC       28   M  1:56:41
   18    Dennis Furr                         38   M  1:57:21
   19    Andreas Farrenkopf Rehau  NA        48   M  1:57:37
   20    Bobbi Carter       Concord  NC      35   F  1:58:16
   21    John Cox           Graham  NC       40   M  1:58:51
   22    Philip Bugaiski    Charlotte  NC    37   M  1:59:15
   23    Scott Yates        Cornelius  NC    35   M  2:00:27
   24    Scott Oberschlake  Buford  GA       35   M  2:00:56
   25    Atkins Michael     Raleigh  NC      37   M  2:03:27
   26    Jim Clark          Huntersville  NC 32   M  2:03:50
   27    Reba McLaughlin    Charlotte  NC    47   F  2:05:32
   28    Pamela Gross       Mooresville  NC  30   F  2:05:40
   29    Valerie Springle   Charlotte  NC    33   F  2:05:51
   30    Erin Crane         Charlotte  NC    27   F  2:05:52
   31    Junior McLaughlin  Charlotte  NC    45   M  2:05:57
   32    Michele Clark      Harrisburg  NC   36   F  2:06:58
   33    Julia Horn         Harrisburg  NC   41   F  2:07:45
   34    Doug Ferriss       Charlotte  NC    67   M  2:08:08
   35    Kandace Thomas     Mt Pleasant  NC  18   F  2:09:06
   36    Diane Filer        Cary  NC         50   F  2:22:51
   37    Jerry Walton       Raleigh  NC      56   M  2:26:10
   38    Jan Pigeon         Durham  NC       47   F  2:26:59
   39    Jon Walk                            42   M  2:29:22
   40    Kristin Akin       Ballwin  MO      34   F  2:40:25

 

5k Results
 
 Place   Name                             
    1    Alejandro Arreola Charlotte  NC     28   M  17:35
    2    Chris Cave        Charlotte  NC     31   M  17:55
    3    Andrew Kendall    Charlotte  NC     14   M  18:53
    4    Kyle Davis                          20   M  19:00
    5    Zack McGinnis     Durham  NC        15   M  19:07
    6    Sheila Wakoma                       45   F  20:16
    7    Brett Sumpter     Mooresville  NC   23   M  21:34
    8    Kyle Cliff        Concord  NC       14   M  22:44
    9    Austin Walker     Harrisburg  NC    11   M  23:09
   10    Matt Washko       Salisbury  NC     11   M  23:10
   11    Michele Hoheiser  Lincolnton  NC    38   F  23:36
   12    Jeff Fabian       Huntersville  NC  45   M  24:38
   13    Clay Dellinger                      37   M  25:09
   14    Joey Arnold                         41   M  25:13
   15    Joseph Phillips   Huntersville  NC  15   M  25:21
   16    Christopher Toma  Cornelius  NC     28   M  25:27
   17    Sara Fabian       Huntersville  NC  37   F  25:32
   18    Delano Santos     Charlotte  NC     32   M  25:33
   19    Lindsey Olson     Harrisburg  NC    14   F  25:44
   20    Aubrey Losack     Apex  NC          12   F  26:21
   21    Scott Harkey      Concord  NC       29   M  26:19
   22    Bill Penn         Chesnee  SC       47   M  26:29
   23    Chuck Masterton   Charlotte  NC     47   M  26:37
   24    Nicholas Losack   Apex  NC          10   M  27:01
   25    Andy Forsymle                       30   M  26:58
   26    Candace Wood      Huntersville  NC  39   F  27:10
   27    Brooke Banther    Lake Toxaway  NC  21   F  27:59
   28    Jennifer Csizmar  Cullowhee  NC     26   F  27:59
   29    Michele Gibbs     Charlotte  NC     49   F  28:49
   30    Stephanie Dunn    Harrisburg  NC    36   F  28:52
   31    Rebecca Fish      Harrisburg  NC    31   F  28:52
   32    Nicole Warshauer  Charlotte  NC     26   F  29:25
   33    Shannon Blankensh Mooresville  NC   24   F  29:25
   34    Sandy Townsend    Charlotte  NC     36   F  29:30
   35    Portia Eley       Charlotte  NC     42   F  29:49
   36    Tonya Burkhardt   Fort Mill  SC     31   F  30:06
   37    Laura Haid        Charlotte  NC     34   F  30:06
   38    Tom Lowrie        Mooresville  NC   37   M  30:47
   39    Fernanda Knusel                     29   F  31:37
   40    Amy Masterton     Huntersville  NC  41   F  32:02
   41    Glenn Parks       Lauderhill  FL    44   M  32:04
   42    Daryl Treadwell   Charlotte  NC     25   M  32:15
   43    Jordan Eley       Charlotte  NC     12   M  32:17
   44    Linda Hefner      Gastonia  NC      57   F  32:23
   45    Cherly Rape       Rockwell  NC      41   F  32:30
   46    Kellie Dixon                        28   F  33:03
   47    Kevin Cliff       Concord  NC       44   M  33:29
   48    Jennifer Samuels                    27   F  33:42
   49    Jyl Deering       Cornelius  NC     28   F  34:33
   50    Rich Davis                          56   M  35:36
   51    Tom McGinnis      Durham  NC        45   M  36:15
   52    Heather Buckelew  Concord  NC       37   F  48:29
  

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Race #63 – Santa Scramble – Concord, NC – 11/21/09


