Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Other Races April 10-11

River City Run 10k, 5k, and Half Mile Fun Run
The annual River City Run was held in Point Mallard Park in Decatur on Saturday, April 10, 2010. This is a long standing race in the area that always draws the top talent in North Alabama. This is the best chance for a 10k PR in the spring in North Alabama. There aren't many 10k races in this area, and the other 10k races are on notoriously difficult courses.

There was a strong turnout at the River City Run this year. This years number exceeded last year's number when the River City 10k hosted the Alabama 10k State Championship. The official results are on the River City Runners web site.

The 10k winner was Hirbo Hirbo in 33:21. The female winner was Emily Hardin in 36:55. The masters winner was George DeWitt in 34:56. The female masters winner was Theresa Ball in 42:47.

The 5k winner was Eric Fritz in 20:12. The female winner was Lisa Hamn in 25:00.

The Limestone County finishers are listed below.
10k Finishers
  1. Glen King, Athens, 44:50
  2. Felicia Newton, Athens, 55:14
  3. Shawn LaGrone, Athens, 58:26
  4. Rick Pender, Athens, 1:01:27
  5. Cathie Morris, Athens, 1:02:01
Fun Run Finishers
  1. Allison LaGrone, Athens, 7:51
  2. AJ LaGrone, Athens, 17:04
  3. Abigale LaGrone, Athens, 17:49
Run for Gabby 5k
The Run for Gabby 5k was held in Hampton Cove on Saturday, April 10, 2010. This run is in support of young Gabby Fuentes in her fight against Leukemia and in support of the search for a cure for Leukemia. For more information or to donate to the cause, visit the website at http://www.savegabby.com/index.html

The only Limestone County finisher in this race was Mark York of Ardmore in 25:11.

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