New Year's Day 5K
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Course records by age group
|Female 1-18||RACHEL ROSE||17||17:59||2007|
|Female 19-24||RACHAEL WARD||23||17:04||2013|
|Female 25-29||ANNA PICHRTOVA||29||17:18||2003|
|Female 30-34||PICHRTOVA ANNA||30||17:57||2004|
|Female 35-39||Bette Dzamba||35||18:54||2000|
|Female 40-44||Andrea Wright||44||19:23||2006|
|Female 45-49||Hasni Haghighian||47||20:58||2006|
|Female 50-54||Andrea Wright||50||19:38||2012|
|Female 55-59||Hosni Haghighian||55||21:44||2014|
|Female 60-64||Linda Scandore||60||24:31||2011|
|Female 65-69||Beverly McCoid||65||27:02||2000|
|Female 70-79||NANCY FRASER||71||29:24||2008|
|Female 80-98||Beverley McCoid||81||51:26||2016|
|Male 1-18||WILL MASSIE||15||16:44||2005|
|Male 19-24||HARI MIX||21||14:45||2007|
|Male 25-29||Mark Smith||27||16:14||2000|
|Male 30-34||Paul Spangler||30||15:36||2006|
|Male 35-39||Chris Samley||37||16:44||2000|
|Male 40-44||Edmund Burke||41||15:56||2011|
|Male 45-49||BURKHARD SPEIKERMAN||46||17:05||2004|
|Male 50-54||Hernan Garbini||50||17:23||2012|
|Male 55-59||STEVE BOGNAR||56||18:58||2008|
|Male 60-64||Skip Mullaney||62||20:09||2002|
|Male 65-69||CAL FOWLER||65||20:27||2005|
|Male 70-79||Skip Mullaney||72||23:06||2012|
|Male 80-98||Don Simroth||81||35:11||2015|
Established in 1991, this flat 5k is always on New Year's Day. Results from 1992 through 1997 can be found archived on the CTC website.
At The Races
The CTC?s first event of 2009 broke all previous New Year?s race records as over 350 folks ran over the beautiful out and back Free Union course. The field shattered the previous all-time record by close to 100 participants as the CTC celebrated its first race of the year. Looks like the CTC Board?s pre-holiday gift offer of free entry for the club members was a real hit as many CTC card carriers took advantage of the historic deal.
CTC speedster Andrew Schroeder (16:37), fresh off an impressive outing at the Men?s Four Miler, out legged former AHS start Andrew Parkins (16:44) for the area?s first road victory of the year. Fellow members Hernan Garbini (17:29), Doug Bloor (18:07), and Lee Coppock (18:12) rounded out the top five and helped the CTC to a clear sweep of the Masters category.
CTC speedster and two time state X-Country Champion Rachel Rose rocketed to a decisive win with a 19:00 clocking, marking her 2nd New Year?s overall blue ribbon in the past three years. Beth Cottone, fresh off the delivery of her 3rd child, broke the course record for Masters (19:52) enroute to a 2nd place overall finish.
Becky Keller (19:58) rounded out the top 3 and represented a clean sweep for the CTC. She was quickly followed by twin Kristin, with an equally impressive time of 19:59.
Cynthia Lorenzoni led a bevy of fellow club members to the top of their age group as she broke Liz Villadsen?s 11 year old 50-59 course record with a 21:27 clocking. Other CTC blue ribbon age group winners included: Keller (25-29), Alec Lorenzoni (20-24), Doug Bloor (40-44), Clark Jackson (50-54), Eric Smith (15-19), Barb Wiggins (35-39), Heidi Johnson (40-44), Tommy Kinstle (35-39), Rollin Stanton (60-64), Mary Kate Smith (15-19), Linda Scandore (55-59), Don Mathes (45-49), Jerri Emm (45-49), Harry Landers (55-59), Nancy Davis-Imhof (65-59), Wendell Golden (80+), Connie Friend (60-64), Joan Bascom (70-74).
Other CTC times of note on this chilly but beautiful January day were recorded by the following clubsters: Charlie Beckum, James Dubovsky, Matt Haas, Mark Robbins, Ed Russell, Ken Nail, Jonathan Mather, Jim Bell, Leisa Gonnella, Bob Johnson, Missy and Bill Brown, Nicola Robbins McNeish, Bill Blodgett, Krista Coppock, Kiyoko Asao-Ragosta, Sarah Collie, Andrew Hersey, Kate Owen, Mary Clare Smith, Laurie Duxbury, Neal Paxson, Clay Marsh, Dewey Cornell, Alice Fletcher.
