Regional Runner Rankings Winter - Men

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Sentara Colonial Half-Marathon 1:07:18, 10K = 30:32

The division expanded 50% to 41 runners but many of the top runners were absent. Nine of the top ten times were blazing fast 5Ks. Our champion had three overall wins in three of them. His fourth race won him the title at the Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M in 23:38. Twelfth place Birhanhu Mekonen was fifth there in 25:07.

Fiver of the next six runners all ran at the competitive YMCA Turkey Trot 5K. Robert Reynolds won in 14:37 to take the runner-up spot. Dereje Girma was third there to take third with 14:41, followed four seconds later by Tariku Bokan. The next place sorted out with the lone outsider Christopher Mills who won it all at the Love the Run You're with 5K in 14:47 as well as finishing second to Tessema at the Run with Santa 5K the day before taking fifth. Joseph Murray also ran 14:47 well ahead of Guy Alton’s 15:13. Murray would win another race and Alton would win two more, including the Huguenot Park Cross Country 3 Mile in 14:17.

Eight place Tony Clement won at the last of the sub 15:00 5Ks with 14:51 at the Hagerstown Turkey Trot 5K. Ninth place Ryan Carroll has been champion before and he always win a lot of races, six this winter. He improved on his 52:23 win at the Surf 'N' Santa 10 Mile to take it all at the Virginia is for Lovers 14K in 45:06.

Last winter’s champion, tenth place Ricky Flynn, had a slighter faster best race winning the YMCA Turkey Chase 10K 31:13 against Brian Flynn, second place at 31:40. Brian came back with an excellent Blue Gray Half Marathon victory in 1:09:49 to cement 11th place.

   PL   Name                    Age   Hometown              10K=
   1    Tessema, Josef****       24   Springfield, VA      29:48
   2    Reynolds, Robert**       22   Mechanicsville, VA   30:29
   3    Girma, Dereje            28   Washington, DC       30:38
   4    Bokan, Tariku            31   Washington, DC       30:46
   5    Mills, Christopher**     23   Falls Church, VA     30:50
   6    Murray, Joseph***        22   Fredericksburg, VA   30:50
   7    Alton, Guy**             28   Richmond, VA         30:51
   8    Clement, Tony**          26   Williamsport, MD     30:59
   9    Carroll, Ryan*6          30   Portsmouth, VA       31:19
   10   Flynn, Ricky**           25   Lynchburg, VA        31:13
   11   Flynn, Brian*            29   Bridgewater, VA      31:40
   12   Mekonen, Biranhu         26   Silver Spring, MD    31:40
   13   Hutchinson, Seth**       29   Charlottesville, VA  31:55
   14   Barresi, Matthew         30   Falls Church, VA     31:54
   15   Miller, Wade             22   Hagerstown, MD       31:57
   16   Brigham, Nathan          30   Baltimore, MD        32:00
   17   Geletu, Seife            30   Washington, DC       32:01
   18   Driscoll, Jason          24   Haymarket, VA        32:03
   19   Ilanso, Temesgen         26   Washington, DC       31:57
   20   Shirk, Kevin****         33   Winchester, VA       32:10
   21   Church, Aaron*           37   South Riding, VA     32:23
   22   Doan, Caleb              23   Virginia Beach, VA   32:25
   23   Meeker, Dustin           31   Baltimore, MD        32:31
   24   Foster, Ryan             30   Virginia Beach, VA   32:37
   25   Buschman, Mark           28   Columbia, MD         32:38
   26   Scerbo, Nick*            31   Norfolk, VA          32:42
   27   Benway, Alex**           22   Reston, VA           32:55
   28   Wertz, David             37   Arlington, VA        32:50
   29   Otstot, Adam**           30   Williamsburg, VA     33:02
   30   Jacoby, Bert             29   Fredericksburg, VA   33:06
   31   O'Reilly, Blaine*        24   Williamsburg, VA     33:11
   32   Toland, Hugh             32   Fairfax, VA          33:12
   33   Smith, Dominic*          23   Washington, DC       33:36
   34   Carnes, Brian            27   Leesburg, VA         31:31
   35   Peggs, Kevin             26   Richmond, VA         33:33
   36   Burke, Edmund            43   Burtonsville, MD     33:45
   37   Tepovich, Danny          33   Virginia Beach, VA   33:47
   38   Harrison, Stephen        24   Fredericksburg, VA   33:50
   39   Munro, Scott             31   Washington, DC       33:50
   40   Chorey, Bill*            31   Suffolk, VA          34:08
   41   Ramirez, Louis*          22   Winchester, VA       34:19

19 & Younger Men


Hagerstown Turkey Trot 5K 15:17, 10K = 31:53

Samuel Rubenking won it all on the first Saturday at the Herndon Turkey Trot 5K in 16:24 and that was all she wrote. The top six times were from six different runners and all earned them their spot. Rubenking added the seventh best race at the Blue Gray HM in 1:17:39.

