Tussey Mountain - March 9, 2013

Sunny skies and a mild day greeted runners as skiers zig-zagged on the nearby slopes. Over 50 runners took this one in, braving major ice after the turn onto Laurel Run Road as well as the incessant climb. Mike Renz and Jeff Smucker did three ascents (this one was their number two), and Diane Swauger plus a few others also did extra miles. Andy Cunningham and Meira Minard led the men and women on the return down the mountain. A couple of falls took place but everyone returned safe and sound. Subway subs – twelve feet of them – were neatly consumed. For one runner (sorry the name wasn’t noted by me) this was her longest run so far. Bravo to her and the rest for doing much better than a Saturday sleep-in!

Many thanks to Subway for the tasty fresh stuff to refurbish depleted energy stores. The next Teaser run, April 7, will give runners a chance to run past the crest of the road and tack on downhill and gentle flat for a total of 11 miles.

 

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A good turnout for the start

 

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Andy Cunningham makes a strong finish to take first

 

Place    Name                  Age  Sex     Time
-----    ----                  ---  ---     ----
   1     Andy Cunningham        34   M      41:38
   2     Dan Craighead          22   M      42:53
   3     Andrew Maguire         42   M      43:42
   4     Ian Grettenberger      25   M      45:40
   5     Mike Renz*             36   M      46:13
   6     Meira Minard           39   F      46:22
   7     Patrick Singletary     47   M      46:22
   8     Brian Garthwaite       33   M      47:28
   9     Norm Horn              38   M      47:31
  10     Wade Renninger         33   M      48:27
  11     Tara Murray            36   F      48:30
  12     Terry Reid             54   M      48:47
  13     John Fegyveresi        36   M      48:54
  14     Victor DeDonato        29   M      49:39
  15     Jim Myers              57   M      50:49
  16     Michael Misselwitz     28   M      52:12
  17     Sarah Irwin            31   F      52:16
  18     Jeff Smucker*          47   M      52:49
  19     Tanya Rissmiller       30   F      52:55
  20     Kathie Mayo            59   F      53:05
  21     Jeff Bradbury          36   M      53:37
  22     Mikey Jiang            22   M      53:58
  23     Valerie Mebane         33   F      54:22
  24     Tony Huang             36   M      55:05
  25     Joe Bollinger          46   M      55:05
  26     Sara Noss              34   F      55:30
  27     Marie Garmat           48   F      55:37
  28     Barb Kelsey            44   F      56:55
  29     Dan Guss               65   M      57:04
  30     Alan Effrig            33   M      57:18
  31     Brian Kononohuk        39   M      57:35
  32     Maggie Muir            29   F      59:48
  33     Eric Bohnenblast       29   M    1:00:19
  34     Stephen Ast            55   M    1:01:18
  35     Erica Danneker         37   F    1:02:00
  36     Michelle Misselwitz    27   F    1:02:24
  37     Jaeson Koszarsky       41   M    1:03:00
  38     Rich Olsen             43   M    1:03:35
  39     Diane Swauger          37   F    1:05:10
  40     Van Swauger            44   M    1:05:10
  41     Bonnie Smith           32   F    1:06:50
  42     Tracy Clouthier        25   F    1:07:04
  43     Margie Costello        49   F    1:08:15
  44     Jackie Kramer          28   F    1:09:37
  45     Becky Smith            30   F    1:09:37
  46     Jessica Meyer          26   F    1:10:16
  47     Ruth Nissly            32   F    1:15:29
  48     Denise Weaver          48   F    1:17:32
  49     Tina Lucas             48   F    1:17:37
  50     Vera Thiel             37   F    1:19:17
  51     Jeannie Peters         35   F    1:20:40

*Second of 3 ascents