Running Shorts

March 2005

Mark Lorenzoni

Heidi Johnson

Layout & Design
Alice Wiggins

Membership Labels
Chip Hopper

Michelle Bushrow

CTC Web Site
Chris Samley

Carol Finch
Alice Wiggins

CTC Standings

Runner of the Year
Murielle Kervizic

Volunteer Points
Bev McCoid

Point Race Series
Michelle Bushrow

CTC Board of Directors

Contact Information
P.O. BOX 495
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Running Shorts is published by the CTC to inform its members of local and regional events of interest, recognize and compliment member accomplishments, provide tips, and give other pertinent information. All of this should be done in a positive manner. Submissions are due to the Editor by the 10th of each month. Letters are limited to 250 words and must include the full name, address, telephone and signature of the author. If the submission is sent by email the author will be verified. All submissions including letters may be edited. The newsletter staff has the right to publish what they deem appropriate information. Any rejected submissions will be referred to the CTC Board for consideration.

A Word from your Editor

The club celebrated its 30th birthday in fashion at our Annual Awards Banquet and we anxiously look forward to the 30th edition of our largest and most popular event, the Charlottesville Ten Miler.  The CTC has a lot to be proud of as it not only looks back on its enriched history of community stewardship, but also as it looks to an exciting future.

With new wonderful Board members and lots of great races and training programs on tap, the CTC has a lot to cheer about.  As always, we encourage new members to come join us as a volunteer at one of the many activities.  There’s no better way to meet folks!

And a special thanks to outgoing President Susan Stewart, who along with Michael Goldman, Annamarie Black and Dot Dunbar (also heading off the board), did an excellent job of leading our club during the past few years.  We’re most appreciative of your hard work!

And we congratulate new President Pete York and wish him and his Board of Directors all the best.  I also want to thank Heidi Johnson, who helped Alice with this month’s typing.  You’re both a big help!

Happy Trails,


CTC Welcomes New Board Members

As of late February, the club has four new Board Members:  Andrew Zapanta, Lyle Henofer, Jim Horstkotte, and Jennifer Bauerle.  They join Vickie Marsh, Pete York, Frances Hersey, Joan Esposito, and Pam Johnson and they will all be working hard to continue managing and planning for the numerous activities this energetic club is involved with. 

We congratulate Jennifer, Jim, Lyle and Andrew and wish them the best.  We also want to thank Susan Stewart, Michael Goldman, Annamarie Black, and Dot Dunbar who recently stepped off the Board.  They were tireless in their efforts and are to be commended for their hard work.

New Board officers were elected as follows: Pete York, President, Vickie Marsh, Vice President, Jennifer Bauerle, Treasurer, Pam Johnson–, Secretary, and Andrew Zapanta,Membership.

10 Miler Update

As we went to press, the club’s largest and oldest race had closed its doors and Race Director C.J. Woodburn is now busy with last minute plans for the big event.  Woodburn and her committee have lots in store for the 30th edition of this popular race.

Two items of note:

  1. Parking will be at the premium due to construction of the new basketball arena and a softball tournament sponsored by UVA LAW. The Ivy/Emmet garage WILL be open at no cost to runners, but spaces are limited.  So, plan ahead and arrive early.
  2. Due to construction at the east end of the downtown mall there will be a subtle course change at 5 miles. 

Race day volunteers are still needed.  Call Pam Johnson at 977-6304.

At the Races (and other CTC Events!)

Valentine’s Day Couples 5K Race
February 12, 2005

One of the largest groups ever assembled for this popular sweetheart’s day race traversed the hills of downtown en route to finishing one of the most challenging courses in the area and raising dollars for a most worthy cause (Amnesty International).  All totaled, 311 folks did battle with the middle 3 miles of the Ten Miler course and thanks to the organizational efforts of CTC Director Tom Scala and his corps of CTC volunteers, the race was a huge success.

Chris Samley (2nd, 19:02) and Mike Herrick (3rd, 19:13) were the top CTC finishers as they (and ten others) veered slightly off course (costing them about 90 seconds).  Despite the lengthy addition, they had excellent efforts and were joined by fellow members Lee Coppock (7th), Rick Kwiatkowski (9th), and Adam Goldfarb (10th) in rounding out the top ten. 

CTC speedster Andrea Wright continued her winning ways with a 20:13 clock stopper.  Her closest CTC competitor was Kristen Keller, who finished 4th in 20:58. 

As usual, the CTC took home its share of hardware thanks to the outstanding efforts of several of its blue ribbon age group winners including Samley (40-44), Herrick (25-29), Richard Young (50-54), Christine Collins (35-39), Kristen Keller (25-29), Rollin Stanton (55-59), Cynthia Lorenzoni (45-49), Cal Fowler (65-69), Chuck Lascano (60-64), Patti Clevenson (50-54), and Beth Schmid (55-59), to name just a few.  One of the tightest age group battles in recent memory came down to a lean as CTC veteran Armand Zambardi (27:47) outlegged fellow 70-year old Jack Schmid (27:48).  Whew!

