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American Family Fitness Half Marathon 1:02:59, 10K = 28:35

Nearly all the damage was done the first weekend and mostly at the three big races in Richmond as sixty-one runners qualified for the division. Kimutai Cheriyot was smashing winning the American Family Fitness Half Marathon in 1:02:59 ahead of runner-up Simion Chirchirís 1:04:10. Chirchir got no help on Thanksgiving at the YMCA Turkey Trot 5K running a 14:54 for third place while Cheriyot ran a blistering 14:25 to victory. Third place Sammy Too was next there in a staid 15:08 but he had earned his spot already winning the Anthem Richmond Marathon in 2:16:09.

The following morning Chris Kwiakowski took the fourth pole with a nifty 35:34 at the US National Road Racing Championships 12K. Five places back Paul Thistle gets fifth with 36:40, while Lucas Meyer takes seventh with his 37:01 finish. Kwiakowski added an overall win at the GW Birthday Classic 10K in 30:12 while Meyer won it all at the tough RRCA Challenge 10 Mile in 52:19.

Baisa Ktese Moleta squeezes in ahead of Lucas for sixth for his HCA 8K in 23:57. That put him ahead of eighth place Kevin Shirk (24:05) and ninth place Robert Reynolds (24:15). Ktese Moleta bested 10th place Teresa Fekensa at the Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M, 24:22 to 24:33. Thistle won at the Jingle All the Way 8K in 24:14 also ahead of Fekensaís 24:20.

Twelfth place Ayele Getachew Kassaye improved from his Alexandria race in 24:44 to win it all at the Apple Capital Jingle Bell 5K in 14:55. Eleventh place Mark Allen ran the US National Road Racing Championships 12K in 37:57 but finished much closer to Kwiakowski at the GW Birthday Classic 10K in 31:00.

 PL Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Cheriyot, Kimutai*       28 Richmond, VA             28:35
 2  Chirchir, Simion         29 Richmond, VA             29:07
 3  Too, Sammy*              24 Richmond, VA             29:13
 4  Kwiakowski, Chris**      25 Washington, DC           29:16
 5  Thistle, Paul*           26 Washington, DC           30:11
 6  Ktese Moleta, Baisa      25 Richmond, VA             30:24
 7  Meyer, Lucas*            30 Washington, DC           30:28
 8  Shirk, Kevin***          34 Winchester, VA           30:34
 9  Reynolds, Robert*        23 Mechanicsville, VA       30:46
 10 Fekensa, Teresa          32 Washington, DC           30:53
 11 Allen, Mark              23 Washington, DC           31:00
 12 Kassaye, Ayele Getachen* 24 Bethesda, MD             31:07
 13 Witters, Ryan**          25 Washington, DC           31:17
 14 Brodeur, Andrew*         23 Bethesda, MD             31:20
 15 Tribble, Graham          25 Arlington, VA            31:19
 16 Molz, Jon                27 Richmond, VA             31:18
 17 Sloane, Christopher      30 Gaithersburg, MD         31:32
 18 Geletu, Seife            31 Washington, DC           31:40
 19 Otstot, Adam*            31 Williamsburg, VA         31:38
 20 Bedada, Girma            33 Washington, DC           31:43
 21 Peck, Graham*            24 Baltimore, MD            31:46
 22 Barresi, Matt            30 Falls Church, VA         31:49
 23 Moleta, Beyasa**         25 Alexandria, VA           31:53
 24 Schroeder, John          26 Washington, DC           31:48
 25 Turner, Justin***        34 Virginia Beach, VA       32:01
 26 Kroetch, Matthew*        25 Chantilly, VA            31:59
 27 Mills, Christopher**     24 Arlington, VA            32:03
 28 Mariano, Gregory         28 Alexandria, VA           32:04
 29 Barrett, Sean            28 Arlington, VA            32:09
 30 Fernandez, Patrick       26 Alexandria, VA           32:11
 31 Wheeler, Ryan            35 Lynchburg, VA            32:15
 32 Barnard, Chris           24 Olney, MD                32:16
 33 Kidd, David              25 Virginia Beach, VA       32:13
 34 Harrison, Stephen**      25 Fredericksburg, VA       32:26
 35 Carroll, Ryan****        31 Portsmouth, VA           32:30
 36 Wertz, David             38 Arlington, VA            32:35
 37 Balmer, Paul             24 Washington, DC           32:34
 38 Walizer, Chris           24 Arlington, VA            32:29
 39 Matiskella, Keith*       42 Alexandria, VA           32:39
 40 Ban, Charlie*            31 Washington, DC           32:36
 41 Greenlaw, Jerry          25 Alexandria, VA           32:36
 42 Buschman, Mark           29 Eldersburg, MD           32:45
 43 Madison, Andrew          26 Catonsville, MD          32:49
 44 Renjifo, Carlos          31 Baltimore, MD            32:43
 45 Hassett, Matthew*        23 Washington, DC           32:45
 46 O'Reilly, Blaine         25 Williamsburg, VA         32:47
 47 Burke, Edmund            44 Burtonsville, MD         32:52
 48 Church, Aaron            38 South Riding, VA         33:07
 49 Wardian, Michael         39 Arlington, VA            33:07
 50 Minor, Lawrence**        23 Lynchburg, VA            33:12
 51 Whitlow, Dustin          27 Arlington, VA            33:10
 52 Lofton, Matthew**        34 Winchester, VA           33:09
 53 Jacoby, Bert             30 Charlottesville, VA      33:08
 54 Peggs, Kevin*            27 Richmond, VA             33:10
 55 Flemming, Victor**       34 Carrollton, VA           33:20
 56 Roberts, J.R.            27 Alexandria, VA           33:23
 57 Allen, Scott*            26 Washington, DC           33:31
 58 O'Hara, David            37 Alexandria, VA           33:45
 59 Chorey, Bill             32 Suffolk, VA              33:56
 60 Judge, Eddie             24 Arlington, VA            33:57
 61 Mercer, Dickson          32 Washington, DC           34:05

