Author Archives: thomas

RMR Women Shine at Women’s Four Miler

Rachel Ward, Sallie Ford, Melissa Rittenhouse, and Amy Martin toed the line as a team in Central Virginia’s largest footrace and fundraiser, the Women’s Four Miler. Ward took off from the gun and never looked back, running 21:39 over the rolling out and back course. Her time broke Suzanne Girard’s 30-year old course record by 11 seconds and her own previous best by 36 seconds.

Feeding off Ward’s energy were her teammates who also had great performances on the roads. Ford battled with Emily Potter for much of the race before pulling away and finishing third in a time of 22:48. Ford bested her previous record for the course by 13 seconds, dipping under 23 minutes for the first time. Rittenhouse and Martin were among a huge pack of seven women that all finished within nine seconds of each other. Out of the seven, Rittenhouse was the first to cross the line in a time of 24:48 for 5th place. Martin, who was sick most of the week, gutted it out and finished strong for the team, running 24:56 for 10th place.

The women took home the team title despite tough competition from another local women’s team. For more on the race and the cause behind the race, check out the article linked below written by Mark Lorenzoni. Results are also posted below.

Article: Ward runs to record-setting victory at Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler

Results: 2013 Women’s Four Miler

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment

Ward runs at Beach to Beacon

Rachel Ward had the opportunity to travel to Cape Elizabeth, Maine to race in the prestigious Beach to Beacon 10k. The race attracts talented runners from all over the world which creates a very fast and competitive race environment. Ward decided to use this race as a way to test the waters for future competitions by going out with the leaders early. Although she faded a bit the last mile, Ward still finished very well, running 34:15 for 13th place overall (3rd American). Results can be found below.

Results: 2013 Beach to Beacon 10k

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment

Browning wins 800m at Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix

Charlotte Browning competed in a race close to her home town, the Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix, in Basingstoke, England. Even though it was considered a local, low-key race, Browning’s training partner, Vicky Fouhy was also in field. Like Browning, Fouhy had raced in the 1500m prelims at the UK Championships. A rabbit pulled them through in 59, and Charlotte hung on to the lead from there, running 2:05.08 for the win. Fouhy also ran well, placing second in a personal best time of 2:05.55. For Browning, it was her first 800m since 2011 where she tore her calf, which led to her decision to have surgery on her ankle to fix the chronic issues she had been experiencing. Before that, she had run 2:02 in 2010. Thus, this race was another good stepping stone for Browning as she continues to inch closer to her old form. Her next event is a 1500m race in Watford on Wednesday.

Results: 2013 Saucony Hampshire Grand Prix

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment

Browning Wins Adrian Martinez One Mile Classic

Charlotte Browning ran in the Adrian Martinez One Mile Classic in Concord, Massachusetts. Browning won her race comfortably in a time of 4:54.31. Results can be found below.

Results: 2013 Adrian Martinez One Mile Classic

Posted in Results | Leave a comment

Browning competes in UK Track and Field Championships

Charlotte Browning traveled across the pond to compete in the United Kingdom Track and Field Championships, held in Birmingham, England. Browning ran in the 1500 meter prelims where the top four finishers in two heats plus the next four fastest times moved on to the finals. While Browning has made great strides this year coming back from her 2011 injury, she struggled in her heat, running 4:28.41 for 12th. Even though her performance wasn’t the result she was looking for, the fact that she is back competing at the national level again shows her dedication to the sport and persistence to succeed. Results from the prelims can be found below.

Results: 2013 UK Track and Field Championships, women 1500m prelims

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment

Gabler wins, Jacoby runner-up at Fourth of July Races

For the fifth consecutive year, Lee Gabler competed in his hometown downhill mile, the Montcalm Mile, in Ticonderoga, New York. In previous years, Gabler had finished 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd. Coming off of his runner-up finish at the Bruce Barnes Mile about a month before, Gabler was looking to run a little faster and compete for the win in front of his family and friends. After being so close to victory over the previous four years, Gabler finally had his day, breaking the tape in a time of 4:07, one second ahead of second place. Results from the mile can be found below.

Results: 2013 Montcalm Mile

Bert Jacoby traveled back to his old stomping grounds to compete in the Heritage Festival 5 Mile in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Like Lee, Jacoby had run this race in previous years, but his streak goes all the way back to 2005. In that time, Jacoby had placed 2nd every year except 2011, where he finished 3rd. Unlike previous years, Bert was a little unsure about his fitness after coming off some injury issues in the winter and spring, though his Men’s Four Miler performance showed he was gaining some of it back, despite a troublesome hamstring. Jacoby got out conservatively, sitting around 10th place early on before slowly moving his way up into third. While Bert was able to surpass second place during the fourth mile, he ran out of real estate and finished runner-up in a time of 27:48. Results can be found below.

