Monday, April 30, 2012

Race Report from April 28-29

Results, Greening Up The Mountain 5K
Sylva, NC - Saturday, April 28, 2012:
Don McMahill - 31:11 - 3rd AG - 70+
Dawson Hunter - 37:48 - 1st AG -80+
Barbara Hunter - 67:09 - 1st AG - 70+

Falafel 5k Results
Andy McKenzie 19:12 - Won his Age Group & 8th Overall
Scott Hickman 19:46 - Won his Age Group & 10th Overall
Nancy Griffin 24:28 - Won her Age Group
Dennis Duffy - 25:12
Raylene Morrow 25:38 - Won her Age Group
Jeff Carnivale Paced his son through his 1st 5k & finished in 36:50

 Kathy Pressley (pictured above on left w/ her Daughter Amber) ran her 1st 5 Miler at the Providence Heart & Sole Race in Columbia, SC finishing in 56:33.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Race Report from 4-20 to 4-22

Karren Masson won the Female Division of the Valdese Sprint Triathlon & was 7th place overall!

Emily Pulsifer was the 2nd overall female in the Blue Ridge Marathon.

Matt Morse & Dave Workman went 1-2 in the Dupont 1/2 Marathon as did Amanda Chase & Leah Nicholson. Lydia Odell won the Master's Division at the Dupont 1/2 Marathon in 1:45.Lynn Marks finished 3rd in her Age Group. Randy Sain ran 1:51 & won his Age Group. Shannon Wildes was 2nd in her Age Group & 5th female overall in 1:45:01. Dennis Duffy finished 4th in his Age Group despite a rough day on the trails. Kate Seng was 3rd in her Age Group in 2:18:42. Bill Sauber won his Age Group. Lance Martin (pictured above) was 2nd in his Age Group in 1:46. Bart Smith finished 14th Overall & 1st in his Age Group in 1:44. Eve Smith finished 2nd in her Age Group in 2:08.

Raylene Morrow ran the Nolichucky River Run 5k in Erwin, TN. She won the Master's Category in 25:49!

Josh Wexler did the Charleston sprint Triathlon and placed 3rd in the Clydesdale Division finishing in 1:16:29.

 Josh Cree finished 3rd overall in the Run for the Paws 5k. Robin Mehler was 2nd Female Overall. Janet Casperson ran with her dog Sadie (both pictured above) in the Run for the Paws 5k. Both finished in 35:46. Sarah Hendricks took 2nd in her Age Group in 27:26. Melissa McCulloch won her Age Group.

In the Care Partners United Way 5k, Mike Lewis set a new PR of 25:46 & took 2nd in his Age Group.

Gerri Grady (pictured above on the right) ran the Smoky Mountain Relay on one of the Cherokee Runners Teams. Bryce Sloan, Shannon Worley, & Tera Pruitt also ran the relay for Team SKIRTS & New Beginnings that finished 8th & 9th overall.

Ron Wyant ran the Mayland 15k Trail Race & was 31st overall.

Curtis Rowe was 2nd overall in the Conquer the Cove 5k in 17:53. Pamela VanPraag set a new 5k PR running in honor of a friend.

Tom Bernstein ran a 15k in Charleston, SC last weekend and finished 19th overall & 4th in his Age Group.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Trail Runs in Gorges State Park & Dupont 10k & 50k Update

Gorges Road and Trail runs (4.5 mile and 2.5 mile options)
May 19, 2012 – 9:00 am start.
100 runners and walkers will have the chance to take part in the first-ever organized running events in Gorges State Park.

The 4.5 mile and 2.5 mile runs will be a perfect mix of new roads and new trails currently under construction.  These runs will be an “introduction” of what’s to come in Gorges future.  Western North Carolina is proud to have Gorges as a significant part of our home and backyard.

On-line registration at – keyword search Gorges Road and Trail Run or visit the link -
This year is a low-key, inaugural event with very low runner fees. The 2012 focus is on showcasing Gorges.

FootRX of Asheville is a major supporter and is helping with race logistics. We plan to grow this event in 2013 with sponsors, supporters and of course more “frills.”