19 & Younger Men

YMCA Turkey Chase 10K 31:43

The hardest division to figure is the teens and the shorter distances have the greatest room for error when the distances are not clear. Runner-up Jacob Miller had the only November race in the top dozen, finishing third overall at the Virginia Run Turkey Trot 5K in 16:30. He added a second overall at the Reston New Year's 5K in 16:57. Of the top four dozen races only seventh place Billy Kirk ran 10 miles when he won it all at the Turkey Burnoff in 59:47.

Our champion Tyler Cox-Philyaw had four age group wins, including the Heart and Soles 5K in 16:44. His best race was the Run Through History 3.83M in 20:48 ahead of sixth place Alex Schrankís 21:43. Third place Andrew Milliron had three very nice 5Ks with his best being the Stickman Tandem 5K in 16:35. His third best was behind Cox-Philyaw at the Heart and Soles 5K with 16:47.

Fourth place Trent Herzog had an overall win and a slightly faster Solomons Jingle Bell 5K in 16:40. Fifth place Jack Ikenberry ran the Huguenot Park Cross Country 3 Mile in 16:12

Twenty-nine runners qualified for the division.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Cox-Philyaw, Tyler****   16 Winchester, VA           34:00
 2  Miller, Jacob**          19 Alexandria, VA           34:25
 3  Milliron, Andrew***      17 Charles Town, WV         34:36
 4  Herzog, Trent**          16 Lusby, MD                34:46
 5  Ikenberry, Jack**        14 Mechanicsville, VA       35:00
 6  Schrank, Alec*           15 Winchester, VA           35:30
 7  Kirk, Billy**            16 Rockville, MD            35:58
 8  Shugart, Cole**          16 Richmond, VA             36:06
 9  Pendergrast, Ross        17 Washington, DC           36:26
 10 Johnston, Joel**         19 Martinsville, VA         36:24
 11 Delavergne, Henry**      15 Warrenton, VA            36:30
 12 Grider, Timothy***       13 Roanoke, VA              36:34
 13 Arbaugh, Ben***          17 Westminster, MD          36:49
 14 Wahls, Ben*              18 Williamsburg, VA         36:43
 15 Simmons, Zac*            18 Winchester, VA           36:51
 16 Ryba, William*           15 Bethesda, MD             37:04
 17 Simmons, Ben             18 Aldie, VA                37:19
 18 Boeckman, Calin*         19 Richmond, VA             37:24
 19 Spare, Josh**            15 Virginia Beach, VA       37:35
 20 Smith, Edward            17 Bethesda, MD             37:31
 21 Grider, Andrew*          15 Roanoke, VA              37:41
 22 Furlow, William***       18 Manassas, VA             37:45
 23 Anderson, Greg*          19 Fairfax, VA              37:50
 24 Lockhart, Israel**       18 Winchester, VA           37:54
 25 Shpuntoff, Martin**      19 Annapolis, MD            38:08
 26 Liberi, Vincent          17 Ashburn, VA              38:13
 27 Walker, Owen*            14 Reston, VA               38:33
 28 Wilfong, Hunter          14 Spotsylvania, VA         38:44
 29 Patton, Ryan*            14 Manassas, VA             39:30

35-39 Men

American Family Fitness Half Marathon 1:11:04, 10K = 32:15

Ryan Wheeler laid it all out on the first Saturday winning the division and the American Family Fitness Half Marathon 1:11:04. Fifth place Jason Dowdy finished earlier because he was running in the HCA 8K in a solid 26:14 at the same event. Then on Thanksgiving while Wheeler was settling down at a Turkey Trot 5K in 16:13 and Dowdy at a Drumstick 5K in 16:35, three of the top six spots were spoken for.

Runner-up David Wertz led the way at the Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M in 25:59, followed by fourth place Michael Wardian in 26:41 and sixth place David OíHara in 26:48. Wertz solidified his spot winning at the Jingle All the Way 8K in 25:39.