Co-Directors Lyle Henofer and Vickie Marsh were supported by the entire track club Board in organizing a dandy of a race.
Some of the windiest race conditions in recent memory greeted the many holiday runners for this annual New Year?s Day celebration. In fact, several veterans felt that the head winds that pounded them on the return route were some of the stiffest winds they had ever raced in. Times reflected the tough going as 10th place this year was almost 45 seconds slower than last year?s top 10 position and the median time was a full minute slower than last year?s perfect weather condition race.
Still, everyone seemed to have a fun time as the CTC Board treated the crowd to a well organized event. And certainly the introduction of CTC wicking/technical shirts (for the first time) helped. Every entrant was treated to a free lightweight technical Brooks shirt ($30.00 retail value) and there was nothing but rave reviews. And then there was the visually beautiful location. This year the race actually started and finished at the Macintosh?s field within view of some of the most gorgeous mountain scenery in the county. No complaints there either.
CTC ace Jason Buczyna was the first person to cross the finish line in 2008 as he clocked an impressive 17:04. Three more fellow members quickly followed him into the chutes as Hernan Garbini (17:45), Nathan Rouse (17:52) and Chris Samley (18:07) all registered excellent finishes. Garbini, who is 46, scored his highest overall place finish since going on a hot streak with his racing in the past year.
Nicola Ratcliffe showed signs of her old self as she took the women?s title in a stellar 19:38. Fellow CTC members Kristen Keller (20:03) and Becky Keller (20:52) helped to round out the top three overall.
Several CTC members scored blue ribbons in their respective age groups including Samley, Lee Coppock (40-44), Jim Bell (60-64), Skip Mullaney (65-69), Kathy Samley (15-19), Mary Clare Smith (50-54), Maria Bell (55-59), Nancy Fraser (70+), Harry Freestone (80+), Joseph Gonnella (11-14).
Other CTC times of note on this blustery early winter day were clocked by the following members: Susan Uland, Joan Van Dyken, Anna Russell, Bruce Schirmer, Walter Farrell, Ken Schwartz, Tim Gathright, Larry Rouse, Jason Braunstein, James Hall, Dan Wiggins, Eileen Wittmer, Linda Scandore, William Barkley, Mary Alice Blackwell, Stephanie Tanner, Melanie Gillies, Gale Gibson, Neal Ammerman and Patty Workman.
For the second year in a row, unseasonably mild weather welcomed the holiday runners into the New Year for this popular event. Thanks to the hard work of Michael Goldman and the entire CTC Board of Directors, all of the participants were treated to one of the areas best organized races.From the excellent parking facilities (thanks to the McIntosh family field), to registration, course directions, results, and awards - this is a first class event. Close to 300 runners crossed the finish line and Brad O?Niel (16:10) was the first of four CTC members in the top 10 into the chutes as he was followed by Alec Lorenzoni (4th), Mike Elchinger (6th) and Pete Runge (7th). Beth Cottone, who was the second overall female, was the first CTC female across the line as she ran a stellar 19:10 edging fellow member Andrea Wright (19:23). Kristen Keller (20:27) helped round out the top 3 CTC women finishers.
The CTC was well represented on the awards podium as many CTC members took home first place prizes in their respective age groups. O?Niel (15-19), Wright (40-44) and Keller (25-29), joined the following CTC members in the blue ribbon department: Rowen Perry (11-14), Cal Fowler (65-69), Armand Zambardi (70-74), Kathy Samley (15-19), and Carter McNeely (60-64). And Rollin Stanton, who was running in his last local footrace before moving to Arizona, finished off his stellar two-decade area racing career with an excellent age group winning performance (20:26).
Other CTC times of note were turned in by the following swift running members: John Densmore, Dave Krovetz, Leisa Gonnella, Steve Trumbell, David Cooke, Chris Post, Andrew Hersey, Rex Linville, Richard Moon, John Post, Chuck Lascano, Anna Sas, Linda Scandore, Patti Clevenson, Joe Stirt, Tim Gable, Natalie Krovetz, Wanda Hamlin, George Gillies, Paul Humphreys, Harold Workman, Melanie Gillies, Lisa Draine, Linda Crank, Stephanie Tenner and Rob Stewart.
As usual, the annual New Years Day 5K t-shirt contest was a rousing success as we had several eager contestants show off their ugliest, loudest, and oldest t-shirts. It?s one of the many rituals that helps make this holiday tradition one of the most popular area races.
Record breaking New Year?s Day temperatures warmly greeted one of the largest field?s ever assembled for this popular holiday romp. Close to 300 runners cruised over the gently rolling terrain of Wesley Chapel Road as they soaked in the incredible 70 degree weather.