Armi Legge raced in the SVR winter series saving his best race for last with a second overall 5K in 16:30. The next two both had overall wins and their best race was a10K equivalent tie. Trent Herzog gets third because his win in a major race in 16:41 has slightly more cache than John Barbish’s TS Tune-up 10K in 34:48. Neither of their other races was anywhere near the same level.

In fifth place, Alex Roederer won it all at the Walt Whitman Redrush 5K in 16:45 while sixth place Peter Mitchell was second teen at the Governor’s land 5K in 16:51.

Forty-one runners qualified for the division.

   Pl   Name                Age   Hometown            10K=
   1    Rubenking, Samuel*   19   Blacksburg, VA     34:13
   2    Legge, Armi***       18   Winchester, VA     34:25
   3    Barbish, John**      16   Chesapeake, VA     34:48
   4    Herzog, Trent*       15   Lusby, MD          34:48
   5    Roederer, Alex**     15   Bethesda, MD       34:56
   6    Mitchell, Peter***   19   Virginia Beach, VA 35:09
   7    Richards, Andrew**   18   Williamsburg, VA   35:28
   8    Leber, Marc**        16   Suffolk, VA        35:40
   9    Kirk, Billy**        15   Rockville, MD      35:40
   10   Boyd, Brandon*       17   Chesapeake, VA     35:42
   11   Ream, Kepano*        15   Manassas, VA       36:14
   12   Farinholt, Luke**    15   Stephenson, VA     36:16
   13   Cox-Philyaw, Tyler   15   Winchester, VA     36:12
   14   Lasker, Nathan*      17   Fredericksburg, VA 36:20
   15   Dorman, Connor       17   Warrenton, VA      36:24
   16   Mahan, Connor**      19   Hampton, VA        36:34
   17   Fenton, Ryan***      19   Sykesville, MD     36:57
   18   Lichtenberg, Tyler   16   South Riding, VA   36:59
   19   Shpuntoff, Martin*   19   Annapolis, MD      37:00
   20   Shugart, Cole**      15   Midlothian, VA     36:58
   21   Baginski, Jonaton*   16   Rockville, MD      37:04
   22   Runyon, Michael      17   Annandale, VA      37:09
   23   Goodman, Josh*       18   Roanoke, VA        37:11
   24   Addeo, Anthony*      17   Williamsburg, VA   37:16
   25   Garcia, Matthew**    19   Yorktown, VA       37:24
   26   Forsyth, Andrew      14   Severna Park, MD   37:30
   27   Buchholz, Alex**     15   Gambrills, MD      37:39
   28   Wahls, Ben           17   Williamsburg, VA   37:33
   29   Turner, Dylan*       19   Daleville, VA      38:00
   30   Bohler, Mark         16   Winchester, VA     38:15
   31   Evans, Zach**        15   Norfolk, VA        38:23
   32   Wall, Colin          17   Salem, VA          38:21
   33   Simaitis, Alex*      15   Falls Church, VA   38:31
   34   McManus, Brian**     17   Williamsburg, VA   38:27
   35   Volpone, Peter*      17   Purcellville, VA   38:35
   36   Simmons, Zac         17   Winchester, VA     38:29
   37   Stevenson, Adam      17   Purcellville, VA   38:39
   38   McMahon, Mason*      18   Fredericksburg, VA 38:42
   39   Phlegar, Matthew     16   Roanoke, VA        38:46
   40   Grimson, Jack**      14   Williamsburg, VA   38:50
   41   Lippold, Park        18   Bethesda, MD       38:52

35-39 Men


Run with Santa 5K 15:19, 10K = 31:57

Michael Wardian did not win the division which is to say Michael Wardian did not run at all in the winter. Only ten runners made the rankings. David Wertz ran the two biggest 5 milers of the region both in an identical 26:02. The better race was the Alexandria 5M as top submaster vs. the shorter Jingle All the Way 8K also as top submaster. He even owned the fastest 5K, racing 16:00 at Have a Heart for Hoffman for second overall. Aaron Church closed on that third fastest Wertz event racing the Run Your Heart Out 5K in 16:02 for second overall as well. Then on the final Sunday of the season Church bolted to the top by winning outright at the Reston 10 mile in 53:50.

Jason Dowdy took the third spot with his fifth overall Frostbite 15K in 52:47. Stephen Olenick continues to improve taking fourth at the RRCA Challenge 10 Mile in 57:37. Fifth place Karsten Brown continues to proliferate with 34 races during winter but some were out of town destination-marathons. He earns his spot with a trio of sub 17:00 5Ks.