Aaron Church slipped into third. Both he and Wardian had both of their races with exactly the same 10K equivalences. Church ran the fastest 5K at the Run Your Heart Out 5K in 16:08. Wardian then improved to 33:07 at the GW Birthday Classic 10K. Church waited till March to take down the Reston Mile in 55:03. Church broke the tie using the Moreland Racing Factor, 33 to 20.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Wheeler, Ryan**          35 Lynchburg, VA            32:15
 2  Wertz, David**           38 Arlington, VA            32:33
 3  Church, Aaron**          38 South Riding, VA         33:07
 4  Wardian, Michael*        39 Arlington, VA            33:07
 5  Dowdy, Jason*            37 Richmond, VA             33:17
 6  O'Hara, David*           37 Alexandria, VA           33:45
 7  Brown, Karsten*15        39 Front Royal, VA          35:02
 8  Stemberger, Gregory***   37 Chantilly, VA            35:13
 9  Severtson, Gene***       37 Gambrills, MD            35:15
 10 Shaw, Chris**            38 Silver Spring, MD        35:39
 11 Heidt, Brian*            37 Silver Spring, MD        35:42
 12 Koeppen, Bob             37 Alexandria, VA           35:48
 13 Ruane, Daniel***         35 Portsmouth, VA           36:32

40-44 Men

Frostbite 15K 50:22, 10K = 32:39

Mike Colaiacovo raced an excellent HCA 8K in 27:02 to lead the way on the first day. Keith Matiskella had run a very solid overall win that same day in 16:48 but that would not get it done in the masters division. Runner-up Edmund Burke exploded to the top with an excellent US National Road Racing Championships 12K 39:56. Later he would add the Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M in 26:46 and slowed only a few seconds from last year at the Jingle All the Way 8K in 26:45 to pull away from Colaiacovo.

Colaiacovo added the Holton Hustle in March at 16:43 to make it close for third place. Jeff Harrington ran a solid Peaks of Otter 5K in 16:38 for second overall. Then on January 1 he won it all at the Bethany Hall Resolution Run in 16:28 to squeak into third place. Bruce Berger also had two overall finishes to take fifth. These three were virtually interchangeable. Berger ran the First Day 5K in 16:29.

Later in January Matiskella propelled himself to the top winning the competitive Frostbite 15K outright in 50:22. In mid February sixth place Conrad Orloff had the fastest 10 mile at the RRCA challenge in 57:53. Division champion Matiskella waited till the final day of the period to finish second overall at the Reston 10 mile in 54:36.

Twenty-six runners made the division.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Matiskella, Keith***     42 Alexandria, VA           32:39
 2  Burke, Edmund***         44 Burtonsville, MD         32:52
 3  Harrington, Jeff*6       43 Lynchburg, VA            34:21
 4  Colaiacovo, Mike***      44 Richmond, VA             34:18
 5  Berger, Bruce**          41 Richmond, VA             34:23
 6  Orloff, Conrad**         44 Columbia, MD             34:50
 7  Yates, Kevin**           42 Olney, MD                35:20
 8  Freeburn, Keith***       40 Centreville, VA          35:17
 9  Sheils, Duncan*          43 Richmond, VA             35:17
 10 Hoffer, Andrew***        40 Chesapeake, VA           35:33
 11 Dinterman, Robert***     43 Moyock, NC               35:42
 12 Tisch, Robert*           42 Bel Air, MD              36:06
 13 Montgomery, Mike**       44 Arlington, VA            36:14
 14 Tripp, Jason             41 Ellicott City, MD        36:13
 15 Burcham, Kevin****       43 Henrico, VA              36:24
 16 Kent, David*             41 Arlington, VA            36:36
 17 Hutchison-Krupat, Jeremy 41 Charlottesville, VA      36:47
 18 Koonce, Scott            42 Potomac, MD              37:13
 19 Lovett, Jack***          43 Yorktown, VA             37:22
 20 Hicks, Thomas**          42 Virginia Beach, VA       37:27
 21 Ware, Steve*             44 Virginia Beach, VA       37:43
 22 Wofford, Corey           41 Chesapeake, VA           37:42
 23 Billings, Dennis*        44 Woodbridge, VA           37:39
 24 Chasse, Craig**          44 Reston, VA               37:44
 25 Yinger, Tom**            43 Westminster, MD          38:06
 26 Rovansek, David**        40 Berlin, MD               38:15

45-49 Men

US National Road Racing Championships 12K 40:42, 10K = 33:30

Derik Thomas led the way with a very nice US National Road Racing Championships 12K in 42:11. Not far behind was Alexander Hetherington in 42:40 and third place Antonio Eppolito ran 43:12. The following Saturday Hetherington had the first of his five age group wins at the MCM Turkey Trot 10K in 35:11. For Thanksgiving Thomas bolstered his credentials besting Eppolito at the Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M 27:50 to 28:31.

