Tussey Mountain Ski Area - April 10, 2010

Cool conditions set the stage for this classic forest run from ski area to beach. Sub-40 temps at the start helped fuel two runners, James Faucette and Robby Longenecker, who blew away the course record set by Dave Moore two years ago. Michael Tshudy captured third in the men's division. Alicia Cornali led the women, followed by Heather Hoechst and Pamela Scott.

The weather stayed cool with some sun at Whipple Dam as 33 runners completed the course. Jeannie Peters knocked 25 seconds off her 2009 time and Denise Weaver lopped over 2 minutes off last year's time.

All participants were treated to certs for free ices from Happy Valley Ritas and there were numerous pairs of socks and a few hats from The North Face via Appalachian Outdoors, which sponsored the run.

The next Teaser is a "real" race, and the area's classic age- and gender-graded race, the Sidewinder 10K, featuring individual and team competition. Like today's run, this run also finishes at Whipple Dam, and with a May 8 date, there's a reasonable chance weather will invite some for a post-run dip in Whipple Lake. For complete details and entry form, visit the Events page of www.tusseymountainback.com. The 2010 Tussey Teasers series is sponsored by Subway Restaurants and Tom Cali/RE/MAX Centre Realty.

Place   Name                      Sex   Age     Time
-----   ----                      ---   ---     ----
   1    James Faucette             M     19    1:04:45
   2    Robby Longenecker          M     21    1:05:37
   3    Michael Tshudy             M     20    1:09:25
   4    Kyle Brocklehurst          M     23    1:15:12
   5    Seth Kutikoff              M     21    1:15:18
   6    Randy Wilson               M     42    1:15:59
   7    Alexander Elkonin          M     47    1:19:58
   8    Tim Spigelmyer             M     45    1:20:35
   9    Michael Goldfine           M     53    1:22:54
  10    Matt Smith                 M     45    1:23:41
  11    Josh Organist              M     30    1:25:41
  12    Alicia Cornali             F     38    1:26:45
  13    Leard Huggins              M     31    1:27:08
  14    Scott Brenneman            M     36    1:27:21
  15    Mark Podgurski             M     40    1:31:45
  16    Dave DeGroote              M     52    1:31:54
  17    Rob Crowe                  M     62    1:32:19
  18    Heath Long                 M     43    1:39:40
  19    Heather Hoechst            F     30    1:40:17
  20    Pamela Scott               F     48    1:40:27
  21    Jessica Hawk               F     26    1:46:49
  22    Edward Wilson-Ewing        M     26    1:41:30
  23    Kevin Becker               M     40    1:41:30
  24    Van Swauger                M     40    1:43:14
  25    Diane Swauger              F     34    1:43:18
  26    Steve Donnelly             M     43    1:44:59
  27    Christy Kline              F     30    1:49:34
  28    Sue Bacon                  F     51    1:53:53
  29    Jeannie Peters             F     32    1:54:20
  30    Denise Weaver              F     45    2:04:59
  31    Tina Gregory               F     39    2:04:59
  32    Sean McPherson             M     18    2:13:16
  33    Kyle McPherson             M     21    2:13:19 



Runners mill about the start of the Tussey-Whipple 11-Miler

 

James Faucette and Robby Longnecker round a switchback on the long

uphill of mOUnTaiNBACK Leg 1.

Michael Tshudy, men's 3rd place finisher.

 

 

Alicia Cornali, women's 1st place.

 

Tim Spigelmyer looked stronger than he felt!