(Photos and results below)
The September 24 race wrapped up a successful trail race season…no injuries, no runners lost in the Wissahickon, no downpours or thunderstorms. Louis Secreto and Alex Ochman split the spoils each winning two of the races in September.
Special recognition also goes to eight-year-old Seth Dubrosky who finished three of the races and was the youngest runner ever to compete in the series since it was started six or seven years ago. There were a number of new faces at the trail series, and we hope to see much more of them.
Doug Dubrosky and Alex Ochman designed the last two races.
Here is Doug’s field report:
Results from 9/24 race (course ~4 miles set up by Doug Dubrosky). Approximate times and finishing order…
|2||Louis Secreto||29:33||15||Jan Deruiter||38:02|
|3||Pete Michener||30:02||16||Fred Kenney||39:58|
|4||Mark||31:00||17||Rachel Napolitano||41:27||(from Cleveland here on vacation discovered the race on the internet)|
|6||Noah Shusterman||32:04||18||Corbin Evans||41:27|
|7||Chris Verry||32:27||19||Seth Dubrosky||44:15||(youngest finisher 8 years old)|
|8||Helen Cheung||32:40||20||Beth + 1||45:00|
|9||Chris Linn||34:13||21||Emily Hurley||49:09|
I apologize for anybody who’s times I might have missed (Rob Kates, James Trainor, Ken Evans…). Timing races is obviously not my forté. There were many other participants whose names and times weren’t recorded (Dubrosky takes full responsibility).
Several folks had enough sense to take the forbidden drive shortcut back after mile 3 (Polly) and these times were not recorded here. I would estimate there were about 45 participants total.
Alex reports that Louis Secreto was first male winner and Polly Jansen was first female at the September 17 race. Further information might be forthcoming. “I have results somewhere, most likely bundled up in my backpack,” Alex noted in his field report. “I will look through my bag and find them.“