Meanwhile, fourth place Tony Carvalho was racing the second fastest 5K in the period at the Y of Central Maryland Turkey Trot 5K in 17:24. Fifth place Miguel Sanchez-Ruano ran both of his races the first weekend. He was second overall at the Lake Ridge Ridgerunner's Turkey Trot 10K in 36:31. The next day he was fine at the HCA 8K in 29:21. Jordan Snyder started modestly at the Country Run 5M in 30:15. Then at the RRCA Challenge 10 Mile he leap forged from fourteenth to sixth place racing home in 1:01:12, besting four other racers including Eppolito.

Twenty-five runners made the division.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Thomas, Derik***         48 Alexandria, VA           34:43
 2  Hetherington, Alexander* 46 Vienna, VA               35:07
 3  Eppolito, Antonio*       45 Alexandria, VA           35:33
 4  Carvalho, Tony**         45 Westminster, MD          36:18
 5  Sanchez-Ruano, Miguel**  46 Woodbridge, VA           36:31
 6  Snyder, Jordan*          47 Rockville, MD            36:49
 7  Crago, Stephen**         45 Vienna, VA               37:12
 8  Whitaker, Eric**         45 Oakton, VA               37:16
 9  Parfitt, Wayne***        48 Newport News, VA         37:14
 10 Mersiowsky, Scott*****   47 Fredericksburg, VA       37:39
 11 Henderson, Jerry*        48 Bel Air, MD              37:36
 12 Powell II, Charles       47 Bel Air, MD              37:42
 13 Billings, Dennis***      45 Woodbridge, VA           37:45
 14 Rapp, Perry*             48 Lexington Park, MD       37:43
 15 Dawson, Greg***          48 Williamsburg, VA         38:14
 16 Dotter, Jim*             47 Richmond, VA             38:40
 17 Killeen, Sean**          48 Williamsburg, VA         38:48
 18 Griffiths, Richard*      48 Columbia, MD             38:55
 19 Jenkins, Bruce*          49 Arlington, VA            38:54
 20 Frost, Howard            48 Falls Church, VA         39:09
 21 Daley, James             45 Alexandria, VA           39:11
 22 Rippey, Brad**           47 Bunker Hill, WV          39:11
 23 Drisko, Art*             45 Bethesda, MD             39:26
 24 Zuniga, Mario*           49 Front Royal, VA          39:29
 25 Jones, Rob               46 Reston, VA               39:38

50-54 Men

Sentara Colonial Half-Marathon 1:20:02, 10K = 36:19

The division exploded with competitive times and fifty-one qualifiers. The top ten runners all finished faster than a 37:00 10K. Seven of them are former champions. Only one of the runners had more than one time in the top eleven. Our champion Doug Fernandez must have been training for one race as his opening bid was not even a top fifty time. His came up big and the day of two of the most competitive races winning the Sentara Colonial Half-Marathon in 1:20:02 well ahead of tenth place Greg Cauller. Cauller recovered later to race the Tim Kennard 5K in 17:43.

Runner-up Mark Neff was second to ninth place William Smith at the season opening American Family Fitness Half Marathon 1:21:16 to 1:21:32. Neff then edged third place David Haaga at the MCRRC Shooting Starr 6K 21:27 to 21:42. Both would need more power to move up and it came in late February at the RRCA Challenge 10 Mile. Six runners earned their spot there. Neff won in 1:00:45 ahead of Haaga (1:00:52). Fifth place Dave Berardi (1:00:57) was next that day but finished behind fourth place behind Jean Christophe Arcaz at the US National Road Racing Championships 12K 44:36 to 44:56.

