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Potomac Heritage Trail 50km

October 19, 2008

Report

by Kerry Owens, Race Director

PHT 50km Information

Sunday, October 19th was a perfect day for just about anything. For a special treat, the first couple of blocks of the 50k were closed to traffic because of a local 5K run starting a half hour later. While we briefly considered changing the course, the DC police and the 5k organizers were very accommodating, so we stuck with the original plan.

As has become tradition at the PH50K, bonus points were awarded for completion of various tasks. These tasks included consumption of doughnuts, anchovies, and spam, naming countries in a bizarre geography game, hula hooping, and other unreported tasks. This year bonus points were also awarded for various other things including volunteering in addition to running, getting very lost, but still going the distance, and giving me gifts!

The Potomac Heritage TrailJustin Faul scored a record number of bonus points, 43, for being extremely good at the aid station tasks. He also ran fast enough so that he almost took the overall win. However, Keith Knipling prevailed in a course record 4:32 running time, overtaking Justine Morrison’s previous course record of 4:33. With 5 bonus points for some pre-run volunteering, Keith easily took the win, Justine came in as first woman.

Additionally, there were so many people who got lost before the first aid station that it was impossible to keep track of them. By the time these lost folks reached aid station one, the usual back of the pack folks were long gone. David Snipes was the first of the “lost pack” to arrive at aid station one and was uncertain as to whether the others would ever make it back. Alan Gowen, Bob Combs, Chris Meanor, and Laurie Reinhart were among those who were believed lost forever until they showed up just before aid station one had packed up. Voted “most lost” by the returning runners, was Susan Baehre, who made it back with little knowledge of where she had been and how she had gotten there. Caroline Williams and Kirk Jansen took a tour through the streets of Georgetown before finally returning late in the day.

Kerry Owens
RD Kerry Owens
Photo: Mike Bailey

Big huge thanks to these folks who really made the day great for everyone!

Aid Station Workers:--Special thanks to Amy Platt, Mike Priddy, Wendy Fite, and Jaret Seiberg, who have come back year after year to manage their aid stations. Thanks also to Dave Pinnick, Tim Foley, Challen Edwards, Vicki Kendall, Jonathan Snow, David Gaudette, Jim Cavanaugh, Mike Bailey, Ted Lapkoff, Gary Knipling, Bob Phillips, and Jeff Reed.

Grill masters/food preparers/cleanup: Todd Burns, Joe Calhoun

Pre-run—Mike Bur, and Kirstin Corris for their help with shopping for the consumables.

Marking:- Wendy Fite and Sean Andrish

The results omit those whose distances are entirely unknown and those who only showed up for the party. There were plenty in both categories. Sorry to those I’ve missed.

Results

Runner Dist
in km
Bonus Time Total
Keith Knipling 50 5 4:32 4:27
Justin Faul 50 43 5:17 4:34
Bobby Gill 50 36 5:18 4:42
Justine Morrison 50 10 4:57 4:47
Andrew Simpson 50 23 5:18 4:55
Will Weidman 50 0 4:58 4:58
Laura DeWald 50 24 5:27 5:03
Ragan Petrie 50 5 5:27 5:22
Eric McGlinchey 50 15 5:40 5:25
John Shepard 50 32 6:16 5:44
Donna Peters 50 1 5:50 5:49
Quatro Hubbard 50 30 6:28 5:58
Mitchell Goodman 50 15 6:13 5:58
Ed Cacciapaglia 50 17 6:16 5:59
Ted Bielawa 50 5 6:07 6:02
Mike Broderick 50 0 6:05 6:05
Brian McNeill 50 19 6:31 6:12
Paul Sherlock 50 19 6:32 6:13
Alisa Springman 50 15 6:28 6:13
John DeWalt 50 40 6:56 6:16
Mitchell Potter 50 0 6:19 6:19
Monika Bachmann 50 0 6:20 6:20
David Snipes 50 38 7:02 6:24
Mark Mckennett 50 30 6:56 6:26
Lillian Ricardo 50 0 6:30 6:30
Amy Agnolutto 50 0 6:32 6:32
Linda Gaudette 50 20 6:58 6:38
David Monticello 50 0 6:40 6:40
Jack Clark 50 18 7:02 6:44
Jen Page 50 14 6:58 6:44
Andy Anderson 50 5 6:51 6:46
Hunt Bartine 50 5 6:55 6:50
William Shannon 50 33 7:24 6:51
Loren Thomas 50 5 6:56 6:51
Mia Eriksson 50 0 6:55 6:55
Laurie Reinhart 50 28 7:30 7:02
Mary Campbell 50 15 7:24 7:09
Bill Turrentine 50 23 7:32 7:09
Karen Donohue 50 15 7:27 7:12
Dan Mackeben 50 12 7:27 7:15
Chris Meanor 50 10 7:28 7:18
Steve Allgeier 50 7 7:26 7:19
Alan Gowen 50 5 7:26 7:21
Bob Combs 50 21 7:44 7:23
Charlie Miracle 50 11 7:34 7:23
Dave Yeakel Jr 50 7 7:33 7:26
Alan Lagon 50 12 7:42 7:30
Joe Murgo 50 20 7:51 7:31
Carolyn Gernand 50 30 8:30 8:00
Paul Dwyer 50 10 9:00 8:50
Eugene Bruckert 50 10 11:05 10:55
Kirk Jansen 31 37 8:43 8:06
Caroline Williams 31 1 8:43 8:42
Kirstin Corris 28 40 6:24 5:44
Tom Corris 28 15 6:24 6:09
Pam Gowen 28 28 7:40 7:22
Lucia Davidson 28 7 7:40 7:33
Bradley Hinton 27  4:50 4:50
Carl Camp 25 22  
Susan Baehre 25 5 4:45 4:40
Mike Bailey 25 25 3:53 3:28
Victor Lin 23 15 4:38 4:23
Stephanie Wheeler 22 10  
Paul Ammann 21   4:37
Michael Bur 20 30 4:00 3:30
Sophie Speidel 20 16 4:00 3:44
Sharon Lapkoff 20  4:00 4:00
Ralph Ingles 20 1 4:33 4:32
Glenn Landis 8.5   

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