Close to 25% of the field were CTC members and many of them knocked the stuffing out of this challenging course:  Wayne Kotania, Lise Willingham, Chris Sica, Tom Wolanski, Frances Hersey, Richard Moon, Kiyoko Asao-Ragosta, Donna Charlebois, Eleni Heeschen, Krista and Lee Coppock, and Sara Goldfarb.

The top partners at this popular holiday run were Rick Kwiatkowski/Andrea Wright (male/female), Richard and Justin Young (parent/child), Joe and Lauren Nuffer (brother/sister), Chris Sica and Karl Kennedy (male/male), and Kevin and Katherine Owen (husband/wife).

2005 CTC Awards Banquet
February 26, 2005

The Club celebrated their volunteer and race accomplishments at the 19th edition of their popular awards banquet.  Close to 75 members dressed up and came out to the Gravity Lounge on the downtown mall.  Thanks to the organizational efforts of Joan Esposito, Vickie Marsh, Frances Hersey, and the entire CTC Board, everyone was treated to a wonderful evening.

Two-term CTC President Susan Stewart was cheered for her great efforts during her tenure and many in the room thanked her for her hard work.

The club’s volunteers were recognized for their excellent help at so many area events throughout the year.  They were rewarded for their efforts with a variety of gifts (please see the enclosed list.  You may pick up your gift at Ragged Mountain.)  The club’s most active volunteers included Vickie Marsh, Frances Hersey, Dave Lasch, Carol Finch, Michael Goldman, Alice Wiggins, Chip Hopper, Tom Scala, Dot Dunbar, Pete York, Jay Wildermann, Joan Esposito, Susan Stewart, Bette Dzamba, and Pam Johnson

Other awards of note were as follows:

  • CTC Community Service Award:  Tom and Carol Macintosh
  • CTC Most Improved:  Mike Cassity, Jennifer Ackerman, Patty Roberts, and Rick Kwiatkowski
  • CTC High School Runner of the Year:  Tasmin Fanning (WAHS)
  • CTC Coach of the Year:  Carin Ward (WAHS)
  • (Both Fanning and Ward were unable to make the Banquet because they were both at the State Indoor Track Championships in Blacksburg.  Both Coach and athlete thanked the CTC and said how “honored” they were to receive their awards)
  • CTC Race Point Series Champions:  Beth Cottone & Rick Kwiatkowski (39 & Under); Scott Smith & Andrea Wright (40 & Over)

The competition for the 2004 CTC Runner of the Year Awards was extremely competitive and the following speedsters were honored as the best in their age group.  They positioned themselves at the top of their group based on how well they did on three or more designated CTC races during the year. 

< 24:    Anne Rettig and Lewis Martin

25-29:  Joan Bienvenue and Mike Herrick

30-34:  Noelle Davis and Pete Runge

35-39:  Beth Cottone and John Densmore

40-44:  Andrea Wright and Chris Samley

45-49:  Peggy Mowbray and Burkhard Spiekermann

50-54:  Linda Scandore and Richard Young

55-59: Mary Napoleon and Jim Bell

60-64:  Lis Villadsen and Chuck Lascano

65-69:  Cal Fowler

70-74:  Armand Zambardi

75-79:  Wendell Golden

The highlight of the evening was when longtime CTC Volunteer Jay Wildermann was awarded the club’s highest honor, the prestigious CTC Lifetime Service Award.  Wildermann, who has for years coordinated the CTC’s Adopt-a-Highway efforts and has directed the 4th of July 5K, is one of the club’s most beloved members.  Wildermann modestly accepted his award (with his wife Anne and their twins in attendance) to a standing ovation.  What a great way to end a special CTC evening!

March 12, 2005

Despite freezing temperatures and overcast skies, the 600 participants at this year’s edition of the MJ8K were treated to almost perfect conditions for competition.  Ironically, it was the volunteers, who helped at street intersections and at the finish line, who were chilled to the bone as they cheered on the hardworking participants. 

Veteran CTC Race Director Michael Goldman organized another dandy as he was supported by dozens of helpful fellow CTC volunteers.

This popular annual fun run, which benefits various worthy health issue programs at Martha Jefferson, traverses some of the hilliest roads in the greater downtown area, including a steep assault up 2nd Street and a long climb through the hills of Belmont.  CTC member Alec Lorenzoni, who is a volunteer distance coach at Western Albemarle, led a stellar field of ace runners into the chutes as he clocked an impressive 26:30 in his 8K road debut.       