The next three runners were razor close at the 10 miler and eased by Smith by virtue of their second races. Frank Perna ran 1:01:16 and was third at the Shooting Starr in 22:05. Michael Feinburg was next in 1:01:18 and won at the Tim Kennard 10M Mile River Run the following week in 1:02:20. David Phipps was next in 1:01:21 and he had already won at the AS Anniversary 15K in 58:19. Smith won all three of his races but his second race was the final weekend at the in 1:04:13.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Fernandez, Doug**        53 Richmond, VA             36:19
 2  Neff, Mark****           51 Derwood, MD              36:33
 3  Haaga, David             52 Rockville, MD            36:37
 4  Arcaz, Jean Christophe*  53 Rockville, MD            36:42
 5  Berardi, Dave*           53 Baltimore, MD            36:40
 6  Perna, Frank             50 Bethesda, MD             36:52
 7  Feinberg, Michael**      50 Bel Air, MD              36:53
 8  Phipps, David***         51 Severna Park, MD         36:55
 9  Smith, William***        51 Lynchburg, VA            36:52
 10 Cauller, Greg**          54 York, PA                 36:57
 11 Jacobson, Paul**         50 Gaithersburg, MD         37:06
 12 McKeon, Jim**            51 Richmond, VA             37:02
 13 D'Amanda, Kevin**        52 Bethesda, MD             37:22
 14 Poulos, Ted*16           52 McLean, VA               37:41
 15 Daugherty, Brian****     53 Edgewater, MD            37:33
 16 Northup, Chris*6         50 Winchester, VA           37:49
 17 Vasquez, Juan*           51 Hyattsville, MD          37:51
 18 Page, H.T.****           53 Wirtz, VA                37:57
 19 Tango, Peter*            50 Deale, MD                37:54
 20 Fishman, Craig***        53 Falls Church, VA         38:06
 21 Leiding, Jon***          51 Virginia Beach, VA       38:13
 22 Harfst, Rich             50 Annandale, VA            38:32
 23 Boyle, Kevin***          50 Alexandria, VA           38:37
 24 Morakinyo, Akintunde     50 Ellicott City, MD        38:48
 25 Beckett, James           50 Fairfax, VA              38:44
 26 Grilliot, Gary*          50 Norfolk, VA              38:48
 27 Stiegmann, Marty*        53 Montpelier, VA           38:56
 28 Williamson, Duane**      50 Warrenton, VA            38:57
 29 Kendra, John*            50 Arlington, VA            38:58
 30 Anderson, James          54 Annapolis, MD            39:09
 31 Baremore, Joseph**       50 Silver Spring, MD        39:14
 32 Grossman, Larry*         50 Washington, DC           39:24
 33 Alberg, Kenneth**        52 Suffolk, VA              39:51
 34 Cover, Karl*             54 Montpelier, VA           39:51
 35 Converse, Mark*          53 Tall Timbers, MD         39:55
 36 Morrison, Jack**         54 Fredericksburg, VA       40:01
 37 Ortiz, Vincent**         52 Chesapeake, VA           40:01
 38 Pineo, Stuart*           52 Columbia, MD             39:57
 39 Obando, Jose             51 Herndon, VA              39:57
 40 Da Silva, Ramon**        51 Newport News, VA         40:22
 41 Shields, David*          51 Vienna, VA               40:26
 42 Mace, Matt               53 Arnold, MD               40:30
 43 Scott, RJ**              50 Bassett, VA              40:39
 44 Difonzo, Dan             50 Rockville, MD            40:58
 45 Mason, Geoffrey          50 Takoma Park, MD          41:03
 46 Johnston, Chris          50 Fairfax, VA              41:09
 47 Clem, William            54 Bethesda, MD             41:10
 48 Fiscella, George**       52 Newport News, VA         41:18
 49 Wu, Samuel               50 Virginia Beach, VA       41:24
 50 McLaughlin, Terry        53 Spotsylvania, VA         41:31
 51 Ruth, Michael            53 Herndon, VA              41:43

55-59 Men

Tidal Basin 5K 17:48, 10K = 37:08

Eight of the top finishers ran faster than 40:00 for the 10K, including former champion Maurice Pointer. He came in seventh racing a fine indoor 5K at the Thomas Jefferson Center in 18:59. His victory at the Celtic Solstice 5M in 31:35 was just a step behind fifth place Dan Lawson who ran the Turkey Burnoff 5 Mile in 31:33. However, what leapfrogged Lawson ahead of John Challís Cold Turkey 10K at 39:27 was his MCRRC Shooting Starr 6K on a surprisingly slow course in 22:41.

Henry Wigglesworth is the guy to beat when he is healthy. He started the season at the small race Tidal Basin 5K. Even with no competition he powered his way to a title gaining 17:48. Then he got injured and his other race was barely top ten material. Runner-up Henry Gleisburg was much more consistent. He started with the second fastest 5K at the St. Kateri's Run with the Son in 18:49 in December ahead of third place Andrew Cutlerís 19:00. The following week he ran the fastest ten miler and the second best race winning at the Race Around The Base 10 Miler in 1:02:20. The following day he had the fastest 8K at the Busch Gardens Christmas Town Dash 31:06.

Cutler had done his damage the first day of the season racing the American Family Fitness Half Marathon in 1:24:05. The next day Dennis Coleman ran a solid 47:17 at the US National Road Racing Championships 12K. Then on the last day of the period ran the Tim Kennard 10M Mile River Run in 1:04:32 to squeeze by Lawson to fourth.

