Washington Running Club News
June 9, 2004
People news, bottles of member racing, club activities – president’s seminar,
pool party, Sunday running, track, other items of interest – cicada update
& holy smokes running stuffs
We are happy to report that Frank Sprtel recently married his fiancee Stacy and has returned from their honeymoon in British Columbia. We wish Frank and Stacey all the best of health, happiness, and smooth running in the future. Congrats Frank & Stacey!
We are also pleased to announce that Challice Bonifant is getting married this month…and we wish Challice and Will all the best for their wedding, honeymoon, and future! Cheers!
Genevieve Kiley, who recently moved to the DC area from Salt Lake City for her work with the Nature Conservancy in Arlington, VA. Genevieve has been joining us on the Sunday long runs and track workouts. She sports impressive running credentials having run a 2:44 marathon and recently completed the U.S. women’s olympic marathon trials in St. Louis in 2:47. Genevieve ran 120 miles/week in preparation for her impressive marathon efforts. We say wow…what great running and we welcome Genevieve into the club!
Genevieve running the trials…
Member Racing Info
(Most recent and back to the end of April)
Laurel, MD, 6/06
Mike scoops up a 2nd place!
2nd Mike Wardian 30 15:15
Capital Crescent 5k,
Bethesda, MD, 6/06
Sarah Buckheit 43 22:15
Herndon, VA, 6/05
Bruce takes first in his age group!
Bruce Reynolds 53 42:20 (1st 50-59)
Vermont City Marathon,
Burlington, VT, 5/30
Mike’s at it again and takes 3d on a tough Vermont Marathon course in a great time…and only 14 seconds behind 2nd and 22 seconds behind 1st.
3d Mike Wardian 30 2:24:24
Mike in the lead pack at 3 miles in VT
Germantown, MD, 5/22
Mike captures 1st!
Mike Wardian 30 25:14 (1st overall)
George Buckheit 46 31:15 (3d age group)
Sharon Donovan 29 30:49 (5th overall and 3d age group)
Lindsay Goulet 26 31:15 (6th overall)
Capitol Hill Classic 10k,
Capitol Hill, DC, 5/23
We preface these by saying this was one heck of a steamy morning for racing. Iron Mike follows a win on Saturday with a win on Sunday…
Mike Wardian 30 32:14 (1st overall)
Pascal Brazey 35 37:44
Jay Wind 54 42:29
Bruce Reynolds 53 44:19
Adina Wadsworth 36 45:41
Diana Johnson 23 47:13
Erica Morton 27 51:33
Amy Sullivan 32 54:43
Johnny O’D (white hat) tamps down the road for the runners before race start..
Mike out front during 1st mile making it look easy…
Pascal looking strong…
Amy is smiling!
Diana in mid-pace…and smiling…
Mike waaaay out front…
One time WRC star and good friend Jim Hage comes in 2nd…
Adina bringing it in…
Capitol Hill Classic 3k, 5/23
Sarah Buckheit 44 11:25 (3d overall)
Columbia, MD, 5/23
Lisa, Marie, and Kyle headed to Columbia to do much much much more than run…
Lisa Thomas 28 2:26:03 (1st age)
Marie Sandrock 32 2:37:21 (5th age)
Kyle Yost 33 2:21:15
Capron Valley 50K,
4th Bryon Powell 3:58:18
15th Prasad Gerard 4:26:31
Sallie Mae 10k,
On one awfully muggy and hot day, a bunch of WRCers took part in this elite-loaded race among the over 2,400 finishers. Casey and Al led the way for the club and a number of members took home cash prizes…kudos to all!
5th Casey Smith 24 35:31*
10th Lisa Thomas 28 37:44*
Sharon Donovan 29 40:05
Win Persina 44 42:05*
Diana Johnson 22 45:23
Adina Wadsworth 36 45:48
Karen Intrachat 49:08
Erica Morton 27 49:33
Beth Klee 31 54:15
Albert Han 30 35:08
George Buckheit 46 35:41*
Derik Thomas 38 35:41
Henry Grossmann 32 36:17
Jay Wind 54 41:19
Bruce Reynolds 54 43:40
Bob Platt 52 47:01
Re: Sallie Mae
*Denotes cash prize winner.
Bob Platt reports: “the real story is that I convinced the race sponsors to offer a $10,000 college alumni team challenge with the expectation that I would get a good Cornell team to win the scholarship donation. However, George Buckheit recruited two dozen members of the Bucknell mafia to frustrate my plan! Next thing you know, I bet that Haverford College will come after us.”
Sallie Mae pics of the speedy kind…Casey, Lisa, Sharon, Adina, & Henry
Massanutten Mt. Trails 100 Miler
Michael Campbell was the 1st senior master in an impressive time!
18th Michael Campbell 54 27:08:59
Ultra men Prasad Gerard and Mike work it…
ACLI Capital Challenge 5k,
Sharon wins the annual governmental, congressional, and press challenge event!
Sharon Donovan 17:40 (1st woman)
Mary Peate 18:19
Paul Durbin 18:37
Jeff Stratton 24:59
Misun Yi 25:36
Chantilly, VA, 5/08
3d Sarah Buckheit 43 21:26
Sandburg Patherlon 5k,
Mt. Vernon, VA
Win Persina 44 20:17 (1st age group)
May Day 5k, May 1st
Henry, rejuvinating following injury, takes top prize.
1st Henry Grossmann 32 17:10
28th Bruce Reynolds 53 20:31 (3d age group)
Cassidy & Pinkard Race for Hope 5k,
Win and Adina win their age groups!
