Monday, July 4, 2011

June 25 Weekend

It took me a while to notice the results from the area races on June 25. There were two in the area. The Helen Keller Festival 5 Mile in Tuscumbia and the Heel and Crank Duathlon in Huntsville.

Helen Keller Festival 5 Mile
This race is part of an annual event in Tuscumbia, the Helen Keller Festival. The small town of Tuscumbia is really abuzz the morning of the event. There is a car show, some kind of crafts show, live music throughout the day, and the play, The Miracle Worker is at Ivy Green in the evenings. This is not an easy or fast course, and the weather is notoriously hot and humid for this event.

The overall winner was Kyle Suitor of Corinth, MS, with a time of 29:52. The masters winner was Stacey Lemay of Florence in 32:59. The female winner was Elizabeth Barry of Nashville, TN, in 32:02. The female masters winner was Kimberly Burritt of Murphreesboro, TN, in 38:38. Overall results and Age Group results are at the Shoals TRAC website.

Limestone County finishers are listed below.

  1. Eric Patterson, Athens, 32:55 (Age Group Winner)
  2. Glen King, Athens, 38:09 (Age Group Winner)
Heel and Crank Duathlon
The Heel and Crank Duathlon is a 2.5 mile run, then a 10 mile bike ride, followed by a 2.5 mile run. This event takes place in Huntsville's Cummings Research Park. The event benefits ALS (Lou Gherig's disease) research. The results are available at Team Rocket City Tri Website.

The overall winner was Josh Whitehead of Madison in a course record 54:33. The female winner was Lisi Bratcher of Huntsville in 1:06:29.

Limestone County finishers are listed below.
  1. Max Norman, Athens, 1:06:26
  2. Ryan Decker, Athens, 1:09:20
  3. Allen Tucker, Athens, 1:10:50
  4. Tim McNeill, Athens, 1:12:09
  5. Jennifer Tharpe, Athens, 1:16:55
  6. Mariana Stempien, Athens, 1:2526
  7. William Driskell, Athens, 1:27:56
  8. Jo Willis, Athens, 1:41:04

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