PGRCranberries

Several of us ventured out to Howard County for the Striders’ All Fruit Relay. Running for the Prince Georges Running Cranberries team were David Ferris, Christina Caravoulias, James Scarborough and Cindy Cohen. Sharyn and Kirk Gordon ran as part of the Orange-U-A-Runner team. Alas, the Cranberries came in last, and were crushed by a team of young men running with a watermelon for each 2 mile segment. But a good time was had by all, and at the end, there were cranberries and watermelon to feast on.

See photos and results at http://striders.net/races/all-fruit-relay/2008/ (You’ve gotta see the photos of the guys running with the watermelon).

Team Cranberries — http://www.striders.net/photos/v/2008/08_all_fruit/mf_DSC_2593.JPG.html

Mountain laurels bloom

The mountain laurels in Greenbelt Park along the Perimeter Trail are blooming now and are absolutely lovely.  Come run with the club in the park on Saturdays and we’ll show you the trails.  

If you haven’t visited Nadim Ahmed’s website rundc.com, it is worth checking out for its detailed descriptions of many DC area running trails.  Here’s the excerpt on Greenbelt Park — http://www.rundc.com/Doc/MD/PG/GreenbeltPark.htm

 

Cicada Crunch 5K

It was a gorgeous day for the Cicada Crunch 5K, in Cheverly, MD, directed by PGRC member Dave Rapp.   Kudos to Dave and his team for putting on a fun race, featuring killer hills, a well-marked and supported course, and chocolate strawberries and cicada-shaped cookies at the finish.  PGRC runners fared well today, with Christopher Hamley taking the overall win, more than 2 minutes ahead of the second place runner.  Monica Lewis outleaned Cindy Cohen, to finish second and third place overall for women.  Elliott Hamilton took the top spot for masters men, and Sharlene Deskins and Emily McLaughlin placed first in their age groups.  13-year old Linus Hamilton also ran a fine race on the hilly course.  And Gene Lehr was out working the time machine, ensuring accurate results.

Here are the full awards and results, with PGRC members highlighted in blue.

Awards

Place Bib Number First Name Last Name Time
  Overall Male 1st Place 96 Christopher Hamley 0:18:01
  Overall Male 2nd Place 65 Kevin Markowski 0:20:06
  Overall Male 3rd Place 98 David Ivey 0:20:51
  Overall Female 1st Place 61 Caitlin Adams 0:23:39
  Overall Female 2nd Place 82 Monica Lewis 0:25:53
  Overall Female 3rd Place 80 Cindy Cohen 0:25:53
  Master Male 90 Elliott Hamilton 0:21:55
  Master Female 91 Deanna Kruszon-Moran 0:29:48
  Under 16 Male 94 Nick Rapp 0:22:07
  Under 16 Female 75 Genevieve Horchler 0:31:50
  16-20 Male 103 Max Allegro 0:22:57
  16-20 Female 56 Stephanie Eby 0:29:17
  21-30 Male 58 Matt Powell 0:24:23
  21-30 Female 86 Emily McLaughlin 0:28:07
  31-40 Male 95 Tom Allnutt 0:21:41
  31-40 Female 63 Aneka Hylton-Donelson 0:26:15
  41-50 Male 87 Mike Peterson 0:24:34
  41-50 Female 66 Sharlene Deskins 0:27:36
  51-60 Male 57 Greg Powell 0:32:53
  51-60 Female   No placement    
  Over 60 Male 76 Gabe Horchler 0:25:39
  Over 60 Female No placement    