Twenty-seven runners qualified for the division.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Wigglesworth, Henry**    55 Washington, DC           37:08
 2  Gleisberg, Henry****     57 Yorktown, VA             37:30
 3  Cutler, Andrew***        56 Yorktown, VA             38:09
 4  Coleman, Dennis*         56 Montgomery Village, MD   38:50
 5  Lawson, Dan****          58 Gaithersburg, MD         38:54
 6  Chall, John**            56 Crownsville, MD          39:27
 7  Pointer, Maurice***      58 Baltimore, MD            39:36
 8  Carter, R.B.**           55 Lynchburg, VA            39:59
 9  Dudley, Robert**         57 Roanoke Rapids, NC       40:18
 10 McFadden, Weems          56 Annapolis, MD            40:50
 11 Jackson, Clark*          57 Charlottesville, VA      40:57
 12 Gessler, Bobby**         57 Ellicott City, MD        41:20
 13 Muchnick, Steve*         57 Laurel, MD               41:23
 14 Weaver, Ron***           55 Virginia Beach, VA       41:48
 15 Lovegrove, David**       57 Fredericksburg, VA       41:48
 16 Anderson, Cliff*         59 Warrenton, VA            41:47
 17 Madison, Jeffrey         56 Reston, VA               42:00
 18 Washington, Perry**      55 Monrovia, MD             42:06
 19 Walser, David*           55 Lusby, MD                42:12
 20 Mendelson, Dan**         56 Washington, DC           42:18
 21 Long, Mark*              57 Roanoke, VA              42:27
 22 Olmedo, Gustavo*         55 McLean, VA               42:36
 23 Serra, Paul*             57 Lusby, MD                42:37
 24 Peterson, Jeff*          57 Fredericksburg, VA       42:44
 25 Jewell, Chuck*           56 Columbia, MD             43:09
 26 Cannon, Mike*            56 Fairfax Station, VA      43:08
 27 Arnade, Tim              57 Arlington, VA            43:11

60-64 Men

Celtic Solstice 5M 32:53, 10K = 41:28

Last winter there were sixty qualifiers and Mick Slonaker was fifth. This winter three of those fourth did not race and the total number dropped by one. The top six racers had times at within 22 seconds. Mick Slonaker becomes the newest champion, defeating fifth place Bob Burns at the Celtic Solstice 32:53 to 33:56. Each of the next sixth finishers had one time faster than Slonakerís next time winning the Run with Santa 5K in 20:07.

The RRCA Challenge helped a lot with the close times with head-to-head battles. Tom Dekornfeld won there in 1:09:22 ahead of sixth place Bob Beckerís 1:09:32.and seventh place Tim Morganís 1:10:14, the eighth fastest race in the division.

The rub came when four runners finished with times all within two seconds. Bill Hart won at the Tidewater Striders Tune-up 10M in 1:09:33 and bolstered his placement running the Hair of the Dog 5K in 20:31 to take fourth place. Third place Clifton Anderson had eleven age groups win, capped by a late season win at the Heritage Roar Run 5K in 20:04. Burns had his best race winning at the Frozen Finger 5M in 33:12. Beckerís second race at the Penguin Pace would have only given him seventeenth place.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Slonaker, Mick**         64 Columbia, MD             41:28
 2  Dekornfeld, Tom****      60 Annapolis, MD            41:44
 3  Anderson, Clifton*11     60 Warrenton, VA            41:52
 4  Hart, Bill*****          64 Virginia Beach, VA       41:51
 5  Burns, Bob*              61 Columbia, MD             41:52
 6  Becker, Bob*             62 White Hall, MD           41:50
 7  Morgan, Timothy*         63 Damascus, MD             42:15
 8  Eddy, Dan***             62 Alexandria, VA           42:52
 9  Adkins, Gary             63 Salem, VA                42:48
 10 Lopex, Felix***          61 Lynchburg, VA            43:02
 11 Morgan, Richard***       61 Silver Spring, MD        43:14
 12 Krehbiel, Ken****        60 Washington, DC           43:06
 13 Smeaton, Allan*          60 Oak Hill, VA             43:13
 14 Umbarger, Ken**          62 Gaithersburg, MD         43:34
 15 Landers, Harry**         61 Charlottesville, VA      43:34
 16 Whisler, Mark**          63 Salem, VA                43:45
 17 Carter, Lennie           60 Washington, DC           43:53
 18 Wills, John*             61 Virginia Beach, VA       43:57
 19 Godwin, Stephen**        60 Bethesda, MD             44:00
 20 Daly, Ned**              61 Midlothian, VA           44:03
 21 Goggin, Jim***           60 Williamsburg, VA         44:05
 22 Ryan, Paul***            63 Arlington, VA            44:05
 23 Murphy, Tom*             60 Virginia Beach, VA       44:33
 24 Leff, Joel***            63 Havre de Grace, MD       44:43
 25 Bousel, Paul**           60 Alexandria, VA           44:43
 26 Vaughan, Allen***        63 Stafford, VA             44:45
 27 Day, Joseph              63 Yorktown, VA             44:55
 28 Abrahamson, Dale**       64 Yorktown, VA             44:55
 29 Clemmons, Glenn          61 Glen Allen, VA           45:05
 30 Finn, Frank              63 Henrico, VA              45:05
 31 Wind, Jay*10             64 Arlington, VA            45:09
 32 Webster, David           61 Stevensville, MD         45:09
 33 Kneass, Dewitt*          61 Annapolis, MD            45:29
 34 Trueheart, Wilson*       64 Baltimore, MD            45:35
 35 Mott, Joe*               61 Roanoke, VA              45:35
 36 Senseney, Bill           64 Charles Town, WV         46:10
 37 Pancotti, Rolando**      60 Fredericksburg, VA       46:21
 38 Moreland, James*****     61 Gaithersburg, MD         46:29
 39 Bergeson, Michael        60 Annapolis, MD            46:33
 40 Astrop, Rob***           62 Richmond, VA             46:38
 41 Wolfson, Marc            64 Olney, MD                46:43
 42 O'Keefe, Tim*            60 Middletown, MD           46:43
 43 Duffy, Jim               61 Virginia Beach, VA       46:44
 44 Dempsey, Mark            60 Charlottesville, VA      46:52
 45 Spicer, Frank***         62 Clifton, VA              47:00
 46 Zimmerman, Mark          61 Kensington, MD           47:01
 47 Bachman, Gene*           60 Virginia Beach, VA       47:15
 48 Rainear, Dennis*         61 Henrico, VA              47:21
 49 Verdirame, Joseph*       64 Suffolk, VA              47:36
 50 Rogers, Ron**            61 Riner, VA                47:37
 51 Harrison, Keith          61 Columbia, MD             47:42
 52 Holcomb, William         60 Chesapeake, VA           47:58
 53 Platt, Rick**            63 Williamsburg, VA         47:59
 54 Hughes, Barry*           60 Gloucester Point, VA     48:14
 55 Dicarlo, John*           64 Virginia Beach, VA       48:11
 56 Basta, Milan             62 Potomac, MD              48:20
 57 Budd, Jim*               64 Charlottesville, VA      48:24
 58 Rantanen, Robert**       61 Virginia Beach, VA       48:35
 59 McCollum, Alan*          60 Yorktown, VA             49:17

