KEN BARLOW WINS RACE 384 ON OCT  9, 2017   WITH A TIME OF 20.14
Ken Barlow won his 3rd race on his 3rd try with a time of 20:14 in race 384 on October 9, 2017.
Rounding out the top five were 2- Giovany Pelaez 22:46, 3- Tim Hickok 23:50, 4- Kevin McGee 24:32
and Emmett Rahl 5- 24:34  Personal bests (PB) were set by Kevin McKee (8:25 better than first race
last month) and Ken Barlow (4 seconds better.
     Emmett Rahl extended his consecutive race streak to 112 races, 8 short of Peter Lew’s record of 120.  The
2nd longest streak currently is Dave Parsel with 23 consecutive months.  The third longest streak
currently is 10 by Jim Heller and 4th longest streak is by  by Raji Shunmngavel at 5 races.
     Dave Parsel ran the race on crutches enduring almost two hours (117:30) on the race circuit before
finishing.  I can’t find one of my files but Dave’s time is believed to be at least 40 minutes slower than the
prior slowest race.
     Nelson ran his first lunch hour 5K in 15 months and his slowest race in 352 tries with a time of 66 minutes
which included a fall under PCH where he was trying to avoid the high tieds on the running trail by tip
toeing thru the rocks beside the trail. He lost his balance and fell!  It took him over a minute to get up
preventing him from bnreaking 65 minutes!  He finished with scratches on the knee and elbow, a bruised
thigh, a brusied ego and some wet running shorts.   The big casualty was his key to the ignition that
could no longer be inserted as it was slightly bent. Fortunately a driver 10 feet away had a pair of
pliers and once he straightened the key, Nelson was able to travel on wheels (a tad better than he travels on
foot)!
     The one female and 17 runners are believed to be the all time low for our monthly 5K. Probably can
contribute that to the fires as it rained ashes as we ran.  But it did make for an eerie  sky and cooler
temperatures as we had added layer of protection from the sun.      
                      AGE GROUP PLACING   
     AGE GROUP     (BOEING RUNNERS
PLACINGS  ONLY)
    MEN  
AGE  FIRST PLACE TIME  SECOND PLACE TIME
20-29        
30-39 Giovany Pelaez 22:46    
40-49 Emmett Rahl 24:34    
50-59 Ken Barlow 20:14 Ebrahimi Faramarz 26.53
60-69 Rich Terrell 26.13 Kie Soohoo 27.02  
70-79 Jim Heller 25.03 Rick Salas 33.37
         
    WOMEN    
19-29        
30-39        
40-49        
50-59        
60-69 Raji Shunmugavel 49.10    
Slag  10-21-17