Results: 2013 Heritage Festival 5 Mile

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment

Adam Competes at US Half Marathon Championships

Thomas Adam traveled to Duluth, Minnesota to compete in the US Half Marathon Championships. Adam started the race very conservatively while the rest of the field took off from the gun. Adam started catching those fading from the early hot pace around ten miles and passed 24 runners from there to the finish. Thomas finished just a few seconds off a personal best, running 1:09:11. Results can be found below.

Results: 2013 US Half Marathon Championships

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment

RMR Sweeps Top Six Spots at the Men’s Four Miler

A slew of RMR harriers toed the line in the local road race, the Men’s Four Miler. There was quite the battle up front, with Seth Hutchinson and Bob Thiele duking it out for much of the race. In the end, Hutchinson was able to pull away for the victory, running 19:51 on the rolling course. Thiele just missed his goal sub 20, running 20:08 for 2nd place. Following Thiele was Thomas Adam in 3rd (20:55), Lee Gabler in 4th (21:06), Bert Jacoby in 5th (21:18), Alec Lorenzoni in 6th (21:31), and Joel Hess in 11th (22:23). Hutchinson, Adam, Gabler, Jacoby, and Lorenzoni took home the team title, and Thiele and Hess led their medical team to a second place team finish. Results can be found below.

Results: 2013 Men’s Four Miler Individual Results, Team Results

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment

Browning wins 1500m at American HP Series

Charlotte Browning competed in two of the American Milers Club High Performance Series meets this past week in Indianapolis, Indiana. On June 12th Browning competed in the 1500m. Charlotte sat in the pack most of the race, waiting for her time to strike. Browning took off down the backstretch of the final lap, gapping the field to take home the victory. Her time of 4:15.57 improved on her 4:18 performance a week and a half before in the Music City Distance Carnival. Her post-race interview can be found below.

Browning also competed in the 1500m on June 15th as well. Charlotte struggled a bit after the quick turnaround from the 12th, running 4:23.37. Results can be found below.

Results: 2013 American Milers Club High Performance Series

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment

Busy Weekend for RMR Athletes

RMR had seven athletes compete in two cities in three competitions this weekend.

Close to Charlottesville, Lee Gabler, Joel Hess, and Sallie Ford showed a little bit of speed in the Bruce Barnes Mile. The race got out hard as the leader went out in around 57 seconds for the first quarter mile. Gabler went out more controlled the first part of the race, sitting in second. While Gabler wasn’t able to catch first the second half of the race, Lee improved upon his time and place from the year before, finishing 2nd in a time of 4:12 (last year he ran 4:22 for 3rd). Hess had a solid outing as well. Although he was a few seconds slower than last year, he moved up one place, finishing 4th in a time of 4:33.

Ford crossing the line

Sallie Ford finished her spring season with a bang as she won the women’s title and broke the course record, running 4:48. It was the first time a woman has dipped under five minutes for the race.  Last but not least, RMR’s very own Harry Landers ran an impressive 5:16 mile. Not too shabby for a 60 year old. Results can be found below.

Results: 2013 Bruce Barnes Mile

In Williamsburg, Virginia, runners turned triathletes Sarah Breevoort and Vicky Schandevel competed in the Jamestown International Triathlon. The event consisted of a 1500m swim, 40k bike, and 10k run. Breevoort secured the top spot in her age group with a great day on the bike, distancing herself by almost five minutes from her next closest competitor on that leg alone. Schandevel was consistent across the disciplines, finishing 2nd in the swim, 3rd in the bike, and 2nd in the run to take runner-up in the same age group. Overall, Breevoort finished 5th in a time of 2:15:01 and Schandevel finished 6th in a time of 2:20:44. Results can be found below.

Results: 2013 Jamestown International Triathlon

Melissa Rittenhouse traveled with Sarah and Vicky and decided to do the Bacon Street Run for Mental Health 5k, also held in Williamsburg. Rittenhouse came away with the victory in a time of 19:44. A blog post with the results can be found below.

Results: 2013 Bacon Street Run for Mental Health 5k

Posted in News, Results | Leave a comment