65-69 Men

PVTC Christmas Caper 10K 42:52

Division champion Jim Noone had only the second fastest 5K, running the Run with Santa 5K in 21:37. Last winterís runner-up Shelton Langston ran 21:38 at the Governor's Land 5K to take fifth place in the division. Right behind him former champion Jason Page ran the Have a Heart for Hoffman-Boston 5K in 21:39 for sixth place.

Noone does a lot of his racing/winning with the DC Road Runners and the Potomac Valley Track Club. The first week he was a step behind runner-up George Carrigan who ran the Governor's Land 5K in 21:06. Noone had won at the PVTC Cranberry Crawl 10K in 44:08. Five days later Noone edged past with a swift 34:26 at the Alexandria Turkey Trot 5M. Carriganís best 8K was a 34:52 at the Toano Icy 8K in February. He closed somewhat at the Sentara Sleighbell 5K with 21:00. A week later Noone mastered the second race of the PVTC series, the Christmas Caper 10K on a more forgiving weather day in a superb 42:52 to be fitted for another crown.

Third place Paul Steele ran up a fine Tidewater Striders Tune-up 9M in 1:06:01 before moving up to a 12M race in 1:29:32 later in the month. Joseph Phlipott started the season with a solid HCA 8K in 34:47 to put the pressure on Steele for third.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Noone, Jim*8             69 Fairfax, VA              42:52
 2  Carrigan, George*6       65 Williamsburg, VA         43:48
 3  Steele, Paul***          66 Virginia Beach, VA       44:09
 4  Philpott, Joseph**       69 Richmond, VA             44:08
 5  Shelton, Langston**      67 Grafton, VA              45:08
 6  Page, Jason*             69 Hamilton, VA             45:10
 7  Christol, Jim***         66 Yorktown, VA             45:36
 8  Wong, Ronnie****         67 Catonsville, MD          47:17
 9  Bell, Jim*               68 Charlottesville, VA      47:21
 10 Hensel, Donald***        69 Gaithersburg, MD         47:24
 11 Chase, Bob*              68 Falls Church, VA         47:33
 12 Kelly, Bill**            66 Richmond, VA             47:31
 13 Brittain, John           69 Alexandria, VA           48:20
 14 Gregory, Art**           69 Ijamsville, MD           48:26
 15 Gallogy, Michael         65 Richmond, VA             48:25
 16 Vincent, Geoffrey        65 Arlington, VA            48:48
 17 Cannon, Joe              68 Earlysville, VA          49:08
 18 Wallin, Johnnie*         65 Richmond, VA             49:21
 19 Fleming, Mike*           68 Columbia, MD             50:16
 20 Coli, Chuck              65 Manakin Sabot, VA        50:51
 21 Driscoll, Danny**        67 Newport News, VA         51:19

70-74 Men

Sentara Sleighbell 5K 22:10, 10K = 46:14

Ben Dyer made it look easy peppering the last two months of 2013 with times fast enough for good qualifying times in the 60-64 division. Though only his second fastest 8K, he ran the Busch Gardens Christmas Town Dash 8K in 37:22 a day after capping the division at the Sentara Sleighbell 5K in 22:10. Jim Bullock got a new lease on speed when he entered the division, improving all season to end with a fine 30:07 at the Bear Run 4M.

