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Redeye 50K Trail Run

January 1, 2007 - Triangle, VA
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Slugs James Moore and Bill Sublett Finish

Damn you, global warming!

The annual Redeye 50km saw wet, relatively warm weather for the new year. No snow. No ice. No cold. This is just not right. That is three years in a row with non-Redeye weather.

The morning rain held down the participants, but we had only four fewer finishers this year than last. It didn't rain that much. But the streams were raging and the course was pretty wet.

Gary Knipling and Bob Phillips marked the course, put out aid, smoozed the Park Service, etc. The participants brought the food. As usual, it was a greasy fest. Also, Quatro deserves much thanks for making a pizza run.

Unfortunately, the pre-run briefing omitted the fact that the course markings would be gone for the third loop. The result was that Jeff Holdaway got some bonus miles and likely lost the victory, and the substantial prize money, to Mark Crisman. The leading woman was Michele Harmon who appears to be in training for her comeback.

The Start

The back of the pack had the usual stiff competition for good excuses to drop out. This reporter would have done a third loop but he didn't want to make people wait for him. What a guy!

The prize for longest drive on least sleep to get to the start went to Quatro. He had been at "the cabin" the night before celebrating with every "in" bachelor and batchelorette in Washington. After about an hour of sleep, for a reason that escaped us all, he left that warm place to come to the Redeye. He did one loop -- even slower than this reporter. Way to play hurt.

50km Finisher Lou Jones

Gary got runner up in the longest drive on least sleep. He had gone to a party that he described as "wild" in the Shenandoah Valley. (There's an oxymoron.) He got home at 2 am, however, so he is second to Q.

In reaction to harrassment from the official scorer to "write legibly," the participants had excellent penmanship on the results. Unfortunately, that penmanship got rained on. So, for a change, only a very few of the mistakes in the results are the result of crappy handwriting.

Remember, the Redeye is a cold, crappy run. You don't want to do this run next year. Stay home and watch football.

Happy New Year!

Anstr Davidson

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Michele runs so fast, she's a blur!

Results -- You get what you write down!

40 participants; 15 finishers
* = Finished loop but we don't know the time for various reasons mostly relating to legibility
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NameCityLoop 1Loop 2Loop 3
Mark CrismanFt. Meade, MD1:443:275:21
Jeff HoldawayVienna1:43*5:24
Darin DunhamGlen Allen2:044:136:14
Mark PrescottDumfries*4:126:18
Michele HarmonNorth Bethesda, MD1:574:066:18
David SnipesMechanicsville2:044:136:21
Jim TweeddaleFredericksburg2:004:156:23
Debbie ShafferCentreville2:064:156:31
Challen EdwardsArlington2:064:156:31
Bill RysanekStafford1:504:006:45
Farouk ElkassedFairfax2:074:267:07
Vicki KendallArlington*4:267:07
Bill SublettFredericksburg2:194:517:52
James MooreBowie, MD*4:587:52
Lou JonesSpringfield2:366:109:30
Mike CampbellDale City1:473:23
Matt WoodsLeesburg1:553:55
Bill RichfordFairfax1:553:55
Gary KniplingMason Neck*4:13
Tony EscobarCentreville*4:15
Brenda ClarkeWoodbridge*4:19
Mark McKennottSilver Spring, MD1:584:19
Linda WackGermantown, MD*4:26
Pete PonzerFairfax2:074:26
Joyce FendleyArlington2:155:08
Anstr DavidsonArlington2:225:26
Charlie MiracleMcLean2:19*
Alex PapadopoulosWoodbridge1:42
Joe ClapperVienna1:47
Heather TrainumArlington1:47
Bob PhillipsWoodbridge2:06
Debbie DaughtryClifton2:17
Jim CavanaughArlington2:32
Rebecca MooreBowie, MD2:48
Anne AndrewsAlexandria2:57
Kim BrendaRockville, MD2:57
Phil SilasWoodbridge3:22
Mark ShaughnessyAlexandria*
Keith HosmanDale City*
Quatro HubbardRichmond*

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Anstr, Vicki, and Gary are in uniform at post run festivities

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