Pl   Name                Age     Hometown          10K=
1    Church, Aaron**     37      South Riding, VA  32:23
2    Wertz, David**      37      Arlington, VA     32:50
3    Dowdy, Jason***     37      Richmond, VA      34:12
4    Olenick, Stephen**  36      Ellicott City, MD 34:40
5    Brown, Karsten*12   38      Front Royal, VA   35:01
6    Prinzivalli, Steve* 37      Catonsville, MD   35:38
7    Freeburn, Keith*    39      Centreville, VA   35:44
8    Mathes, Robert**    38      Charlottesville,  35:50
9    Masterson, Kirk     37      Arlington, VA     36:05
10   Severtson, Gene*    36      Gambriils, MD     36:34

40-44 Men


Jingle All the Way 8K 26:36, 10K = 33:45

The division grew a little to 23 qualifiers but it is still one of the smaller divisions. Edmund Burke does not race a lot but it makes his races count. Of the sixteen fastest times, the first to occur was Burke’s Jingle all the Way on the second Sunday of December. That 8K in 26:36 would be all it took. A day later runner-up Jeff Klemmer got going with a solid Surf 'N' Santa 10 Mile in 59:19 but he would need to come back the next week at the Santa Claus Shuffle 5K in 16:35 to keep ahead of third place Mike Colaiacovo. Colaiacovo started with a respectable Sweethearts 8K in 28:05 but improved at the Holton Hustle 5K in 16:41. That race featured a blazing time of 15:18 by 45-year-old Elarbi Khattabi.

Burke piled on by capping 2012 with a second overall at the Fairfax 4 Mile in 21:10. Jason Tripp had a very nice Celtic Solstice in 28:13 but the next three spots followed the placement at the RRCA Challenge 10 Mile. Fourth place Doug Woods was first in 57:58, followed by Tripp in 59:39, and sixth place Richard Rapine was next in 60:13.

 Pl  Name                        Age Hometown            10K=
  1  Burke, Edmund**             43  Burtonsville, MD   33:45
  2  Klemmer, Jeff**             42  Virginia Beach, VA 34:36
  3  Colaiacovo, Mike**          43  Baltimore, MD      34:48
  4  Woods, Douglas****          43  Gaithersburg, MD   34:53
  5  Tripp, Jason**              40  Ellicott City, MD  35:35
  6  Rapine, Richard*            40  Alexandria, VA     35:35
  7  Shaye, Daniel**             43  Williamsburg, VA   36:22
  8  Crago, Stephen*             44  Vienna, VA         36:27
  9  Young, Barry**              42  Ruckersville, VA   36:26
 10  Hutchison-Krupat, Jeremy**  40  Charlottesville,   36:32
 11  Lockard, David***           43  Hampton, VA        36:42
 12  Burcham, Kevin**            41  Henrico, VA        36:41
 13  Lovett, Jack**              42  Newport News, VA   37:04
 14  Hicks, Thomas**             41  Virginia Beach, VA 37:02
 15  Kent, David                 40  Arlington, VA      37:13
 16  Shackelford, Michael**      43  Charlottesville,   37:16
 17  Chasse, Craig**             43  Reston, VA         37:28
 18  Bell, Kevin                 44  Reston, VA         37:38
 19  Noonan, Timothy*            43  Lansdowne, VA      37:27
 20  Koehler, Christopher*       41  Locust Grove, VA   37:39
 21  Estanislao, Norberto*       41  Columbia, MD       37:53
 22  Cahill, Dave                41  Arlington, VA      38:00
 23  Hayes, Rich**               41  Chesapeake, VA     38:11

45-49 Men


Holton Hustle 5K 15:18, 10K = 31:55

Derik Thomas got things underway at the second biggest 5 mile race of the season winning in Alexandria in 27:36. Just two weeks later John Zimmerman squeezed past him at the ever so slightly shorter Jingle All the way 8K in 27:22. Third place Daniel List was just a tad back of them running the Frostbite 15K at 54:12 in January.

The race for the title would go to the second best race. Both runners took on 5Ks on the 10th of February. Zimmerman takes the crown at 16:58 at the Run Your Heart Out 5K. Thomas stayed close on the hilly Love the Run you’re with 5K in 17:20. List had run 17:22 on New Year’s Day.

Normally sixth place John Piggott leads the way with a fast half marathon. Once again he won the Sentara Colonial half in a very nice 1:19:25. This year he needed a fast Governor’s Land 5K in 17:19 to keep him ahead of Chris Chattin who was second at the RRCA Challenge 10 Mile in 59:55. Also the fastest half marathon went to fourth place Alexander Hetherington in 1:18:17.

