Battle Report
Bull Run Run 50

April 11, 2015

Overall Results
Winner James Blandford
Winner James Blandford
(photo: Bobby Gill)

The 23nd Bull Run Run was held in beautiful weather. There were many impressive performances. James Blandford, 45, finally won the race after seven prior Bull Run Run finishes, including second places in the last two years. Ashley Lister, 27, was the female winner. Both winners are Pennsylvanians.

Race directors Bob Gaylord and Toni Aurilio did a fantastic job. The many volunteers who assisted them took good care of the runners.

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Winner Ashley Lister
Female Winner Ashley Lister
(photo: Bobby Gill)
See note
Entrants List (for identifying runners)

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  • Bobby Gill - most runners in bluebells and at finish
  • Beni Hawkins - start and two places on the course
  • Mike Bur - most runners at Little Rocky Run (the stream crossing about 1.5 miles downstream from Centreville Road)
  • Hai Nguyen - most runners at Fountainhead Aid Station
  • Send us a link to your photos!


  • Ken Swab
  • (If you have made a report of the run on your Web page or blog, and you would like it linked form here, let us know.)


North-South Competition

North South
Finishers under 10 hours6937
Total Entrants350
Factor (North/South)2.1532

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 first time in two years, the South won the friendly competition. No one takes this very seriously. Many runners from Virginia ran for the North.

Nash Rambler
The Nash Rambler in the Do Loop
(photo: Eric Levy-Myers)

Note on Photos

We had several volunteer photographers this year. There should be a photo of most runners at least somewhere. The volunteer photographers would be happy to let you use a photo, including printing it, for private, non-commercial purposes. If you want to do anything else with one of their pictures, please ask first. Any public display of these photos should include proper attribution to the photographer.

Veterans with 10 or more finishes - 59 people

Here are runners who have finished Bull Run Run 10 times or more. Tom Green and Frank Probst have finished all BRRs. Tim Stanley has finished all but one. The top female finishers are Suzi Spangler and Marcia Peters with 14. We originally left Laurie Ann Schuler off this list. That was a very bad mistake. Laurie has been at Bull Run Run, complete with her cartwheels, for many years.

Tim Stanley
22 time finisher Tim Stanley
(photo: Bobby Gill)
Thomas Green23
Frank Probst23
Tim Stanley22
David Janosko20
Gary Knipling19
Bill Wandel19
Bob Anderson17
Michael Talbert16
Wesley Fenton16
Steve Burrows16
John Guendelsberger15
TJ Hawk15
Michael Tatarko14
Marcia Peters14
Keith Knipling14
Philip Lechner14
Harry Smith14
Suzie Spangler14
Barry Lewis13
Michele Harmon13
Michael Campbell13
Ben Clark12
Paul Ammann12
Jaret Seiberg12
Gaynor Bourgeois12
Rob Apple12
John Sondermann12
Erik Leeds11
John Prohira11
Sean Andrish11
John Shepard11
Doug Freese11
John Hampton11
Prasad Gerard11
Adam Hill11
Christopher Mortensen11
Milton Webb10
David Hughes10
Farouk Elkassed10
Bob Coyne10
Joy Valvano10
Michael Yoder10
Dave Gallen10
John Weitzel10
Laurie Ann Schuler10
Steve Platt10
Dale Weitzel10
James Moore10
John DeWalt10
Donald Mengel10
Charles Leonard10
Pete Pontzer10
Alisa Springman10
Brent Fenstermacher10
Darin Dunham10
Libby Crockart10
Rick Moyer10
Ernesto Casarez10
Bill Turrentine10

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