Monthly Archives: March 2011

Charlottesville Ten Miler

RMR after a successful day on the roads.

Locally Seth Hutchinson, Alec Lorezoni, Vicky Schandevel, Louise Knudson, Melissa Rittenhouse, and Ann Mazur competed in the 36th edition of the Charlottesville Ten Miler, Charlottesville’s oldest and most revered footrace. Once again RMR was a big help behind the scenes of this race as Mike Inge served as the race director with Chris Post as his right hand man putting in countless hours to make the race go off without a hitch. Also volunteering to work the meet were Macklin Chaffee and Nicole Kelleher. Dr. Robert Wilder, RMR’s team physician, headed up the Ten Miler medical team for the 13th straight year.

Hutchinson out front from the gun.

On the men’s side, Seth Hutchinson was able to defend his title from the year before as he pulled away from runner-up finisher Kalib Wilkinson around two miles and never looked back. Hutchinson’s time of 50:57 was almost identical to his time last year although it was a new course this year and he had been fighting a chest cold for the few weeks leading up to the race. Alec Lorenzoni placed 4th overall running a PR of 54:12, beating his previous Cville Ten Miler best of 56:24 from 2005 when he took home the title in the pouring rain.

Schandevel and Knudson after finishing the race.

On the women’s side, Vicky Schandevel went out conservative the first five miles (30:59) and negative split the second half (30:28) to place 2nd overall and improved her time from last year by two minutes running 61:27. Schandevel has been racing well as of late as this comes two weeks after winning the MJ8k. Louise Knudson followed close behind, finishing in 61:35. Louise has been battling the flu as of late but still was able to PR by 17 seconds from last year. Melissa Rittenhouse finished 7th overall, fading a bit the second half running 1:04:48. Last but not least, Ann Mazur ran 66:24, good enough for 14th overall female. Her time bested her previous Cville Ten Miler performance in 2009 by two minutes.

For Hutchinson, Lorenzoni, and Knudson, this was the last tune up race before their peak race, the Boston marathon, in three weeks.

Results: 2011 Charlottesville Ten Miler

Articles: Charlottesville Ten Miler tidbits, Daily Progress article


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SunTrust National Marathon and Half Marathon

Charlie Hurt and Joel Hess traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the SunTrust National Marathon and Half Marathon. Hurt ran the half marathon placing in the money coming in 4th overall. His time of 1:08:25 improved his previous best set back in 2008 at the ING Philadelphia Distance Run by 51 seconds. This was a good stepping stone for Hurt as he will now focus his sights on improving his marathon time in the fall. Hess competed in the full marathon and ran 2:40:32, good enough for 14th overall. Although Hess did not hit his goal coming into this race, it was still his 6th fastest time out of his 15 marathons and his best since 2007.

Results: 2011 SunTrust Marathon, 2011 SunTrust Half Marathon

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Ford competes at Raleigh Relays, Cowart and Adam tune up at VMI-W&L Carnival

Sallie Ford hit the track this past weekend and ran a 10k at Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ford ran 35:31.55 placing 4th overall. This was a good early season indicator of her fitness as she was only 13 seconds off her lifetime best set at Penn Relays last year in May.

Results: 2011 Raleigh Relays

Donnie Cowart and Thomas Adam traveled to Lexington, Virginia to compete at the VMI-Washington & Lee Carnival. Cowart used this meet as a rust buster as he cruised to victories in the 3k steeple and 5k running 8:59.66 and 14:52.39 comfortably. Adam went away from his comfort zone and ran a 1500 and 800 in preparation for a 10k next week. Adam ran 4:08.83 in the 1500 and 2:00.18 in the 800, placing 16th and 25th respectively.

Results: 2011 VMI-W&L Carnival

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Kelleher places 4th at Miami International Triathlon

Kelleher (2nd from right) on the podium.

Nicole Kelleher placed 4th this past weekend in the elite field of the Miami International Triathlon in Miami, Florida. Kelleher finished in a total time of 1:59:14 (1500m swim in 19:24, 40k bike in 1:02:02, and 10k run in 35:10). The 35:10 10k run off the bike was a lifetime best by 40 seconds. This was a good first step for Nicole as she will try and qualify as a professional in the Hy-Vee US Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa in September. Qualification is based on a point system that takes into consideration five US events as well as seven International events. The top 25 men and women  out of those triathlons are eligible to compete for the $1.2 million prize purse on race day, where the winner takes away a cool $200,000.

Results: 2011 Miami International Triathlon

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RMR harriers run local MJ8k Run and St. Patrick’s Day 8k

Knudson, Ford, Hutchinson, Schandevel, and Mazur after competing in the MJ8k in Charlottesville, VA.

Seth Hutchinson, Vicky Schandevel, Sallie Ford, Louise Knudson, and Ann Mazur capitalized on their home field advantage this past Saturday in the Martha Jefferson 8k Run in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hutchinson placed 1st overall in 24:27, over two minutes ahead of the next closest competitor. The RMR women swept the first four places overall, with Schandevel breaking the tape in 29:17, Ford finishing in 29:39, Knudson crossing the line in 29:48 and Mazur running 31:40. Behind the scenes, RMR members Alec Lorenzoni, Donnie Cowart, Mike Smayda, Nicole Kelleher, Chris Post, Joel Hess, and Mike Inge all helped put on the race and made race day a success. All proceeds from the event went to the Martha Jefferson Cancer Care Center.

Results: Martha Jefferson 8k Run 2011

Charlie Hurt ran the St. Patrick’s Day 8k this past Sunday in Washington, DC. Hurt placed 7th overall in 25:26. This is Charlie’s last tune up race before the National Half Marathon in two weeks.

Results: St. Patrick’s Day 8k 2011

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