Fifth place went to Steve Speirs who ran 140 miles in his four races. In January he tuned up with a 20K in 1:15:25 and before racing a 30K at the end of February, he squeezed in the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile in 16:16:55 for third overall.

Thirty-two runners made the division.

 Pl  Name                        Age Hometown            10K=
  1  Zimmerman, John**           46  McLean, VA         34:44
  2  Thomas, Derik**             47  Alexandria, VA     34:48
  3  List, Daniel****            47  Powhatan, VA       35:08
  4  Hetherington, Alexander*6   45  Vienna, VA         35:51
  5  Speirs, Steve****           46  Virginia Beach, VA 35:56
  6  Piggott, John***            47  Williamsburg, VA   36:02
  7  Chattin, Chris              49  Columbia, MD       36:03
  8  Nielsen, Jim**              46  Broadlands, VA     36:09
  9  Dawson, Greg***             47  Williamsburg, VA   36:34
 10  Henderson, Jerry***         47  Bel Air, MD        36:32
 11  Schuler, Tim*               49  Chambersburg, PA   36:39
 12  Perwa, Frank**              48  Bethesda, MD       37:25
 13  Rapp, Perry**               48  Lexington Park, MD 37:22
 14  Kinnunen, Joel*             46  Oxon Hill, MD      37:22
 15  Mersiowsky, Scott****       46  Fredericksburg, VA 37:27
 16  Cutright, Mike**            47  Fredericksburg, VA 37:29
 17  Phipps, David*              49  Severna Park, MD   37:33
 18  Jacobson, Paul***           49  Gaithersburg, MD   37:46
 19  Lang, Philip**              45  Columbia, MD       37:44
 20  Killeen, Sean*              47  Richmond, VA       37:56
 21  Powell, Charles**           46  Baltimore, MD      38:08
 22  Fox, R.J.**                 47  Hyattsville, MD    38:06
 23  Oxford, Glenn               48  Fredericksburg, VA 38:06
 24  Northup, Chris*****         49  Winchester, VA     38:08
 25  Peterson, Steve**           46  Fairfax Station,   38:31
 26  Degenhardt, Sheldon***      48  Marriottsville, MD 38:25
 27  Clements, Ian               48  Alexandria, VA     38:29
 28  Pelletier, Paul*            47  Williamsburg, VA   38:33
 29  Zuniga, Mario**             48  Front Royal, VA    38:39
 30  Harfst, Rich                49  Annandale, VA      39:06
 31  Frost, Howard*              47  Falls Church, VA   39:05
 32  Williamson, Duane           49  Warrenton, VA      39:23

50-54 Men


RRCA Challenge 10 Mile 59:28, 10K = 35:47

James Anderson quietly took the lead on the first weekend finishing second overall at the Cold Turkey 10K in 36:27. Four days later H.T. Page stepped firmly up to match him with a fine Drumstick Dash 5K in 17:28. That was easily Page’s best race though he won five times he never got faster than 18:21 again. Anderson edges him for the third spot with a very nice AS Anniversary 15K in 56:42 in mid December

Runner-up Hernan Garbini powdered the winter with several 5Ks in the 17:35-40 range and ended the season with a nifty Martha Jefferson 8K in 29:00 flat. In February he carved himself the runner-up spot at the Amnesty 5K in 17:23 with a third overall finish.

Three of the top four runners from last year were absent. The fourth Dave Haaga was warming up for the B & A Trail marathon that he would win out right to start the spring. In January he braved the damp and puddles on the towpath to finish the DCRRC JFK 20K in 1:17:01. At that point fifth place Steve Patterson’s Surf 'N' Santa 10M in 1:01:01 was the top ten miler. In late February, Haaga was primo on the hills of Columbia, winning the competitive RRCA Challenge 10 Mile in 59:39 to take the title.

The field shrank by a third to just 34 finishers. Sixth place Greg Cauller ran lots of races in neighboring Delaware and Pennsylvania. His qualifier was an age group win at the Celtic Solstice 5 Mile in 29:07, a race he has been the overall winner.

Thirty-four runners made the division.