I won’t say I told you so, but I did tell you: this is the fastest 5k race in the area. I of course was relying on my old fogged-up memory of running it last year but that was the way I remembered it. Today as our GPS system took us right down the course I was able to get a new look at it, and it wasn’t quite as downhill as I remembered although the trend was definitely more down than up. Actually there are quite a few flat areas along the way for the first two miles, with some gentle downhill and just a couple of tiny uphill areas, with the last mile being a huge downhill nearly to the finish line, with just a little bit of uphill over the last 200 yards or so.
It’s still a fast one, and of all the races I’ve run I’m convinced it’s the fastest. Most of the races I’ve run over the past couple months have been longer ones, but my times have steadily gotten better anytime I’ve run a 5k. Last year when I ran this race I cut about a minute and a half off my previous Personal Record, finishing at a time of 24:05, which was my PR for four months before I was able to beat it. My last 5k was the Runway 5k, which is almost completely flat, and there I set a new PR of 20:27. With the Santa Scramble coming up I felt like this might be my opportunity to finish under 20 minutes for the first time. Ever since I began running last year breaking the 20-minute barrier has been one of my main goals and one I wasn’t sure I would ever be able to achieve. I knew I needed a pace of 6:26 or faster per mile, which is a bit faster than I ordinarily run, but not a complete pipedream, and with the help of God, Mother Nature, and the Law of Gravity I thought I might be able to pull it off. With the winter months ahead, there are fewer races to choose from and the ones I’ll be running probably won’t be as nearly as easy for me to set a sub-20 PR.
If you’re not familiar with the Santa Scramble, it’s the first entry of the Concord Christmas parade, which makes it unique among this area’s road races, and thousands of spectators line the road for the first two miles.
As the race was about to begin I made sure I was close to the front so I wouldn’t have to dodge slower runners. As soon as the gun went off I took off way faster than my legs wanted to go. I had done a little bit of a warmup run but it was probably 20 or 30 minutes before the race started and probably didn’t help a lot. I had that feeling you get in the first mile on a day when you would rather not be running, but I managed to keep plugging away. At the end of the first mile there was someone calling out the mile split time. I heard him say 6:32 as I passed and I knew my pace was a little too slow and I would need to pick it up even more if I wanted to crack 20 minutes. I had loosened up a bit though and had started feeling pretty good. The warm weather (about 63 degrees at the start of the race) had brought out a huge crowd (at least 20,000 easily) and I was hearing quite a bit of encouragement as I ran, which pumped me up even more. I hit the 2-mile mark in 12-something (I didn’t catch the seconds but I knew I had picked up the pace some). Somewhere along the third mile the race turned off and the crowds were gone, but the big downhill finish was a welcome replacement and allowed me to pick up some extra seconds. As we rounded the final turn going towards the race finish I could see the clock up ahead, which read: 19:40. I wasn’t sure how many seconds away I was but I definitely threw it into overdrive to be sure I hit the finish line in time to beat 20 minutes. I’m still not positive of the exact time (the race director said it might not be posted online until Monday) but I reached the clock at about 19:50 — a new PR for me, of course, and one I might have for a while. It was also the first time I won the Overall Grand Master Male award and won a trophy so big it wouldn’t fit in my trophy case. No problem though — it looks great on top and it’s now starting to look like an actual trophy case.
richard-linda-awards-small-croppedThis race is definitely one of my favorites — maybe even my very favorite — and one that I’ll plan on running every year. With the combination of the fast course and nice trophies along with thousands of spectators, it’s too good to pass up. There are a few minor negatives: there was no chip timing this year (although that didn’t seem to cause any problems), the food’s not great (but it’s okay), and the bus ride to the starting point could be a bit of a problem if you need to get something out of your car, which is 3.1 miles from the starting line.
The T-shirts were a lot nicer this year than last, but when we registered at about 12:30 p.m. (about 30 minutes before the registration cut-off) they only had large shirts left. Having a lifetime supply of T-shirts already, I don’t mind not getting another one, and they happily knocked the price of the T-shirt off our registration fee so we only had to pay $15 to register. I wish everybody would give do that. More than once we’ve registered for a race that had run out of shirts and they wouldn’t budge on giving a discount, so kudos to the Santa Scramble race directors for that.

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I’m including a photo gallery of photos I took of the race and also some that Bill Weimer shared of the parade (thanks Bill!)…

Race Rating:

8 – 1-10  Website (Information, results, registration, photo links, etc.)
8 – 1-10  Awards (Quality of medals, trophies, etc.) (1 to 10)
8 - 1-10  Awards Presentation (PA system, winning times, etc.) (1 to 10)
5 - 1-10  Food for Race Participants (1 to 10)
7 – 1-10  T-Shirts (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
4 – 4/6   Part of Race Series (Grand Prix, etc.) (6=Yes and 4=No)
0 – 0/5   Professional Photography (5=Yes and 0=No)
4 – 4/6   Chip Timing (6=Yes and 4=No)
3 – 3/7   Certified Course (by USA Track & Field) (7=Yes and 3=No)
10 – 1-10  Course (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
4 – 1-10  Parking (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
8 – 1-10  Entertainment (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
10 – 0-10  Age Groups (10 if 5-year groups; 0 if 10-year groups)
5 – 0/5   Indoor Shelter from Elements (0 if none; 5 if provided)
4 – 1-10  Bathroom Facilities
10 -10  Other — Crowd Support… 20,000+ spectators!
TOTAL – 98