The Tidewater Striders Tune-up series has moved back to American distances so Tim Pattonís 6 Mile run in 48:20 was of course faster than his VAB Turkey Trot 10K in 50:16 and slightly faster paced too. Former champion Lou Shapiro was best early in the season with his best race at the Celtic Solstice 5M in 40:14 to take fourth place.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Dyer, Ben****            70 Hayes, VA                46:14
 2  Bullock, Jim**           71 Westminster, MD          48:09
 3  Patton, Tom****          73 Virginia Beach, VA       50:04
 4  Shapiro, Lou*6           72 Silver Spring, MD        50:44
 5  Gregory, Art*            70 Ijamsville, MD           51:04
 6  Pitarra, Jack****        73 Baltimore, MD            52:40
 7  Gates, Jimmy**           71 Rice, VA                 52:40
 8  Sollers, Bill**          74 Silver Spring, MD        54:12
 9  Lasken, Robert**         70 Clifton, VA              56:11

75-79 Men

Tim Kennard 10M Mile River Run 1:25:19, 10K = 51:20

Last winterís champion Chan Robbins is still recovering, sticking with flat 5Ks. Nick Keeling edges his Tidal Basin 5K at the MCRRC Shooting Starr 6K in 31:54 to take sixth place in the division. Fifth place Doug Morris slipped under 26:00 at the SVR Jingle Bell 5K. Fourth Maynard Weyers did that twice passing him for good at the First Down 5K in 25:46.

Third place John Elliott had easily the fastest 5K of 2014 racing the Commitment Day 5K in 25:21. Runner-up Duane Lougee looked good for the top when he pumped out the Tidewater Striders Tune-up 10M in 1:25:40. Then he tried a 20 miler for only the eighth best race. Meanwhile Stan Neumann just kept getter faster. He raced the RRCA Challenge 10M in 1:27:12. Then the following week he took the crown racing the Tim Kennard 10M in 1:25:19

Thirty-one runners qualified for the division.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Neumann, Stan*****       75 Timonium , MD            51:20
 2  Lougee, Duane**          76 Norfolk, VA              51:33
 3  Elliott, John**          75 Columbia, MD             52:53
 4  Weyers, Maynard*****     77 Alexandria, VA           53:45
 5  Morris, Doug*7           75 Delaplane, VA            54:12
 6  Keeling, Nick**          75 Bethesda, MD             54:43
 7  Robbins, Chan***         76 Arlington, VA            54:52
 8  Catoe, Chris**           78 Virginia Beach, VA       57:02
 9  Pitts, Warren*           75 Baltimore, MD            59:44
 10 Quincy, Ken*             76 Vienna, VA               59:56
 11 Rider, Alan*             77 Reston, VA               60:00
 12 Guyot, Henry             79 Washington, DC           60:30
 13 Polinski, Joseph         75 Smithfield, VA          1:03:58
 14 Chapman, Henry***        75 Richmond, VA            1:04:23
 15 Gurtler, Robert*10       79 The Plains, VA          1:05:01
 16 Leonard, Michael**       76 Silver Spring, MD       1:06:03
 17 Matusky, Joseph          75 Virginia Beach, VA      1:08:02
 18 Noble, John              76 Arlington, VA           1:09:45
 19 McCarthy, Terry          78 Leesburg, VA            1:10:16
 20 Hood, Bob*               75 Belle Haven, VA         1:11:00
 21 Humphrey, Thomas*        78 Midlothian, VA          1:12:11
 22 Schwartz, Bill           75 Baltimore, MD           1:13:08
 23 Conn, Harry*             76 Powhatan, VA            1:15:19
 24 Morgan, Dan*             76 Chevy Chase, MD         1:15:58
 25 Kurisky, John*           75 Forest, VA              1:19:10
 26 Smith, Robert            79 Comus, MD               1:22:19
 27 Hinkle, Neal*            76 Millersville, MD        1:22:26
 28 Rich, James              75 Bethesda, MD            1:23:11
 29 Spruill, Bill            79 Chesapeake, VA          1:23:48
 30 Burkhart, Roger**        76 Gaithersburg, MD        1:26:17
 31 St. Clair, Bailey        75 Glen Arn, MD            1:30:17

80 & Older Men

RRCA Challenge 10 Mile 1:32:36, 10K = 55:43

Jack McMahon opened the bidding running the Burleigh Manor roller coaster 5K in 31:45. Then George Yannakakis took over. He impressed even his most diehard fans by racing the Northern Central Trail Marathon in 4:55:26. Then he started piling on running all his races faster than before. He capped the season with a national class RRCA Challenge 10M in 1:32:36.

 Pl Name                    Age Hometown                 10K=
 1  Yannakakis, George*****  82 Sparks, MD               55:43
 2  McMahon, Jack*6          83 Silver Spring, MD       1:03:29
 3  Hemphill, Dixon***       89 Fairfax Station, VA     1:37:17
 4  Atkins, Bob*             88 Winchester, VA          1:44:14
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