Running Shorts

November 2003

Editor
Mark Lorenzoni

Typist
Heidi Johnson

Layout & Design
Alice Wiggins

Membership Labels
Chip Hopper

Mailing
Michelle Bushrow

CTC Web Site
Chris Samley

Results
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
CTC
P.O. BOX 495
Charlottesville, VA 22902
info@charlottesvilletrackclub.org
charlottesvilletrackclub.org

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 Note from Your Editor

Even though the area's race season is slowly coming to a close the club still chugs along with activities.The 10 Miler training program has over 300 participants, the CTC will direct the finish line for over 1,300 participants at the Turkey Trot, the annual glossy race calendar is in the works as is the club's big banquet and our annual race to the new year is just around the corner.As always, we're grateful to all of you who continue to volunteer your services for the better good of the running community. We're most appreciative and we encourage all those new to the club to join in by helping at an upcoming event. I look forward to seeing you at the races.

Happy Trails,

Mark  

2004 Ten Miler Update
Ten Miler race director C.J. Woodburn, now in her third year of leadership recently announced April 3rd as the date for the area's largest foot-race. Entries will be available by mid-December and the race will be limited to the first 2,000 who sign-up. Call 293-3367 for more information. 

CTC Race Calendar on its way
It's that time of year when the CTC Board treats its members with the annual race calendar. This glossy, suitable-for-hanging calendar will feature a comprehensive list of most every area race of the upcoming year. Look for this calendar packed with photos of your fellow members, in your mailbox by Christmas.

Ten Miler Training Program on the Move
As we went to print close to 300 folks had signed up to participate in the club's annual training program to prepare them to run the CTC's largest event. The program is divided into five groups, with long runs currently ranging from 2 - 8 miles. The group meets every Saturday morning at 8:30 and all members are invited to attend.I am delighted to report that we currently have close to 40 experienced runners, many coming from the ranks of the CTC, who are volunteering their time to help the program as long run "captains." Veteran program co-coordinator Vicki Marsh is once again helping head up the organizational end of the program. Want to help out? Please contact Vicki at 924-1632 or vvm5r@virginia.edu or simply join s for one of our long runs.

At the Races

Charlottesville Catholic School All Terrain 5K - 10/11/03

The 2nd edition of this unique combo run was another local hit as close to 150 competitors traversed the paved roads and cross country trails at Pen Park. The overcast and chilly morning was the perfect backdrop for good racing and despite the challenging terrain, many of the runners scored excellent times.

Several CTC runners crossed the finish line in good form including John Eros, Pam Balcke, Richard Young, Rollin Stanton, Joe Souter, Mary Chase and Mary Kate Smith, Rich Barrett and Sophie Speidel who was the first woman across the finish line.

CCS’s Barb Woodsmall once again organized a smooth race and she was assisted by a fine corps of CTC volunteers including Leisa Gonella, Tom Scala, Jim Bell, Dr. Bob Wilder, Bette Dzamba, Carol Finch and Dave Lasch.

Blue Ridge Burn 10K & 5K – 10/26/03

The area’s original trail run had one of its largest turnouts as close to 175 runners did battle with the winding and rocky trails at scenic Walnut Creek Park.  The 10K proved to be the race of choice as 136 harriers finished the long course.

Longtime CTC member and Masters Champion Burkhard Spiekermann easily outdistanced the 10K field with a 41:10 clocking over the challenging course.  Monticello coach Matt Shields was the 2nd CTC finisher (43:39) and Joe Nuffer (45:34) rounded out the top 3 for the club.  Kristin Keller was the first CTC female finisher (54:57).

The race took on a distinct younger personality as close to 50% of the field were under the age of 30. (Most of our non-student organized area races see very few finishers in the sub-30 age group).  Only a handful of club members competed in this popular off-road event but the ones that did had excellent outings.  Michael Herrick, Tom Wolanski, James Cromer, Charlie Beckem, Richard Young, Tony Bridges, Richard Pike, Paul Humphreys and Brian Campbell are a few of our members who survived the challenging terrain.

Veteran volunteer Carol Finch served as the race coordinator and she was ably assisted by a fine corps of race day volunteers.  Hats off to the fine folks at Blue Ridge Outdoors for hosting this annual romp through the woods and for passing the proceeds to an area non-profit.

7th Annual 5K Run for Shelter - 11/01/03

One of the most popular 5K runs of the year benefits one of the club’s favorite local causes, the Shelter for Help in Emergency.  Close to 250 runners crossed over the scenic streets of historic downtown Charlottesville on a gorgeous Indian summer first Saturday in November.