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Race #62 – Spencer Mountain 10-Miler – Gastonia, NC – 11/14/09


The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful for the annual Spencer Mountain 10-Miler, a race I’ve heard referred to as “The Southeast’s Toughest 10-Miler.” I can’t say whether that’s true or not, but there are definitely some mean hills out there. The race begins and ends at Warlick Elementary School in the town of Ranlo (just east of Gastonia), travels up a couple miles through Lowell, and then down into the tiny town of Spencer Mountain. It’s surprisingly hilly for Gaston County, and coming back up the hill to Ranlo from Spencer Mountain at around the seventh mile of the race is the dreaded hill that this race is famous for. It’s a doozy, no doubt, but I threw in a couple of 20-second walks along the way and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it might be.
We just live about 3 miles from where the race started (Linda taught at the middle school in Lowell for 30 years before retiring) but we really don’t get down around the town of Spencer Mountain very often. Although the hardest part of the race was the hills, that fact was lost a little in the beauty of the area in autumn, and it almost seemed like we were running in the North Carolina mountains instead of the Piedmont.
By the way, there was also a 5k Spencer Mountain race and my wife Linda placed 3rd in the 50-59 women’s division and had an all-time PR. We’re really starting to see some improvement in her running lately since her shin splint problems have disappeared. This is a woman who I was married to for 30 years before I ever saw her run, and since she began running 14 months ago she has run about 50 races.
I went into this race having never done a 10-mile race before and I didn’t bother to work the number out in my head as far as what to expect for a finishing time. I suppose (or I hope) I’ll eventually learn to pace myself, but up until now it works out for me to just get out there and run, no matter what the distance, and when I cross the finish line I stop running. Not too scientific, I know, but that seems to work pretty well at the moment. It does seem my pace is smoothing out a little on its own. I ran the first 4 miles all at a pace of under 7 minutes, then the next 3 about a minute slower. The 8th mile — the one with the big hill — was my slowest at 8:04, and I was able to turn it up a little in the last 2 miles.
  • Mile 1 – 6:39
  • Mile 2 - 6:41
  • Mile 3 – 6:59
  • Mile 4 – 6:58
  • Mile 5 – 7:34
  • Mile 6 – 7:34
  • Mile 7 – 7:50
  • Mile 8 – 8:04
  • Mile 9 – 7:27
  • Mile 10 – 6:58

My final time was 1:12:30 (pace 7:15), which was 3rd place (of 23 runners) in the 50-59 age group. Which brings me to my big beef about this race. It’s a big deal for age group competitors (like me) to compete in our own age groups. There is a standard of 5-year age groups that is used in most road races. I’m 57 and I compete in the 55-59 age group. I shouldn’t have to compete in a different age group and the other age groups shouldn’t have to compete against me. I know there’s no official rule but the fact is, there is an accepted standard of 5-year age groups, and race directors should realize this and go by that standard. We’re not talking about a huge amount of money, and I believe that over time any extra cost would be offset by having more runners compete because of having a better chance at placing in their division.
Anyhoo, other than that minor annoyance it was a great race. I love the T-shirts for this one: a bright green pre-shrunk long-sleeved Hanes “Beefy T” with one of the coolest designs I’ve seen on a shirt all year.
The awards were medals, which is always good, although for some reason the race directors didn’t receive the women’s awards from the manufacturer in time for the race. They did promise to mail them, though, and they acknowledged all who won awards. The overall winner of the race also won $100 (I’m not sure if there were any other cash awards for top finishers).

Click Here for Race Results for 10-Miler

Click Here for Race Results for 5k

I had some help taking photos this time around (thanks Kathy!) but unfortunately something went haywire in my camera along the way so we ended up with far fewer than we hoped for, but there are 40+ in the slide show.
Addendum:  Special thanks to Bill Weimer, who sent me an extra 32 photos he took at this race, which I have added to the slideshow, so now there are 70+.

