Nicholas Spector, 24, of Sonoma, and Lindsay Tollefson, 31, of Mammoth Lakes, were the big winners in the Run to Feed the Hungry 10K, on Thursday.
The annual race, benefiting the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, has grown to be one of the largest road-races in the country and typically features some of the region’s fastest running times of the year.
Spector’s speedy winning time of 31:23 was just a few seconds ahead of Tim “Lindsay’s Husband” Tollefson, 31, who finished in 31:28. Mike Stycznski, 34, of Roseville, was third male in 32:40.
Lindsay Tollefson’s winning time in the 10K was 36:31, and she was followed in by Haley Scott (of Spokane?), in 38:17. Marissa Estes, of Wilton, finished third in 39:40.
You also needed to bring your speed if you wanted to finish toward the front in the 5K distance, too.
Timo Goehler, 26, of Sacramento, was the overall winner in 15:06–which is 4:52/mile pace, in case you were wondering.
Edward Chance, 19, of Carmichael, finished second in 15:15, and Chris Grimble, 23, of Sacramento finished out the top-3 with a time of 15:27.
The women’s 5K field was exceptionally competitive this year, illustrating the growing depth of running talent in the region.
Lauren LaRocco, 20, of Sacramento, was first to the finish in 16:35. Coming in reasonably close second was Lauren Wallace, 26, of Sacramento, with 16:43. Erika Barr, 22, of Sacramento came in third with a finish time of 17:04.
Complete results are here.
The Sacramento Bee’s Kevin Yamamura did a fine job writing up the event, which you can read here.