7th Annual Treaster Kettle Test-Your-Mettle 10.6 Miler
Colyer Lake - June 5, 2011


mettle - vigor and strength of spirit or temperament; staying quality.

The weather was mild and overcast with a slight breeze as runners lined up for this run. Edgar Alan Treaster, a grandson of local man Lyman Treaster, whose CCC team lived at the Penn Roosevelt camp from 1933-37 and built many of these roads, was the starter. Three generations of the Treaster family were present for the start.  It was great to honor the unique historical connection.

Patrick Singletary and Dave Moore cruised into the finish together, just one minute slower than the course record. Heather Hoechst was the first woman finisher and shaved over 3 minutes off her time from last year. Several others bested last year's times: Alan Effrig by 2+ minutes; Robert Shaver by 1+; Marty Klanchar by nearly 2; Rob Crowe by nearly 8; Tina Gregory by nearly 7; Van and Diane Swauger by 9; Denise Weaver by more than 1; and Nina Safran bested her 2009 time by more than 7 minutes.

Special congratulations to Elizabeth Gabel, for whom this was her first race ever. What a start!

Five runners have run Teasers 1 through 4 and will be eligible for the grand prize if they complete Teaser #5: Rob Crowe, Randy Loss, Diane Swauger, Van Swauger, Dan Wright. Diane and Randy also ran Teaser #0.

The final Tussey Teaser of the season, the Bear Meadows Made-in-the-Shade 7.0 or 10.6 miler, will take place June 26. 
 

Place  Name                   Age  Gender   Time
-----  ----                   ---  ------   ----
   1   Dave Moore              26     M    1:09:47
   2   Patrick Singletary      45     M    1:09:47
   3   Constantin Schreiber    27     M    1:11:41
   4   Alan Effrig             32     M    1:13:14
   5   Matt Smith              47     M    1:17:01
   6   Tom Cali                56     M    1:19:45
   7   Greg Luna               45     M    1:24:53
   8   Robert Shaver           50     M    1:26:15
   9   Rob Crowe               63     F    1:27:52
  10   Jesse Matteson          30     M    1:28:56
  11   Heather Hoechst         32     F    1:30:54
  12   Kevin Becker            41     M    1:30:54
  13   Marty Klanchar          53     M    1:32:48
  14   Ashley Puls             27     F    1:33:54
  15   Dan Wright              47     M    1:35:45
  16   Sarah Farrant           38     F    1:37:47
  17   Emily Herring           21     F    1:40:01
  18   Tina Gregory            40     F    1:40:12
  19   Nina Safran             51     F    1:40:17
  20   Van Swauger             42     M    1:42:03
  21   Diane Swauger           35     F    1:42:04
  22   Lorella Thomas          37     F    1:42:32
  23   Joe Shuta               60     M    1:44:35
  24   Denise Weaver           46     F    2:01:20
  25   Randy Loss              45     M    2:06:03
  26   Elizabeth Gabel         19     F    2:06:03

 

The Treaster Family

The start of a long climb.


The first seven finishers: Dave Moore, Patrick Singletary, Alan Effrig, Constantin Schreiber, Matt Smith, Greg Luna and Tom Cali

Heather Hoechst arrives with Kevin Becker to take the women's title. 

Dan Wright powers his way home

 

Tom Cali is all smiles


 

Joe Shuta with a word from our sponsors