Race Rating

4 - 1-10  Website (Information, results, registration, photo links, etc.)
6 – 1-10  Awards (Quality of medals, trophies, etc.) (1 to 10)
5 – 1-10  Awards Presentation (PA system, winning times, etc.) (1 to 10)
5 – 1-10  Food for Race Participants (1 to 10)
9 – 1-10  T-Shirts (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
4 – 4/6   Part of Race Series (Grand Prix, etc.) (6=Yes and 4=No)
0 – 0/5   Professional Photography (5=Yes and 0=No)
6 – 4/6   Chip Timing (6=Yes and 4=No)
7 – 3/7   Certified Course (by USA Track & Field) (7=Yes and 3=No)
8 – 1-10  Course (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
5 - 1-10  Parking (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
5 – 1-10  Entertainment (1 to 10 with 5 being average)
0 – 0-10  Age Groups (10 if 5-year groups; 0 if 10-year groups)
0 – 0/5   Indoor Shelter from Elements (0 if none; 5 if provided)
3 - 1-10  Bathroom Facilities
0-10  Other
TOTAL – 67
TEN-MILE RUN RESULTS
Place Name                Ag G Bib   City      St Time    Pace 
===== =================== == = ===== ========= == ======= =====
    1 MATTHEW ELLIOTT     24 M   142 Rock Hill SC   54:52  5:30
    2 CODY ANGELL         27 M    85 Belmont   NC   56:26  5:39
    3 JEFFERSON WAUGH     21 M   274 Statesvil NC   57:23  5:45
    4 BRADLEY ORR         23 M   211                57:52  5:48
    5 LOGAN BEYTAGH       24 M   104 Tybee Isl GA 1:00:40  6:04
    6 MICHAEL HEAFNER     30 M   161 Mount Hol NC 1:02:21  6:15
    7 KEITH MROCHEK       36 M   347 CHARLOTTE NC 1:02:36  6:16
    8 MILTON MATHENY      44 M   361 KANNAPOLI NC 1:02:55  6:18
    9 JASON COOK          27 M   127 Gastonia  NC 1:03:07  6:19
   10 BRYAN ALLF          52 M    83 GASTONIA  NC 1:05:15  6:32
   11 JOSH HEDRICK        26 M   166 Charlotte NC 1:05:22  6:33
   12 GEORGE MEYER        50 M   360 WELLFORD  SC 1:05:45  6:35
   13 JASON PIDGEON       28 M   331 FAYETTEVI NC 1:07:25  6:45
   14 DYLAN BELLES        16 M   103              1:08:04  6:49
   15 ERIC TUCKER         30 M   386 GASTONIA  NC 1:08:19  6:50
   16 MATTHEW BANKIRER    34 M    97 Mooresvil NC 1:08:31  6:52
   17 JUSTIN BOYD         18 M   333 KINGS MTN NC 1:09:23  6:57
   18 KEVIN FORD          41 M   410 BELMONT   NC 1:09:48  6:59
   19 ALEJANDRO ARREOLA   28 M   348 CHARLOTTE NC 1:09:55  7:00
   20 CHAD UNDERWOOD      37 M   270              1:10:01  7:01
   21 MITCHELL RIPPY      47 M   234 Shelby    NC 1:10:29  7:03
   22 WILLIAM PHILEMON    18 M   335 MT. HOLLY NC 1:12:02  7:13
   23 PAUL MARTINO        44 M   380 CHARLOTTE NC 1:12:05  7:13
   24 RICHARD HEFNER      57 M   363 GASTONIA  NC 1:12:30  7:15
   25 BILLY BURCH          0 M   114 charlotte NC 1:12:40  7:16
   26 CHRIS SCHMIDTKE     46 M   371 CORNELIUS NC 1:12:48  7:17
   27 DEREK WIDENHOUSE    54 M   281 Belmont   NC 1:12:51  7:18
   28 HEATHER VELLERS     24 F   272 Mt. Holly NC 1:13:10  7:19
   29 DAN TEAGUE          47 M   320 Ranlo     NC 1:13:24  7:21
   30 CHRISTOPHER BROWN   43 M   110 Statesvil NC 1:13:40  7:22
   31 RODNEY SAWYER       44 M   244 BELMONT   NC 1:13:43  7:23
   32 JEFF BABB           42 M    94 Gastonia  NC 1:15:00  7:30
   33 TODD HARTUNG        40 M   159 Davidson  NC 1:15:08  7:31
   34 CHAD RANDOLPH       44 M   226 Mooresvil NC 1:15:20  7:32
   35 PATRICIA TOPPER     51 F   269 Mt Holly  NC 1:15:51  7:36
   36 RALPH RUTLEDGE      52 M   241 STANLEY   NC 1:16:10  7:37
   37 JOHN BRADLEY        35 M   107 Gastonia  NC 1:16:25  7:39
   38 STEPHEN LINEBERRY   41 M   196 Gastonia  NC 1:16:30  7:39
   39 PHILLIP WERTZ       37 M   279 Cramerton NC 1:16:34  7:40
   40 JOHN HOLLAND        37 M   175 Gastonia  NC 1:17:01  7:43
   41 CHAD STINNETT       38 M   349 CLOVER    SC 1:17:18  7:44
   42 DAVID POSTON        54 M   221 Gastonia  NC 1:17:21  7:45
   43 JAMES GODFREY       51 M   356 RUTHERFOR NC 1:17:40  7:46
   44 GREGORY KIZIAH      54 M   191 Taylorsvi NC 1:17:43  7:47
