Resolution Run 8K Prediction Run
In spite of the rainy weather, 137 runners turned out for the Striders’ Annual New Year’s Day Resolution Run, an 8k event in which the competitors vied for the most accurate prediction of their time. Runners simply started sometime after 9:30 AM and tried to finish exactly at 11 AM— without the benefit of watches or clocks.
The competition came down to the steadiness of age against the wildness of youth. In the end, youth won again. John Chall, age 49, finished only 1.99 seconds before the hour, but he lost to 12-year-old Chris Von Rautenkrantz, who finished 1.87 seconds after the hour. John did receive some painter’s gloves for his valiant effort. Young Chris, who had never before even competed in an 8k let alone a prediction run, won a handsome gold clock. “And I ran the whole course just before the run to see what it was like,” Chall lamented.
Of the 137 who ran, 72 finished before the hour and 65 finished after the hour. They may have wanted to finish early anyway to get to the donuts, coffee, and fruit juice at the neighborhood center. Oddly enough, two of the fastest runners in the field, Jason Tripp and Kent Werner, finished nearly last in the competition. For being nearly eight minutes late, Mr. Werner earned a bottle of non-alcoholic cider. “He must have been hung over,” said race director Dave Tripp.
Dave and Judi Tripp organized and directed the popular event. The $5 entry fees raised funds for the Scholarship Fund of the Howard County Striders.
The Resolution Run began and ended at the Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center, and the course wound along bike paths though the Jeffers Hill and Locust Park neighborhoods of Columbia, MD. The rain had flooded a few stretches of bike path, but the runners did not complain about getting their feet wet. After all, it really wasn’t a race!
- by Jim Carbary
First_Last_Name Gender Time Hadi Navid M46 10:28:32.28 Jodi Navid F41 10:31:20.94 Shane Bogan M47 10:40:15.28 Michael Ross M19 10:44:21.71 Chris Stahl M16 10:44:23.57 Danielle Amini-Kern F17 10:45:48.80 Grace Brown F33 10:48:42.86 Rachel Lambeth F30 10:48:44.43 Jeb Beagles M29 10:48:44.87 Lucas Casem M14 10:51:20.09 Kim Casem F38 10:51:20.33 Morgan Swann M13 10:51:20.78 Scott Ryan M40 10:53:47.57 Jessica Guillory F27 10:54:30.37 Heidi Platt F38 10:54:38.21 Ashley Leitner F9 10:54:39.45 Jesse Leitner M37 10:54:53.44 Patrice Aubrey F29 10:55:14.71 George Kroeker M54 10:55:26.04 Robyn Kajiura F43 10:55:57.24 Timothy Elliott M21 10:55:58.66 Bill Wandel M63 10:56:50.55 Joseph Esposito M47 10:57:03.05 Catherine Casem F12 10:57:10.55 Jennifer Smith F30 10:57:24.00 Adam Rutz m29 10:57:25.39 Tara Cronk F28 10:57:47.70 William May M52 10:57:48.37 Darryl Smith M44 10:58:11.31 Graham Welch M14 10:58:35.90 Maria May F41 10:58:42.04 James Carbary M55 10:58:44.24 Sarah Mandl F17 10:58:44.85 Carroll Thumel M46 10:58:48.40 Brad Lieberman M47 10:58:48.76 Ken Schreier M57 10:58:49.82 Mary Beth Soverns F47 