6th Annual Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Miler
June 6, 2010 - Colyer Lake


It was 71 degrees and overcast at 8 a.m. as thirty runners showed they had the mettle to turn up and run the rolling hills of Treaster Kettle Road to Bear Meadows and back. The overcast held out for most of the run, and about 1:15 into it a gentle drizzle blew in to cool things off.

Alan Effrig and Costas Maranas set the pace for the men, finishing just a couple minutes ahead of women's leaders Beth Herndon and Lauren Philbrook.

Three runners did the "Rothrock Double," coming off the heels of Saturday's Rothrock Trail Challenge to also run this one: Dave DeGroote, Jeff Smucker and Tara Murray. One runner, Denise Weaver, shaved 5 full minutes off her 2009 time for this run.

Four runners have covered the first four Teasers: Dave DeGroote, Diane Swauger, Van Swauger and Denise Weaver. All runners completing all five Teasers receive a special prize, and are eligible for the grand Teaser prize.

The final of the five Tussey Teasers, the Bear Meadows Made in the Shade 7.0 or 10.6 Miler, is June 27. This one features a "choose your distance" option where you can actually decide at mile 4.5.

Subway party subs and  a range of door prizes will follow. Thanks to Subway for sponsoring the 2010 Tussey Teasers series. Thanks to Stephen Ast for assistance with timing and photos, and for bringing extra water!

The runners start their 10.6 mile up and down trek.

Alan Effrig was the first down the mountain. Costas Maranas was entering the parking lot, just out of view.

Lauren Philbrook and Beth Herndon have been training together since the Indoor Miles. They finished together as the first females.

Alicia Cornali was finishing as the sky started to threaten

Kevin Becker and Heather Hoechst got dreneched

Amy Long had a soggy time, but she was there for the RUN!

 Place  Name                   Age     Time
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1 Alan Effrig 31 1:15:51
2 Costas Maranas 42 1:16:12
3 Elizabeth Herndon 24 1:18:43
4 Lauren Philbrook 22 1:18:43
5 Stephen Van Wert 23 1:23:24
6 Andrew Wehl 45 1:26:02
7 Kathy Simin 39 1:26:48
8 Mark Lee 48 1:27:12
9 Robert Shaver 49 1:27:34
10 Leard Huggins 32 1:27:47
11 Alicia Cornali 38 1:31:13
12 Heather Hoechst 31 1:34:20
13 Kevin Becker 40 1:34:20
14 Tara Murray 33 1:34:20
15 Marty Klanchar 52 1:34:35
16 David DeGroote 52 1:34:35
17 Jessica Hawk 26 1:34:51
18 Rob Crowe 62 1:35:47
19 Jeff Biss 42 1:37:30
20 John Wilcock 39 1:40:28
21 Amy Long 34 1:41:02
22 Tina Gregory 39 1:47:01
23 Tom Fritz 44 1:47:50
24 Christy Kline 30 1:49:47
25 Van Swauger 41 1:51:22
26 Diane Swauger 34 1:51:22
27 Grace O'Keefe 54 1:58:35
28 Denise Weaver 45 2:02:28
29 Sue Bacon 51 2:04:22
30 Randy Loss 44 2:07:37