7th annual Bear Meadows Made-in-the-Shade 7.0 or 10.6 Miler
Bear Meadows - June 26, 2011

Wonderfully cool temps and a gentle breeze greeted runners for this choose-your-distance-during-the-race run. This year, runners broke evenly across the long versus short course. Neither route is a cakewalk.

Greg Luna led the men in the 7.0 mile run, and Diane Swauger led the women. In the 10.6 mile run, Alan Effrig won the men's race, and Tara Murray and Amy Prokop ran together and both crossed the finish line first among the women.

Interesting notes: This was Jennifer Hessert's longest run yet. Van Swauger sliced 12 minutes off his time from last year. Rob Crowe lopped nearly 8 minutes off his 2010 time.

Four runners completed all five Tussey Teaser runs: Rob Crowe, Randy Loss, and Diane and Van Swauger. Diane and Randy also ran the February 'Sno Big Deal pre-Teaser. Rob and Van received Cold Stone Creamery "Signature Like It" treats, and Diane and Randy got upgrades to the "Gotta Have It" Version. Of the four, Randy won the drawing for a CSC ice cream cake.  Additional giveaway items came from Trail Runner Magazine (a 1-year subscription), along with gift certificates from Rita's Italian Ice.

A big thanks to Andrew Webb for help with course setup, and to Cindy McCrae for help with recording results. Thanks to Subway Restaurants for post-race grub that hit the spot.

Runners lined up on a nice cool morning

Greg Luna was the first to finish the 7 Miler

Laura Kilareski

 

Chanel Ludwig

 

The 10.6 Miler exhausted Rusty McCrea, who finished 2nd.


 

Amy Prokop and Tara Murray after tacking the 10.6 Miler.

 

Angel Burd and Victor DeDonato look happy to be done.

 

Subway sponsored all the Tussey Teasers, and runners gobbled it up!

7.0 Miler


Place  Name               Age  Sex   Time
-----  ----               ---  ---     ----
   1   Greg Luna           46   M     55:54
   2   Seth McDonough      26   M     59:39
   3   Van Swauger         42   M   1:07:52
   4   Diane Swauger       35   F   1:07:52
   5   David DeGroote      53   M   1:13:40
   6   Jennifer DeCecco    43   F   1:15:57
   7   Laura Kilareski     37   F   1:16:53
   8   Chanel Ludwig       33   F   1:18:34
   9   Jennifer Hessert    45   F   1:20:16
  10   Roberta Baker       29   F   1:21:58
  11   Peggy Grimes        54   F   1:24:47
  12   Randy Loss          45   M   1:24:47
  13   Jeffery Hart        42   M   1:37:41
  14   Jen Thistle         39   F   1:37:41

10.6 Miler

Place  Name               Age  Sex   Time
-----  ----               ---  ---     ----
   1   Alan Effrig         32   M   1:20:29
   2   Rusty McCrea        32   M   1:23:58
   3   Andrew Webb         46   M   1:23:58
   4   Robert Radzwich     41   M   1:33:27
   5   Anthony DiNallo     36   M   1:33:27
   6   Tara Murray         34   F   1:35:25
   7   Amy Prokop          41   F   1:35:25
   8   Rob Crowe           63   M   1:36:31
   9   Ashley Puls         27   F   1:39:20
  10   Marty Klanchar      53   M   1:42:40
  11   Angel Burd          26   F   1:44:58
  12   Victor DeDonato     27   M   1:45:00
  13   Scott Ludwig        39   M   1:45:03
  14   Joe Shuta           60   M   1:55:05
  15   Nina Safran         51   F   1:58:06