I guess the Annapolis Striders hit the right weather that saw runners, volunteers, vendors and spectators all come away happy from Sunday’s Annapolis Ten Mile Run. Lows were in the 60s with the highs in the mid-70s. That happens about once every decade in Annapolis in August. Anyway, no one was heard to complain, with the possible exception of runners who failed to register for the event and awoke to see the great conditions Sunday.
The race also served as the Road Runners Club of America Eastern Regional and Maryland State 10-Mile Championship events for 2017. There were 3,050 finishers in the race.
Annapolis Ten Mile Run
Male Open Winners: 1. Desta Beriso Morkama, Arlington, 53:35; 2. Chris Sloane, Gaithersburg, 53:40; 3. Jeffrey Stein, Washington, D.Cc, 54:40
Female Open Winners: 1. Julia Roman-Duval, Columbia 1:00:06; 2. Katie Demers, Annapolis 1:03:59; 3. Silvia Baage, Rockville 1:04:45
Special Category winners: Ben Moore Award: Scott Koehler, Odenton 58:11; Pat O’Brien Award: Katie Demers, Annapolis 1:03:59.
Willie McCool Award: Timothy O’Connor, Annapolis 1:01:19
Age Group Awards:
Masters winners, male, Charlie Eppperson, Church Hill, Tenn.; female, Hilary Cairns, Washington, D.C., 1:09:23
Grand Masters, male, Mark Neff, Derwood, 1:01:1; female, Deb Taylor, Hanover 1:14:04
14 & Under, male, Christopher Crane, Annapolis 1:27:35; female, Storrie Kulynych-Irvin, Annapolis 1:13:56
15-19, male, Jackson Kilosky, Clarksburg 1:00:24; female, Grace Lane, Annapolis 1:00:09
20-24, male, Eric Schuler, Laurel 55:48; female, Cassandra Dooley, Annapolis 1:07:58
25-29, male, Thomas Kelly, Washington, D.C., 55:34; female, Ashalynn Perez, Annapolis 1:08:07
30-34, male, Seth Kampf, Phoenixville, Pa., 56:18; female, Beth Hannon, Columbia 1:05:42
35-39, male, Steve Hammel, Hamilton, Va.; female, Amanda Beal, Hanover 1:05:45
40-44, male, Karsten Brown, Front Royal, Va., 1:02:49; female, Heidi Lane, Annapolis 1:10:33
45-49, male, Jason Tripp, Ellicott City 1:01:24; female, Tonna Arbaugh, Westminster 1:14:14
50-54, male, Dave Phipps, Severna Park 1:04:28; female, Karen Kalber, Crofton 1:15:58
60-64, male, John Chall, Crownsville 1:09:11; female, Nina Fisher, Annapolis 1:24:46
65-69, male, David Mart, South Riding, Va., 1:14:56; female, Maria Shields, Davidsonville 1:31:01
70-74, male, Jim Noone, Fairfax, 1:16:36; female, Pat Welch, Vienna, Va., 1:45:12
75 & over, male, Stan Neumann, Timonium 1:38:27; female, Molly Sherwood, Annapolis 1:57:22
RRCA TEAMS – TOP 5 MALE & TOP 5 FEMALE
Male: 1. Georgetown Running Club; 2. Howard County Striders; 3. DC Road Runners Club; 4. Annapolis Striders; 5. Montgomery County Road Runners Club.
Female: 1. Howard County Striders; 2. Annapolis Striders; 3. Montgomery County Road Runners Club; 4. USNA; 5. DC Road Runners Club.
RACE ANECDOTES: I encountered quite a few veteran A10 runners along the way. Annapolis resident John Gudas has been associated with the event since 1978, when he did the event as his first road race. He and running buddy Fred Betz had fun again this year. John counts 17 finishes here either as an entrant or volunteer (there was a time when we had a “volunteer” race the day before the main event). He is a past A10 race director and hopes to continue running in the A10 for a while to come. He has ascertained his pace is dropping by 12 seconds a mile which means at least 6 more years of A10s until he is asked to “step to the sidewalk.”
John Kurpjuweit of Millsboro, Delaware, also ran in the race in 1978. He recalls his association with the Annapolis Striders fondly and his time as club newsletter editor. He was wearing his 1978 T-shirt on Sunday and was happy to show off his beer stein from the 1980 race. He was glad to report that the 1978 shirt survived the race once again.
Enthusiasm for the event was helped along by the music of the Dana B Band and the nice after party all of which helped everyone’s re-hydration plan. I was telling all who would listen that it was always that nice for the A10 — some might even believe it.
Sept. 9, 8 a.m. – Jug Bay Eco Challenge Duathlon/Patuxent Wetlands Park, River Farm Rd, Lothian. Information: aacounty.org/recparks/movemore
Sept. 9, 8 a.m. – Stefanie Ashdown Do Your Best 5K/Belvedere Elementary School, Arnold. Information: active.com
Sept. 9, 9 a.m. – Color Run 5K/Downs Memorial Park, Pasadena. Information: maryslamb.org or 443-603-7323
Sept. 17, 7 a.m. – National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 5K/Westfield Mall. Information: runwalk.org/annapolis or email@example.com
Sept. 17, 2 p.m. – Annapolis 9/11 Heroes Run 5K & 1M Fun Run/Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Information: 911heroesrunannapolismd.itsyourrace.com.
Sept. 23, 7:30 a.m. – Karen Stevens Memorial Kids Triathlon/Severna Park Community Center. Information: active.com
Sept. 23, 11 a.m. – Race to Remember 5K/Severna Park Community Center. Information: active.com
Sept. 24, 7 a.m. – Anne Arundel County Rec & Parks Rec Deeds TriChallenge Sprint Triathlon/Fort Smallwood Park. Information: aacounty.org/recparks/movemore
Sept. 30, 8 a.m. - Ridgeway Elementary School Digital Dash 5K/1440 Evergreen Rd, Severn. Information: active.com
Sept. 30, 9 a.m. – GBIA 5K/GBIA Glen Burnie. Information: gbia.com
Oct. 1, 8 a.m. – Annapolis Striders Metric Marathon (26.2K)/Southern High School. Information: annapolisstriders.org
Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m. – Kids XC Series, Annapolis Towne Centre. Information: charmcityrun.com
Nov. 18, 7 a.m. - Annapolis Running Classic Half Marathon & 10K/Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Information: annapolisrunningclassic.com/
Sept. 2, 7:30 a.m. – Under Armour Charles St 12Miler presented by Kelly/The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson. Information: charmcityrun.com
Sept. 2, 8 a.m – Emancipation Day 5K, Laurel (8th & Montgomery Sts). Information: active.com
Sept. 9, 5:30 p.,m. – Run4Shelter 5K & 10K, Chesapeake Bay Business Park, Stevensville. Information: active.com
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