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Wanderers Flex Muscles at Broad Street Run

Event name:

Broad Street Run


May 6, 2002


Philadelphia, PA


10 miles

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The results of the 2002 Broad Street Run read like a Who's Who of Wissahickon Wanderers. Fifteen Wanderers were among the almost 10,000 runners who toed the line at the start of the 10-mile run through Philadelphia on May 6. With their long list of impressive times, the Wanderers served other running clubs, and especially the Georgetown Runners of Canada, with a simple message "Look Out, Here We Come!"

Wanderers were brimming with confidence as they display club colors before the Broad Street run. From left, Beth Johnson, Amanda Rice, Wet Hen, Rock Steady and Blue Ridge Queen.

Newly-signed Wanderer Lynne Andersson jumped to the head of the class with her performance at the Broad Street Run. Reaching speeds that were, frankly, hard for Wanderers to comprehend, Lynne finished 378th in a time of 1:05:34. Next in line was Luke Tilley. With just a little more than a year of running under his belt, Luke powered his way to a 1:10:13 finish. It wasn't long before Michele Tulino and Beth Johnston cruised across the line in 1:11:15 and 1:11:23 respectively. Then there was Ben Rayer, who has been fighting off injuries this spring, crossing the finish line in 1:13:02 with Janet Siegel not far behind in 1:18:01. Jennifer Martin bagged a time of 1:21:27.

Beth does some light stretching while waiting for the subway taking the Wanderers and other competitors to the Broad Street start line.

The Wanderer performances did not stop there. Tad Sperry in a warmup for the Cabot Trail Relay scampered over the course in 1:23:15, with Scott Quitel hot on his heels in 1:24:24. Amanda Rice clocked a strong time of 1:26:13 while newcomer Jen Parker, the Blue Ridge Queen, looks like she will be in contention for Wanderers Rookie of the Year with a 1:27:24 finish. Wet Hen recorded a strong time of 1:30:22 and was followed by Dara Goldberg in 1:31:01. Wanderers star Paul Hines, beset by injuries this spring, cruised the course in 1:31, while Wanderers prospect Tom Peters with a strong finishing kick recorded a time of 1:26:01.

Rock Steady's performance was lost for posterity when he overlooked attaching the time chip to his running shoes. However, it is believed that he finished the race in a time of about 1 hour and 24 minutes.



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