 Pl  Name                        Age Hometown           10K=
  1  Haaga, David*****           51  Rockville, MD      35:47
  2  Garbini, Hernan*****        51  Waynesboro, VA     36:16
  3  Anderson, James***          53  Annapolis, MD      36:27
  4  Page, H T*****              52  Wirtz, VA          36:26
  5  Patterson, Steve**          50  Virginia Beach, VA 36:43
  6  Cauller, Greg***            53  York, PA           36:43
  7  Daugherty, Brian*****       52  Edgewater, MD      36:51
  8  D'Amanda, Kevin****         50  Bethesda, MD       37:17
  9  Neff, Mark**                50  Derwood, MD        37:37
 10  Poulos, Ted*20              50  McLean, VA         37:45
 11  Leiding, Jon*****           50  Virginia Beach, VA 37:47
 12  Steigmann, Marty**          52  Montpelier, VA     38:25
 13  Hilicki, Ron                50  Glen Allen, VA     38:42
 14  Mace, Matthew               52  Arnold, MD         39:20
 15  Vasquez, Juan               51  Hyattsville, MD    39:23
 16  Bradford, Jim               50  Vienna, VA         39:21
 17  Cover, Karl**               53  Glen Allen, VA     39:14
 18  Carter, RB**                54  Lynchburg, VA      39:44
 19  Horan, Marty*               53  Gaithersburg, MD   39:46
 20  Ortiz, Vincent              51  Chesapeake, VA     40:02
 21  Pineo, Stuart**             51  Columbia, MD       40:09
 22  Shields, David**            50  Vienna, VA         40:16
 23  Anaya, Robert***            54  Yorktown, VA       40:18
 24  Wills, Stephen*             51  College Park, MD   40:15
 25  Morrison, Jack***           53  Fredericksburg, VA 40:30
 26  McManus, Terry***           51  Williamsburg, VA   40:28
 27  Moyer, Steve*               54  Arlington, VA      40:34
 28  Raley, Jimmy**              51  McHenry, MD        40:47
 29  Clem, William               53  Bethesda, MD       40:49
 30  Hartwell, Samuel            54  Alexandria, VA     41:07
 31  Samley, Christopher**       50  Charlottesville,   41:06
 32  Kammerer, Jack**            50  Washington, DC     41:20
 33  Schuler, Greg*              52  Laurel, MD         41:39
 34  Oatmeyer, Sean              50  Williamsburg, VA   41:43

55-59 Men


Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot 5K 17:13, 10K = 35:55

Some of the regulars got off to a slowish start this winter. Not so for middle distance enthusiast Stephen Chantry. He knocked six seconds off last year’s season opener Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot 5K to 17:13. That would have bested sixth of the top seven times from last year’s champion Pete Gibson who was absent this year. Chantry capped the title with his Sentara Sleighbell 5K in 17:25.

The second position is more about place than time as Weems McFadden had the next best time at the Cold Turkey 10K in 38:14 ahead of fifth place John Chall (39:12). The course was a bit suspicious because it was an out and back course and the turnaround was labeled 5K but on the way back the course left off about 200 meters in the parking lot taking a more direct route to the finish line.

In mid December Maurice Pointer won the Celtic Solstice 5M in 30:31 ahead of McFadden’s 30:59, Chall’s 31:31, and seventh place Bobby Gessler’s 32:18. That tipped the scales toward Pointer as runner-up. Then in February the walls came tumbling down for good as Pointer won in 1:05:09 ahead of McFadden’s 1:05:40.

Henry Gleisburg had some sharp 5Ks including the St. Kateri's Run with the Son 5K in 18:34 to take the fourth position. Former champion Dan Lawson had a solid Shooting Starr 6K in 23:02 for sixth place.

Twenty-four runners qualified for the division.

 Pl  Name                        Age Hometown            10K=
  1  Chantry, Stephen**          57  Williamsburg, VA   35:55
  2  Pointer, Maurice*6          57  Baltimore, MD      38:29
  3  McFadden, Weems*            55  Annapolis, MD      38:14
  4  Gleisburg, Henry****        56  Yorktown, VA       38:44
  5  Chall, John*6               55  Crownsville, MD    39:12
  6  Lawson, Dan*                57  Gaithersburg, MD   39:30
  7  Gessler, Bobby*             55  Ellicott City, MD  39:49
  8  Dudley, Robert**            56  Roanoke Rapids, NC 40:07
  9  Jackson, Clark****          56  Charlottesville,   40:13
 10  Long, Mark**                56  Roanoke, VA        40:36
 11  Meadows, Mike****           55  Martinsburg, WV    41:08
 12  Lovegrove, David**          56  Fredericksburg, VA 41:16
 13  Imbery, Terry**             55  Yorktown, VA       41:29
 14  Raabe, Bill**               58  Washington, DC     41:41
 15  Muchnick, Steven*           56  Columbia, MD       41:51
 16  Dekornfeld, Tom*            59  Annapolis, MD      41:54
 17  Ellis, Kevin*               55  Falls Church, VA   41:45
 18  Peterson, Jeff**            56  Fredericksburg, VA 42:00
 19  Anderson, Ed*               55  Newport News, VA   42:09
 20  Serra, Paul**               56  Lusby, MD          42:10
 21  Arnade, Tim*                56  Arlington, VA      42:48
 22  Lerner, Steven****          57  Glen Allen, VA     42:54
 23  Pinnick, David              56  Manassas, VA       43:07
 24  Blair, Peter                56  Alexandria, VA     43:21

