Another Crazy Week “On The Run!”

October 13th, 2011 at 3:43 pm by under Health, Personalities, Sports, Uncategorized

The Latest Running News and Notes from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

On The Run- Old School!


We are Everywhere!

There we plenty of familiar faces at the Suffolk Ten Miler, where Geophery Mills was the Overall Winner in 57:39, while Hollie Heimer won the Women’s Title in 1:16:55. Friends of the Blog“, Todd Bibb, Billy Chorey, Elizabeth Campos, and Michelle Harden- Smith were Top Five finishers. Congrats and Thanks for spreading the word.

Just down the road in Smithfield, The Hog Jog 5K went to 32 year old, Victor Fleming with a 16:39 effort, with Hampton’s Karen Terry posted a swift 18:38 to be the Ladies Champ. We mentioned so many races last week, both day and evening. Some people took advantage of “Doing a Double”.

Porstmouth's Ryan Carroll


First, the All American Beach Ford 5K at Kingston Elementary went to the the Southside Speedster, Ryan Carroll took the race with a swift 15:36. Wonder where he keeps all those trophies? Stephanie Smith-Olansen was the fastest female in 19:02. The One Miler went to Josiah Ramsawh and Madison Keough for the Boys and Girls. That night, the All Access 5K was also won by 29 year old, Ryan Carroll with a 15:49, while Renee High showed she’s back and strong, posting a 17:49.

Up the road in Williamsburg, the Crapolfest 5K featured NEW course records. In 2010, “Friend of the Blog“, Karen Terry broke the course record in 19:01, but Jennifer Quarles, of Williamsburg took it even lower, with an impressive 18:49. Still with t Ladies, 70 year old,Joan Coven, of West Point
set an all-time Colonial Road Runners 5K record for women’s in the 70-74 age group. She took three minutes off the previous record by Nancy Patron,28:44, throwing down an awesome 25:42. WOW!!!

Also at this race, Good “F.O.B.’s” Daniel Shaye was the Overall Winner in 16:58, while Greg Dawson posted a Top Three Finish. Nice work, Guys!

Taking a Bite out of The Gingerbread Man


At Alanton Elementary, i watched the One Mile Race from the front! I was the pace setter on the bike. Youth was on the menu as 13 year old, Travis Redmond won the Men’s race in 5:25, while former Alanton student, Madeline Woods raced away from the Ladies with victory in 5:56. What’s really amazing was the time of the youngsters there. Impressive!

Going Really Long

As I was out for my long run this past weekend, the Gibbet 50 Mile race took over the First Landing State Park. Great Friend of the Blog, 45 year old,Steve Speirs was the Overall winner and by the picture below at the 49.9 mile mark, didn’t look winded at all after 6:56:52. He continues to amaze! Great work, Steve!

Steve Speirs in the Gibbet 50 Miler


Ready to Go For It?

The Susan Komen Run returns to the Oceanfront Saturday, with proceeds going towards Breast Cance Research. Our friends on the Peninsula also have their “Pink On”, with the Warhill Sports Complex Run for Breast Health 10K. Wanna go “Off Road?” Check out the Noland Trail 10K & Mariner’s Museum 5k, starting at the Mariner’s Museum Saturday. If “Getting Dirty” is your thing, then head to the NSA Northwest Annex in Chesapeake for the Grunt Run Five Mile Run. Sunday, the Heritage Half Marathon, 5K, and Miler takes off in Haymarket, VA or head back to school for the ODU Accounting 5K. As usual, you can find out more at kalerunning.com, tidewaterstriders.com, peninsulatrackclub.com, or colonialroadrunners.com.

Thanks for All the Feedback and great info. We couldn’t do this without you. Look for us weekly here on WAVY.com, or old posts at ontherunwithflex.worrdpress.com. See you next time… “On The Run!

See you On The Run!


On the Run with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

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