Order of finish

1   0:18:01 Christopher Hamley M 43 Hyattsville, MD
2 65 0:20:06 Kevin Markowski M 50 Middletown, CT
3 98 0:20:51 David Ivey M 15 Cheverly
4 95 0:21:41 Tom Allnutt M 38 Bethesda, MD
5 90 0:21:55 Elliott Hamilton M 47 Hyattsville, MD
6 59 0:22:02 Josh Stallings M 36 Cheverly
7 94 0:22:07 Nick Rapp M 15 Cheverly
8 103 0:22:57 Max Allegro M 16 Cheverly
9 61 0:23:39 Caitlin Adams F 37 Cheverly
10 58 0:24:23 Matt Powell M 21 Cheverly
11 87 0:24:34 Mike Peterson M 42 Cheverly
12 97 0:25:22 Dan Shenk-Evans M 38 Cheverly
13 76 0:25:39 Gabe Horchler M 63 Cheverly
14 82 0:25:53 Monica Lewis F 31 University Park, MD
15 80 0:25:53 Cindy Cohen F 40 DC
16 63 0:26:15 Aneka Hylton-Donelson F 33 Cheverly
17 69 0:26:20 Sean Tindall M 31 Alexandria, VA
18 78 0:27:10 William Gallagher M 25 Cheverly
19 102 0:27:17 Stephen Sexton M 15 Cheverly
20 66 0:27:36 Sharlene Deskins F 44 Seabrook, MD
21 86 0:28:07 Emily McLaughlin F 28 Greenbelt, MD
22 64 0:28:22 Robin Kaye F 34 Cheverly
23 84 0:28:40 Neil Phillips M 38 Cheverly
24 92 0:28:50 Danny Hullada M 16 Cheverly
25 56 0:29:17 Stephanie Eby F 16 Cheverly
26 70 0:29:24 Erin Donn F 16 Beltsville, MD
27 91 0:29:48 Deanna Kruszon-Moran F 47 Cheverly
28 60 0:29:49 Don Baker M 39 Cheverly
29 72 0:30:02 Melissa Gray F 16 Greenbelt, MD
30 100 0:30:27 Lindsey Wilson M 38 Cheverly
31 99 0:30:44 Soe Montalvo M 16 Upper Marlboro, MD
32 68 0:31:16 Elizabeth Delabrer F 16 Laurel, MD
33 73 0:31:20 Gilbert Gray M 46 Greenbelt, MD
34 75 0:31:50 Genevieve Horchler F 14 Cheverly
35 89 0:32:01 Linus Hamilton M 13 Hyattsville, MD
36 85 0:32:08 Matthew Spoon M 16 Cheverly
37 101 0:32:34 Jim Monahan M 34 Cheverly
38 88 0:32:45 Abby Lal F 17 Cheverly
39 57 0:32:53 Greg Powell M 55 Cheverly
40 83 0:34:34 Nathan Hartmann M 16 Cheverly
41 93 0:35:03 Jack Sabin M 16 Bowie, MD
42 55 0:35:04 Avielle Bender F 15 Cheverly
43 77 0:35:37 Dennis Gallagher M 61 Cheverly
44 71 0:36:56 Jill Shaver F 30 Cheverly
45 67 0:36:59 Michael Shaver M 30 Cheverly
46 79 0:37:31 Amanda Hartmann F 37 Cheverly
47 81 0:37:34 Anne Byrnes F 40 Cheverly
           

PGRC member ranked #1!

Christopher Hamley received the top ranking by the Washington Running Report in the Mens 40-44 division for the winter 2008 period. Way to go Chris!

 

Track night UMD 5/15/08

Philadelphia Broad St. Run – 10 Miler

While the rest of PGRC was busy timing Pathways, coaching the Running Start, and attending the May board meeting, I traveled north for my next race.

Sunday (May 4th), I ran my 4th Philadelphia Broad Street 10 miler, a point-to-point race from the heart of North Philly all the way down Broad Street to the Naval Yard. This run has a special place in my heart because it was the first run I did that was longer than a 10K. Here are my past results:

2004 (~10,000 total finishers) 1:38:27

2005 (~12,000 total finishers) 1:32:51

2006 (~14,000 total finishers) 1:27:16

This year the weather was ideal (about 55 degrees and overcast), I had a great running partner (my college friend, Kevin), and I was looking forward to matching or beating my 2006 PR. And… I DID (by exactly 1 second/mile).

2008 (~19,000 total finishers !!!!) 1:27:06

Also this year, the race was much larger than my first race in 2004. It looks like the BSR is preparing to overtake the Army 10-miler as the most popular 10 mile race in the country!!! Yay for PHILLY 🙂

I didn’t see any other PGRCers at the run… did anyone else run?

❤ ❤ ❤

— Emily —

Running Start Program- begins tomorrow

PGRC’s 2008 beginning runners program starts tomorrow (Saturday) at 8am.  If you haven’t yet registered you can do so tomorrow.  Registration forms are available at http://www.pgrc.org/training/beginning.html.

Here are detailed directions to the meeting spot for the Running Start program.

DIRECTIONS TO LAKE ARTEMESIA

Lake Artemesia is accessed by turning onto Branchville Road from Greenbelt Road Rte 193. From Greenbelt and the east Branchville Rd. is one mile from the entrance of Greenbelt Park, and past the Beltway Plaza Mall. Turn right just past Pearle Vision and Siri’s Chef’s Secret Restaurant; there is a traffic signal and a brown Lake Artemesia sign at the intersection. The SunTrust Bank branch is on the corner on the west side of Branchville Rd.

From College Park and the west Branchville Road is the first left turn past Rhode Island Avenue with a Shell Station and SunTrust Bank on the left before the intersection.

Proceed on Branchville Rd. on a course that resembles a reverse question mark. You will pass under Rte 193 – the street name changes here to Ballew Ave – and then past the Washington Post Printing Center on the right. At 0.8 mile you will reach an intersection with Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave with a police department building on the southwest corner on the right. The PGRC Running Start Group will assemble at the Lake Artemesia parking lot on the southeast corner across Berwyn Road on the left.

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