60-64 Men


Tidal Basin 5K 18:58, 10K = 39:34

Fittingly this huge division had 60 qualifiers. Everyone has a special feel for their own race. Many times a head-to-head match does not tell the true story as much as a fast time. Three former champions all had compelling stats. Fourth place Spider Rossiter ran one in West Potomac Park and one in East Potomac Park both flat and fast courses. At the SOME Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger 5K he ran 19:14. The second was the Christmas Caper and the howling winds let him brutalized in 19:47.

Runner-up Alan Pemberton looked sharp taking on that same course thrice at the monthly ‘tidal basin’ runs. In each race he improved; perhaps because he was chasing after ranked runners half his age. In February, he had the fastest race of the period running 18:58.

The period the title goes to a runner with two slightly slower efforts. Roland Rust ran the flat, but winding Jingle All the Way 8K to a very good 31:20. In February he ran what was probably a better race at the never flat Country Road Run 5 Mile in 31:39.

Bob Becker quietly stole third place running the YMCA Bel Air 5K Turkey Trot in 19:16. Then he followed that up with a swift 41:13 at the GW Birthday Classic 10K. That course is also very flat except for a very compelling hill twice raced on the out and back course a couple hundred yards from the start.

Fifth place Mick Slonaker did not start getting faster until his late forties. Competitors were relieved when he relocated overseas but now he is back and he has title aspirations. He started December at the TCS Annapolis HM in 1:28:58. Then he ended February at the former stomping grounds winning the RRCA Challenge 10 Mile in 1:08:16.

Sixty runners qualified for the division.

 Pl  Name                        Age Hometown            10K=
  1  Rust, Roland**              60  Bethesda, MD       39:46
  2  Pemberton, Alan***          60  Silver Spring, MD  39:34
  3  Becker, Bob**               61  White Hall, MD     40:11
  4  Rossiter, Spider**          61  Washington, DC     40:07
  5  Slonaker, Mick**            63  Columbia, MD       40:22
  6  Morgan, Timothy****         62  Damascus, MD       41:13
  7  Burns, Bob                  60  Columbia , MD      41:32
  8  Hart, Bill***               63  Virginia Beach, VA 42:04
  9  Morgan, Richard***          61  Silver Spring, MD  42:12
 10  Senior, Malcolm***          62  New Market, MD     42:08
 11  Eddy, Dan**                 61  Alexandria, VA     42:23
 12  Abrahamson, Dale***         63  Yorktown, VA       43:02
 13  Landers, Harry***           60  Free Union, VA     43:00
 14  Wesbecher, Michael*         64  Oakton, VA         42:58
 15  Wentworth, Bruce***         61  Finksburg, MD      43:09
 16  Adams, Richard*             61  Herndon, VA        43:07
 17  Spicer, Frank****           61  Clifton, VA        43:13
 18  Coley, Larry***             64  Chesapeake, VA     43:32
 19  Kneass, Dewitt**            60  Annapolis, MD      43:50
 20  Wind, Jay*6                 63  Arlington, VA      44:16
 21  Whisler, Mark**             62  Salem, VA          44:11
 22  Gary, Patrick****           62  Manchester, MD     44:26
 23  Mangold, Werner*            61  Virginia Beach, VA 44:35
 24  Senseney, Bill**            63  Charles Town, WV   44:37
 25  Daly, Ned**                 60  Midlothian, VA     44:48
 26  Rogers, Ron***              61  Riner, VA          44:49
 27  Tauer, Thomas**             61  Glen Allen, VA     44:57
 28  Feinstein, Richard          60  Chevy Chase, MD    44:58
 29  Carrigan, George*           64  Williamsburg, VA   45:01
 30  Nelson, Derek*              63  Norfolk, VA        45:05
 31  Weiss, Doc*                 64  Pembroke, VA       45:13
 32  Gill, Jack*                 64  Pulaski, VA        45:15
 33  Wolfson, Marc*              63  Olney, MD          45:42
 34  Gregory, John               63  Roanoke, VA        45:39
 35  Washington, Larry*          61  Rockville, MD      45:54
 36  Scroggins, Sterling         63  Washington, DC     45:52
 37  Wilhelm, Don                60  Richmond, VA       45:56
 38  Vaughan, Allan*             62  Stafford, VA       46:00
 39  Astrop, Rob                 60  Henrico, VA        46:06
 40  Day, Joseph*                62  Yorktown, VA       46:08
 41  McLearen, Allan***          61  Rochelle, VA       46:21
 42  Carbary, James*             61  Columbia, MD       46:16
 43  Taylor, Robert*             63  Alexandria, VA     46:50
 44  Preston, Doug**             63  Baltimore, MD      46:59
 45  Davenport, Jim***           62  Richmond, VA       46:57
 46  Trueheart, Wilson           63  Baltimore, MD      47:07
 47  Weeks, Tom*                 61  Virginia Beach, VA 47:11
 48  Zimmerman, Mark*            60  Kensington, MD     47:22
 49  Basta, Milan                61  Potomac, MD        47:19
 50  Duffy, Jim                  60  Virginia Beach, VA 47:23
 51  Ratzenberger, Jim*          64  Vienna, VA         47:34
 52  Verdirame, Joseph*          63  Suffolk, VA        47:31
 53  Platt, Rick**               62  Williamsburg, VA   47:36
 54  Lucy, Donald*               63  Lynchburg, VA      47:57
 55  Mott, Joe                   60  Roanoke, VA        48:05
 56  Gallogly, Mike              64  Richmond, VA       48:08
 57  Hutter, Bill                60  Lynchburg, VA      48:40
 58  Rantanen, Robert**          60  Virginia Beach, VA 48:50
 59  Archibald, Jim              63  Cockeysville, MD   48:56
 60  Levins, Mike                61  Richmond, VA       49:11

