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July 11, 2013. Genesee Valley Park
Genesee Valley Park Trail Challenge
July 11, 2013

We finally got a break from Rochesterís rainy summer for our first Trail Challenge of the season. With temperatures in the high 70ís it was not too hot, but humid enough to make running a challenge. Forty-eight participants came out to explore and enjoy the beauty of Genesee Valley Park.

How does a course setter design an interesting course in a urban park that is primarily comprised of water and a golf course? Dick Detwilerís ingenious plan took advantage of this historic parkís greatest attributes; the many bridges that link the park, divided by both the Genesee River and the Erie Canal. Runners selected either a 4k or 8k route.

Dick helpfully provided detail on the map that showed the terrain underneath some of the bridges that would not be visible on a typical map. Runners on the 8k course experienced twelve bridge crossings as they navigated their way through the park. At times it was tempting to jump in and swim across the river. While controls were primarily easily visible, the challenge was to decide which bridge would provide the most efficient route. Runners even got to visit a dovecote hidden from view by stately trees.

The evening culminated in delicious refreshments provided by Sandra Lomker and Anne Schwartz, and a yummy cake in celebration of Sandraís birthday.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible. Many hands were at work both on and behind the scenes. Thank you to Dick for the hours spent updating the park map, designing the course and hanging controls. Thanks to Sandra for lining up volunteers to make this meet possible. Thanks to Tyler for maintaining the Trail Challenge site, setting up pre-registration, and providing electronic support for the meet. Many volunteers provided assistance in greeting, registration, set up, instruction, and flag pick-up. Thanks to Patty Borden, Don and Cheri Winslow, Anne Schwartz, Rick Worner, Linda Kohn, Lindsay Worner, Greg Michels, Jim Borden, Pete Dady, Rob Stevens, and everyone else who lent a hand.

If you enjoy participating in our meets please consider volunteering in the future. Without the help of our members these events would not be possible. Please contact Sandra Lomker for more information.

Laurie Hunt
Meet Director

Thanks to our volunteers:

Meet Director: Laurie Hunt
Course Setter: Dick Detwiler
Greeter: Rick Worner
Registration: Anne Schwartz, Greg Michels, Cheri Winslow, Patty Borden
Start/Finish/E-Punch: Tyler Borden, Cheri Winslow
Flag Pick-Up: Anne Schwartz, Dick Detwiler, Rob Stevens, Peter Dady, Jim Borden
Food: Anne Schwartz, Sandra Lomker
Instruction: Linda Kohn, Don Winslow

Results

4K TC | 8K TC | Winsplits | RouteGadget

4K TC    3.2k  10m


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Don Winslow

M45+

ROC

26:06

2

Erin Rycroft

F-21+

ROC

27:20

3

Kristina Modjeski

F-21+

ROC

28:22

4

Jacob Dyson

M-16


30:03

5

Mark Salas

M45+


30:18

6

Sean Sims

M-21+


34:01

7

Linda Burgey

F-21+

ROC

34:40

8

Katie Edwards

F-18


36:27

9

Megan Conrow

F-18


36:29

10

Benjamin Francisco

M-16

ROC

37:49

11

Laurie Hunt

F60+

ROC

45:23

12

Marsha Reed

Rec

ROC

45:52

13

Richard Burgey

M70+

ROC

45:58

14

Patty Borden

Rec

ROC

46:01

15

Tom Reinecker

M50+


46:47

16

April Miller

F45+

ROC

59:58

17

Rita Wilbert

F55+

ROC

59:59

18

Cindy Frontenrre

Rec


82:03

19

Michelle Schuster

F45+

ROC

82:05


Diane Gray

F45+


DNF

8K TC    7.2k  20m


Name

Class

Club

Time

1

Zachary Lyons

M-18

ROC

40:36

2

Kevin Killigrew

M-16


40:40

3

Rob Feissner

M35+


44:42

4

Gregory Michels

M40+

ROC

44:45

5

Thomas Rycroft

M40+

ROC

45:12

6

Stina Bridgeman

F35+

ROC

45:14

7

Roger Kurtz

M45+


45:20

8

Rob Stevens

M45+

ROC

45:30

9

Zak Borden

M-21+

ROC

45:34

10

Russell Nordquest

M35+

ROC

46:02

11

Tim Ratowski

M40+


46:04

12

Patty Lyons

F60+

BFLO

46:06

13

Tyler Borden

M-21+

ROC

46:08

14

Vince Kurtz

M-18


46:09

15

Peter Dady

M60+

CNYO

51:54

16

Rick Worner

M65+

ROC

54:13

17

Linda Kohn

F60+

ROC

59:23

18

Lindsay Worner

F-21+

ROC

60:54

19

Mark Keating

M-21+


61:03

20

Justin Newcomer

Rec


63:28

21

Jim Borden

M50+

ROC

66:05

22

Anne Schwartz

F55+

ROC

69:16

23

Stephanie Reh

Rec

ROC

80:55

24

Veronica Brown

Rec


80:56


Walt Lyons

M70+

BFLO

DNF


Andrew Davis

M-21+


DNF


Ed Housel

M50+


DNF


Andrew Nadeau

M-21+


DNF

 
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