Battle Report
Bull Run Run 50

April 9, 2016

Overall Results
Winner talks to Charlie and GaryWinner Brian Rusiecki (left) talks to Charlie Miracle and Gary Knipling
Photo: Keith Kipling

Last year's race report began, "The 23nd Bull Run Run was held in beautiful weather." Not this year. The 24th Bull Run Run was held in cold, wet, windy weather. There was mud and there was snow. But there was fun and many outstanding performances. The overall male and female winners were husband and wife Brian and Amy Rusiecki. Brian, age 37, won his fourth BRR. Amy, age 36, won the crown for the first time.

Race directors Alisa Springman and Jim Daniels did a fantastic job. The many volunteers who assisted them took good care of the runners.

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Winner talks to Charlie and GaryFemale Winner Amy Rusiecki
Photo: Anstr Davidson


Lost and Found


See note
Entrants List (for identifying runners)

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North-South Competition

North South
Finishers under 10 hours4629
Total Entrants350
Factor (North/South)2.3654

Each runner under 10 hours scores for his or her side. If the runner is from the side with the greater number of entrants (the North, as it was in 1861 and is now), he will score one point. If the person is from the side with the smaller troop strength (the South), he will score a proportionally larger amount to account for the lesser troop strength.

For the second year in a row, the South won the friendly competition. No one takes this very seriously. Many runners from Virginia ran for the North.

Joe Kulak
Joe Kulak running through the rain/snow/sleet/whatever
(photo: Keith Knipling)

Note on Photos

We had several photographers this year. There should be a photo of most runners at least somewhere. You should check with the photographer before you use a photo in any way. Most are ok to let you use a photo, including printing it, for private, non-commercial purposes. Any public display of these photos should include proper attribution to the photographer.

Veterans with 10 or more finishes - 62 people

Here are runners who have finished Bull Run Run 10 times or more. Frank Probst has finished all BRRs. The top female finisher is Suzi Spangler with 15.

Frank Probst24
Thomas Green23
Tim Stanley22
David Janosko21
Gary Knipling19
Bill Wandel19
Bob Anderson18
Steve Burrows17
John Guendelsberger16
Michael Talbert16
Wesley Fenton16
Philip Lechner15
TJ Hawk15
Suzie Spangler15
Michael Tatarko14
Michele Harmon14
Marcia Peters14
Keith Knipling14
Harry Smith14
Michael Campbell14
Barry Lewis13
Paul Ammann13
Jaret Seiberg13
Gaynor Bourgeois13
Ben Clark12
Rob Apple12
John Sondermann12
Michael Yoder11
Erik Leeds11
Laurie Ann Schuler11
John Prohira11
Donald Mengel11
Charles Leonard11
Sean Andrish11
John Shepard11
Doug Freese11
John Hampton11
Prasad Gerard11
Adam Hill11
Christopher Mortensen11
Marlin Yoder10
Milton Webb10
David Hughes10
Farouk Elkassed10
George Hollerbach10
Bob Coyne10
Joy Valvano10
Dave Gallen10
John Weitzel10
Steve Platt10
Dale Weitzel10
James Moore10
John DeWalt10
Pete Pontzer10
Scott Crabb10
Alisa Springman10
Brent Fenstermacher10
Darin Dunham10
Libby Crockart10
Rick Moyer10
Ernesto Casarez10
Bill Turrentine10

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