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†††††††††††††††††††† JAMES KALASKY WINS 350TH Ė 70 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE

†††† James Kalasky won the historic 350th lunch hour 5K in a time off 20:22 with 70 runners participating.This was James 2nd win in the lunch hour 5K.The 70 runners is the 3rd most ever in the lunch hour 5K.We had a record 84 runners for our 200th 5K in Jan 2001 and 71 in our 100th 5K in September 1992.Rounding out the top 5 were 65 running in July 2010 for the 300th 5K and 65 running in March 2005 for our 250th 5K.Thanks to all that participated today!

†††† Our first race was arranged by Jim Heller and Tracy Brown and was run on a ľ mile dirt track about 100 yards from the current fitness center in April 1981.The 2nd race wasnít held until May 1983 and the third race was held in March 1984 and then became a monthly event.And today, 33 and Ĺ years later we ran our 350th lunch hour 5K!

†††† Four runners ran today that also ran in the 1st, 100th, 200th 300th and 350th 5K.They are Rick Salas running his 237th race, Jim Heller running his 200th race, Ed Loh running his 89th race and Nelson Slagle running his 330th lunch hour 5K.The four runners have now ran 856 lunch hour 5Kís or 2654 miles the distance between Seal Beach and 24 miles past Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.We are anticipating in arriving in Philadelphia in June 2015 and it will only have taken 34 years!It can be driven in about 42 hours!

††††† I am missing times for two runners as follows: Brigit Miller, and Jerry Vasquez.†† Please e-mail me their times if you know them.

††††† Our 70 runners included 15 first time runners, 3 runners running their 200th or more races, twelve running their 100th or more races, 35 running their 30th+ race and 52 running their 3rd+ race .

††† Of the 59 runners I have a birthdate for, 9 who ran today were over 70, 29 were over 55, 41 were over 50, and 53 were over 40 years old.††††††

†††† Soula Thomas became the first runner over 90 to run today thus her time of 46:54 becomes the age group record.Soula becomes the first runner to hold the age group record in three age groups (70ís, 80ís and 90ís).†† John Strand set the record for oldest male runner at 80 and 5 months and the record for anyone in their 80ís with a 30:27 time.

††† Many runners from years back came to run today.Greg Temple last ran in April of 1998, Stephanie Temple last ran our 5K in June 1999, Larry Mah last ran in Sept 2004, Brian Werner last ran in in July 2010 and Dale Londre last ran in August 2010.

††††Hall of Famer Dave Cupelli walked the 5K in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 42:48 at the same time we were running our 350th 5K.

†††† Seven runner established person bests (PB) in this race led by Greg Temple who lowered his PB by 6:13.Steve Jacobson lowered his PB by 2:03.John Strand lowered his PB by 1:01, Audrena Cheung-Liv by 48 seconds, Robert Lubanski by 29 seconds, Armon Kolve by 26 seconds and Stephanie Temple by 15 seconds.Stephanie Temple broke her PB set in June of 1995, over 19 years ago.I donít recall ever seeing a PB record broken as long as 19 years ago and in the 25th race she has run.In August Stephanie ran the Colorado 58 miler.The trail race consisted of approximately a marathon, half marathon and a 18 miler on 3 consecutive days in the Colorado mountains. Stephanie finished the 3 runs in 15 hours and 48 minutes.I am worn out just typing it!!Greg Temple broke his PB set 16 years ago,Congrats to all.

†††† If I missed you in any of the stats or donít have your birth date (month and year) please e-mail me at neslagle@hotmail.com with the correction.††††

Dave Parsel race streak of 73 straight races ended today as he was in New Hampshire for an annual half marathon that he runs.This was the 3rd longest streak ever.The current longest streaks are now owned by Emmett Rahl at 65 straight races and Nelson Slagle with 33 straight races.

††††† Several pictures (Number 255-262) from today are on the website.Go to the 3rd column and select 5K and 10K pictures and look for the 5K Pictures about 3/4th the way down the page,Read the narrative at the top of the page to assist in finding the pictures which are now numbered.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AGE GROUP PLACING   

    

AGE GROUP

PLACINGS

 

(BOEING RUNNERS

ONLY)

 

 

 

MEN

 

 

AGE

                 FIRST

TIME

               SECOND

TIME

10-29

 

 

 

 

30-39

Ryan Baldasari

22:37

 

 

40-49

Preston Ferguson

21:54

Scott McGee

27:24

50-59

James Kalasky

20:22

John Araujo

21:43

60-69

Jim Heller

23:35

Dale Londre

24:16

70-79

David Rusher

26:57

Ed Loh

35:50

80-89

John Strand

30:27

 

 

 

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WOMEN

 

 

20-29

 

 

 

 

30-39

Audrena Cheung-Liv

25:24

 

 

40-49

Stephanie Temple

24:18

Michelle DeJong

28:25

50-59

Mary Nichols

22:36

Cathy Sejansky

27:38

90-99

Soula Thomas

46:54

 

 

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