Veteran race director, Michael Goldman crafted a well-organized event as he was supported by a stellar cast of CTC stalwarts, who helped the sweaty runners along the course and across the finish line. Former CHS standout and current collegiate cross-country star, Lewis Martin scorched the field with a smokin? 16:12. Former Western speedster Alec Lorenzoni out-legged current Western superstar Will Massie by a scant second (16:43 to 16:44). Veteran CTC racer Beth Cottone grabbed the women?s blue ribbon with an excellent 19:54 clock stopper and easily out-legged her closest competitor, Andrea Wright (20:15). Quickly improving Kristen Keller rounded out the CTC trio in 20:28.
Several club members laid down the New Year gauntlet by scoring big wins in their respective age groups: Chris Samley (40-44), Burkhard Spiekermann (45-49), Lee Coppock (35-39), Cal Fowler (65-69), Rollin Stanton (55-59), Leisa Gonnella (35-39), Patti Cleveson (50-54), Armand Zambardi (70-74), Lis Villadsen (60-64), Kate Kohn (55-59), & Wendell Golden (75-79). Golden?s age group blue ribbon was of particular note as he out-kicked long-time friend and age group rival Harry Freestone by a mere 7 seconds.
Other CTC efforts of note were turned in by Scott Smith, Rick Kwiatkowski, Jeff Stafford, Jim Bell, Don Mathes, Bob Downer, Dave Krovetz, Jay McDonald, Paul Humphries, Chelsea Gay, Becky Keller, Pam Stratos, Jennifer Baurele, Daphne Kotenia, Harold Blincoe, Bonnie Stewart, & Monty Montero, along with dozens of other members who took in the gorgeous mountain views on what turned out to be the warmest New Year?s Day in decades.
Plenty were on hand for the infamous New Year?s Day t-shirt contest as folks sported their bottom-of-the-drawer oldie moldies. Goldman also treated all of the entrants to a brand new safety light. A special thanks to the Macintosh and McDonald families for so graciously allowing us to us their property for the event!
The 2004 racing season opened with what many veterans felt was virtually perfect P.R. weather. In fact, several folks commented that there wasn?t a better day for racing during the entire previous year.
Thanks to the efforts of Michael Goldman, Susan Stuart, Alice Wiggins and their fine corps of CTC volunteers the race organization was flawless and the runners were treated to a great event. Close to 300 holiday runners covered the relatively flat course through the scenic back roads of Free Union.
Western Albemarle mile record holder and CTC member Jeremiah Cadle easily out-distanced the large field as he clocked an impressive 16:08. CTC veterans Burkhard Spiekermann (17:05) and Chris Samley (17:13) locked wheels and crossed the finish line in 3rd and 4th. International start Anna Pichrtova blitzed a stellar women?s field as she finished 5th overall in 17:57 fashion. A trio of CTC speedsters rounded out the top 4 as Nicola Ratcliffe (19:27), Jessica Fanning (19:30) and Kelsey Stafford (19:39) all dipped under the 20-minute barrier.
Several CTC members were blue ribbon winners in their respective age groups. In addition to Spiekermann, Samley, Ratcliffe and Fanning, the following CTC folks were tops in their class: John Densmore, Andrea Wright, Christine Collins, Jim Bell, Mike Rettig, Andy Stafford, Alec Bateman, Linda Scandore, Anne Peery, Susan Riddle & Bev McCoid. One of the tightest age group races of the day went on between two CTC stalwarts Wendell Golden and Harry Freestone. Golden (78) out-legged the youngster Freestone (76) by a scant 19 seconds to with the 70+ division.
Some other CTC times of note on this absolutely gorgeous racing day were turned in by the following members: Rob Stewart, Cathy Boyd, Alice Fletcher, Chris Peterson, Joann Pinkerton, Leah Craig, Andy Wolf, Lee Coppock, Charlie Beckum, Leisa Gonnella, Fred Sarver, Andrew Hersey, Chuck Lascano, Richard Moon, Anna Sas, Peggy Mowbray, Andrew Zapanta, Phil Halapin, Brian Cadle, Tom Hintz, Neal Goodloe and Maria Bell. The McNeely family had the most number of participants as no less than 8 from their crew crossed the finish line.
By all accounts everyone seemed to have a wonderful time at this holiday event. Kudos to the McDonald and the Macintosh families (all CTC members), who kindly donated their beautiful properties for parking and finish line logistics. All proceeds were donated (in these two families name?s) to the Jefferson Area Food Bank. The annual New Year?s Day T-shirt Contest was a hit as folks proudly displayed their old, ugly and loud t-shirts!