On Aug. 9 a public forum was held to allow discussion and comment on the upcoming Annapolis Ten Mile Run scheduled for Aug. 26. The forum is part of the process being required on all "special events" held in Annapolis. Coordination and oversight was provided by the Mayor's Development/Special Events focal point, Michelle LeFurge. As the appointed time (7 p.m.) came and went it became evident that the race proponents and the city coordinator would be the only areas represented. Of the 25 proponents in attendance, about half were Annapolis residents. No one came to voice concerns about the event, which is in its 37th year. Thus, barring another hurricane visiting its wrath on the area, the event should go on as scheduled.
As described in this column two weeks ago, the course, after crossing the
Bridge, will proceed up Route 450 to Boulters Way, going up to and into the Winchester Community for a short way before reversing direction, heading back to the bridge and making a return to Navy-Marine Corps
for the finish. The usual route that used Rte 648, including the Ferry Farms community, will not be used this year.
Residents along the course should expect to see representatives of the Annapolis Striders fanning out in their communities on Wednesday, Aug. 22nd to deliver handouts depicting the traffic conditions expected on race day between 7:45 and 10 a.m. Further information is available on the Striders' website (annapolisstriders.org). Emails to the club may be sent to
Marine Capt. Mosi Smith, a super ultrarunner, fulfilled his dream of doing the Badwater 135-mile race in Death Valley, Calif., in mid-July. Starting from a point 282 feet below sea-level, it ends at the "portal" on Mount Whitney at 8,360 feet. Billed as the world's toughest footrace, it provides a test of how much you want to get to that finish line. Mosi had done his homework and spent many years getting to that starting line, including the Western States 100-mile endurance run the month before Badwater. Most important for rookies in this event is a support team to help with all the logistics needed to keep moving in the varying conditions from desert to high mountain. The event recommends at least three in the crew - Mosi was fortunate to have a crew of six along with two vehicles. The team helped monitor his bodily functions and kept him nourished and hydrated. The race places a limit of 48 hours on finishers to achieve an official finish. Here are a few statistics of Mosi's run to contemplate: finish time - 37 hours, 11 minutes, and 8 seconds; 44th of 96 finishers; calories burned - 22,000; elevation gain - 13,000 feet. It was a truly impressive accomplishment.
COUNTY TRAILS EXPANSION:
The Maryland Bikeways program has awarded $300,000 in grant money that will go to the extension of the BWI Trail to the north going to the Nursery Rd Light Rail station in Punphrey. The initial funding will go to creating the design of this 1.4-mile extension. We can only hope that further funding will be found to actually build this improvement. The BWI Trail is owned by the airport and Maryland Transportation Administration but is patrolled by the Anne Arundel Department of Recreation and Parks Rangers under a memorandum of understanding with BWI. Although this funding is primarily for the bicycle community, runners and hikers will also benefit immensely. On another good note, the first phase of the Broadneck Trail was dedicated on Aug. 2 in a ceremony just off College Parkway. This trail will eventually connect the B&A Trail with Sandy Point Park. Funding to continue building this addition is yet to be identified.
ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS CROSS COUNTRY SERIES 5K/South River HS (137 finishers), Aug. 2
Male Leaders: 1. Andrew McClean 17:34; 2. Richard Pineda 18:20; 3. Jon Porubsky 18:21; 4. Tyler Sadka 18:33; 5. Brent Musselman 18:57; 6. Hillory Dean 19:09; 7. Elmer McPhail 19:09; 8. Jordan Blankenship 19:30; 9. Thomas Ferguson 19:31; 10. Trevor Denno 19:45
Female Leaders: 1. Zoe Barnes 21:34; 2. Carly Bunting 22:13; 3. Caitlyn McGuinnes 22:39; 4. Sarah Sykora 23:43; 5. Kerin Webber 23:55; 6. Sarah Marcum 24:25; 7. Gillian Krautman 24:36; 8. Kayla Emerson 24:44; 9. Lauren Twele 24:49; 10. Anna Wagner 24:52
ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS DOG DAYS 8K XC/Anne Arundel Community College (321 finishers), Aug. 6
Overall winners: Male - 1. Alex Lane 28:45, 2. Ben Waite 29:46.59; 3. Ted Murner 29:46.89
Overall winners: Female - Heide Lane 32 53; 2. Candice Rhine 33:22. 3. Danielle Gordanier 34:35