Runners will be allowed entrance to the park at 8:00 am.  Parking will be available at the new White Pines picnic area where registration and the start/finish for the runs will take place.  

Please consider registering on-line soon to save your place.  There may be a few slots available race day, but we can’t promise it.

The runs are the kick-off to a larger festival, Gorges Gratitude Day.
The day will include lots of family fun and something for everyone. Special presentations on a variety of topics including falconry, black bears, geology, and local folk lore. There also will be live music, hayrides and opportunities to meet community organizations instrumental in the parks development.

There is no entry fee for the actual festival, just a small fee for the runs.  Community organizations providing food and drink will accept donations for their contributions to support their missions.

The festival can be reached by taking US 64 to Sapphire and heading South on NC 281. Upon entering the park follow the signs and parking attendant instructions to available event parking. The festival starts at 10:00 am and ends at 5:00 PM.

For further information about the festival contact Gorges State Park at 828-966-9099.
Registration is now open for October DuPont Trail Running Races
Contact: Lydia Odell, race director

Registration is now open for the Hickory Mountain 10K, DuPont State Recreational Forest 50K and the NEW two-person 50K relay.
The 10K will take place Saturday, Oct 6 at 9 am and the individual 50K / two-person relay takes place Sunday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 am.  All races will start and finish at Guion Farm access off of Sky Valley Rd. in DuPont.
Early bird entry fees for the 10K are $25, individual 50K $60 and relay $90. Proceeds go to DegreeMap, a 501(c)3 helping high school students apply to college and find scholarships to attend.
For more information on the races, visit

Click here for the 50K and relay

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Return of the Asheville Triathlon !

We are pleased to announce the return of the Asheville Triathlon to Asheville Rec Park on July 22nd, 2012. The race is perfect for every level of triathlete, from novice to elites and features a beautiful outdoor pool swim in a 50 meter pool, rolling bike course and a flat and fast run course! Individual and Relay teams available! Join us for some summer fun at the Asheville Triathlon. For more info find us on Facebook "Asheville Triathlon" or email

 Asheville Triathlon Press Release

Race Report from April 14-16

Ah Boston Marathon 2012. We had some survivors of the 80+ Degree heat:
Phil Ladder
Macy Ladder
Curtis Rowe
Andie McKenzie
Todd Gothberg
Times are irrelevant considering what they had to endure!

Raylene Morrow ran the Trot for Tots 5k in Johnson City, TN and WON her Age Group!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Race Report from April 7-8

At the Lake Junaluska Bunny Run, Don McMahill was 3rd in his Age Group in 30:56. Dennis Duffy ran the 10k & won his Age Group in 53:10.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Race Reports from March 31 - April 1

In the Cooper River Bridge Run 10k, Bart Smith won his Age Group in 43:12. Andy Brouwer finished 197th out of 36,705 in 39:54.

Rebecca Mayernick ran the LG Brechen 10k in Brechen, Germany and finished 6th overall & 3rd in her Age Group in 45:15.

Ellen Seagle finished her 1st marathon at the Covenant Health Marathon in Knoxville, TN placing 5th in her Age Group in 3:40:46. Gerri Grady ran as a part of the marathon relay event on a team for the Cherokee Runners running the 2nd leg, 6.3 miles in 1:14.

In the Black Mountain Greenway Challenge, Aaron Saft won the 5k in 16:22. Shawn Bagley was 2nd in 19:10, & Brian Simpson finished 3rd in 19:34. Dennis Duffy won his Age Group in 24:27. Dennis' son Dennis also fared well finishing just behind his Dad, but 1st in his Age Group and his wife won her Age Group as well. Don McMahill took 2nd in his Age Group finishing in 32:28.

David Workman won the 10k in 35:54. Keelin Schneider finished 1st female in 39:26. Kim Sweetland was 2nd female in 41:14. John Treleaven finished 2nd in his Age Group in 47:00. Raylene Morrow won her Age Group & ran 3 minutes faster than in 2010! Randy Sain finished 2nd in his Age Group in 50:00.

Joshua Wexler won his Age Group in the Lake Lure Collegiate Sprint Triathlon finishing in 1:28:07.

Lynn Marks finished 3rd in her Age Group at the Edneyville Spring Fling 5k.