   45 CATE DARIN          25 M   337 YORK      SC 1:18:22  7:51
   46 ANDY COOK           44 M   125 Belmont   NC 1:18:47  7:53
   47 STEVE VACALIS       40 M   271 Gastonia  NC 1:18:49  7:53
   48 BRIAN ERB           47 M   340 WAXHAW    NC 1:19:20  7:56
   49 JAMES GLOVER        53 M   151 Gastonia  NC 1:19:40  7:58
   50 BENJAMIN ZACHARY    53 M   295 Taylorsvi NC 1:19:58  8:00
   51 PAUL THARP          31 M   366 CHARLOTTE NC 1:20:51  8:06
   52 WALLY WARREN           M   353 CHARLOTTE NC 1:21:10  8:07
   53 DAVID DOCKERY       29 M   301 Gastonia  NC 1:21:10  8:07
   54 VICKY HEINRICH      49 F   167 GASTONIA  NC 1:21:14  8:08
   55 RICK WOOD           57 M   288 Charlotte NC 1:21:23  8:09
   56 SCOTT ROBERTS       41 M   408 GASTONIA  NC 1:22:35  8:16
   57 ARTIE MCINTURFF     38 M   351 MATTHEWS  NC 1:23:31  8:22
   58 BETTY SUE NIXON     28 F   209 Mt. Holly NC 1:23:34  8:22
   59 COOTER NIXON        52 M   210 Mt. Holly NC 1:23:34  8:22
   60 MATT LANEY          35 M   407 GLENDALE  NC 1:24:14  8:26
   61 FRANK ELLIS         61 M   352 GASTONIA  NC 1:24:20  8:26
   62 BECKY STRAHLER      52 F   257 Shelby    NC 1:24:21  8:27
   63 CLAIRE YOUNG        29 F   292 Charlotte NC 1:24:59  8:30
   64 TERRY RHYNE         49 M   232 Gastonia  NC 1:25:32  8:34
   65 DANIAL HOWELL       32 M   179 Mt. Holly NC 1:25:41  8:35
   66 BRANDI ADAMS        29 F    79 Charlotte NC 1:25:55  8:36
   67 AARON SUTTENFIELD   32 M   383 MT. HOLLY NC 1:26:29  8:39
   68 JERRY HALL          40 M   154 Columbia  SC 1:26:43  8:41
   69 JOSEPH HAMRICK      34 M   156 Lowell    NC 1:26:53  8:42
   70 RAY HARDEE          48 M   416 GASTONIA  NC 1:26:57  8:42
   71 STEVE STALEY        55 M   334 CHARLOTTE NC 1:27:15  8:44
   72 KEVIN SPALDING      54 M   346 GASTONIA  NC 1:27:33  8:46
   73 JEFF JIMISON        51 M   370 GASTONIA  NC 1:28:12  8:50
   74 SHASIDHAR BATHULA   39 M   100 Gastonia  NC 1:28:15  8:50
   75 BILL MCCARTER          M   369              1:28:22  8:51
   76 PAULA WEANT         48 F   276 Gastonia  NC 1:28:31  8:52
   77 SHARON HARMON          F   409 CHARLOTTE NC 1:28:48  8:53
   78 CORY PETERSEN       15 M   215              1:29:19  8:56
   79 MISSY RICE          42 F   332 CAMERON   NC 1:29:20  8:56
   80 ANN SCRUGGS         59 F   246 Statesvil NC 1:29:36  8:58
   81 HAYDEN HUGHES       16 F   355 CHARLOTTE NC 1:29:49  8:59
   82 MARK SUMMERS        51 M   260 Concord   NC 1:29:53  9:00
   83 TERRY WILLIAMS      47 M   283 Kings Mtn NC 1:29:55  9:00
   84 NANCY ANDERSON      59 F   358 SPARTANBU SC 1:30:00  9:00
   85 BARRY HUGHES        48 M   345 SHELBY    NC 1:30:01  9:01
   86 RICHARD LILLY       47 M   344 SHELBY    NC 1:30:01  9:01
   87 JOHNNY HASTINGS     42 M   160 Mt. Holly NC 1:30:04  9:01
   88 WENDY ROBERTS       38 F   235              1:30:26  9:03
   89 JOHN WOODWARD       38 M   290 Gastonia  NC 1:30:27  9:03
   90 JOYCE MORRIS        30 F   206 Gastonia  NC 1:30:48  9:05
   91 DALE GREENE         55 M   339 SHELBY    NC 1:31:19  9:08
   92 MELISSA MAGEE       53 F   199 STANLEY   NC 1:31:48  9:11
   93 AMY BABB            41 F    93 Gastonia  NC 1:32:20  9:14
   94 KELLI RICHARDSON    40 F   233              1:32:56  9:18
   95 KEITH BROWN         35 M   111 Kings Mou NC 1:32:58  9:18
   96 TIM WITHERELL       39 M   287 Gastonia  NC 1:33:42  9:23
   97 IZABELA ANNIS       33 F    86 Charlotte NC 1:33:55  9:24
   98 FAITH KIRKLAND      27 F   375 CHARLOTTE NC 1:34:15  9:26
   99 KATHLEEN LUNSFORD   32 F   198 GASTONIA  NC 1:34:19  9:26
  100 PATRICK RYAN        40 M   242 Charlotte NC 1:34:38  9:28
  101 ALLEN LECROY        40 M   194 Gastonia  NC 1:34:45  9:29
  102 UNKNOWN RUNNER           40000              1:34:50  9:29
  103 ROD SMALLWOOD       38 M   254 Belmont   NC 1:35:16  9:32
  104 BECKIE CALVERT      39 F   115 Cramerton NC 1:35:17  9:32
  105 MARYANNE PATTI      38 F   417 HUNTERSVI NC 1:35:31  9:34
  106 PAMELA SAINE        53 F   314 Newton    NC 1:35:31  9:34
