Thank you for participating *and volunteering!) in the 2010 Wissahickon Trail Classic 10-K Run & 5-K Walk. With more than 500 people registered, this year was a great success.

Please see below (or click Read More first) for links to the photos, results, and race reports.

Results added 6/7. Report added 6/9. 141 Photos Posted 6/11


2009-06-classic-vgbidx.gifA special thanks to Phil Ranly, WRV, the Wanderers and all the volunteers for their tireless volunteering to organize this great event for the 5th year in a row. Also a big thanks to Ron Horn and Pretzel City Sports for the timing, registration, and race-day support!

The proceeds from this event benefit the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers. Please visit their site and join other volunteers to help restore and preserve this great Wissahickon park. Please consider making a donation today.

This page and the race results were made possible by Valley Green Bank.


Race Report:

5th Annual Wissahickon Trail Classic 10k is a Wanderers Specialty!

By Polly Jansen

A hot, soupy Saturday greeted the runners and volunteers at the 5th annual Wissahickon Trail Classic on June 5th. Kudos to race director Phil Ranly for another successful event supporting the Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers who do so much to maintain the beauty of our park. This year’s event attracted a whopping 449 participants taking on the challenging hills and technical terrain of our own “backyard.”

Luckily the Wissahickon Trail Classic is part of the USATF Off-Road Series and the Wanderers fielded an excellent team.

Here’s the run-down:

Tyson Smith42:153rd M30-39, 11th overall
Noah Shusterman46:00end of semester, wedding, honeymoon, trail race…no sweat!
Chris Verry47:34no “Chris Verry Hill” this year, but still plenty of Pain!
Polly Jansen47:593rd Female
Randy Clever57:041st M60+


Also running for the Wanderers was Ken Evans in 1:18:41, who also helped marked the course to ensure he didn’t get lost in the race! Floyd Glenn turned in an impressive 1:20:07 and Linn Watson, completing her very first trail race came in at a stellar 1:23:23! Unfortunately, Louis Secreto had to bail due to injury, but his, Linn’s and Shelby the dog’s help were also greatly appreciated in marking the course the night before.

No race can get off the ground without the support of friendly, helpful volunteers and the Wanderers stepped up to the plate in full force. A big “thank you” to Sharon Schmidt-Mongrain, Maureen Mignogna and Helen Cheung for helping with registration, to Leo Strupczewski, Jim ‘Mountainman,’ Marc Zisselman, Matt Palombaro and Adam Davey for giving out water, Susan Hurrey and Susannah Grosso for sweeping the course for bodies, Bob Reynolds and Adam for parking assistance, Dan Gordan and Jan Deruiter for coming through with the Techno Van stocked full of tables, Tammy Leigh DeMent for her excellent race photography, Ken, Corbin, Kelsey Evans, Louis, Linn, Chris V., Polly, Phil and Jim Trainor for marking the course and another shout-out to Jimbo for doing a little of everything on race day! Also, not only did Phil coordinate a super race, but he also led search-party efforts to locate the one person who missed our markings and ended up half-way to Delaware (well, not really, but he was eventually located and directed back to his worried friends and family!).

Everyone’s help was SO greatly appreciated! You made for a terrific event and we hope to see everyone back next year!

Photos:(album »)

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The top winners were as follows. Click here for the complete results 

1944:33374Claire DuncanF271ST FEMALE
4649:17308Sarah SimonettiPerkasiePAF191ST F19 & UND
6151:22405Jody FrankF271ST F20-29
4249:0268Kristie ConnellyPhiladelphiaPAF341ST F30-39
13157:45458Maria SaxonF401ST F40-49
12957:44427Melanie MarinaccioWest ReadingPAF521ST F50-59
3371:13:24146Diane HardiesMarltonNJF641ST F60+
138:37527Josh LorenM291ST MALE
4849:54193Ben KligmanRadnorPAM161ST M19 & UND
439:51468Tom HaxtonPhiladelphiaPAM281ST M20-29
741:27482Josh EmoryM311ST M30-39
1041:50431Bob RimkasM491ST M40-49
1643:45151Jeff HayesPhilaPAM511ST M50-59
11957:0464Randy CleverPhilaPAM601ST M60+
3147:10373Kristin ZielinskiPhiladelphiaPAF292ND FEMALE
2441:06:27135Lilliana GreenePhiladelphiaPAF112ND F19 & UND
7052:26162Emma HizaPhiladelphiaPAF232ND F20-29
5050:0282Cecile Daurat-thompsonAstonPAF362ND F30-39
15259:3530Rita BorkowskiConshohockenPAF452ND F40-49
2291:05:23348Kristina VictoreenPhiladelphiaPAF512ND F50-59
4151:24:0620Ann BaconPhilaPAF622ND F60+
239:46425Nathan EnnistM222ND MALE
6551:56441Chris BrennanReadingPAM192ND M19 & UND
540:23291David RocheMillingtonMDM212ND M20-29
941:41445Jim MackM342ND M30-39
1543:19198Francis KolimagoGlenmoorePAM452ND M40-49
3748:05320Tom SteenkamerRising SunMDM512ND M50-59
15659:58147Theo “ted” HardiesMarltonNJM652ND M60+
3647:59180Polly JansenPhilaPAF353RD FEMALE
10155:18172Laura IgoePhiladelphiaPAF273RD F20-29
7953:14492Kasey ManwaringF313RD F30-39
1581:00:28124Joie GambinoThorofareNJF403RD F40-49
2501:06:44160Shelley HillThorofareNJF553RD F50-59
339:47454James EricksonM243RD MALE
12257:19177Zach JacobsFt. WashingtonPAM153RD M19 & UND
640:349Greg AhlswedePhiladelphiaPAM203RD M20-29
1142:15512Tyson SmithM373RD M30-39
1844:08199Thomas KolimagoWynnewoodPAM453RD M40-49
5350:26409Nicholas WallerM503RD M50-59
1851:02:16188Adrian KarschRockledgePAM643RD M60+


Click here for the complete results

Support WRV by Eating at the Trolley Diner 6/7 until 6/13 !

2010-trolleyDiner-logoWhat a great way to support the organizers of this event AND the local Trolley Car Diner. During the week following the race, from Monday 6/7 until Sunday 6/13, 15% of the cost of your meal will be donated to WRV.

To take advantage of this great offer, download the coupon here (PDF) and bring it with you when you visit the Diner. Website for directions »