10:58:51.06 Weems McFadden M49 10:58:51.41 Sarah Cepeda F28 10:58:53.56 Shyamal Nandi M68 10:58:55.53 Jordan Greene F15 10:58:58.78 Neal Ziring M43 10:59:01.91 Patty Wunsch F47 10:59:03.47 Joey Esposito M16 10:59:05.15 Vicki Lang F38 10:59:06.40 Peter Boice M60 10:59:07.47 Emily Houve F32 10:59:12.04 Julie Goodwin F27 10:59:19.82 Gabriel Hiza M63 10:59:21.87 Evan Thomas M65 10:59:25.95 Denise Hyde F41 10:59:31.12 Veronica Noonan F37 10:59:31.84 Megan Henly F29 10:59:32.19 Heidi Savin F28 10:59:32.74 Darryl Fairley M40 10:59:33.43 Shannon Costello F30 10:59:37.47 William Barker M62 10:59:39.82 Peter Salmon-Cox M67 10:59:41.14 Brenda Von Rautenkranz F49 10:59:46.47 Mary Garatt F58 10:59:47.14 Peter Peterman M48 10:59:47.82 Luis Diaz M29 10:59:49.44 Eric Schuler M13 10:59:49.95 Greg Schuler M46 10:59:50.96 Mohan Ray M59 10:59:52.75 Neal Fedarko M48 10:59:53.40 Marshall Demaree M10 10:59:53.76 Phil Lang M39 10:59:54.36 Mick Slonaker M57 10:59:54.93 Timothy May M41 10:59:55.46 Maureen Luthardt F39 10:59:56.04 John Chall M49 10:59:58.01 *** Christian Von Rautenkranz *** M12 11:00:01.87 Johnna Esposito F19 11:00:03.34 Alex Gedhent M18 11:00:04.85 Shelly Kvech F35 11:00:06.30 Leonard Guralnick M56 11:00:06.97 Carla Royalty F42 11:00:08.86 Peter Sammis M15 11:00:09.75 Richard Fox M59 11:00:10.62 Stephen McGovern M50 11:00:11.75 Lisa Goines F34 11:00:13.74 Karsten Brown M32 11:00:13.98 Kyle Royalty M12 11:00:14.41 Jordan Kelso M33 11:00:14.68 Yasuo Oda M45 11:00:16.02 Stephen Alpern M59 11:00:19.26 Michael Dusenbery M28 11:00:23.74 Stephen Wargo M36 11:00:24.78 Jessica Esposito F12 11:00:25.09 Tiffany Lang F12 11:00:25.86 Stig Rasmussen M63 11:00:26.22 John Briguglio M17 11:00:26.60 Brian Harvey M19 11:00:26.94 Brian Pickett M47 11:00:33.44 Teddy Carney M16 11:00:38.46 Grant Demaree M14 11:00:38.75 Petra Baker F40 11:00:43.49 Marsha Demaree F42 11:00:45.74 Dwight Mikulis M49 11:00:47.89 Steven Anderson M41 11:00:49.41 Roger Calvert M56 11:00:51.69 Phil Respass M44 11:00:54.64 Ginger Rowley F45 11:00:56.46 Ron Weber M54 11:01:06.50 Russell Holley M59 11:01:08.43 John King M41 11:01:08.82 Tom McCarthy M53 11:01:11.38 Eric Bell M18 11:01:13.71 Judith Weber F47 11:01:14.49 Keith Wunsch M51 11:01:31.23 Stephen Wunsch m16 11:01:31.84 Richard Rosen M58 11:01:33.09 Karen Harvey F50 11:01:34.26 Steven Grufferman M53 11:01:35.97 Bill Arbelaez M50 11:01:48.04 Jerry Warfield M62 11:01:53.81 Marc Burger M34 11:02:00.90 Loren Garroway M48 11:02:01.88 David Jun M22 11:02:03.01 Walter von Rautenkranz M46 11:02:08.66 Mike Fleming M61 11:02:13.27 Majid Waheed M15 11:02:28.69 Dick Woods M60 11:03:08.34 Ryan Noonan M13 11:03:14.79 Matthew Rozier M13 11:03:16.95 Louis Nagel M50 11:03:18.76 Gregory Lepore M36 11:03:22.56 Pat Wilkerson F47 11:03:45.45 Toni Bluher F44 11:03:45.70 Devon Rodick M14 11:06:00.91 Jeff Anderson M34 11:06:01.20 Denise Tripp F34 11:06:03.78 Jason Tripp M34 11:06:05.15 Kent Werner M27 11:07:42.13 Nicole Betancourt F31 11:19:46.00 Sean McGovern M22 11:30:00.00