February 7, 2015
Colyer Lake

Twenty-five runners rambled over dry pavement, packed snow and ice, and deep snow with deeper wheel tracks to cover the out-and-back route of this run on part of Leg 10 (in the reverse direction) of the 50 mile Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK course. The weather was mild with hardly a breeze, but the unmaintained furthest mile of the course (cover it once, make the turn and cover it again) was a true wonderland. If snow and ice were also in ample supply on the rest of Boal Gap Road, just under a mile of dry-as-a-bone pavement on the first and final stretch may have inspired the four runners who came in under the course record set two years ago by Dan Craighead. Pat Singletary and Barb Kelsey won the men’s and women’s race, and also were the master’s winners.

Amy Wilson, executive director of the Mid-State Literacy Council, welcomed the group and announced that the MSLC is the beneficiary of the mOUnTaiNBACK’s 2015 events. Thanks to Subway for a quickly consumed post-race sub.

The next Tussey Teaser, the official #1 of the series, is the Laurel Run Switchbacker 10K, on March 7. Expect warmer or colder weather and more or less ice!

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Runners before the start, eager to take on the snowy section of Boal Gap Road. Subway provided plenty of fuel!

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Patrick Singletary and Barb Kelsey display the spoils of victory!

 

Place   Name                  Age  Sex    Time
—————   ————                  ———  ———    ————
  1     Patrick Singletary     49   M     38:21
  2     Shi Hu                 30   M     39:41
  3     Brian Garthwaite       35   M     40:00
  4     Paul Roemer            49   M     41:01
  5     Joe Heintz             37   M     43:01
  6     Bob Shafer             34   M     44:23
  7     Michael Zimmerman      34   M     44:30
  8     Lincoln Kennedy        22   M     44:50
  9     Mikey Jiang            24   M     44:52
 10     Barb Kelsey            46   F     50:05
 11     Jeff Schiesler         59   M     51:19
 12     Sam Denes (and pup)    33   M     52:27
 13     Sarah Denes            36   F     52:47
 14     Craig Harman           34   M     53:49
 15     Huaibin Zhang          26   M     54:54
 16     Shenglei Luan          23   M     55:17
 17     Brent Kelsey           46   M     55:23
 18     Maggie Muir            31   F     55:27
 19     Diane Swauger          38   F     55:31
 20     Ye Zhang               28   M     56:10
 21     Zitery Wang            20   M   1:06:03
 22     David Lloyd            44   M   1:07:26
 23     Erik Schmalz           25   M   1:13:50
 24     Jennifer Koszarsky     42   F  Abbrev run
 25     Jaeson Koszarsky       43   M  Abbrev run