65-69 Men


Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M 33:36, 10K = 42:22

Both third place Bill Joyce and Jim Noone ran multiple DCRRC races but they only ran together in one of them. Noone had already cemented another title at the Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Mile in 33:36. They both race in the ill-fated Langley 8K which ended up being at least a mile long. Noone prevailed by about a minute but, no wonder, neither had their best effort that day.

Noone had one of three 5Ks in the top fifteen times. It was the slowest. Runner-up Langston Shelton had the other two including the St. Kateri's Run with the Son 5K that was the second best race of the season. Joyce ran the JFK 20K which though very flat, makes you deal with the uneven and in this case dampened towpath along the canal. His time of 1:32:14 put him solidly in the third spot.

Bob Chase has the second fastest 10 Miler at the Surf ‘N’ Santa in 1:14:54 to take fifth. Ronnie Wong took a breather from four winter marathons to race the Celtic Solstice 5 Mile in 36:03 for sixth place.

Pl  Name                        Age Hometown           10K=
  1  Noone, Jim*9                68  Fairfax, VA       42:22
  2  Shelton, Langston****       66  Grafton, VA       43:19
  3  Joyce, Bill*                69  Herndon, VA       44:02
  4  Chase, Bob*                 67  Falls Church, VA  45:04
  5  Wong, Ronnie**              66  Catonsville, MD   45:28
  6  Gricher, Terry              65  Burke, VA         46:22
  7  Kirkpatrick, John**         69  Annapolis, MD     46:44
  8  Christol, Jim               65  Yorktown, VA      46:42
  9  Ingram, Harold**            69  Henry, VA         46:41
 10  Bell, Jim***                67  Charlottesville,  46:50
 11  Lamountain, Dennis**        67  Richmond, VA      46:48
 12  Kelly, Bill*                65  Richmond, VA      46:54
 13  Hensel, Donald***           68  Gaithersburg, MD  47:12
 14  Chaconas, Greg*             67  Washington, DC    48:05
 15  Janowitz, Henry*            66  Midlothian, VA    48:26
 16  Fleming, Mike*7             67  Columbia, MD      48:40
 17  Sharer, William**           66  Williamsburg, VA  48:40
 18  Cannon, Jonathan*           67  Charlottesville,  48:40
 19  Mayhew, Ed*6                67  Winchester, VA    49:18
 20  Assur, Eric*                65  Fairfax, VA       49:26
 21  Driscoll, Danny**           66  Newport News, VA  50:00

70-74 Men


Ringing in Hope 10K 48:42

Lou Shapiro is nearly back to his old self though he would tell you he has a long way still to go. Still, he was everywhere winning his division 15 times this winter. Early in the period he ran two ten milers in 84 minutes but the end of the winter he took on the hilly RRCA Challenge in Columbia in 1:21:37. He won the division on New Year’s Eve at the Ringing in Hope 10K in 48:42.