Age group winners -
14 & under: Male - Charles Wood 36:07; Female - Avery Cunningham 37:25
15-19: Male - Paul Cox 30:02; Female - Emily Johnson 40:07
20-29: Male - Caleb Kinney 35:20; Female - Kay Murner 34:55
30-39: Male - Jeff Spencer 30:19; Female - Priti Bhansali 36:11
40-49: Male - Dave Phipps 30:36; Female - Dawn Patterini 36:41
50-59: Male - Brian Daugherty 31:29; Female - Suzanne Furr 39:32
60-69: Male - Ronnie Wong 35:58; Female - June Schneider 50:21
70 & over: Male - Brev Moore 48:35; Female - Molly Sherwood 53:53
80 & over: Male - Brad Chapman 1:14:01; Female - Yvonne Aasen 1:05:40
ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS CROSS COUNTRY SERIES 5K/Chesapeake HS (72 finishers), Aug. 9
Male Leaders: 1. Andrew McClean 17:42 2. Alex Love 19:06; 3. Zachary Walker 19:20; 4. Ben Aris 19:35; 5. Wesley Clulow 20:11; 6. Thomas Ferguson 20:34; 7. Chris Dyer 21:11; 8. Dominic Gonzales 21:14; 9. Mark Rosasco 21:17; 10. Bill Stahr 21:18
Female Leaders: 1. Julia Downing 21:15; 2. Hannah Aris 23:16; 3. Katie Laird 27:22 4; 5. Taylor Rama 28:18; 6. Karen Young 32:23; 7. Anita McCullum 32:49; 8. Ashleigh Rama 32:56; 9. Jeannie Larrison 35:07; 10. Erin Brandt 35:09
KENT ISLAND RUNNING GROUP BEN MOORE MEMORIAL RACES/ Annapolis, Aug. 11
10K (55 finishers)
Overall winners: Male - Jeremy Aaronson 43:19; Female - Catherine Guider 52:42
Age Group Winners
14 & under: Male - Dominic Vissari 1:57:28
20-29: Male - Ernie Davis 49:15; Female - Allison Went 54:02
30-39: Male - Ben Laws 49:38; Female - Jill Callaghan 54:05
40-49: Male - Paul Walters 46:43; Female - Jennet Ward 54:46
50-59: Male -
53:09; Female - Donna Flynn 1:06:08
60 & over: Male - Stephen Sharpe 54:33
HALF MARATHON (175 finishers)
Overall winners: Male - Ted Murner 1:25:07; Female - Amanda An 1:37:05
Age Group Winners
15-19: Male - Dylan Bonfigli 1:35:16; Female - Erin Young-Dahl 1:49:34
20-29: Male - Willism Wiet 1:25:38; Female - Bridget Nolan 1:37:43
30-39: Male - Greg Skipper 1:28:53; Female - Kristina Rynes 1:37:30
40-49: Male - Douglas Zadow 1:34:41; Female - Laura Magdeburger 1:43:36
50-59: Male - John Hagen 1:33:40; Female - Judy Weber 1:58:47
60 & over: Male- Greg Bean 2:08:02
Aug. 18, 8 a.m.
- Feed Annapolis 5 Miler/Bates Middle School. Information: feedannapolis.com
Aug. 26, 7:45 a.m.
- 37th Annapolis Ten Mile Run/Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Information: annapolisstriders.org
Sept. 1, 8 a.m.
- MWR Labor Day 5K/Bay Room, Greenbury Pt. Information: 410-293-9200
Sept. 8, 7:30 a.m.
- Run 4 Shelter Half Marathon, 10K & 5K/Kent Island Narrows Center. Information: run4shelter.net
Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m.
- Pasadena 5K/Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Hwy. Information: pasadena5k.org
- National Run At Work Day. Information: rrca.org
Sept. 23, 8:15 a.m.
- Victim's Fund Run 5K/Severna Park HS. Information: statesattorney-annearundel.com
Sept. 29, 9 a.m.
- GBIA 5K/Glen Burnie & the B&A Trail. Information: gbia.org
Sept. 30, 7:30 a.m.
- Annapolis Run for Shelter Half Marathon & 4.2m/Quiet Waters Park. Information: Annapolsrunforshelter.com
Sept. 30, 9 a.m.
- Patuxent Run for the Refuge 5K/Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract, near Ft Meade. Information: runfortherefuge.com
Oct. 6, 8 a.m.
- Arundel Volunteer Fire Dept 5.3K and 10K Runs/Crofton Parkway. Information: arundelfire.com
Oct. 6, 9 a.m.
- Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis 5K/Quiet Waters Park. Information: bgcaa.com
Aug. 19, 7:30 a.m.
- Too Hot to Trot 10K/NCR Trail at Sparks Rd. Information: brrc.com
Aug. 26, 8 a.m.
- Get Ready Get Set Get Fit 5K/Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson. Information: charmcityrun.com
Aug. 31, 9 p.m.
- Blue Moon Run/NCR Trail/Ashland, Hunt Valley. Information: active.com/running/hunt-valley-md/blue-moonrun-2012
Sept. 1, 8 a.m.
- Knights of Columbus 10K Run/Ellicott City. Information: kc11898.com
Sept. 2, 8 a.m.
- Charm City 20 Miler/Ashland Market Place, NCR Trail. Information: charmcityrun.com
Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m.
- Eldersberg Labor Day 5K Rogue Run/Liberty HS, Eldersberg. Information: errun.org
Sept. 8, 8 a.m.
- Race to the "Creek" 5K/Patuxent River HS, Lusby. Information: 410-535-7865 or
Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.
- Police Pace 5K/Centennial Park, Ellicott City. Information: policepace.com
Sept. 9, 8:46 a.m.
- Run to Remember 5K/Baltimore Police HQ, E.Fayette St. Information: charmcityrun.com