Former two-time Ten Miler champ Travis Walter quickly followed (26:37) and defending MJ8K champ Lewis Martin rounded out the top three in 26:47.  Several other area road champions were in hot pursuit including former Ten Miler champ Pete O’Brien (27:32) and the speedy CTC trio of David Miller (27:50), Burkhard Spiekermann (28:40), and Chris Samley (28:43).  No less than 12 guys broke the 30 minute barrier, the highest number in years.

The women’s field was equally competitive as the top three women were separated by only one minute with CTC ace Andrea Wright clocking the blue ribbon in 32:40.  Fellow CTC competitor Beth Cottone finished 2nd in 33:13.

Several CTC members brought home blue ribbons in their respective age groups including Spiekermann (45-49), Samley (40-44), Mike Herrick (25-29), Richard Young (50-54), Rollin Stanton (55-59), Cal Fowler (65-69), Patti Clevenson (50-54), Bev Warren (55-59), Wendell Golden (75-79), and Nancy Fraser (65-69).

Close to 20% of the field came from the ranks of the CTC and many scored impressive pre-10 miler road times including Chris Post, Dave Krovetz, Lee Coppock, Gailin Boyd, Mark Castle, Kerry Hendrix, Missi Brown, Jerri Emm, Brian Campbell, Lisa Kwiatkowski, Chris Hays, Barb Stroh, Lewis Miller, Rob Stewart, Cindy Eichelkraut, Kathy Moore, and Mo Stevens, to name just a few. 

Hats off to Dr. Goldman and his fine corps of volunteers for helping so many folks enjoy a rolling tour of scenic downtown!

15th Annual Discovery Dash for Kids On Tap

On May 7th the Virginia Discovery Museum will host the 15th edition of its popular all-kids run, the Discovery Dash.  The largest children’s run in the state (last year 450 participated) will once again feature a variety of events for kids ages 3-12 and will also showcase the popular Parent/Child Relays and the School Relay.

If you have children who like to get out and move their legs than this is the event for them.  Call us at 293-3367 to make reservations to be on the starting line at Monticello High School on May 7th!  And by the way, as usual, race day volunteers are needed.

Volunteer Call

No volunteers... no race!  Sounds harsh but without the help of our race day volunteers our events wouldn’t enjoy the well-organized reputation they hold.  Here is a list of some of the races in need of help.  Thanks for volunteering!

  • April 2nd:  Charlottesville Ten Miler – 100 volunteers needed.  Call Pam Johnson at 977-6304.
  • April 30th:  Dogwood Track Classic – 25 volunteers needed.  Call 293-3367.
  • May 7th:  Discovery Dash for Kids – 25 volunteers needed.  Call 293-3367.

CTC Summer Training Programs on Tap:

The CTC’s two summer training programs will kickoff in May and June.  First, on May 25th, the CTC will host an orientation meeting for those interested in training for any fall marathon or half marathon.  In mid-June, the CTC Pink Ladies will kickoff their annual training program to prepare females for the Women’s Four Miler.  Call 293-3367 for more information on these exciting programs and come join us this summer!

Race Profiles

Two of our members will be directing runs in April for worthy causes and both events traverse courses worth noting.

First, on April 16th, longtime CTC member Anne Rettig, who used to compete for Western Albemarle and the University of Richmond, will be co-directing the 22nd edition of the Camp Holiday Trails 5K, a benefit run for the wonderful kids who attend Camp Holiday Trails.  Contrary to what the title might make one think, the actual race is not run on the Camp Holiday Trails course.  Instead, the course starts and finishes at the Newcomb Hall plaza and runs through the heart of the University and the beautiful neighborhoods of Lewis Mountain.  The worst hill on the course greets the runners about 1.8 miles into the run along Bollingwood.

Next, on April 23rd, legendary High School coach Buz Male will host the Farina/Hart 5k run to benefit the American Cancer Society.  The race will run over some of the more beautiful countryside in Albemarle County as the runners will traverse the gorgeous paths of The Miller School property.

To enter either race, call 293-3367.

Members on the Run

Several members made the trek to Williamsburg to do battle with the Half Marathon in late February and some came away with impressive performances including Beth Cottone (1:32:28 – 1st in 35-39), and Chris Samley (1:19:33 – 3rd in 40-44).  Other runners from Charlottesville included Christopher Sica, Trevor Shand,  David Rapp, Rick Perrault, Thomas Wilson, Bill Duxbury, Peter York, Mark Foley, Charles Weber, Katherine Willson, Annie Mitzak, Christopher Alexander, Miriam Patterson, Emily Smith, Mitsi Fink, Jennifer Wenger, Murielle Kervizic, Jeanine Wolanski, Lauri Wilson, Frances Hersey, Patricia Foley, Cindy Craig, Laurie Duxbury, Ann McAndrew, Lynda Tubridy, Bev Wispelway, Marcia Kraft-Sayre, and Stephanie Tanner. The following CTC members ran the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach on March 19th:  Rick Kwiatkowski (3:13 – Boston Qualifying time), Jerry Jared (3:29 – Boston Qualifying time), Hosni Haghighian (3:30), and Anna Sas (4:50).  For the Marathon Relay, Chris Sica and Andrew Zapanta teamed up for a 3:12 (16th overall and 8th in the Men’s Open division), Peggy Mowbray and Valerie Lopez ran a 3:28, (1st in the Women’s Masters division) and Murielle Kervizic and Pam Stratos ran a 4:12!

