---Think Spring 5K/1M Saturday, March 8, in Ligonier...
Chris Brown 5K Prediction Run results --- HERE
Chris Brown 5K age division winners --- HERE
FEBRUARY 16 - Top finishers in the 7th annual Run It/Walk it for Chris Brown Prediction 5K at IPFW in Fort Wayne each came within one second of their predicted pace.
Mark Witmer was first among the men with an actual time of 23:01 and Bernadette Kosin, first among the women, finished in 29:01.
Other top men included Billy Larsen who ran three seconds faster (24:57) than his predicted time and Andrew Gritzmaker, five seconds slower than his predicted 18:37.
Other top women were Danita Keirn who was three seconds over her 23:01 prediction and Sharon Christian (left), also three seconds over her 26:00 predicted time.
Funds generated from the event support IPFW athletic/scholarship programs in honor of the late Chris Brown, a former IPFW distance runner.
Jeff Nidlinger and Krista McCormick win Fanny Freezer --- RESULTS!!!
Jeff Nidlinger 34, of Fort Wayne was the top finisher in 18:39. Eric Ade, 35, also from Fort Wayne, was second in 19:21. The top masters runner, Mark Furkis of Ligonier, 58, was third overall in 19:35.
The female winner was Krista McCormick, 16, of Auburn. McCormick placed 15th overall in 21:24. Second went to Jennifer Beakas, 25, of Auburn, in 22:09. Abby Brelage, 14, of Fort Wayne was third in 22:56.
PICTURED ABOVE: Mark Furkis and Jeff Nidlinger
JANUARY 26 - Bart Yasso, 58, chief running officer of Runners' World magazine, was the guest speaker at the Fort Wayne Track Club annual banquet at the Hotel Fort Wayne.
Yasso, who developed the "Yasso 800s", a marathon training technique, highlighted several runners across the nation who overcame severe obstacles yet managed to make running an important part of their lives. He then provided a visual tour of exotic places throughout the world where he has run and helped organized running events ranging from Mt. Everest, the Arctic Circle with Inuit runners, to military bases throughout Iraq.
Yasso described the Badwater 146-miler that begins in 120F heat in Death Valley and finishes at the top of 14,000-foot Mt. Whitney as the "craziest race I ever ran." He also told several humorous stories of running experiences, including encountering a rhino while running through a nature preserve in Nepal and running in a Bare Buns event.
Yasso spoke of how Americans are "blessed culturally to be able to run compared to many places around the world." He opened and closed his remarks with compliments to the organization and involvement within the FWTC running community.
"This doesn't happen everywhere," Yasso said.
Fort Wayne Track Club to honor six high school runners...
Six high school runners from Allen and three surrounding counties will be honored Sunday, January 26, at the annual Fort Wayne Track Club banquet to be held at the Hotel Fort Wayne.
The runners include senior Zach Panning (Concordia), junior Mark Beckmann (DeKalb), sophomore Cameron Clements (Carroll), senior Samantha Roush (Columbia City), senior Marina Konow (Concordia), and sophomore Bailey Beery (Bellmont).
Redskins Resolution 5K --- RESULTS
Redskins Resolution 5K race --- PHOTO ALBUM
Elias Rojas (16:28) and Jenny Robinson (20:16) win Redskins Resolution Race...