Former Western standout Jeremy Cadle was the first into the chutes and scored a blue ribbon for the club as he clocked an impressive 16:11 victory. CTC webmaster Chris Samley was the first Masters across the finish line as he clocked an impressive 17:30 for 3rd overall, Eric Van Gieson (17:54) David Milia (18:03), Matt Shields (18:50) and Scott Smith (19:10) rounded out the top 5 for the club.

Longtime CTC member Kerry Hendrix was the first woman over the course as she out kicked fellow member Leisa Gonnellla (21:09 to 21:18).  Joan Bienvenue (22:10) rounded out the top 3 CTC women.

Ten Mile Trail Run - 11/15/03

Close to 100 folks scrambled over the leafy trails of Walnut Creek en route to the first area 10 mile off-road finish.  Russ Gill directed several CTC members across the finish line including Sophie Speidel (3rd woman overall), Phil Halapin, Richard Young, Dan Olsen, Bill Pritchard, Jane Sarazin and Jean Gratz.

Richmond Marathon and 8K - 11/15/03

Perfect racing weather helped several CTC members score excellent races at the Richmond Marathon and 8K.  Close to 6,000 competitors helped make this one of the largest races in the mid-Atlantic region and here is a sampling of some of our fellow members who had excellent times.

Marathon:  Glen Anderson, Laurel Marks, T. J. Wilson, Lauri Wilson, Joan Bienvenue, Connie Friend (Boston qualified), Bev Wispelwey (Boston qualified), Toni Gimple (Boston qualified), Rob Stewart, Ken Lindsey, Alice Fletcher, Leah Craig, Murielle Kervizic, Beatrix Ueberheide, Craig Sarazin, Jim Horstkotte, Michael Cassity, and David Rapp.

8K:  Chuck Lascano (5th in 60-64), Cal Fowler (60-64 winner), Chris Samley (1st place 40-44), Dan Murray (1st in 55-59), Kevin Lounsbury (3rd in 45-49), Leisa Gonella (8th in 30-34) and Ron Mentus (5th in 35-39).  Also, longtime CTC member Mark Robbins ran the 8K with one of his patients (Stephen Levine), who recently had a double lung transplant!  Wow!

Also this fall, CTC member Evan Karweik finished first in the 13th Annual Dr. John A. Stephenson Memorial Youth Run on October 4th, 2003, Riverside park in Lynchburg.  Evan competed in the 1-mile run for 10-11 year olds, and finished with a time of 6:21.  This youth run was open to boys and girls under 3 to 13 years of age with varying course distances based on age groups.

Spotlight on the New Year's Day 5K
One of the area's fastest 5K courses greets runners right out of the gates each year. This relatively flat out and back course treats runners to a gentle downhill finish over the last half mile. And don't forget to dig through your bottom drawer for that special t-shirt in your collection because race directors Michael Goldman and Susan Stewart will once again be hosting the CTC's annual race T-shirt contest. Usually close to 300 folks participate in this late morning holiday event. Race Day entries are accepted. A reminder: Please do not park at Wesley Church. Parking has been kindly donated by the McDonald and the McInstosh families (both CTC families). Our thanks to them!

Marathon News

Many of our members have successfully completed marathons this fall and they are to be commended.  Here is a brief list of some of the reports we’ve heard thus far.  Please let us know if there is a fellow member to be congratulated:

  • Beth Cottone N.Y.C. Marathon
  • Anna Sas Clarke 4:03 at Marine Corps
  • Sophie Speidel Mountain Masochist 54 Miles
  • Diane Jackson Schnoor N.Y.C., first marathon
  • Jennifer Baurele 25 minute P.R. (Baltimore)
  • Pam Stratos qualified for Boston in Milwaukee
  • George Stone first marathon, Marine Corps
  • Megan Fishbeck 3:31 Boston qualifier in Utah
  • Andrew Zapanto N.Y.C. Marathon

Run an out-of-town race of note?  Know of a fellow club member who recently ran a PR?  New baby arrival?  We’d like to recognize accomplishments and events in your monthly newsletter.  E-mail us at: thewigginsfamily@yahoo.com or call 293-3367

Charlottesville Catholic School All Terrain 5K - 10/11/03

The 2nd edition of this unique combo run was another local hit as close to 150 competitors traversed the paved roads and cross country trails at Pen Park. The overcast and chilly morning was the perfect backdrop for good racing and despite the challenging terrain, many of the runners scored excellent times.

Several CTC runners crossed the finish line in good form including John Eros, Pam Balcke, Richard Young, Rollin Stanton, Joe Souter, Mary Chase and Mary Kate Smith, Rich Barrett and Sophie Speidel who was the first woman across the finish line.

CCS’s Barb Woodsmall once again organized a smooth race and she was assisted by a fine corps of CTC volunteers including Leisa Gonella, Tom Scala, Jim Bell, Dr. Bob Wilder, Bette Dzamba, Carol Finch and Dave Lasch.

 

 

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