President Chris writes: I would like to thank all the Women/Girl runners and walkers who attended the 5th edition of the All Women's 5K. Special thanks go out to Lisa Bennett for taking over the RD duties and doing a great job. Thanks also to Barb Miller for her hard work the last four years. We had a nice turnout with all having fun and enjoying a nice morning. A great thank you also to the volunteers who helped out. Lastly, thanks to all the sponsors who were a big part of this event. All profits will go to the Women's Shelter Network.
|1.||Elaine Riendeau||32||23:47||11.||June Wasserman||51||31:31|
|2.||Diana Thompson||42||23:56||12.||Joy Lewis||37||32:07|
|3.||Debra Borden||44||26:55||13.||Ann Nennig||45||32:37|
|4.||Carol Wolfe||38||26:45||14.||Linda Homer||32||33:06|
|5.||Diane Lenz||19||27:31||15.||Linda Rolfs||54||33:27|
|6.||Helen Cothran||39||27:34||16.||Brandy Corley||34||34:26|
|7.||Nancy Webster||56||28:31||17.||Diana Sliva||33||34:34|
|8.||Ellen Micheli||57||30:08||18.||Carol Mills||59||45:28|
|9.||Dorie Cornell||48||30:37||19.||Kristyme Vanskike||30||45:28|
|1.||Mindy Brown||11||42:36||17.||Lori French||38||53:24|
|2.||Debbie Brown||39||42:37||18.||Tina Creighton||41||54:07|
|3.||Pat Mullis||51||42:40||19.||Cam Alden||62||54:47|
|4.||Dianne Dilley||51||43:00||20.||Bernice Boyd||66||54:48|
|5.||Terry Riggs||52||43:29||21.||Lou Mello||64||54:50|
|6.||Laurie Voelker||31||43:29||22.||Kim Hilde||29||55:20|
|7.||Teri Dalbey||42||49:53||23.||Marci Burnett||47||55:28|
|8.||Bianca Samaniego||19||50:14||24.||Cheryl Crook||43||55:29|
|9.||Nila Gunn||46||50:18||25.||Merri Giles||35||55:31|
|10.||Joan Troublefield||34||50:21||26.||Kathy Najjar||40||57:43|
|11.||Heather Weaver||32||50:21||27.||Margaret Cothran||79||57:44|
|12.||Judy Weaver||57||50:21||28.||Agnes Thomas||58||1:00:46|
|14.||Joann Sorbo||71||50:25||30.||Sherry Fraughton||1:01:34|
|15.||Ashlee Bailey||11||50:41||31.||Dorothy Dickens||1:01:35|
Four Over the Hill Track Club Members traveled to Wrightwood California to run the 1999 Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. Elaina McMahon, Monty Mackey, Rick Miller and Eric Kajiwara would test their mettle against the 100.53 mile course starting at Wrightwood and ending at Johnson Park in Pasadena. This would be Rick Millerís first attempt at a 100 miler.
The course crisscrosses Highway 2 until the 59.3 mile point at the Shortcut Saddle aid station. From Shortcut the trail wanders through the San Gabriel Mountains down to the finish. There is a cumulative elevation gain of 21,610 ft. and a cumulative loss of 26,700 ft. The highest point on the course is Mt. Baden-Powell at 9,210ft.
The runners started at 5:00 am Saturday in the dark. The morning temperature only required a short sleeve shirt, foretelling of high heat through Cooper canyon later in the day. Elaina and Monty went for the gold right out of the chute. After climbing to the top of Blue Ridge, sunrise allowed us to stow our flashlights until that night.
After arriving at Shortcut, we discovered Elaina had dropped because of back problems. This was a disappointment for all because she had just passed Suzanne Brana (who was first place woman at Western States 100 this year) and was in first place when she had to turn back shortly after leaving Shortcut. She was on her way to a first place finish and a sub-24 hour time.
From Shortcut, Rick and I picked up our second pacers, Randy Klassen and John Anderson who would prod us the next 15.25 miles to Chantry Flats. Even though we have covered over 74 miles, runners usually call Chantry the "halfway point". Andrew Mitchell and Mark McKinney assumed pacing duties from Chantry to the finish.
Even though it was 4:00 am when Rick and I left Chantry to climb Mt Wilson, we had problems because of dehydration. We weren't drinking and taking salt as we should have during the night. Sunrise met us at the top of Tollhouse Road. After a downhill to Idlehour (83.75 miles) it was a series of descents and climbs to Sam Merrill aid station (89.25 miles). The sun resumed its intensity from Sam Merrill to the finish.
We hit the pavement with about a mile to the finish and were met by some of our ultra running friends; Liz Hodges, Bertha Marinaro and Shannon Lyons; who ran in with us. We crossed under the finishing banner at 32:16 with 44 minutes to spare. Rick finished his first 100 miler, and I finished my fourth AC 100.
Mucho thanks to our pacers and crew. It made the experience much more pleasant (bearable?).
|Jo Kajiwara||Sig Nakashima|
|Barb Miller||Teri Mitchell|
|John Anderson||Christine McKinney|