DAVE PARSEL WINS LUNCH HOUR 5K ON OCTOBER 10, 2011

Dave Parsel won the October 10, 2011 lunch hour Boeing 5K in a time of 18:46. This was Dave's 124th win in this 5K. Dave was the only runner to break 20 minutes and finished ahead of 2nd place Randy Parker by 1:34. It was only the 2nd time in 14 years (Sept 1997) that only one runner finished under 20 minutes. The other time was in March 2008 when Dave beat runner up Troy Belme by 2:27. And only two of the first 16 finishers are older than Dave!

Rounding out the top five were Randy Parker 2- 20:20, Troy Belme 3- 20:31, Tim Hickok 4- 20:50 and James Kalasky 5- 21:08.

Three runners established personal bests (PB) in this 5K led by Stephanie Born who lowered her PB by 1:06. John Nowak lowered his PB by 38 seconds and Nicholas Tyma lowered his PB by 3 seconds. Congrats to all.

Peter Lew set the all-time consecutive streak mark by running 120 straight 5Ks before he missed a race in July 2010. He has since ran 15 straight races to set another mark, 135 of the last 136 races. The streak will probably end with this race as Peter is transferring to Arizona. We wish Peter the best of luck in Arizona and thank him for making the 5K a priority during the past 15 years.

Of the 21 Hall of Fame runners, I believe 3 have passed, 4 have retired, 6 work elsewhere and 8 Hall of Famers were working at Boeing at the beginning of the year. I also believe 3 of the 8 working at Boeing have been laid off and are looking for work or retired and two others accepted positions outside of Orange County to continue working for Boeing.

The next 5K is scheduled for 11:50 AM Monday, November 14, 2011 at Gate 510 on the northwest corner of the Boeing Seal Beach Facility

AGE GROUP PLACING   

    

AGE GROUP

PLACINGS

 

(BOEING RUNNERS ONLY)

 

 

 

MEN

 

 

AGE

                 FIRST

TIME

               SECOND

TIME

20-29

 

 

 

 

30-39

Alex Hansen

25:28

Nicholas Tyma

29:24

40-49

Emmett Rahl

23:38

Mark Calkins

23:41

50-59

Dave Parsel

18:46

Randy Parker

20:20

60-69

Yihfa Wang

21:34

Jim Heller

23:20

70-79

Nelson Slagle

56:03

 

 

 

 

WOMEN

 

20-29

30-39

Stephanie Born

28:42

Marjorie Green

37:27

40-49

Katherine Rupley

30:00

Elka Rodas

31:29

50-59

Barbara Boteler

40:05

Cindy Grant

40:05

60-69

 

 

 

 

80-89

Soula Thomas

44:45

 

 

Slag 10-10-2011