CTC Board Meeting March 2, 2005

The board welcomed new members Jennifer Bauerle, Lyle Henofer, Jim Horstkotte and Andrew Zapanta, and expressed thanks to retiring board members Susan Stewart, Michael Goldman, Dot Dunbar and Annamarie Black.  Returning board members are Peter York, Vickie Marsh, Frances Hersey, Joan Esposito and Pamela JohnsonPeter York was elected President. The board discussed the needs and problems of  and improvements to the track club.  The CTC high school scholarship program will be named the CTC Skip Kinnier Scholarship Fund in honor of Skip Kinnier who devoted countless hours to the scholarship program and to the CTC.  The board emphasized that all CTC members are welcome to attend any board meeting. Meetings are normally the first Monday of each month but may be rescheduled because of holidays or other conflicts.  The next meeting will be Tuesday April 12, 2005 at 5:45 PM.  The meetings are held at Joan Esposito’s office, Roy Wheeler, 1100 Dryden Lane.  Any member who wishes to add items to the board meeting agenda or has any other concerns may contact any board member.

Volunteer Points

We’d like to thank the following CTC volunteers for their hard work over the past year.  If you have not already received your point reward, please stop by Ragged Mountain Running Store!

FLEECE  (30 or > points)

Joan Esposito 37

Carol Finch 59

Michael Goldman

Mark Lorenzoni 76

Vickie Marsh 47

Jay Wildermann 33

Pamela Johnson 34

Susan Stewart 33

Alice Wiggins 38



WICKING (10-19 points)

Jim Bell

Charlton Coleman 14

Annamarie Black 16

Susan Chisholm

Cindi Conti 11

Cindy Eichelkraut

Skip Kinnier 11

Cynthia Lorenzoni 16

David Litherland 19

Bev McCoid 15

Scott Smith 14

Cheryl Stuntz 10

Barret Stump 12

Chris Samley 12

Rollin Staton 11

Adela Su 16



Dot Dumbar 20

Betty Dzamba 22

Framces Hersey 21

Dave Lasch 22

Chip Hopper

Tom Scala 21

Peter York 21



COOLMAX (3-9 points)

Danny Adler 5

Melba Atkinson 7

Lindy Bain 5

Mildred Best 5

Nancy Beliles 4

Maria Bell

Jennifer Bauerle 7

Coleen Bowers

Dave Brown 5

Cathie Branchaud 9

Terra Burrell 3

Laura Burkett 5

Michele Bushrow 8

Anna Castle 7

Patti Cleveland 4

Diane Cole 6

Lisa Corbin 3


3 – 9 POINTS (Cont.)

Linda Crank 5

Max Clevenson 4

Mike Elchinger 3

Ellen Doyle 8

Susan Erno

Bob Fehse 5

Nancy Fraser 6

Tina Goff 5

Lucy Goeke 5

Wendell Golden 5

Ivan Henao 9

Kobby Hoffman 8

Jane Hope 5

Eileen Hopper 5

Pat Houston 5

Paul Humphries 3

Debbie Johnson 9

Heidi Johnson 9

Murielle Kervizic 9

Carol Larson 5

Kelly Landess 5

Chuck Lascano 152

Derek Leach 4

John Lloyd 4

Alison Vonn Lloyd 5

Dan Monahan 3

Dave Murphy 3

Barb Nolley 8

Crystal Olsen 3

Dan Olsen 3

Vicki Owen 5

Kathy Pasternack 5

Chris Peterson 3

JoAnn Pinkerton 5

John Pollock 3

Judy Roberts 5

Al Rogol 3

Ian Rogol 3

Joanne Rogol 3

Anna Sas 4

Rachel Shaub 6

Angie Sheffer 6

Downing Smith 3

Scott Smith 10

Eric Smith 4

Sophie Speidel 5

Lara Spiekerman 3

Nora Spiekerman 3

Susan Stuart-Smith 5

Tim Stewart 3

Anna Townsend 6

Cara Welch 3

Ginney Wardell 6

Bob Wilder 8

Nicole Yarbouragh 5

Arlene Yobs 6

Edna Zaenker 5




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