The next two racers were very close Terry Anderson started the year running the CTC New Year's 5K in 23:37. Jim Bullock started the season at the Y of Central Maryland Turkey Trot 5K in 23:39. Anderson takes the runner-up spot finishing the winter at the Martha Jefferson 8K in 39:08. Bullock was not far behind at the Bear Run 4 Mile in 31:16. But at that race he spent much of the run talking with another runner when he could have been pressing for a faster time. Fourth place Doug Morris matched that race exactly at the SVR Prediction 5M in 39:39.

 Pl  Name                        Age Hometown           10K=
  1  Shapirio, Lou*15            71  Silver Spring     48:42
  2  Anderson, Terry***          72  Keswick           49:16
  3  Bullock, Jim***             70  Westminster       49:20
  4  Morris, Doug*8              74  Delaplane         50:00
  5  Pitarra, Jack**             72  Baltimore         51:09
  6  Prunella, Warren            71  Rockville         52:01
  7  Neumann, Stan***            74  Timonium          52:29
  8  Tozier, Jack**              70  Arlington         53:25

75-79 Men


Snowflake 5K 24:17, 10K = 50:39

The division grew large with to nearly twice as many qualifiers with 23 and twice as many races as the 70-74 division. Much of this was prolific Bob Gurtler who usually runs 100 races a year. Also, Chan Robbins moved into the division and quickly launched an overpowering attack on the title.

Robbins won eight times including the five fastest times in the division. His four best were all sub 25:00, including the Snowflake 5K in 24:17. Runner-up Maynard Weyers ran some tougher courses and his times were not far behind, His best was the BRATS New Year's Resolution 5K in 25:14. Up in Frederick John Clarke circled Baker Park at the Way Station's Thanksgiving Day 5K in 25:25. Then he amazed the steeplechasers on the hilly Lewis Memorial 10 Mile race, run without watches, to take the third spot.

John Essery was fourth running the Sentara Sleighbell 5K in 26:57. The next two spots are very close with John Essey racing the Hair of the Dog 5K five seconds faster than John Gluck’s Snowflake 5K at 28:08.

 Pl  Name                        Age Hometown            10K=
  1  Robbins, Chan*8             75  Arlington, VA      50:39
  2  Weyers, Maynard***          76  Alexandria, VA     52:38
  3  Clarke, John**              75  Woodsboro, MD      53:01
  4  Lougee, Duane**             75  Norfolk, VA        54:39
  5  Essery, John***             76  Williamsburg, VA   56:13
  6  Catoe, Chris*               78  Virginia Beach, VA 58:10
  7  Gluck, John                 75  Alexandria, VA     58:16
  8  Quincy, Ken                 75  Vienna, VA         58:56
  9  Rider, Alan*                76  Reston, VA         59:21
 10  Leonard, Michael**          75  Silver Spring, MD 1:02:08
 11  Wickham, Jack               76  Glen Arm, MD      1:02:26
 12  Chaney, Ed                  76  Mount Airy, MD    1:02:35
 13  Gurtler, Robert*10          78  Winchester, VA    1:03:31
 14  Schmid, Jack*               78  Charlottesville,  1:05:22
 15  Kelly, Mike*                78  Newport News, VA  1:05:53
 16  McCarthy, Terry             77  Leesburg, VA      1:06:22
 17  Humphrey, Thomas**          77  Midlothian, VA    1:07:39
 18  Barrett, Jerry**            79  Falls Church, VA  1:07:44
 19  Morgan, Dan**               75  Chevy Chase, MD   1:09:23
 20  Henry, Ron***               79  Midlothian, VA    1:15:45
 21  Conn, Harry                 75  Powhatan, VA      1:17:11
 22  Hufford, Jim                79  Reston, VA        1:19:16
 23  Smith, Robert*              77  Comus, MD         1:22:57

80 & Older Men


Celtic Solstice 5M 46:09, 10K = 58:12

George Yannakakis got an early start with two races on Turkey week. His first at the Turkey Tumble 5K in 28:13 was his slowest of his three best races. He won the division again with a win at the Celtic Solstice 5 Mile. Larry Dickerson ran three flat 5Ks. His first the Virginia Run Turkey Trot 5K in 28:56 was faster than all six of Jack McMahon’s races. McMahon had his top race at the MCRRC Shooting Starr 6K in 35:45.

  1  Yannakakis, George*         81  Sparks, MD         58:12
  2  Dickerson, Larry*           81  Burke, VA         1:00:21
  3  McMahon, Jack*6             82  Silver Spring, MD 1:01:19
  4  Davis, J. Wilson*           82  Lusby, MD         1:27:12
  5  Hui, Peter                  82  Silver Spring, MD 1:29:40
  6  Atkins, Bob*                87  Winchester, VA    1:32:54
  7  Hemphill, Dixon*            88  Fairfax Station,  1:40:11

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