Forty FurlongsFebruary 11, 2012
by Jason Myers
We were dealt a nice, but cold day for our race this year. Much of the 18.5 inches of snow that Westminster received a week earlier was still on the ground, although the paths were clear from that storm thanks to the city. We had a fresh dusting for our race of just over an inch, calm, sunny, and a temperate around 12° F.
This year's race returns to the Westminster Roadrunner Sports store as our host venue. We sincerely appreciate the store playing host given the February weather we have been experiencing in recent years. The course was an out-and-back from Sensory Park utilizing City of Westminster Open Space trails Walnut Creek and Big Dry Creek. This is fairly flat course, mostly paved and plowed. There was a challenging section of approximately quarter mile softpack unplowed around mile markers 1 & 4.
We had a spirited group of runners turn out for this year's race and congratulations to our overall winners Luis Ronquillo and Christine Adamowski.
A lot of teamwork went into making this race a success this year and we want to sincerely thank you all! Dan Shaw for his leadership and logistics support leading up to this event; The City of Westminster for allowing us to use their beautiful trails and ensuring they were in good condition; Ken Simons, Ken Randall, Joe Sanchez for assisting at the start/finish; Jane Harbert for scoring; David Wise and Earl Pitzer for helping out on the course; Connie Ahrnsbrak and Rosalia Murch for helping with registration and awards presentation; Scott McFarlane for helping keep the Forty Furlongs web page up to date; Tom Chambers for coordinating the race ribbons and assisting with presentation.
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters! Thank you to RoadRunner Sports, and specifically Sam Trevino, for hosting our event this year. Their generous offer of up to 25% discount, and giving away two pairs of shoes that we raffled off at the end of the awards. Thanks to Great Harvest Bread for their ongoing contribution to CMRA races. Thanks to Westminster for use of their wonderful facility and trails.
|1||Luis Ronquillo||29:41||Christine Adamowski||34:48|
|1||Rich Martinez||42:16||Olga Hnizdil||01:06:16|
|1||Link Lubken||41:06||Pat Tolleson||57:58|
|1||Clyde Waggoner||58:28||Judy Sheppard||01:05:43|
|1||Dean Sheppard||37:57||Theresa Jockers||40:57|
|2||John Chapman||38:23||Jane Harbert||43:18|
|3||Dan Shaw||38:49||Kim Massey||45:59|
|1||Scott Kukel||33:36||Elizabeth Hayden||42:59|
|19 - 34|
|1||Eric Hislop||29:42||Heather Dokken||35:59|
|2||Stuart Evans||30:45||Sabrina Ruiz||41:39|
|3||Steve Johnson||31:34||Valerie Sidles||46:02|
|14-18 (High School)|