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The ERC’s Mother’s Day 5K had a BIG turnout with nearly 700 participating in the run/walk on Sunday, May 12.
Top 3 male: Chris Marchant, 46, 20:24; Kevin Slagle, 32, 20:45; Joel Linebach, 14, 20:54
Top 3 female: Aimee Deyoung, 40, 21:41; Dawn Betza, 45, 22:17; Kayla Murphy, 17, 22:24
Also this weekend:
* Women’s Care Center 5K held on Saturday, May 11 drew 126 runners. Results here.
Top 3 male: Joe Eckendorf, 50, 19:18; Simon Deangelo, 19:43; Josh Eckendorf, 22, 20:27
Top 3 female: Dakota Sonney, 15, 23:50; Grace Domino, 24:25; Carrie Vandamia, 36, 24:36
* The Braves Mighty Miler on Saturday, May 11 drew 60+ 5Kers and 21 1K participants. Results here.
Top 3 male(5K): Draven Douglas, 13, 22:40; Tyler McMillen, 13, 22:43; Ron Krystek, 57, 22:57
Top 3 female (5K): Katie Kuttenkuler, 29, 19:43; Erin Trojak, 24, 28:18; Brenda Urban, 29:28
* Oil City YMCA Mayfly 5K on Saturday, May 11 had nearly 100 participants between the walk & run. Results here.
Top 3 males: Matt Peterson , 20, 19:38; Tony Ruth , 52, 19:51; Jason Woolcock , 40, 20:31
Top 3 females: Stacie Stevenson , 25, 20:55; Sara Lander, 19, 23:48; Emily Baughman, 17, 24:29
Runners participating in Saturday morning’s ERC Poker Run (5K) honored the victims in the Boston Marathon tragedy. Sticker bibs for runners’ backs were made available by the club at the race registration table. Many thanks to Creative Imprint Systems who printed and donated the bibs.
Nearly 200 runners & walkers suffered through ANOTHER cold, windy & snowy 5K (boy, we’ve had our share this year!) at the park, but it sure didn’t slow the front runners down much.
Top 3 men: Justin Allen, Erie, 17:03; Adam Rowe, Ripley, N.Y., 18:06; and Shane Krause, Erie, 18:51
Top 3 women: Kimberly Pebley, Erie, 20;56; Lora Beeton, Washington Twp., Pa., 21:47; and Kayla Murphy, Erie, 22:14.
Complete results here.
More photos at the ERC’s Facebook page.
Those who completed the ERC’s Winter Series today definitely earned the chairs they were awarded (see above) after running on icy courses for both the New Year’s Day run and today’s St. Paddy’s Day run.
*sigh* Yep, it was another snowy/icy race at the park today. But by the time the 10K started at 10 a.m., some of the ice/snow had begun to melt and there were bare spots on the course. After the turn around, on the bay side, racers were blasted with a nasty headwind. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring. Ugh.
Despite the snow, cold and wind, more than 786 people finished one of the three (10K, 5K and 2 mile walk) events. Some even did two races and took Jim Lang’s Winter Distance Festival challenge, completing both the 5K & the 10K.
Complete race results can be found here (Distance Festival results to come soon).
* See nearly 102 pictures from the 5K here.
* See 75 photos from the 10K here
It was another icy race on Sunday morning for the Erie Runners Club’s Valentine’s Prediction Run at the Rotary Pavilion. I had predicted my pace at 8:22, but changed it to 8:50 once I saw the course as we drove in. I should’ve left it alone because I ended up running an 8:19 pace, thanks to my ice cleats (once again…they saved my butt!).
Remember, that the point of this race was to predict your pace, so the chocolate prizes went to those who came closest to accurately predicting their pace (be that 11-minute miles or 6-minute miles).
The Hubs was just 2 seconds off his predicted pace, which was good enough to score the BIG BAG of sponge candy. Wahoo! Even though I was 21 seconds off, I still won some chocolate as there were a lot of prizes and you had to be present to win.
A few photos:
While there were more raindrops than snowflakes on Saturday, there were plenty of runners for the Erie Runners Club’s Snowflake 5K race. A total of 298 runners went the distance on what ended up being an ideal day for running — cool with no ice/snow/slush to deal with.
Top runners were:
* Mike Williamson (first male overall) with a 17:19
* Mike Lawrence (first male master) with a 19:32
* Ange Eberlein (first female overall) with a 21:05
* Pam Wassell (first female master) with a 21:30
See 127 photos here.
Saturday night was the annual Running of the Santasevent. While it wasn’t much of a run, participants ran from The Boardwark on North Park Row to Sluggers on 10th & State), it was for a really good cause — the Make a Wish Foundation.
Andy Cowell/Erie Times-News
The Turkey Trot wasn’t without it’s flaws this year, but weather wasn’t one of them — couldn’t have asked for better racing conditions and it seemed to me that most of the 4,000+ people there had a fine time getting fit with family and friends.
* See complete ERC Turkey Trot race results here.
* See 17 photos from the Erie Times-News here.
Saturday was Mike Vieyra’s 7th annual Run Across Erie County. Originally planned as a 50K (30 miles), Mike rerouted to make it a 20-miler that started in Edinboro (at the Crawford County Line) and ran to Manchester Road in Fairview, not quite county to county, but close.
Mike Vieyra, Fred Beckwith, Karen Manganaro and Jan Comi did the hilly 20-mile course. Dan Cass ran ahead, got lost and did 25.8 miles before Mike Vieyra found him. When Mike heard Dan’s mileage, he said…”Well, get out…may as well go for the marathon distance!” Dan was having none of that. He was good it being not quite a marathon, but close.
Dan assures me that this is not how he felt Saturday.
Erie Times-News photo
* Snap Fitness Halloween Grand Slam: Results here.
* PumpKin Run: Results here.also….
From Zombie 5K Run organizer and Erie Playhouse PR woman, Sue Lechner:
The Erie Playhouse hosted the first annual Zombie 5K run on Saturday, October 13 at Frontier Park. The race consisted of Zombies who attempted to chase down the runners and “eat their brains,” which were flag football flags worn on their waists. The winning runners where determined by time and how many “brain flags” they crossed the finish line with ( each runner started the race with two). The winning Zombies were selected as Most Lethal (ate the most brains), Best Performance and Best Costume.
PHOTO ID (l-r) runners – Jared Losse, Lake City (3rd place – time 18:25 and 1 brain flag), Ben Kies, Erie (2nd place – time 15:18.1 and 1 brain flag), Bill Mathie, Edinboro (1st place – time 17:47.6 and two brain flags), Zombies – Adam Ryzinski – Most Lethal Zombie & Best Performance by a Zombie, Allison Shannon – Best Zombie Costume.