  107 PAUL LINDEN         52 M   195 Gastonia  NC 1:35:37  9:34
  108 DUSTIN LETTS        39 M   368 GASTONIA  NC 1:35:37  9:34
  109 JERRY HALL  SR      59 M   155 Bessemer  NC 1:35:56  9:36
  110 TREY PRUITT         29 M   223 GASTONIA  NC 1:36:07  9:37
  111 STEPHEN STRICKLAND  30 M   258 Bessemer  NC 1:36:46  9:41
  112 ELIZABETH EDWARDS   45 F   374 CHARLOTTE NC 1:36:52  9:42
  113 PATTI MORAN         51 F   311 Spartanbu SC 1:37:02  9:43
  114 ERNIE LACASSE          M   193 Rock Hill SC 1:37:06  9:43
  115 PAUL BRUCHON        63 M   113              1:37:46  9:47
  116 LESLIE BANKIRER     34 F    96 Mooresvil NC 1:37:53  9:48
  117 FRANK HANNAH        70 M   158 shelby    NC 1:37:54  9:48
  118 CHARLES RAMSEY      32 M   224 Charlotte NC 1:38:06  9:49
  119 DUNCAN JONES        39 M   185 Belmont   NC 1:38:25  9:51
  120 RAFFAELO FALEIAI    30 M   367 GASTONIA  NC 1:38:46  9:53
  121 LISA BLANTON        34 F   105 Lawndale  NC 1:39:30  9:57
  122 THERESA HOUSER      35 F   178 Kings Mou NC 1:39:35  9:58
  123 BARBARA YATES       40 F   291 Gastonia  NC 1:39:54 10:00
  124 TOM PRICE           58 M   341 SHELBY    NC 1:40:04 10:01
  125 JEREMY WALTON       23 M   326 Gastonia  NC 1:40:34 10:04
  126 CATHY ROBINSON      42 F   236 Gastonia  NC 1:40:44 10:05
  127 SCOTT SPANGLER      46 M   256 Charlotte NC 1:41:12 10:08
  128 RODNEY EICK         54 M   140              1:41:12 10:08
  129 MEGAN SCULLY        32 F   247 indian La SC 1:41:13 10:08
  130 MICHAEL YOUNG       53 M   294 Cramerton NC 1:42:00 10:12
  131 CORBETT FOSTER      37 M   324 Belmont   NC 1:42:06 10:13
  132 KRISTIN FOSTER      38 F   325 Belmont   NC 1:42:06 10:13
  133 HAYLEE VIEREGG      15 F   273              1:42:08 10:13
  134 REBECCA HARVEY         F   365 CRAMERTON NC 1:42:17 10:14
  135 CAROL HITSELBERGER  45 F   171 Charlotte NC 1:42:42 10:17
  136 PAM SAK             45 F   243              1:42:45 10:17
  137 KEITH YOUNG         57 M   293 Charlotte NC 1:42:47 10:17
  138 SHANE STINNETT      41 M   350 GASTONIA  NC 1:42:49 10:17
  139 ASHLEY HEAVNER      42 F   165 Gastonia  NC 1:44:02 10:25
  140 STEFENIE DUFFIE     39 F   134 Gastonia  NC 1:44:03 10:25
  141 KATHRYN STYERS      38 F   259 Gastonia  NC 1:44:29 10:27
  142 DERESA SHERRILL     40 F   414 BELMONT   NC 1:45:05 10:31
  143 JAMES MAYBURY       30 M   338 KEYSER    WV 1:45:57 10:36
  144 JAMIE JONES         36 F   186 Belmont   NC 1:46:44 10:41
  145 MARTIN SANCHEZ      41 M   327 IRMO      SC 1:46:55 10:42
  146 KURT DYCK           41 M   135 Charlotte NC 1:46:59 10:42
  147 STEVE D'AVRIA       32 M   130 Gastonia  NC 1:47:18 10:44
  148 LYNNE GADD          47 F   149 Belmont   NC 1:47:52 10:48
  149 TAMARA BECKETT      27 F   102 Plantatio FL 1:48:02 10:49
  150 MARY GRACE OWEN     21 F   377 GASTONIA  NC 1:48:10 10:49
  151 TAMARA MOSES        37 F   364 SHELBY    NC 1:48:12 10:50
  152 BAILEY BAILEY       63 M    95 Albemarle NC 1:48:59 10:54
  153 GENE ALLEN          33 M    82              1:49:03 10:55
  154 JIMMY BROOKS        37 M   109 CHERRYVIL NC 1:50:00 11:00
  155 FRAN SALAMON COOK   48 F   126 Belmont   NC 1:51:31 11:10
  156 JERRY SWIFT         44 M   261 Gastonia  NC 1:53:34 11:22
  157 BECKY IGNATOWICZ    38 F   182 Clover    SC 1:53:44 11:23
  158 RAMON DEARMAS       35 M   131              1:54:49 11:29
  159 JAMIE CAMPBELL      32 M   117 Charlotte NC 1:59:13 11:56
  160 W E COX             59 M   129 Earl      NC 2:01:06 12:07
  161 TANYA EADES         44 F   136 Sherrills NC 2:02:10 12:13
  162 DONNA MATTISON      40 F   203 Sherrills NC 2:02:10 12:13
  163 RENEE DELAPORTE     44 F   132 Sherrills NC 2:02:51 12:18
  164 ALANNA BREWTON      33 F   108              2:03:11 12:20
  165 SALLY HENTZ         39 F   169 Matthews  NC 2:03:52 12:24
  166 SHERMAN HAGER       68 M   153 Matthews  NC 2:03:53 12:24
  167 ANTHONY GALLANT     47 M   150 Belmont   NC 2:04:10 12:25
 
