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 Smith 42:15 3rd M30-39, 11th overall
Noah Shusterman 46:00 end of semester, wedding, honeymoon, trail race…no sweat!
Chris Verry 47:34 no “Chris Verry Hill” this year, but still plenty of Pain!
Polly Jansen 47:59 3rd Female
Randy Clever 57:04 1st 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 

Place time Bib Name City St Sex Age Notes
19 44:33 374 Claire Duncan F 27 1ST FEMALE
46 49:17 308 Sarah Simonetti Perkasie PA F 19 1ST F19 & UND
61 51:22 405 Jody Frank F 27 1ST F20-29
42 49:02 68 Kristie Connelly Philadelphia PA F 34 1ST F30-39
131 57:45 458 Maria Saxon F 40 1ST F40-49
129 57:44 427 Melanie Marinaccio West Reading PA F 52 1ST F50-59
337 1:13:24 146 Diane Hardies Marlton NJ F 64 1ST F60+
1 38:37 527 Josh Loren M 29 1ST MALE
48 49:54 193 Ben Kligman Radnor PA M 16 1ST M19 & UND
4 39:51 468 Tom Haxton Philadelphia PA M 28 1ST M20-29
7 41:27 482 Josh Emory M 31 1ST M30-39
10 41:50 431 Bob Rimkas M 49 1ST M40-49
16 43:45 151 Jeff Hayes Phila PA M 51 1ST M50-59
119 57:04 64 Randy Clever Phila PA M 60 1ST M60+
31 47:10 373 Kristin Zielinski Philadelphia PA F 29 2ND FEMALE
244 1:06:27 135 Lilliana Greene Philadelphia PA F 11 2ND F19 & UND
70 52:26 162 Emma Hiza Philadelphia PA F 23 2ND F20-29
50 50:02 82 Cecile Daurat-thompson Aston PA F 36 2ND F30-39
152 59:35 30 Rita Borkowski Conshohocken PA F 45 2ND F40-49
229 1:05:23 348 Kristina Victoreen Philadelphia PA F 51 2ND F50-59
415 1:24:06 20 Ann Bacon Phila PA F 62 2ND F60+
2 39:46 425 Nathan Ennist M 22 2ND MALE
65 51:56 441 Chris Brennan Reading PA M 19 2ND M19 & UND
5 40:23 291 David Roche Millington MD M 21 2ND M20-29
9 41:41 445 Jim Mack M 34 2ND M30-39
15 43:19 198 Francis Kolimago Glenmoore PA M 45 2ND M40-49
37 48:05 320 Tom Steenkamer Rising Sun MD M 51 2ND M50-59
156 59:58 147 Theo “ted” Hardies Marlton NJ M 65 2ND M60+
36 47:59 180 Polly Jansen Phila PA F 35 3RD FEMALE
101 55:18 172 Laura Igoe Philadelphia PA F 27 3RD F20-29
79 53:14 492 Kasey Manwaring F 31 3RD F30-39
158 1:00:28 124 Joie Gambino Thorofare NJ F 40 3RD F40-49
250 1:06:44 160 Shelley Hill Thorofare NJ F 55 3RD F50-59
3 39:47 454 James Erickson M 24 3RD MALE
122 57:19 177 Zach Jacobs Ft. Washington PA M 15 3RD M19 & UND
6 40:34 9 Greg Ahlswede Philadelphia PA M 20 3RD M20-29
11 42:15 512 Tyson Smith M 37 3RD M30-39
18 44:08 199 Thomas Kolimago Wynnewood PA M 45 3RD M40-49
53 50:26 409 Nicholas Waller M 50 3RD M50-59
185 1:02:16 188 Adrian Karsch Rockledge PA M 64 3RD 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 »