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Weekend Race Wrap-Up

September 19, 2011 By: John Blue Category: Cross Country, Masters Runners, Road Races

Runners are off at the Run to Break the Silence (Photo by Randy Wehner)

This last couple of weekends have been crowded with races!

The biggest (and most competitive) local event this past weekend was easily Saturday evening’s Run to Break the Silence 5K.

Folsom’s Camron Shahmirzadi was the big winner there, in 16:30. He was followed in by Chad Worthen, of Sacrmento, in 16:43, and Jason Harne, of Folsom, in 16:45.

The first woman was Gina Dayton, of Sacramento, in 20:11. Hot on her heels was Karen Jeffers, of Wheatland, in 20:17, and finishing up in a close race for third was Kelly Wisnicky, of Fair Oaks, in 20:37.

Complete results are here.

The very next morning (That’s Sunday for you detail oriented folks.) was the Miner’s Ravine Brain Balance 5/10K.

In the 5K, the top man was Joseph Ortega, of Orangevale, who brought it home in 18:15. The first woman to finish was Shelly Lei, also of Orangevale, who came in at 23:08. (5K results are here.)

In the 10K, the overall winner was Trinidad’s Scott Pinkse, who broke the tape in a speedy 33:38. The first woman was Amy Bangs, of Lincoln, who finished in 43:57. (10K results are here.)

What was most interesting about these two races–to me–was that John Nichols ran the Run to Break the Silence 5K on Saturday evening, and then rolled out of bed on Sunday morning and raced the 10K in the Miner’s Ravine Brain Balance Run. He finished 8th overall in both of these races.

I hate to look back a week, but I was scolded recently for failing to note that the River City Rebels Masters Men’s team took second at the PAUSATF Golden Gate Park Open, on Sunday the 11th. Their success can largely be credited, I’m sure, to the Age Group Ace they had up their sleeve, by the name of Iain Mickle.

Iain Mickle, as it turns out, is the Age Group Ace featured in the latest edition (October 2011) of Running Times Magazine. If you aren’t a subscriber, you’ll either have to run down to your local news stand and get a copy or wait a month until they put it up on-line.

And just because it’s fun to notice these things, on September 4th, Rich Hanna was in Hawaii timing the Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon so I thought I’d look through the results and see if there were any familiar faces. The first Sacramentan to finish the full marathon was Artavia Edwards, in 4:32:59. The first local to finish the half marathon was Dustin Smith, who came in at 1:40:03.

With that level of precision, I think Rich Hanna should hire Mr. Smith to be the 1:40 pacer for next year’s Urban Cow Half.


2 Comments to “Weekend Race Wrap-Up”

  1. Larry Fluharty says:

    Not to take anything away from Iain, who is coming back from an injury and less than 90%. I am sure our success can be largely creditted to Marcelo Lerda, even if he is more than 10 years younger than Iain.


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