 
5K RUN RESULTS
Place Name                Ag G Bib   City      St Time    Pace 
===== =================== == = ===== ========= == ======= =====
    1 TONY RAO            16 M   229 Charlotte NC   18:01  5:48
    2 JASON MEVLEMANS     35 M   379 GASTONIA  NC   18:17  5:53
    3 ANDREW BRADLEY      15 M   106 Dallas    NC   18:32  5:58
    4 ZAN SISTARE         51 M   253 Spruce Pi NC   18:33  5:59
    5 BOBBY ASWELL JR     46 M    91 Cornelius NC   19:10  6:10
    6 JAY RAO             49 M   228 Charlotte NC   19:23  6:15
    7 MADISON HEATON      16 M   164 Huntersvi NC   19:40  6:20
    8 JUSTIN WOODARD      15 M   289 Troutman  NC   20:04  6:28
    9 TYLER WICHMANN      25 M   280                20:09  6:29
   10 SETH GREENE         32 M   152 Charlotte NC   20:09  6:30
   11 ANDREW WILMARTH     47 M   284 Gastonia  NC   20:19  6:33
   12 TODD DACZKOWSKI     47 M   342 LAKE WYLI SC   20:37  6:39
   13 TAYLOR ADAMS        15 M   296 Gastonia  NC   20:40  6:39
   14 TRACY OUTEN         45 M   213 Gastonia  NC   20:42  6:40
   15 BUBBA ANTHONY       62 M    87 SHELBY    NC   21:07  6:48
   16 JERRY SOFLEY        62 M   255 Gastonia  NC   21:22  6:53
   17 BRENNEMAN THOMPSON  51 M   265 Charlotte NC   21:36  6:57
   18 REBECCA RUDISILL    12 F   240 Dallas    NC   21:46  7:01
   19 DUSTIN RUDISILL     15 M   239 Dallas    NC   22:16  7:10
   20 MELISSA ORR         29 F   212 Charlotte NC   22:57  7:24
   21 JOSHUA FOSTER       29 M   144 Gastonia  NC   23:02  7:25
   22 LINDSAY TAYLOR      20 F   264 Rock Hill SC   23:24  7:32
   23 WHITNEY ROBINSON    25 F   238 Belmont   NC   23:36  7:36
   24 WALTER MARTIN       25 M   201 Fort Mill SC   23:50  7:41
   25 MICHAEL MOSK        12 M   207 Kings Mou NC   24:02  7:44
   26 BILL WEIMER         54 M   277 Fort Mill SC   24:06  7:46
   27 DAVID THOMPSON      36 M   266 Gastonia  NC   24:07  7:46
   28 PHILIP ROBINSON     59 M   237 Belmont   NC   24:20  7:50
   29 LARRY SEAVERS       65 M   249 charllott NC   24:24  7:52
   30 MATTHEW JOHNSTON    41 M   184 Belmont   NC   24:34  7:55
   31 SAM RAPE            15 M   357 ROCKWELL  NC   24:41  7:57
   32 ROBERT ADAMS        53 M    80 Gastonia  NC   24:44  7:58
   33 KEITH WISE          42 M   286 Belmont   NC   25:09  8:06
   34 RYAN ANTHONY        31 M    89 Gastonia  NC   25:15  8:08
   35 JEFF BARNETTE       43 M    99 Gastonia  NC   25:35  8:14
   36 NICOLA BROWN        32 F   112 Gastonia  NC   25:54  8:21
   37 CARL WICK              M   418 GASTONIA  NC   26:04  8:24
   38 STEVE AUSTIN        62 M    92 Charlotte NC   26:12  8:26
   39 ADAM POOLE           9 M   218 DALLAS    NC   26:22  8:30
   40 LESLIE POOLE        40 F   219 DALLAS    NC   26:23  8:30
   41 CHERRI JOHNSTON     42 F   183 Belmont   NC   26:25  8:31
   42 SCOTT CAMPBELL      36 M   119 Gastonia  NC   26:37  8:34
   43 ANGELA RAO          12 F   227 Charlotte NC   26:46  8:37
   44 STACEY HEAFNER      28 F   162 Mount Hol NC   26:57  8:41
   45 CHRIS HUTCHISON     33 M   181 Gastonia  NC   26:59  8:41
   46 CARRIE WISE         38 F   285 Belmont   NC   27:25  8:50
   47 CHRIS EASON         47 M   138 Gastonia  NC   27:33  8:53
   48 KEVIN WILSON        32 M   319 Mt. Holly NC   27:37  8:54
   49 MOLLY D'AVRIA       29 F   372 BELMONT   NC   27:37  8:54
   50 RACHEL ANTHONY      31 F    88 Gastonia  NC   27:41  8:55
   51 AMY DACZKOWSKI      44 F   343 LAKE WYLI SC   28:12  9:05
   52 ROBERT MCMILLIAN-EL 14 M   384 GASTONIA  NC   28:13  9:05
   53 TOM BARFIELD        53 M    98 Rock Hill SC   28:26  9:10
   54 BRANDY WERNER       25 F   278 Rock Hill SC   28:36  9:13
   55 KORENA CAMPBELL     33 F   118 Gastonia  NC   28:52  9:18
   56 DANIEL HOROWITZ     16 M   411 CHARLOTTE NC   29:02  9:21
   57 JON BECKERING       16 M   412 HUNTERSVI NC   29:02  9:21
   58 MORGAN HOFFMAN      12 F   173 Gastonia  NC   29:19  9:27
   59 JUSTIN FULCOMER     11 M   147 Gastonia  NC   29:31  9:30