5th Win Persina 43 20:51 (1st age group)
6th Adina Wadsworth 36 21:08 (1st age group)
Potomac River Run Marathon,
Alexandria, VA, 5/02
Bryon Powell took 3d place in the inaugural running of the Potomac River Run Marathon.
Bryon Powell 25 3:02:33 (3d place overall)
James Scarborough 45 4:37:28
Potomac River Run 1/2 Marathon, Alexandria, VA, 5/02
9th Amy Sullivan 32 1:53:37
Broad Street 10-Miler
Philadelphia, PA, 5/02
A number of members headed to Philly to run the prestigious Broad Street 10-miler. The WRC was led by Lisa and Derik Thomas. Locals also running were Mike (our Philly correspondent member), and Paul, who was once a prolifically active member of the WRC before moving North.
Lisa Thomas 28 60:40 (10th overall)
Sharon Donovan 29 62:22
Maria Kozloski 39 66:33
Derik Thomas 38 59:18
Mike McGrath 44 62:12
George Buckheit 46 62:22
Paul Neimeyer 38 65:55
Frederick, MD, 5/02
22nd Prasad Gerard 45 3:18:37
Great racing all…and we humbly apologize if we missed anyone. (If we missed your name in a race or missed a race entirely where you ran and you want to see the results here, let us know and we’ll update the page. Afterall, all the news that fits, we print. And it all fits!)
Club Running Activities and Stuff
President’s Seminar Superb!
Our esteemed President, Barb Fallon Wallace, a licensed physical therapist with an experienced and impressive running background, put on a very informative seminar for WRC members at the offices of Capital Rehab in Arlington, VA. Barb spoke for a good hour on stretching, injury prevention, injury maintenance, and various other apects of running and cross training. Club members are greatful to Barb for taking time out of her busy schedule to provide such rich information and for answering numerous questions participants had. Thanks Barb!
July 4th Pool Party Fun To Come!
Bryon splashes down and wins cycle jumping contest during last year’s party…
Generous veteran member Tris Kruger and the WRC will be hosting a pool party on the 4th of July, immediately following the running of the Cure Autism Now 5k on Sunday, July 4th, in downtown Potomac, MD.
This will be like last year, where a number of runners ran the steamy race and then enjoyed a relaxing few sunny hours eating and drinking in between dips in Tris’s pool, which is a hop, skip, and a jump from nearby downtown Potomac. Of course, all members and their friends are welcome to come. Refreshments will be available and for those wishing to stay, food will be ordered. More details will follow in the weekly email update as the date approaches.
Track at Washington-Lee High School
The WRC track workouts are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:20 p.m. Try to show up early to get properly warmed up. Weekly track workouts are proferred on the weekly email updates sent to members.
We meet at the far end of the track, on the same side of the entrance gate, but down where intervals are begun.
On Tuesday, June 9th, the WRC had a very strong presence at the track with 26 members running about. Indeed, we’re gearing up! Of the regular club track group we had: Adina Wadsworth, Erica Morton, Genevieve Kiley, Kelly Ferraro, Diana Johnson, Emily Turner, Kristin Richards, VP Steve Baker, Bryon Powell, Kyle Yost, Bruce Reynolds, Blake Iba, Ed Zechman, Jim Heileman, and Jim Wadsworth. Other members training on the track in various other groups included: Elizabeth Ottaway, Dan Wallace, Mike Wardian, Yancy Hall, Lisa Thomas, Maria Kozloski, Lindsay Goulet, Sharon Donovan, George Buckheit, Casey Smith, and Prez Barb Fallon Wallace. Great…what a showing!
For more info on WRC track workouts, the track page says a thing or two.
Sunday Distance Run
The WRC’s Sunday distance run starts at 8 am on M Street (3300 block) in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Distances range between 8 and 16 miles.
It’s picking up…upwards of 18 showed last Sunday (6/06)! Many are gearing up for fall marathon training. Come on out!
Afterwards, we regroup at Dean & DeLuca’s for refreshments and a sit down, talk alot.
Go here for more distance run info and directions
Other Items of Interest
Top nymph kicking bottom nymph butt in molt race!
Much like many a running career, they came, they did it, they left…or went underground. We report that the cicada populations were mild in many parts of the city, but heavy in much of the suburbs where full throttle “singing” and daily carcass sweeping were orders of the day. But alas, they are settling down a bit we hear, mostly nothing left but still bodies and twitching legs, again like many a running career.
Member Emily Turner reported that she was one to try one of the little/big buggers…yep, try as in eat. Emily munched down a piece of cicada peanut brittle that a co-worker had cooked up. Emily indicated that it was kinda gross and very chewy…and tasted like peanuts…not chicken. Of course her co-worker had used a heavy dose of peanuts in said treat. We say cool…way to endulge in life’s interesting little treats Emily…and we’re glad it was you, not us.
Cicada adios…we’ll see you buggah’s in 17 years!
Holy Smokes Running Stuffs
Alan Webb (who lives locally) set a 2004 World best time in the 1500 meters, running 3:32.73 at the Golden Spike 2004 IAAF Grand Prix meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic on June 8th. Webb beat 2000 Olympic gold medalist Noah Ngeny and Olympic Bronze medalist Bernard Legat, and a host of other tough competitors as well. Now we’re really looking forward to those Olympic Trials!
World Records! Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia broke Haile Gebresalassie’s world record in the 10k running 26:20 in the same Golden Spike Meet that Webb ran. Wow! This comes a week after Bekele set the world record in the 5k last week when he ran 12:37! Double wow…smokin stuff for sure!
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