Wednesday, August 19, 2009

13th Annual Fab 5k - August 15th, 2008

2009 Race Results - Overall - Group


Race Day Wrap Up
The morning of the 13th Fab 5k was a hazy 70 degrees. This year was one of the few years that the course had green grass from an abundance of rain. The course was mowed on Friday leaving it in perfect condition.

Since the Fab 5k is one of the only money races in the valley we usually get some impressive times. Somehow we all had a suspicion of who was going to win.

The results show some impressive times.

David Cheromei - 14:54

Randy Horner - 15:52

David Angell - 15:58

and a total of 11 people under 17 minutes.

On the women's side it was an extremely close race. Last year's winner Allie Uhl took 20 seconds off her time and fought off the 2nd and 3rd places winners at the line.

Allie Uhl - 19:08

Michelle Church - 19:09

Mary Catherine Sowder - 19:10

The 40+ crowd also had a great race.

Mark Knapp - 1st Master Male - 20:02

Simone Vandegrift - 1st Master Female - 23:54

and, new this year, instead of an 18 and under award I decided to go with an under 18. I wanted to make sure we kept this award as a High School award.

Michelle Church - 19:09

Patrick Woodford - 16:30

It was a great turnout of runners under 18. I like to see so many young runners come out to fight in the preseason to see who has been working the hardest over the summer break. Good luck during your xc season.

In addition, we had a lot of runners state that this was their first race and many who had lost a lot of weight and decided to give themselves another challenge. Congratulation to all of you. I hope this race was a positive experience. Whether you are running it competitively or just to finish, participating in a race is a big deal and accomplishment. You did something that most people will never do.

Remember our Sponsors:
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Proceeds from this race go to
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
and future races in the Roanoke Valley.