   60 MICHELLE HOFFMAN    33 F   172 Gastonia  NC   29:36  9:32
   61 DENISE WIEGAND      50 F   282 Belmont   NC   29:38  9:32
   62 MINYON THOMAS       13 U   317 Conover   NC   29:39  9:33
   63 J'LEN WILSON        13 M   318 Claremont NC   29:39  9:33
   64 CAMERON CHAPMAN     12 U   299 Catawba   NC   29:39  9:33
   65 KYLE LINEBERGER     13 M   308 Claremont NC   29:39  9:33
   66 KENDALL LINEBERGER  13 U   307 Claremont NC   29:39  9:33
   67 AUSTIN MUNDY        12 M   312 Claremont NC   29:41  9:33
   68 JORDAN MCGINNIS     14 U   310 Conover   NC   29:41  9:33
   69 MICHAEL BARKER      12 U   297 Catawba   NC   29:41  9:33
   70 JUSTIN SETZER       12 M   315 Claremont NC   29:41  9:33
   71 ANTHONY SOUKTHAVONE 12 M   316 Claremont NC   29:41  9:34
   72 JAKE LOFTIN         13 M   309 Claremont NC   29:41  9:34
   73 JORDAN ECKARD       13 M   302 Claremont NC   29:41  9:34
   74 MARY FAY            29 F   143                29:41  9:34
   75 GARRETT HOLLAR      13 M   304 Calremont NC   29:41  9:34
   76 AJ HINES            12 U   303 Conover   NC   29:42  9:34
   77 COLTON CHAPMAN      13 M   300 Catawba   NC   29:42  9:34
   78 LANDON HUFFMAN      13 M   305 Claremont NC   29:42  9:34
   79 WILL KENNEDY        12 M   306 Claremont NC   29:43  9:34
   80 KATHERINE FULCOMER  46 F   148 Gastonia  NC   29:43  9:34
   81 MISTY CAPPS         31 F   298 Newton    NC   29:43  9:34
   82 MARY CAVELL         51 F   415                29:46  9:35
   83 TRACY CARSTARPHEN   38 U   121 Cramerton NC   29:49  9:36
   84 KELLY KING          28 F   190 Belmont   NC   30:54  9:57
   85 MARYANN NORINA HINE 32 F   170 Gastonia  NC   31:41 10:12
   86 HUSTON SHEPPARD     55 M   250 Gastonia  NC   31:51 10:15
   87 CHERYL RAPE         41 F   230 rockwell  NC   31:52 10:16
   88 LAURA MATTHEWS      32 F   202 Gastonia  NC   31:59 10:18
   89 SUSAN METIUS        29 F   406 CHARLOTTE NC   32:15 10:23
   90 JEFF FULCOMER       45 M   146 Gastonia  NC   32:21 10:25
   91 NICOLE ASWELL        8 F    90 Cornelius NC   32:21 10:25
   92 LINDA HEFNER        57 F   362 GASTONIA  NC   32:58 10:37
   93 JENNY SIGMON        38 F   413                33:19 10:44
   94 MEREDITH POOLE      10 F   220 DALLAS    NC   33:33 10:48
   95 MEGAN HOLLAND       10 F   177 Gastonia  NC   33:37 10:49
   96 ROBERTA ALTMAN      47 F    84 Dallas    NC   33:47 10:53
   97 AMANDA HENSLEY      19 F   168 Marion    NC   33:48 10:53
   98 NOEL ROARK             F   313 Gastonia  NC   34:00 10:57
   99 MEREDITH HANKS      25 F   157 Gastonia  NC   34:21 11:04
  100 ERIKA KAST          24 F   189 Gastonia  NC   34:51 11:13
  101 CHRISTI ELLER       38 F   141 DALLAS    NC   34:58 11:16
  102 KYLE HOLLAND         9 M   176 Gastonia  NC   35:00 11:16
  103 BRANDON FULCOMER    13 M   145 Gastonia  NC   35:03 11:17
  104 EMILY READ          54 F   376 LINCOLNTO NC   35:27 11:25
  105 JOSEPH HEATON       52 M   163 Huntersvi NC   36:32 11:46
  106 LAVERNE PARTLOW     39 F   214 Charlotte NC   36:48 11:51
  107 IAN SULLIVAN        11 M   336 GASTONIA  NC   36:59 11:55
  108 BRANDI PETTUS       22 F   216 Dallas    NC   37:28 12:04
  109 PETE EARNEY         73 M   137 Dallas    NC   37:29 12:04
  110 DANNY SEAGLE        64 M   248 Morganton NC   37:34 12:06
  111 BROOKE BOUKATHER       F   382 GASTONIA  NC   37:40 12:08
  112 NATALIE TINDOL      44 U   268 BELMONT   NC   37:40 12:08
  113 EMILY SMALLWOOD     37 F   381 BELMONT   NC   39:49 12:49
  114 BONNIE SCHMIDT      63 F   245 Lake Wyli SC   40:14 12:57
  115 BRITTANY BAUCOM     18 F   101 Gastonia  NC   41:00 13:12
  116 BRITTANY CAMPBELL   17 U   116 Gastonia  NC   41:00 13:12
  117 PAMELA HEMPSTEAD    41 F   378 HUNTERSVI NC   41:08 13:15
  118 TONY SIGMON         41 M   328 GASTONIA  NC   41:36 13:24
  119 BECKY MAXWELL       65 F   204                42:34 13:42
  120 ALFRED CHEUNG       46 M   122 Gastonia  NC   53:23 17:11
  121 ANISA KONG          46 F   192 Gastonia  NC   53:25 17:12